Resident Assistant (Early Reach Academy 3 Week Summer Program)

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
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open until filled
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Penn State Harrisburg
Continuing Education


Resident Assistants (RAs) provide support to all participants. RAs play a vital role in developing a positive, safe and enriching program experience for every student. RAs work closely with the Program Director, Resident Directors, Resident Assistant Directors, students and professional staff. RAs must have successfully completed at least one year of college and currently be enrolled or completed an undergraduate degree. Application Requirements: Complete an online application, upload a resume, 2 letters of recommendation and a personal statement of why you would like to be considered for this position. Please cite any relevant education and experience related to the position. Appllication materials will begin to be reviewed January 11, 2019. If selected for position: Must pass/show proof of 3 Clearances (PA State Police, Child Abuse History, FBI Fingerprinting) and successfully complete Penn State online compliance modules NOTE: This position is subject to successful awarding of a project contract from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. The Resident Assistant Must Be: Committed to creating an inclusive environment where all students can reach their potential emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically and culturally. Willing to encourage other RAs and students to reach their highest level of potential at all times. Open to efficient and effective communication with the program administrators, RDs, RADs, RAs, students and staff. Able to connect with all staff and students genuinely and significantly. Overview of Assignments, Responsibilities and Duties: The following provides an overview of the types of duties, activities and responsibilities which are assigned to the Resident Assistant. Assignments: The assignments include, but are not limited to: Oversee up to 25 students; chaperone activities both on and off campus; assist professional staff with preparation, organization and instruction of activities; oversee the students during mealtime follow the rules, regulations and policies of facility and the Summer Program(s); attend scheduled training sessions and staff meetings; meet paperwork deadlines and/or other responsibilities as assigned by the Resident Assistant Director, including media releases and evidence of the required clearances. Specific Responsibilities: Assist students with checking in and out of housing; keep accurate record of names, room assignments, activity sign up and students’ schedules; report any illness, accident or behavior problems to the Resident Assistant Director in a timely manner; report cases of lost, damaged or stolen property to the Resident Assistant Director; report any maintenance issue and/or damages to equipment and/or rooms to the Resident Assistant Director; post, read and maintain, as confidential, all information, announcements or notes pertaining to the students. Essential Requirements: Ability to communicate clearly in person and/or in written format; ability to relate to students and staff in a professional and productive manner; ability to coordinate and implement planned activities; ability to travel independently while performing all job duties; ability to independently complete all assignments, responsibilities and duties listed above; ability to walk for extended periods of time; ability to lift between 25-50 pounds with or without accommodation; ability to participate in physical activities; ability to independently complete all assignments, responsibilities and duties listed above. Training: Resident Assistants will be required to participate in training sessions prior to the arrival of the students. Attendance at scheduled training days is mandatory for employment. Training topics include: Program Mission, Summer Programs expectations, curriculum overview, program guidelines, working with individuals with disabilities, prientation and training on specific disability groups, Etiquette and Communication skills, teambuilding activities, Diversity training, daily procedures, classroom support procedures, student safety, assistive technology. Period of Employment: Employment will require mandatory attendance at the RA training orientation days and the ability to work the full length of the program. Training/Orientation Dates: July 5, 2019, July 6, 2019, and July 7, 2019 (a.m.) Dates of Early Reach Academy: July 7, 2019 – July 26,2019. Salaries: The Resident Assistant position will be paid a daily rate of $120 per day. Any hours worked beyond the daily schedule due to programmatic needs will be paid at a rate of $12 per hour. Daily work will vary based on the Summer Program(s) schedule. Work will average 8-10 hours per day. Days off will be scheduled based on programmatic needs. Housing/Meals/Parking: Housing, meals and parking are provided. Payments: All employees will receive a paycheck via mail approximately 60 days from the end of the program.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088