Job Openings >> Overnight Resident Advisor 2018/19 School Year
Overnight Resident Advisor 2018/19 School Year
Title:Overnight Resident Advisor 2018/19 School Year
Department:Resident Advisors
About SEED:
The mission of SEED schools is to prepare students academically, socially, and emotionally, for success in and beyond college in a public, college-prep, boarding school setting.
Based on the success of the first two schools in The SEED School network, one in Washington, D.C. and one in Baltimore, Maryland, The SEED School of Miami opened its doors to 60 new students in the sixth grade in August 2014 and will expand to serve 220 students in grades 6, 7, 8 and 9th grades during the 2017-2018 school year. At full scale, SEED Miami will grow to serve 400 students in grades 6-12, 100 percent of whom will come from underserved communities across South Florida.
As outlined in Florida legislation, an eligible SEED Miami student are all Florida residents, at risk of academic failure, and come from a family whose income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. They must also meet at least one of the below four additional risk factors:
  • The child is served under the child welfare waiver demonstration, (to include foster care) or has been declared an adjudicated dependent by a court
  • The student’s head of household is not the student’s custodial parent
  • The student resides in a household that receives a housing voucher or has been determined eligible for public housing assistance
  • A member of the student’s immediate family has been incarcerated
All students live on campus between Sunday afternoon and Friday afternoon and transportation is provided back and forth to home and school on the weekends.
* More information can be found on the school’s website:

Position Summary:
The primary purpose of the Night-Time Resident Advisor is to provide a safe and secure environment during the night-time hours while students are sleeping and to monitor students during the morning hours prior to the start of the school day. The Night-Time Resident Advisors will handle all emergencies and student issues during the night-time and morning hours.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates ability to nurture each student entrusted to their care
  • Attends to students’ personal safety
  • Protects the rights and dignity of individual students
  • Attends to students’ health care and mental health needs
  • Teaches healthy lifestyle routines to include nutrition, hygiene, and proper sleep
  • Models the words, behaviors, and values deemed appropriate for a member of the SEED community
  • Teaches students  appropriate social skills while praising positive decisions and redirecting inappropriate actions by utilizing the Model of Care
  • Responsible for assisting in the management and maintenance of the house/residence hall facility Maintains house programs
  • Communicates with parents, administrators, Life Skills Counselors and teachers about student behaviors and/or trends
  • Facilitates engaging morning activities
  • Motivates students to begin their day on a positive note by setting goals, encouraging all children to put forth effort, and reminding them that they are supported
  • Recognizes individual and house progress and accomplishments as they improve and grow
  • Oversees morning routines, which could include but not limited to:
    • Wake up
    • Chores
    • Preparation for the school day (morning hygiene routines)
    • Morning activities
    • Breakfast
    • Transition to classes
  • A commitment to SEED’s mission and the belief that with the right resources any child can attend college and achieve his or her dreams
  • Is able to build and maintain a strong, positive school culture based on the SEED Core Values of respect, responsibility, gratitude, integrity, self-discipline, and compassion
  • Demonstrates a relentless focus on positive culture and the use of effective strategies to enhance the academic and socio-emotional development of all students
  • Possess personal integrity and a strong moral and ethical character with an ability to make fair and equitable decisions
  • Is a goal-setter with boundless energy who goes “above and beyond” what is expected
  • Demonstrates poise, tact and diplomacy
  • Approachable, accessible and highly visible
  • Is a positive and enthusiastic educator who believes in the potential of all children and motivates them to do their best each day
  • Demonstrates excellent listening skills
  • Collaborative in his/her work with colleagues, students, and families
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associates’ Degree or equivalent, in social sciences or related field
  • 1-2 years direct experience in adolescent development, residential/boarding education, teaching, or related fields
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, in social sciences or related field
  • 2-3 years direct experience in adolescent development, residential/boarding education, teaching, or related fields
This position description may not describe all duties, responsibilities and skills associated with this position. It is intended to portray the major aspects of the job and is not meant to be all inclusive. Other duties or skills may be required. 
* On-campus housing opportunities are available for qualified candidates
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