Resident Advisor and Group Leader

TechGirls, Legacy International

About the organization

TechGirls is a U.S.-based summer exchange program designed to empower and support young women (ages 15-17) from the United States and select countries around the world to pursue higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields through hands-on skills development training.

Duties

Primary responsibilities:

Serve as one of twelve Resident Advisors as part of the 17-member team for 111 international teens and 17 U.S. teens. The staff create a safe, secure, and rich learning environment.
Team up with 2 other RAs to mentor and guide 30-32 girls in your “pod” throughout the 3+ week intensive program, assisting individual girls to meet the demands of the program.
Guide students through an arc of leadership development as they integrate the lessons from a variety of guest speakers, technical instruction and, most importantly, the lessons they learn from one another.
Assist in facilitating 4-5 leadership clinics, group-building and orientation activities, cultural sharing sessions, activity and reflections circles, and university/career readiness workshops.
Throughout the three+ week experience, assist students through community-based project planning sessions and capstone program preparations.
First Aid Captain - four of the RAs are certified in First Aid and CPR and help monitor and support the girls in their “pod” to stay healthy during the program. They work in close collaboration with our nurse on call.
Monitoring youth participation, providing an encouraging and supportive environment;
Assisting with general program support including: event/meeting set-up, communications with program providers, assisting with logistics (procuring supplies, getting food, getting laundry done, errands);
Daily health monitoring.

Qualifications

Qualifications - Our Leaders are:

Experienced in working with teens or as a resident advisor;
Ages 20 and older (Rising college juniors or seniors may apply);
Professional, flexible, resilient, resourceful, and proactive;
Good decision makers, able to establish and change priorities according to needs of participants/program;
Possess prior peer leadership experience and enjoy spending time with high school students;
Strong facilitation and/or group building skills;
Excellent communication skills and a high level of social and emotional intelligence;
Have a passion for tech and gender empowerment and come from a wide variety of backgrounds (You do not need to have a STEM or tech background to be a great addition to the team);
Willing to put their participants’ learning and development ahead of their own experience;
Willing to work in an intensive, cross-cultural environment with limited personal time;
Prior international travel is a plus but not required; and
Ready for an intense, challenging, and rewarding summer!
First Aid and CPR certification is a plus, but not required.
U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.
NOTE: Given that the COVID virus can become prevalent and impact a person’s participation, we highly recommend COVID vaccinations/boosters prior to joining TechGirls. Proof will not be required. (More details provided upon request or during orientation.)

Salary

$2000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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