Assistant Program Coordinator/Resident Advisor, Harvard Forest

Petersham, MA

Organization: Harvard Forest


  • Assist with student arrival and orientation (May 21st – 23th)
  • Inform students of Harvard Forest activities, policies, and expectations
  • Coordinate weekly evening workshops and seminars
  • Work with Summer Program Coordinator to resolve student issues
  • Organize Summer Student Symposium in early-August
  • Work on various tasks as needed to facilitate summer research program
  • Responsible for day-to-day activities related to the successful operation of a student residence
  • Hold weekly house meetings
  • Plan, organize, and direct student committees (recycling, social activities, etc.)
  • Serve as advisor to student on matters concerning community development, conflict resolution and counseling

Desired qualifications:

  • Excellent listening, negotiation, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and computer skills, comfortable using email and list-serves
  • Capable of performing a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Work independently with moderate supervision
  • Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse population preferred

Start and end dates: May 15th – August 11th 2017

Salary/pay: $14.25/hour

Link to more information: View the full requirements and duties.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Manisha V. Patel, Summer Program Coordinator