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Temporary-Assistant Residential Coordinator (CTD Summer)

Position Deleted on 6/18/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evanston, IL
Admin - Residence Life and Housing
Full Time

Solstice & Spark (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL):Starting salary $3000 increasing to $3400 based on CTD Summer Program experience, plus room and board. This position is full time from June 18-August 3, 2013

  • Time Away: one weekday during the two-week Solstice program; Spark has built-in Time Away on the Saturdays between each one-week session
Apogee, Spectrum & Equinox (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL):Starting salary $4500 increasing to $5000 based on CTD Summer Program experience, plus room and board. This position is full time from June 18-August 10, 2013
  • Time Away: one weekday and one half week day per each of the two three-week sessions
Please complete additional documents by going to: htmland selecting (2013 Summer Staff Supplemental Application).

For any questions please contact: tcadministration(at)

Job Summary: This position is for the Spark, Solstice, Spectrum and Apogee Programs located in Evanston.

Assistant Residential Coordinators (ARCs) work under the direction of the Residential Coordinator (RC) to help manage the residential program for their assigned Summer Program. ARCs reside in the residence hall for the duration of the program and have 24/7 on-call responsibilities. This requires that ARCs not have other work or school commitments during term of employment. Day-to-day activities include implementing program activities and trouble-shooting student and staff issues. Administrative duties include assisting with staff training sessions, implementing program policies, managing Opening and Closing Day activities, and supervising staff and students while maintaining a safe positive and nurturing environment. As leaders, ARCs must help set a professional tone for the program and serve as role models for staff and students. ARCs must be effective leaders and enforce CTD rules with their staff members. Each ARC also has a Specialization Area assigned. Specialization Areas: Activities and Schedules or Housing and Health.

General Responsibilities:

  • Carefully review all program, site and staff materials provided by the Summer Program. Return all completed paperwork as requested;
  • Attend coordinator training;
  • Uphold and promote the CTD Honor Code;
  • Follow all CTD rules and regulations concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, program procedures, and other responsibilities as set forth in the staff handbook and by administrative staff;
  • Assume program related responsibilities as requested by CTD administrative staff;
  • Reside in the residence hall for the duration of the program and have 24/7 on-call responsibilities, requiring the ARC not have other work or school commitments during their employment with CTD;
  • Be available by CTD-issued mobile phone at all times to respond to requests and emergencies;
  • At close of program return cell phone, computer, keys, purchasing card, petty cash, receipts, invoices, any outstanding paperwork and office supplies to administrative staff.
CTD Assistant Residential Coordinators (ARCs) are required to:


  • Be knowledgeable of administrative policies and NU procedures that must be implemented in the residence halls;
  • Become familiar with NU campus, including but not limited to classroom buildings, program buildings, and town boundaries;
  • In collaboration with the RC and administrative staff, participate in and assist with training residential staff;
  • Assist with the creation of duties and schedules for residential staff;
  • Prepare the residence hall for staff and student arrival;
  • Help the RC facilitate and implement Opening Day (and plan for Closing Day) procedures;
  • In collaboration with RC and administrative staff, confirm weekend activities; create and distribute information and schedules to residential staff; create handouts and train staff on student health policies and procedures; and create information page for families on Opening Day;
During Session
  • Reside in the residence hall throughout the Summer Program and be available at all times. During limited scheduled time away* ARCs must be available by phone (in the event of an emergency), travel no further than 30 minutes off campus, and confirm with the RC how his/her responsibilities will be managed in his/her absence.
  • Carry and use a CTD-issued cell phone at all times and respond to issues or emergencies, even during scheduled time away;
  • Ensure that residential staff members uphold CTD's standard of supervision at all times, and that rules and procedures are enforced consistently, fairly, and appropriately by R/TAs when addressing student behavior;
  • Address student behavior as necessary;
  • Monitor student medications room during peak hours when students require access and uphold confidentiality policies;
  • Meet with the RC each day to review previous day's events, and coordinate daily schedule and responsibilities;
  • Complete Communication Forms to document any student or staff concerns (academic, behavioral, social-emotional, disciplinary or medical) and submit to the RC within 12 hours. Work collaboratively to resolve issues and collect and review residential staff Communication Forms on a daily basis;
  • Provide support to residential staff in addressing student issues such as health, academic, discipline, etc.;
  • Work with the RC to help facilitate the daily meetings with residential staff members;
  • Attend administrative meetings with coordinators and CTD administrative staff;
  • Maintain safety, cleanliness, and security of the residence hall. Ensure that R/TAs have safety plans and security contacts;
  • Help collect and organize work orders and residence hall maintenance requests, as needed;
  • Under the direction of the RC respond to parent concerns quickly, efficiently and appropriately in person, on the phone, and via e-mail;
  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of afternoon, evening and weekend activities;
  • Monitor and inventory residential and activities supplies;
  • Assist the RC in overseeing residential staff petty cash expenditures (as needed); work with the RC to manage the collection of student activities payments; work with the RC to account for all residential petty cash and credit card expenditures, staying within the program budget and keeping an accurate income and expense record. If purchases are made, submit receipts to the RC in a timely manner (within 24 hours);
  • Assist with Closing Day procedures, including medication and key return, and airport departures;
  • Organize, inventory, and replenish supplies and organize Residential Office between sessions/weeks;
  • Assist RC in completing written evaluations of each staff member at the end of each session;
  • Assist RC in completing a site report and participate in a debriefing meeting with administrative staff;
  • Label and return residential supplies;
  • Assist with the closing of the residence hall and manage the collection and inventory of room keys;
  • Return cell phone and laptop to the Summer Program Coordinator.
Mandatory Job Qualifications
  • Current or past enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program;
  • Experience working with students in a residential program setting;
  • Training or background in identifying and addressing social and emotional needs of adolescents;
  • Exceptional organizational, communication and problem solving skills;
  • Professional demeanor; motivated, flexible and adaptable;
  • Maintain a positive attitude in an intensely fast-paced environment;
  • Communicate concerns in a timely manner;
  • Serve as a role model for students and other staff members;
  • Proven leadership experiences;
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork.
How to Apply

This job is open for online applications.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you.

Job Opening ID number for this position is #20364

  • Please include resume and coverletter with your application.
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"As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment."
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date Posted: 12/11/2012

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