2020 Resident Assistant Application
Resident Assistants will be placed in either track one Community Development or track two Instructional Assistant for their service at the WDI. Community Development leaders interact with campers, facilitating games and activities during leisure time. Instructional Assisting assist students in the classroom during lectures and practice debates, providing Instructors with additional support.
There are 6 positions available. Each position comes with a $300 stipend. We will also choose one RA to be the Chief Residential Assistant, which comes with a $500 stipend and additional responsibilities.
All applications are due by March 9th, 2020. Applicants will be notified on or around April 10th, 2020.
Previous experience as a resident assistant in a dormitory environment.
1 plus year of college
Past experience in a leadership position
Prepare room assignments in advance of institute
Prepare dormitory, including setting up common space, snack space, etc. in advance of institute
Supervise students at the airport and on the shuttle on pickup and drop-off day
Supervise allocation of snacks throughout institute
Be on call for assigned morning, afternoon, and evening, and late night shifts.
Facilitate room check at curfew
Be available to address student needs (illness, hygiene, emotional, etc.)
Assist in the facilitation of community development activities
Attend and participate in staff training sessions held prior to the beginning of the WDI.
Maintain regular and open lines of communication with the Assistant Director and Coordinators of WDI; Contact the Chief Resident Assistant first on behalf of the residents regarding major issues of concern to the residents.
Set a personal example by conducting yourself in accordance with all WDI guidelines, Federal and Local policies, rules, laws and statutes.
Regularly initiate contact with residents through individual and group settings. Be approachable and available, especially during evening hours, lunch and dinner
Develop and maintain a positive community atmosphere in the resident area through the use of individual and group meetings, and activities aimed at forming values and fostering communication, mutual respect, cooperation, and concern for all WDI community members.
choose the track of community development or instructional assistant
community development is about interacting with campers. creating games and activities during leisure time
instructional assisting is about assisting students in the classroom an helping with possible practice debates and course material
Help oversee clean up of the dormitory facilities during last day.
Must attend training on August 7th
Are you available for mandatory training August 7th?
Preferred means of address (How do you like to be addressed, e.g. name, pronoun, title, etc.)
Legal Name (For Travel)
Social Media Name
Mailing address (for reimbursement)
Preferred means of communication
Do you have CPR certification?
Can you swim?
Do you have lifeguard certification?
Would you consent to a criminal background check to confirm you are eligible to work with minors?
What year will you be in school in 2018?
Would the availability of a $300 stipend impact your ability to attend?
Are you interested in Community Development or Instructional Assisting ?
Have you attended the WDI before?
If so, what year did you attend and what was your role?
Tell us about your background with debate (middle school, high school, collegiate)
Please list any debate work experience (camp faculty/staff) and/or RA experience
Please list any teaching or instructional experience
Please list any other relevant experience
Why do you want to be an RA at the WDI? (150 words or less)
What do you think are the most important attributes of a good RA? (150 words or less)
The WDI is a non-competitive space and we endeavor to facilitate collaboration across diverse constituencies. In 150 words or less, tell us what you would bring to the WDI to assist us in furthering this mission.
Please provide name, relationship to you, e-mail, and phone number for two references.
How did you hear about this position?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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