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Residential Teaching Assistants for the Citizens, Thinkers and Writers Summer Program
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Job ID 18677
Employer Humanities Program
Employer Type On Campus
Category Youth Services
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Job Description Citizens, Thinkers, Writers: Reflecting on Civic Life is a two-week residential summer program at Yale University for students from New Haven public schools who want to think deeply about fundamental human questions in a college setting. Residential Teaching Assistants (RTAs) provide mentorship, lead small breakout groups, organize supplementary workshops, work with students on analytic reading and writing skills essential for success at college, and facilitate a positive learning environment and community. RTAs are also expected to serve as mentors and advisors on the college admissions and decisions process, and to commit to continuing in this role throughout the 2017-18 academic year. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.
Job Requirements Applicants must demonstrate maturity, enthusiasm, and a commitment to working with youth from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education, including low-income and first-generation college students. Applicants must also possess a strong interest in the humanities, a love of reading and writing, and excellent communication skills. Experience working in a mentoring, advising or teaching capacity is required. Must be rising junior or senior at Yale College. Program dates are July 9th to July 21st, preceded by a mandatory training session on July 8th. RTAs must live on campus in Yale’s dormitories from Sunday through Friday during the program. RTAs receive full room and board from July 8–21 and a stipend of $2,000.
Compensation $12.75/hour, stipend of $2,000
Job Level Student Worker, Level Two
Hours 10.0 to 40.0 hours per week
Time Frame Summer
Primary Contact Stephanie Pastilha Almeida
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