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Jan 31 / BARD CEP

College Community Assistant-Wallops Island, VA

Organization: Chincoteague Bay Field Station 

Position Title: College Community Assistant  

Location: Wallops Island, VA

Hours & Compensation: $250/week

Application Deadline: Not listed



The Chincoteague Bay Field Station of the Marine Science Consortium is seeking a person with strong organizational and leadership skills to work with our residential college community during the summer. The field station offers 4 sessions of college courses, each session is 3 weeks long with a total of 12 weeks of courses. While attending a course, students live and study at the field station. The College Community Assistant is responsible for overseeing the college community in its residential aspects including housing, rules, and recreation. Our goal is to create a safe, productive, and enjoyable environment for all students.

The College Community Assistant reports to the College Program Coordinator and is a part of the field station’s education team. The College Community Assistant supervises college volunteers in their role as resident advisors.

• Coordinate college student housing and run check-in/check-out procedures
• Enforce rules and safety regulations
• Ensure residential areas are clean and safe
• Supervise resident assistants (volunteers)
• Serve as first contact for residents’ problems and emergencies
• Create weekly activities and events for college students
• Facilitate college course activities as needed

• Must be able to work all dates of employment. Work hours will include weekends and
• Strong organizational and leadership skills
• Ability to work independently
• Capable of implementing and enforcing campus rules
• Valid Driver’s License and submittal of recent Driving Record
• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Ability to connect with, encourage, and direct college students
• Must be enthusiastic, friendly, creative, & energetic
• Ability to think fast, make decisions, and enforce rules

• Residence assistant and/or summer camp counselor experience
• Current CPR and First Aid Certification
• Bachelor degree

• $250/week
• Room and Board (Housing is provided. The apartment kitchen is shared with students)
• Gain experience at a field station and education facility
• Gain supervisory skills
• Live and work in an exciting coastal setting

Dates of Employment: May 12, 2014- August 12, 2014

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