[ECOLOG-L] ASSISTANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR/RESIDENT ADVISOR

HARVARD FOREST – HARVARD UNIVERSITY
PETERSHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

2016 SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM IN ECOLOGY

ASSISTANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR/RESIDENT ADVISOR
(13-week position available beginning May 16, 2016)

For thirteen weeks in May-August 2016, twenty college-age students will join dozens of
visiting and staff scientists at Harvard Forest in researching the effects of natural and
human disturbances on forest ecosystems. The Program Assistant works closely with the
Summer Program Coordinator in organizing the various educational components to the
summer program. S/he provides information, advising, support and discipline required to
create a hospitable academic work environment.

Duties and Responsibilities (work under the supervision of the Summer Program
Coordinator)
Assistant Program Coordinator
Assist with student arrival and orientation (May 22nd – 24th)
Inform students of Harvard Forest activities, policies, and expectations
Coordinate weekly (x2) evening workshops and seminars
Update and maintain summer student blog (http://ift.tt/1Rinq08)
Work with Summer Program Coordinator to resolve student issues
Organize Summer Student Symposium in early-August
Work on various tasks as needed to facilitate administrative and research projects

Resident Advisor
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

Required Skills, Training and Experience
Excellent listening, negotiation, organizational, and problem solving skills required
Strong communication (verbal and written), organizational, telephone, and computer skills
Work independently with moderate supervision
Comfortable with performing a variety of tasks simultaneously
Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse population preferred

Time Commitment and Compensation
Compensation is $13.90/hour for 40 hours per week for 13 weeks (May 16 to August 12,
2016). The assistant has a private room, shared office space with computer and access to
Forest vehicles. The position requires on site residence (room and board provided) with
weeknight and weekend work.

Application:
Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to the
address below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional
information about Harvard Forest and the summer program is available at
http://ift.tt/KLTMKD.

For questions, please contact:

Manisha V. Patel, Summer Program Coordinator
Harvard Forest
324 N. Main Street
Petersham, MA 01366
hfapps@fas.harvard.edu ; http://ift.tt/KLTMKD
NO PHONE CALLS, please.

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