Summer Student Program
About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.
About the position: The Summer Student Program is a signature education program of The Jackson Laboratory. The Resident Supervisor manages the residential life program within the JAX Summer Student Program including day-to-day logistics and recreational activities. With oversight and guidance from the Director and Associate Director of Education at JAX-GM, and working with a team of support staff at The University of Saint Joseph, the Resident Supervisor facilitates recreational and community-building programs and activities, fosters programmatic harmony through communication and problem-solving, and ensures student safety through awareness and compliance with JAX policies.
- Oversee and manage residential components of the residential life program. These include but are not limited to: student residential orientation, setting the agenda and leading regular house meetings, oversight of daily student arrivals and departures from USJ, considering student requests for weekend travel/absences, room assignments, facilitating routine and emergency medical care, creating and participating in daily on-duty supervision and transportation schedules, and facilitating, in coordination with support staff, student compliance with residential policies, procedures, and traditions.
- Maintain, through informal communication, rapport, and personal presence, a high level of awareness of individual student needs and challenges. Provide problem solving assistance and guidance.
- Oversee and manage recreational components of the residential life program. These include but are not limited to: visiting a rock climbing gym, weekend excursions to the CT shoreline, scheduling of Mentor Dinners, trips to Boston and New York City and other ad hoc activities as resources (budget, time, staffing) allow.
- Candidates must demonstrate ability and strong desire to work in a residential education and research environment, including outstanding mentor/student communication, leadership, and organization. Must be a self-motivated, team-oriented, patient and disciplined problem solver and solution builder.
- Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field, preferably education, plus additional work experience.
- Must have 4+ years successful work experience demonstrating leadership in a student-oriented field including teaching, higher education, outdoor recreation, counseling, or a similar occupation.
- Must hold a valid US drivers license and be able to transport groups of students in a van provided by JAX.
- Must reside at the student residence for the full period of the Summer Student Program, from May 29 through August 11, 2017, including orientation and other activities that occur before and after the students depart.
This position includes limited family housing in the SSP residence at USJ.
MORE ABOUT JAX
JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.
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EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.