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#104008 TRiO Residential Advisor

Extended Deadline: Fri 4/24/2020

This is a 100% Limited position for 6 weeks from June 15 to July 24.



UC San Diego TRIO Outreach Programs Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science and Talent Search programs serve over 900 students during the academic year and the summer. TRIO Outreach works with 14 high schools across San Diego County. Our goal is to increase the number of low income, first generation students enrolling in college. TRIO provides free college-ready services, such as: tutoring, college advising, workshops, field trips, college and career exploration, college application and financial aid application support.


Under close supervision of higher-level K-14 Academic Preparation Specialists, uses K-14 academic preparation professional concepts and practices by working with assigned sites to implement academic preparation programs.

Under the supervision and direction of the Residential Deans (RD), the RA's will share supervision responsibilities for 160 high school participants during evening hours. RA's will be expected to follow, to understand and to enforce program policies, especially as it pertains to safety of minors in the program.

RA's will be asked to share their knowledge of college life through the planning and implementation of various workshops or activities for all program participants. RA's will independently facilitate nightly suite meetings with their group of minor participants. RA's will be required to discuss the topic assigned and must be able to engage all participants in the discussion, ask clarifying questions, reflect back comments and re-direct the conversation as needed. As a result, effective oral and interpersonal skills are extremely important to this position. During designated study time, RA’s will be required to provide academic advice and support for students upon request of such support.

RA's will interact on a daily basis with minor participants from low income, first generation backgrounds. As a result, knowledge of and experience working with this population are required. As a resident in the dorm area, RA’s will be in frequent contact with a variety of staff and will be expected to interact with respect, diplomacy and tact with all office staff, teachers, tutors, Head Staff, parents and university personnel. RA's act as mentors, and are expected to behave as strong role models during the program.

The RA position, due to its live-in nature, requires willingness to be on call at any time of the night in order to meet students’ needs as they arise. Therefore, professionalism, consistency and conflict management skills are of the utmost importance. Each RA will be assigned to overnight supervision of a suite of 9 to 11 high school students ranging in age (14 to 17) and grade (rising 9th to rising 12th).

RA's are expected to maintain strict professional boundaries with students, implement conflict resolution strategies, remind participants of program rules and immediately report any instances of suspected child abuse or neglect (per CANRA policies). Communication with minor participants after the program ends is strictly prohibited.

Job Start Date: June 15, 2020

Hours per Week: 40 hours per week, June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020

Work Schedule:


Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19 9:00am – 5:00pm at UCSD. NO HOUSING PROVIDED during training week.


Sunday, June 21 – Thursday, July 23 3:00pm – 11:30pm. Includes Room and Board at UCSD Muir Campus.

In consideration of room and board compensation, RAs must stay in designated dorm area overnight, Sunday - Thursday. Meals and housing begin on Sunday, June 21, (dinner) and end on Friday, July 24, (lunch).

RAs will be offered additional hours, 1 – 2 days per week, to supervise breakfast (8am - 9am) and lunch (1pm - 2pm). Room and Board will only be offered, starting with dinner, Sunday, June 21st, and ending with lunch, Friday, July 24th.


  • Experience working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

  • Experience with high school youth in a residential setting. Expected to maintain a safe and secure living/learning environment at all times.

  • Demonstrated experience working with high school students from various races and ethnicity, economic backgrounds, religions, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, nations of origins, and other cultural background.

  • Knowledge and experience with developing academic, social and cultural activities to meet the learning needs of diverse youth.

  • Proven experience with facilitating group discussion with youth, creating a positive environment, ability to encourage and to motivate students to pursue higher education.

  • Knowledge and understanding of K-14 education.

  • Knowledge of higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), and the ability to explain procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts.

  • Knowledge of academic programs, including curricula and admissions requirements at higher education institutions.

  • Knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to communicate effectively in one-one and group settings.

  • Ability to enforce program rules, especially as it pertains to behavior management, residential camp rules and safety of students.

  • Skill in handling crisis, conflict management and emergency situations involving student welfare and safety. Must be First Aid and CPR certified by the first date of residential program.

  • Ability to work cooperatively and efficiently with other professionals.


  • Requires overnight stay at UCSD campus dorms, June 21st – July 24th.

  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

  • Due to working with minors, incumbent must sign the CANRA form acknowledging role as California Mandated Reporter.

  • UCSD students must apply through UCSD Handshake job listing.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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