The goal of SIG is to provide an exceptional three-week experience by creating a community of student learners who share common interests, abilities, and goals. It is a team responsibility to promote a safe environment where students can grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
The Residential Dean manages and coordinates the operations of the residential component. He/she provides for a clean, safe, and structured environment encompassing the social, and emotional needs of students and staff.
The Residential Dean resides on campus and reports to the Director.
- A masters degree or higher
- Minimally three years of administrative or supervisory experience in an academic institute or program setting
- Specialized degree and/or study in general education and/or minimum of three years teaching experience with academically gifted children
- Manages, prioritizes and multitasks by priority
- Proactively manages and directs dormitory operations
- Directs and supervises residential students, administrative staff, residential assistants, and counselors
- Communicates with respect and understanding in a diverse, multicultural population of children and adults
- Is able to use conflict resolution skills and techniques to solve problems
- Takes appropriate safety actions in emergency situations; protects the welfare of everyone involved
- Works to provide the physical, emotional, and academic needs of gifted children
- Certified in first aid/CPR (preferred)
- Responsible for the overall integrity and success of the residential housing for students and staff including their safety and welfare.
- Supervises and directs residential student and commuter students (where applicable), counselors, residential assistants, and housemasters according to the policies, procedures and guidelines in the Residential Dean’s Manual.
- Interacts daily with students in an informal setting to establish a relationship that promotes trust, respect, and emotional support for students living away from home and experiencing new social challenges and experiences in a dormitory setting.
- Communicates and coordinates room assignments, medical needs, academic and recreational schedules and lists with parents, students, and staff.
- Is responsible for oversight of commuter programs (where applicable) including training of counselors and parent orientation for commuter programs.
- Attends all required meetings for the Residential Dean.
- Responsible for the residential program responsibilities of the pre-program and post program outlined in the Residential Dean’s manual.
- Monitors the behavior of the residential students, commuter students and staff to ensure safety and welfare of all.
- Provides leadership through sharing and demonstrating his/her technical skills to operate and supervise dormitory life.
- Manages the residential facility.
- Provides a clean, structured living experience in the dorm for students and staff to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
- Assists Program Director with identifying and recruiting appropriate staff as needed.
- Acts as substitute teacher in the event of an instructor absence.
The Summer Institute for the Gifted is an equal opportunity employer.