The Programme Assistant will assist the Programme Manager with tasks associated with the set up and delivery of the UCD Summer High School Programme, which is designed as a pre-university program for students from the United States. Programme Assistants work as team members with other staff to plan, advertise and execute activities, create community norms and behavioural expectations, and respond in the event of emergency. During the programme, the Programme Assistant will serve as a live-in residential assistant and a point of contact for the US students. The Program Managers are seeking 6-7 qualified candidates to assist with supervision of approximately 30-35 students.
Assist the Programme Manager with preparation, coordination and delivery of the programme activities
Assist with queries from students and parents
Help prepare for academic and non-academic activity
Assist with airport transfers, move-in, orientation
Supervise students overnight and during off-campus excursions
Promote student participation and positive attitudes in all activities
Ensure students keep to strict timekeeping and general rules of the programme
Candidates must be current students in undergraduate or postgraduate programs at UCD
Availability during the entire period from 6 July to 21 July 2023
Attend pre-sessional training 4-5 July (on-campus accommodation will be available during training time)
Live in university housing for the duration of the programme (6 July to 21 2023)
Ability to use good judgement
Effective communication skills, both written and oral
Willingness to accept and follow through with responsibility
The ability to create and maintain professional relationships with students and other staff
Prior experience working with secondary school aged students is preferred
Prior experience working in a team
First aid training is also preferred but not required.
Previous Garda vetting is preferred but not required, although successful candidates will be required to complete the vetting process prior to 6 July.
How to Apply:
Submit a CV and brief Cover Letter to email@example.com no later than 14 April 2023. Your cover letter should specifically address why you would like this position and why you are an excellent ambassador of UCD to prospective students.
Kendall will be on campus for interviews the last week of April.