Join the Summer Scholars Program Team!

SSP Team

What is a Summer Scholars Program Community Assistant? A Community Assistant (CA) is a University of Miami employee that has four distinct job duties:

  1. University of Miami Student or Recent Graduate - A CA is a student first! He or she must be a current undergraduate (must have completed 30 credit hours by the end of spring semester) or graduate student. He or she can also be a recent college graduate (must have graduated within one year of the start of the program). CAs are required to attend class with the Summer Scholars for the first three days and then at least twice a week for the remainder of the program. In addition, CAs chaperone class field trips.

  2. Mentor SSP Students - A CA can offer valuable insight on the transition between high school and college because he/she has been through this stage. Many are former Summer Scholars, Current UM Resident Assistants, Academic Fellows and former Summer Scholars CAs. Community Assistants are role models and an example of how college students should conduct themselves.

  3. Residence Hall Supervisor and Disciplinarian - A CA is employed by the University of Miami. They must enforce all policies and refer students who break these rules for disciplinary action.CAs will have duty nights in the residence hall and mediate minor conflicts that may arise.

  4. Community Builder - Living in the residence hall can be one of the most enriching experiences a student can have during their college career. CAs develop a sense of community in the residence hall and among the students. This means that each CA actively promotes a welcoming environment that is tolerant of all students regardless of mental, emotional, or physical characteristics. CAs are required to chaperone and attend SSP activities, as well as plan at least one educational/social program during the three-week period.

Program Dates: June 22 - July 15
Wednesday, June 22: staff arrive
Thursday, June 23 - Friday, June 24: staff training
Saturday, June 25: student check-in
Friday, July 15: program concludes, staff depart late afternoon

Salary plus room and board.

For more information please contact:
     Krista Lyons; 305-284-5078
       .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Application Deadline
March 1, 2016.

Community Assistant Application 2015

Supplemental Documentation Required: Two recommendations - at least one recommendation should be from faculty, the second can be from a supervisor.

* Last Name (You must type in a response)
* First Name (You must type in a response)
MI (Type in a response)
* C Number (You must type in a response)
* Date of Birth (You must type in a response)
* Local Phone (You must type in a response)
* Cell Phone (You must type in a response)
* Email Address (You must enter a valid email address)
* Current address (You must type in a response)
Move out date (if applicable) (Type in a response)
* Summer Mailing Address (You must type in a response)
Summer Phone (Type in a response)
* Have you ever been a Resident Assistant? (You must select one)
If so, where? (Type in a response)
* Are you a former Summer Scholar Participant? (You must select one)
If so, which year? (Type in a response)
SSP Program (Type in a response)
* Major (You must type in a response)
Minor (Type in a response)
* Class (You must select one)
If other, please specify (Type in a response)
* T-Shirt Size (Select only one)
* Have you been charged and convicted of a crime other than a traffic violation? (You must select one)
If yes, explain: (Type in a response)
* Have you been terminated from a position on campus? (You must select one)
If yes, explain: (Type in a response)
* May we have permission to review your transcripts? (You must select one)
* Initials (You must type in a response)
* What experiences will you bring to the Community Assistant position that could positively impact the high school students attending the Summer Scholars Program? (You must type in a response)
* What challenges might Summer Scholars face during the three week program, keeping in mind the students are 15 - 18 years old? (You must type in a response)
* CAs are also academic mentors. Which of the twelve academic specialties offered to SSP students do you feel will best match your academic background and interests? What factors have contributed to your academic success at UM? (You must type in a response)
* In what ways will a community assistant be a role model for the Summer Scholars students? (You must type in a response)
* Describe two activities you think would be appropriate and enjoyable for all participants regardless of academic program (You must type in a response)
  Participants are 15 to 18 year old high school students who take very intensive academic courses, typically from 8AM to 5PM. Most of our students are living away from home for the first time, and many are a great distance from home. Usually 75% of the students are from outside Miami and 50% are non-Floridians. When our students have a break in their course load, the CAs facilitate evening and weekend activities. CAs will be required to plan and facilitate at least one evening/weekend social program, which can be a cooperative effort with other CAs.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you when considering your candidacy for the CA position? (Type in a response)
Explain any other commitments you may have during June 17 - July 11: (Type in a response)
  Because of the intensity of the Summer Scholars Program CAs should not take any classes during the second summer session nor have other scheduled work hours at another place of employment. Any additional work schedules should be cleared with the Director of the program before accepting the CA position.
* I certify that the above information is complete and accurate. If evidence is found that the information above has been falsified, I understand that my application will be immediatelly disqualified. (You must select at least one)