POSITION SUMMARY: The five Summer Programs Assistant Residence Directors (SPARDs) serve to provide structure and support for the various Summer Programs offered at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. The primary responsibilities of the SPARDs include but are not limited to: training, support, and supervision of a team of Resident Assistants, serving as a member of the Crisis Response Team, oversight of high-school-aged program participants, and management (in conjunction with the supervisor) of a residential area of campus. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Design and implement a weeklong training program for the Resident Assistants under the guidance of the full-time Summer Programs Staff Provide supervision to the Summer Resident Assistant team (between 5-12 people), which includes one-on-one meetings, running weekly staff meetings, and creating leadership opportunities for the team Prepare buildings for summer program participant arrivals, including, but not limited to preparing keys, coordinating move-in and move-out procedures & logistics, and other tasks as assigned for all Summer Programs Serve as a primary on-call staff member, responding to emergencies, assisting with evening curfew checks, and addressing other issues as they arise Respond to disciplinary issues and other participant concerns through conduct meetings and one-on-one meetings with participants
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The Summer Programs Assistant Resident Director position begins June 1, 2023, and ends on August 14, 2023, Based on availability, there is an optional additional week of work up until August 18, 2023.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Currently enrolled in a Higher Education/Student Affairs graduate program PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience in housing/residence life preferred SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills essential Must be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines effectively Must have a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment Must be proficient with computer applications, such as MS Word, Excel, and Google Suite SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises the Summer Resident Assistant staff throughout the summer
About Berklee College of Music
Berklee is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired artists, Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Emmy Awards. At Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, students explore interdisciplinary approaches to music, dance, theater, film, business, healthcare, education, technology, and more. Our pioneering youth programs reach underserved classrooms throughout the U.S. and beyond. With students and alumni from more than 100 nations and educational partners across the world, we are forging new connections among art forms, musical traditions, and technologies to build a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative global arts community.