Upward Bound Summer Academy Resident Assistant

Website Iowa Lakes Community College

Position:                    Upward Bound Summer Academy Resident Assistant

Report to:                 Upward Bound Manager

General Job Summary:

Federally funded position from June 13 – July 25, 2024. Approximately 20 students from area high schools will be housed on the Emmetsburg Campus of Iowa Lakes Community College, Monday-Friday, where they will be exposed to a residential living experience. A total of four Resident Assistants will be hired. The Resident Assistants will work with certified instructors in academic areas and lead/supervise students during cultural, recreational, and social activities. In addition, the Resident Assistants will be responsible for the students, taking shifts from Monday morning until Friday afternoon during the Upward Bound Summer Academy. Resident Assistants will attend the Big City Trip tentatively scheduled for July 22-25, 2024.

% of TIME                                         Essential Duties/Responsibilities



1.      Supervision of students and facilitate activities.

2.      Provide a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere conducive to maximum student growth.

3.      Interpret and ensure compliance of rules and regulations of students.

4.      Work with program staff in enforcement of program policies.

5.      Assure that dormitory discipline and related matters are handled in a fair and consistent manner.

6.      Transport students to and from scheduled off-campus activities in college vans.

7.      Assist students from Monday morning until Friday afternoon during the residential program.

8.      Attend all required staff meetings.

9.      Prepare and lead enrichment activities as assigned.

10.  Keep and prepare reports and records as assigned by the Upward Bound Manager.

11.  Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. High level of maturity, motivation, and responsibility.
  2. Ability to work independently; organized and dependable.
  3. Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  4. Must be able to work with a team.
  5. Must live in residence hall with students from June 17-July 25, 2024 (Monday-Friday).
  6. Must attend orientation session for all staff – June 13-14, 2024.
  7. Will not work weekends or July 4 and 5, 2024.
  8. Will be on duty either morning or afternoon shift during the day.
  9. Will be on duty for evening activities.

Special Demands: Light to medium work. Position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; up to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 10 pounds constantly to lift or move objects. Must be able to perform routine stooping, bending, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions continually. Occasional kneeling and crawling. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record, and provide proof of insurance.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without Employer Sponsorship.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Preference given to college sophomore, junior, senior or college graduate and/or prior camp counselor experience. Cumulative grade point average above 2.75. Previous experience in working with high school youth preferred.

Salary:  $3,000

Fringe Benefits:  Furnished room and board on the Emmetsburg campus; meals provided when food service is available.

Application Process:

The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy.

Positions open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. View complete job description and application at www.iowalakes.edu/employment. Contact Lynn Miller at lmmiller@iowalakes.edu or 712-362-0409. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.

Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712-362-0433, kmuller@iowalakes.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

To apply for this job please visit iowalakes.edu.