• Resident Assistant

    Job Locations US-CA-Torrance
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/7/2019 2:09 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Campus Operations
  • Why Amerigo?

    Do you remember your high school years? Are you someone that gravitates towards helping others? Do you have a passion for helping and mentoring youth? Amerigo is looking for individuals for our Part-Time Resident Assistant position to help guide, teach, develop, and mentor our international high school students.


    Position Overview

    The Resident Assistant is a part-time position (part-time hours/week, ten months per year) that oversees all tasks and activities related to the student residential experience at the Amerigo campus location.  Resident Assistants work with the campus team to maintain a safe, healthy, and engaging residential atmosphere. Developing strong relationships with the residential students and members of the partner school teams is essential to this position. Residential Assistants must be willing to take a proactive, hands-on approach in working with students to solve problems and conflicts and to offer academic, disciplinary, and moral guidance as needed.

    Success in this role will be demonstrated by:


    • Establishing nurturing and trusting relationships with students, parents, teachers, and school administrators
    • Creating and implementing processes, procedures, and policies related to the academic, residential, supervisory, and safety elements of the program
    • Implementing an organizational focus on delivering exceptional student outcomes and satisfaction
    • Aligning oneself and the team around a set of organizational values and standards

    Responsibilities & Qualifications



    Resident Assistants will be responsible for implementing all operational elements of the program and overseeing the day-to-day student experience.


    On a day-to-day basis, the Resident Assistants will:


    • Oversee all aspects of the residential welfare of our students within the construct of the policies of Amerigo and the school
    • Cultivate a safe, nurturing, structured, and comfortable environment for students
    • Oversee daily operations of the residential facility
    • Communicate residential issues to the Full-Time Campus Coordinators and Director of Campus Operations
    • Supervise and coordinate evening and weekend organization and activities
    • Coordinate transportation services for students, as needed
    • Manage the residential student meal program
    • Provide direction and support to other Residential Assistants
    • Promote the image of the residential program within the school and local community




    The successful candidate will be a caring, energetic member of the school community with a love of working with people, particularly adolescents. This person will be organized and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Further, this person must be resilient and reliable while demonstrating an ability to build a strong community culture within a global environment.  This candidate will demonstrate sound judgment and thoughtful decision-making skills.

    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or a third year student at a 4 year institution
    • Excellent communication skills; strong interpersonal skills
    • Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends, and select holidays
    • Experience working within a residential setting
    • Comfort working within a multicultural community
    • Familiarity with technology and social media applications (Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Experience teaching English as a Second Language is highly preferred


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