Located in Manhattan's most historic neighborhood, Léman Manhattan provides students with a rigorous academic program in the most dynamic, international education setting in the world. Léman is home to students ranging from 12 months old to grade 12, and to New York City's only boarding program for high school students. Léman offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, recognized as the gold standard in college preparatory curriculum, and highly respected by top universities worldwide. Léman students graduate as knowledgeable, principled leaders with a global perspective on the world.
The Léman Manhattan Residential Life Program is now seeking part-time Residential Assistants (RA). Residential Assistants work with our full-time Residential Counselors (Dorm Parents) to maintain a safe, healthy, and engaging residential atmosphere for our students. Developing strong relationships with our students, grounded in compassion, mutual respect, and consistency is essential to the Residential Assistant position. Residential Assistants must be willing to take a proactive and hands-on approach toward working with students to solve problems and conflicts, and to offer academic, disciplinary, and moral guidance as needed.
Specific duties and responsibilities include assisting Residential Counselors with the following:
Acting in loco parentis for boarding students, and are therefore responsible for all aspects of the residential welfare of the students
Supervising the student lounge in the evenings and weekends
Monitoring student whereabouts and facilitating student checkouts
Assisting with and/or chaperoning residential activities and events
Addressing student conduct issues, rule violations, and safety concerns through appropriate channels
Ensuring that the work environment at the dormitory is professional, safe, and efficient
Responding to residential life emergencies when necessary
Other duties as assigned and as needed to support the operations of the residential life program and the school
The Residential Assistant is a flexible, hourly position. Shifts are typically available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 8:00 PM or 3:00 - 11:00 PM. Interested applicants must be able to work at least one of these time slots, either every week or every other week. Additional shifts outside of the typical shift hours will be filled as needed.
Skills, Qualifications & Requirements
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum 1 year working with adolescents in a leadership or mentorship capacity
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to engage and connect with high school students
Willingness and ability to work nights, weekends, and select holidays
Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to problem solve both independently and collaboratively
Maturity and the understanding of appropriate boundaries while working with students
Willingness to perform tasks as needed
The ability to maintain composure during stressful situations
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience in residential life at a boarding school, summer camp, or similar work environment
Experience working with English as a Second Language students
International experience living or working abroad
General knowledge of New York City
Experience leading teenage students on excursions
Proficiency in a second language
Work is typically performed in an office environment with intermittent sitting, standing, or walking in various settings
Occasionally move items weighing up to 50 pounds
Travel may be required when chaperoning school trips
Compensation & Benefits
The compensation range is $20-25 per hour, based on experience
Opportunity to enjoy meals in our dining café while school is in session
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.