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Summer Positions in Residential Life

Student Staff Recruitment for Summer 2020

Yes, we are still hiring for the upcoming summer. Dates for Summer Sessions/Summer College applications are being adjusted; information session slides and content will be added to this webpage soon. Please check back for further updates.

Prefreshman Summer Program Positions

The Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP) is designed to help new incoming students prepare for the challenges of the freshman year at Cornell. The program, which takes place during the summer before students' freshman year, includes field trips, guest lectures, and a wide range of social and cultural activities. Participation is restricted to students selected by college or special program offices.

Residential Life is recruiting candidates for the following live-in positions to help support and enhance the experience of PSP participants.

  • PSP Program Assistants (for each College)
  • PSP Administrative Assistant
  • PSP Activities Coordinator

How to apply:

To apply, you must first attend one of the information sessions listed below. You will then be given access to the online application. Information sessions will also have position description information. In addition, you may find more information via our student employment postings. Postings will be available at the same time the applications go live.

  • Thursday, December 12, 11am-Noon at the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, 626 Thurston Ave.
  • Thursday, January 23, 5-6pm in the Robert Purcell Community Center Auditorium
  • Wednesday, January 29, 5-6pm in the Willard Straight Hall Art Gallery

Applications are due Friday, February 21, 2020 by 12:00 Noon. Applications will only be accepted from current undergraduate students.

For more information, please contact psphousing@cornell.edu.

Summer College/Summer Sessions Positions

Cornell's Summer College program offers pre-college programs for talented high school students. The Summer Sessions program offers college-level courses for current and visiting students in three-week, six-week, and eight-week sessions.

Residential Life is recruiting candidates for live-in Summer College and Summer Sessions positions for summer 2020.

Please view our online information session.

How to apply:

Thank you. The application for summer residential positions has now closed. We will be in contact soon to provide an update with those who applied.

Priority deadline for Applications is Friday, March 27, 2020 by 12:00pm Noon. The application will remain open until positions are filled. Applications will only be accepted from current Cornell students. Applicants will begin getting more information about the process in April as it is adjusted to support students that are not currently on campus.

For more information, including full job descriptions, please contact raselection@cornell.edu.

Summer College Residential Community Advisor

The Residential Community Advisor (RCA) is an important part of the Summer College Program for High School Students. RCAs are the "front line" people who interact regularly with students, enforce policy on the floor and within the residence hall, and are responsible for establishing a sense of community within the residence hall.

Eligibility

  • Experience in organizing and implementing residential programming.
  • Live-in student staff experience helpful.
  • Previous experience working with High School students also helpful.
  • At least two semesters of undergraduate experience at Cornell or another institution.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

The RCA position is considered to be a full-time appointment, approximately 30 hours per week. Outside work or a class are permitted with this position and MUST be approved by the Residential Assistant Directors. Outside commitments must not exceed 10 hours a week. Staff meetings are Wednesdays 5-7pm throughout the program and are mandatory.

  • June 12, 2020- August 5, 2020 5pm (move-in date June 11, move-out date August 6 noon)
  • $1700 First Year/$1750 Second Year
  • Dining: Dining Plan for the duration of employment.
  • Housing: Single Room and Weekly Linen Exchange

Summer College Program Assistant

The job of the PA is to create a calendar of events and activities for all students and is one of 6 PA’s for the Summer College Program. The PA’s are supervised by a Program Coordinator (PC). Each PA coordinates all events and activities in his/her assigned residence hall.  The PA job requires a highly motivated, creative, flexible person who works well with others.

Eligibility

  • Experience in organizing and implementing residential programming.
  • Live-in student staff experience preferred.
  • Previous experience working with High School students is also helpful.
  • At least two semesters of undergraduate experience at Cornell or another institution.
  • A valid driver’s license is helpful, but not required.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

The PA position is considered to be a full-time appointment, approximately 39 hours per week. Outside work or a class are permitted with this position and MUST be approved by the Assistant Directors.

  • June 9, 2020- August 5, 2020 5pm (move-in date June 8, move-out date August 6 noon)
  • $2375 First Year PA/$2425 Second Year PA
  • Dining: Dining Plan for the duration of employment
  • Housing:  Single Room

Summer Sessions Residential Advisor

A Summer Sessions Resident Advisor (RA) is a live-in student leader who works within the Summer Sessions residential community to carry out the mission and values of Cornell University and Housing and Residential Life. RAs must be committed to enhancing the overall residential experience of students living in the Summer Sessions Residence Halls. RAs work collaboratively with facilities and other Residential Life staff to provide resources and facilitate interactions that contribute to a positive living environment for all members of the community – students, families, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Eligibility

  • Experience in organizing and implementing residential programming.
  • Live-in student staff experience helpful.
  • At least two semesters of undergraduate experience at Cornell or another institution.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

The Summer Session RA position is considered to be a full-time appointment; approximately 20 hours per week. Outside work or a class are permitted with this position and MUST be approved by the Residential Program Director in advance. Other outside commitments also need to be discussed.

  • May 22, - August 10th (or August 17), 2020
  • Move-in date May 21; Move-out date August 11, noon (or August 18, noon)
  • $1250 first year/$1300 returning
  • Staff working longer contracts will have increased pay
  • Housing: Assigned Single Room