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TRIO Upward Bound Lead Residential Youth Counselor

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID354525
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilySupplemental Employee
Full/Part TimePart-Time
Job Code0001
Employee ClassCivil Service
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Program Overview
Each summer, TRIO UB provides holistic academic and college readiness services to students via five weeks of academic classes, three weeks of residential living experience at the University of Minnesota, cultural capital building and leadership development activities, local/regional college campus visits/exposure, as well as a six-week Bridge program for graduated seniors.

Job Description
The Lead Residential Youth Counselor (Lead RYC) will live in the residence halls with the Residential Coordinator and TRIO Upward Bound students for five weeks. When on duty, they will assist the Residential Coordinator in the development, implementation, and supervision of residential activities. The goal of the TRIO Upward Bound residential program is to help students become acclimated to living in a college campus environment, build the necessary skills to enhance self-sufficiency, and build cultural capital. This is a full-time position; see description of dates below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and lead fellow Residential Youth Counselors
  • Assist Residential Coordinator is Bridge activities and planning
  • Coordinate, implement, and chaperone evening activities for student participants
  • Mediate conflicts
  • Monitor, track and evaluate student performance, attendance, and behavior and provide essential intervention when necessary
  • Work as a team leader to create a holistic residential experience
  • Enforce curfew, dress code, and other vital TRIO Upward Bound and University of Minnesota Conduct Code and Residential policies
  • Ensure compliance with MDE Summer Food Service Program
  • Other duties as assigned
    Applicants should note this is a 6-week summer camp, with training for the first week and then living with students for five weeks. Room and board is included in addition to pay for six weeks. This summer, the residential program will take place in 17th Ave Residential Hall located on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota.

    Applicants must commit for 6 weeks to the following dates:

    Student Orientation:
    Saturday, June 17, 2023 [9:00 AM - 12:00 PM]
    Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023 [5:00 PM - 8:00 PM]

    Staff Training Week/s:
    Friday, June 16 - Friday, June 23, 2023 (Monday, June 19, UMN Holiday)
    [8:00 AM - 4:30 PM daily]

    Residential Weeks:
    Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2023
    Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 7,2023 (July 4, UMN Holiday)
    Sunday, July 9 - Friday, July 14, 2023
    Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2023
    Sunday, July 23 - Friday, July 28, 2023
    [Hours vary; approx. 40 hours per week]

    Compensation is paid on a bi-weekly lump sum basis as scheduled:
    • Training week: 40 hours for 1 week at $21.00 per hour.
    • Residential Weeks: 40 hours per week at $21.00 per hour
    • Additional Salary Perks:
    • Free single room and three daily meals in University residence hall, Sunday to Friday for five weeks.
    • Free entrance fees for all evening activities

      Required Qualifications
      • Previous experience living in on-campus housing
      • At least 1 year experience working with high school age students
      • Minimum of 1 summer experience working in a high school age overnight residential program
      • NOT enrolled in any summer courses
      • Clean driving record
      • High school diploma or equivalent
        Preferred Qualifications
        • Mature and responsible individuals who are energetic, creative, able to take initiative, and who enjoy working with youth in a dynamic and fun setting
        • Applicants should have experience working with culturally diverse youth, preferably in a residential setting, and should be motivated to make a difference in young people's lives
        • Individuals with event planning experience
        • Supervision experience
        • Candidates who share socio-economic backgrounds and/or experiences similar to students served by TRIO Upward Bound
          About the Department

          About TRIO Upward BoundTRIO Upward Bound (TRIO UB) is a federally funded, U.S. Department of Education (USED) equal educational opportunity program. TRIO UB is a college preparatory program for high school students who come from low-income and are working to be the first person in their family who attends college. TRIO UB works with students, parents, schools and communities, on a long-term and intensive basis to help generate both individual and systemic change. Services are designed to help participants build the skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education. TRIO Upward Bound annually serves 118 Minneapolis Public High School students; this federal grant project has received continuous funding since 1966.

          Program Objectives
          • To improve students' academic skills through intensive classroom instruction,
          • To further students' academic, personal, social, and cultural development,
          • To provide educational opportunities not usually available to low-income youth from diverse, urban backgrounds representing varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds,
          • To motivate students to graduate from high school, matriculate to, and graduate from postsecondary education,
          • To enhance the academic relationships among students, parents, and high school staff members for student success.College Overview
            The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That's why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.
            How To Apply

            Student positions are a form of financial support while pursuing an education at the University of Minnesota.Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).Please submit cover letter, resume, references and unofficial transcript.

            The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
            Employment Requirements

            Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

            Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
            About the U of M

            The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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