Position Overview The Activities Manager supervises twelve Activities Coordinators, most of whom work in teams of two or three. Each team plans daily events and activities for a group of one to four residences, known as a cluster. The Activities Manager brings organization and efficiency to the various yet similar plans happening across campus.
The Activities Manager maintains a strong presence throughout the program by attending activities, being available to field questions, listening to concerns, and mediating conflicts. The position requires a high level of responsibility, self-direction, leadership, problem-solving skills, good judgment, communication, organizational skills, professionalism, and discretion, as well as a good sense of humor. This is a full-time residential position averaging 60 hours per week and does not include an instructional academic component.
Your responsibilities as Activities Manager include:
Assisting with training and ongoing professional development of the twelve Activities Coordinators
Tracking expenses and following budgets, in accordance with Stanford policies
Managing and procuring program resources related to activities
Collaborating with the Assistant Residential Directors to set area-specific expectations and build Activities Coordinator team morale
Ensuring program policies, guidelines, and best practices are uniformly executed
Coordinating with the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies year-round staff and campus colleagues to ensure proper use of campus amenities
Providing residential support to the participants (e.g., being on duty, chaperoning field trips and events for about 10-20 hours per week)
Fostering and promoting an inclusive environment for all participants, staff, and SPCS community members
Guiding participants in educational initiatives centered around individual development, wellness, community engagement, and inclusion
Assuring the well-being of participants by helping them physically navigate campus and off-campus locations and completing community walks of multi-story buildings to conduct wellness checks
Leading and participating in afternoon, evening, and weekend recreational and social activities
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Ability to supervise others, enforce policies, solve problems, make decisions, and mediate conflict
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
Strong organizational skills and ability to delegate
Enthusiasm, responsibility, and team-building skills
Ability to maintain calmness under pressure
A strong work ethic and acumen for patiently responding to potential crises, including physical and mental health
The readiness to attend approximately ten hours of pre-summer meetings and trainings during Spring Quarter (some of which can be done online)
Availability for mandatory training from June 15 - June 21, 2020
Availability for both sessions of the three connected programs
Additionally, you will preferably bring:
At least one year of experience as a Residential Assistant, or comparable residential leadership experience
Previous summer camp/program experience or experience leading or managing student groups
A valid driver's license and clean driving record
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
All Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) staff are expected to follow university guidelines as outlined in the Stanford Administrative Guide. Of significant note are the university's Controlled Substances and Alcohol policy for all Stanford employees, found here, as well as the policy for youth-designated buildings, found here.
Salary The standard salary for the Activities Manager is $1,495/week plus a full room and board package. This position is exempt and is therefore not subject to overtime pursuant to state and federal wage and hour laws.
Apply A completed application, which includes a resume and transcript, is needed for consideration.
The priority application deadline for this position is January 12, 2020, though we will continue to review applications past this date as needed.
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