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Full-Time Employment Opportunities

When and if there are vacancies for full-time positions with the Talent Development Program, positions will be posted on the University of Rhode Island’s Employment Opportunities page, managed by the Office of Human Resources.

Talent Development Summer Program 2015
Live-In Counselor

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Talent Development is seeking qualified applicants for Summer 2015 Live-In Counselors.
Position
•Counselor: Live-in: up to 9 positions

Qualifications
•BA/BS strongly preferred; senior status with 90 credits earned required, in Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Education, or related area.
•Applicants without a bachelor’s degree must submit a copy of their unofficial transcript with their application.
•Experience working with people in counseling, advisory, teaching, or mentoring required
•Experience working with varied racial and ethnic populations strongly preferred.

Responsibilities
•Live-in supervision of a group of pre-freshmen during intensive academic pre-matriculation program.
•One-to-one meetings and group sessions.
•Establish and maintain structured, supportive residential environment focused on academic success and transition to college for students of color and disadvantaged students.

Dates and Hours
•Tuesday, June 9 , 2015 through Thursday, July 23, 2015
•Week 1: Staff Training and Orientation. Tuesday, June 9, 12 pm through Friday, June 12, 4 pm
•Week 2: Sunday, June 14, 9 am through Friday, June 19, 5 pm
•Weeks 3 – 7: Sundays, 2 pm through Thursdays, 3 pm

Salary
•$3500 / Seven Weeks
To Apply
Submit Resume and Cover Letter by April 3, 2015 to:

Edward P. Givens, Assistant Director
Talent Development

eddyg@uri.edu
If the applicant pool is insufficient, the deadline will be extended

TALENT DEVELOPMENT SUMMER COUNSELOR JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsibilities:

•To collaboratively establish and maintain a residential environment focused on academic achievement

•To initiate and develop a relationship with each counselee that supports his/her work towards individual academic goals

•To develop a method to recognize and assess possible individual problems in student’s transition to college

•To teach practical methods of problem assessment and problem solving to counselees

•To monitor academic progress of counselees

•To teach and supervise self-management techniques to support academic success of counselees

•To inform and support all university regulations governing residential life

Format:

•Week one — staff training, Tuesday through Friday

•Week two – students move in and begin supplemental courses, Sunday through Friday

•Weeks three through seven – students start additional credit courses and begin tutorials Sundays through Thursdays

•Daily staff meetings

•Weekly individual counselee meetings

•Weekly hall meetings

•Emergency meetings with TD core staff when needed

•Shared afternoon residence hall coverage

•Shared evening residence hall visitors coverage

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Tutor Positions

Talent Development 2015 Summer Program

Talent Development is seeking applicants for Tutors for the following academic courses:

Communication Fundamentals / COM 100                    2/3 positions

Intro to Gender and Women’s Studies / GWS 150       2 positions

 Intro to Literature, Diverse Voices / ENG 110                1 position

 Qualifications:

  • BA/BS strongly preferred; senior status with 90 credits earned required Applicants without a bachelor’s degree must submit a copy of their unofficial transcript with their application.
  •  Previous teaching or tutoring experience strongly preferred, especially with varied racial and ethnic populations.

Responsibilities:

  •  Small group instructional/review sessions based on on-going course work.
  • Ongoing assessment of students’ academic performance.
  • Ability to incorporate learning strategies into daily course work.

 Dates and hours:

  • Mandatory tutor training: Saturday, June 6, 9 am – 3:30 pm
  • Mandatory Staff Orientation: Friday, June 12, 9 am -3:30 pm
  • June 22 through July 23, Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 pm-9 pm.

Salary:

  • $2000 / five weeks; this includes paid staff orientation and meetings

 To Apply: 

Submit Resume and Cover Letter by April 3, 2015 to:

Sharon Forleo, Associate Director

sfor@uri.edu

 

Talent Development Summer Program Course Tutor Job Description

Responsibilities: 

  • Small group instruction/review of specific, syllabus driven content material
  • Integration of content specific learning strategies into tutorial sessions
  • Integration of self-management techniques reflective of course syllabus into tutorial sessions
  • Close monitoring of individual student’s management of course work
  • On-going assessment of individual student’s academic performance
  • Assessment of individual academic needs, and ability to develop learning plans to address those needs

 Format:

  • Full day of tutor training provided.
  • Tutoring is held Sundays through Wednesdays from 6 to 9 PM
  • Each tutor has an assigned classroom
  • Tutorial groups consist of 5-10 students
  • Groups meet from  6 – 7:25 and 7:35 – 9
  • Written evaluations of students are only required where consistent problems need to be addressed with the input of core staff

If the applicant pool is insufficient, the deadline will be extended

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Talent Development Program

Writing Tutor Positions for Summer 2015

Talent Development is currently seeking qualified applicants for Summer 2015 Writing Tutors

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • College Senior Status (90 Credits earned as of June 2014) with writing tutor training or formal experience.
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree must submit a copy of their unofficial transcript with their application.
  • Previous teaching or tutoring experience required.
  • College writing center experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with varied racial and ethnic populations strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Tutoring support for two sections of Writing 100 based on a writing center model
  • One-to-one instruction and small group tutoring based on on-going course work.

Dates and Hours: 

  • Saturday May 9: Writing Staff Orientation, 9 am – 3 pm
  • Friday June 12: Full Staff Orientation, 9 am – 3:30 pm
  • Week 1: Monday June 15 – Thursday June 18 / 1 – 5 pm and 6 – 9 pm
  • Week 2: Monday June 22 – Tuesday June 23 / 1 – 5 pm
  • Weeks 3, 4, 5, and 6: June 28 – July 22; July 7 dinner meeting

Sundays: 6 – 9 pm

Mondays: 2 – 5 pm and 6 – 9 pm

Tuesdays: 2 – 5 pm and 6- 9 pm

Salary:  $2800

Application deadline:  April 3, 2015                 

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Sharon Forleo, Associate Director

sfor@uri.edu

If applicant pool is insufficient, deadline will be extended

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71% of the Talent Development core staff are graduates of the program.

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