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A cover letter (one page) is required for consideration for this position and must be attached as the first page of your resume.  The letter should specifically outline the reasons for your interest in this position and describe your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  Please submit contact information (phone and email) for 3-5 professional references along with your resume.  Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

NOTE: Applicants who do not apply for both this position and the temporary Program Assistant position as outlined above will not be considered.  The Program Assistant position can be found at on the UM jobs site at:


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Meet weekly with supervisor, with the expectation that there will be more frequent contact as needed

Meet weekly with SROP and MICHHERS teams to discuss issues of concern and work together to develop solutions

Safety and well-being of program participants. Work closely with the Summer Conference staff, Resident Hall Staff and the Department of Public Safety to create a safe and secure community. Communicate with the Program Director, Hall Director on Duty and Housing Security and others as needed to ensure impacted students are supported holistically

Obtain and organize necessary student forms such as emergency information for each camper

Monitor crisis management plan, including emergency procedures

Be first responder to critical incidents including facilities issues, roommate conflicts, and mental health concerns

Report and track incidents through the Advocate system

Community and Student Development

Coordinate all check-in procedures and host a welcome dinner

Conduct nightly office hours

Facilitate community programming efforts during the evenings and weekends

Based on student’s needs, co-coordinate ongoing leadership training with a focus on diversity and inclusion, communication and conflict resolution skills

 Model a commitment to multiculturalism by creating and fostering a community in which all individuals are respected, while continuing to educate both residents and staff members on issues of social identity and multiculturalismCoordinate all check-out procedures

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Two years’ experience in student services/affairs program, residence education or related field

Strong leadership skills

Experience with conflict resolution and negotiation

Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to read, analyze and interpret documents

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures

Be able to effectively speak with diplomacy when interacting with diverse populations (i.e., students, faculty, staff and students)

Experience working and interacting with college students

Desired Qualifications*

Graduate student preferred

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The Summer Research and Opportunity Program (SROP) and the Michigan Humanities Emerging Scholars (MICHHERS) programs are signature programs coordinated by Rackham Graduate School. The goals of these programs are to broaden participation in graduate education by providing students with the opportunity to engage in research with faculty at the University of Michigan. SROP is a 10-week (May 26-July 31) research based experience and MICHHERS is a 2-week (June 7-20) exploration of graduate studies. The combined number of participants from both programs will be approximately 70 students. 

We are seeking two (2) residential life leaders to serve as active and visible staff members responsible for supporting the residential life component of both programs. This includes pre-arrival administration, supporting students’ safety and well-being, facilitating community-building, documentation of best practices, and program evaluation. These positions will be supervised by the Rackham Director of Recruitment, Engagement and Partnerships.

This position requires the selected candidates to live in the residence halls from May 21 through July 31, 2020

Stipend: $6,000 plus room & board & parking.  Stipend is paid in two installments of $3,000 each at the end of June and July.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is an hourly temporary Program Assistant position associated with this posting which will include pre- and post-program work from May 1-20, 2020 and August 1- August 31, 2020.  Applicants must be available for both the temporary Program Assistant position and this Resident Advisor position in order to be considered. To review responsibilities associated with the Program Assistant temporary position and to apply, please see posting at: on the UM jobs site. 

Interested applicants should apply for both positions.