The Residential Counselor (RC) for CHA is a position that serves as the backbone to a student's experience, serving as personal support in the residence hall, coordinator for group activities, guide for behavioral expectations, and the facilitator for a personal growth seminar. RCs possess exceptional maturity, are organized and honest, display an outgoing and approachable nature, and collaborate well with peers.
The Activities Coordinator (AC) serves the entire community in designing and planning activities and services for the program. The AC focus is on logistics, including purchasing, reservations, planning, and guiding other members of the lead team as activities are coordinated and carried out. The AC is organized, honest, trustworthy, and transparent. They are self-motivated and operate well under pressure, receiving guidance and feedback as well as providing it.
RCs live in the residence hall with the students and are often the front line for health and behavior issues.
Additional duties include:
For a full list of job duties, view the RC Job Description
If you have questions about residential counselor roles and responsibilities, please contact Professor Melanie McCallon Seib, Student Life Dean at email@example.com
Time for faculty to work together to develop curriculum is crucial to the success of the Commonwealth Honors Academy. Therefore, faculty members are required to participate in one weekend planning session (April 11-12) and to arrive on campus on June 5th to finalize plans for CHA. An additional Zoom meeting may be required prior to the start of the academy.
Faculty availability in and out of the classroom is key to the development of the living-learning community at CHA. Therefore, faculty are encouraged to eat lunch and/or dinner with students, be available during office hours, attend seminars, and some of the guest speakers and extra-curricular activities. Faculty are not expected to live in the dorms. Local faculty are expected to live at their own homes.
Compensation for Residential Counselors for the four weeks + planning weekends is $2,350 and includes room in the residential college and meals on campus.