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CELE Resident Advisor

Department: CELE (Center for English Language Education)
  • Reports to: Assistant Director for Short Term Programs
  • Number of Positions: 14

Position Summary

This summer, CELE will host several groups of university and high school students from China, Korea, and Mexico. Students will take ESL classes in the morning and will participate in cultural field trips in the afternoon. To support these Summer 2015 Short Term Programs (STPs), CELE is looking for outgoing NU students with strong leadership and organizational skills to serve in key leadership and service roles.

CELE Culture Guide – Resident Advisors (CG-RAs) will provide primary hospitality and evening support for STP participants. CG-RAs will be expected to take turns with evening on-call duties following the standards for Residence Life set by NU Student Development. They will assist with planning evening activities, will enforce university policies, and will provide friendly and professional assistance to Short Term Program guests. In addition, CG-RAs also will serve as Cultural Activity Guides to lead afternoon cultural field trips and to assist with summer camp activities. CG-RAs will be expected to facilitate transportation for some group field trips and to assist with arrival, orientation, and departure activities. CG-RAs will participate in weekend and evening activities on a flexible schedule. This is a full-time seasonal position (1.0 FTE). CELE CG-RAs will receive salary plus room and board.

Essential Functions

  1. Fulfill a Resident Advisor role with scheduled On Call hours.
  2. Assist with arrival, orientation, and departure activities.
  3. Lead and facilitate transportation for group field trips.
  4. Plan and facilitate some evening and weekend activities.
  5. Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


  1. Strong peer leadership and/or Residence Life experience.
  2. Strong cross-cultural experience and/or interest.
  3. Ability to maintain positive, high-energy interactions with large groups of people.
  4. Ability to take initiative to resolve challenges with minimal direction.
  5. Ability to follow through on commitments in a fast-paced team setting.
  6. Afternoon, evening, weekend, and some morning availability.
  7. Clean driving record.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  9. Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.

Work Environment:

  1. Work is generally performed on campus or on day trips to Seattle tourist attractions.
  2. Some weekend/evening work required.
  3. Requires work in outdoor weather conditions, including rain and sunshine.
  4. Work may require occasional exposure to blood borne pathogens.
  5. May be exposed to loud noise levels.


Anticipated dates:  May 21st - August 10th (subject to change due to STP scheduling).

Typical work hours:  Afternoons, evenings, and occasional mornings or weekends; availability for 40 hours per week, between 1pm and 10pm.

Compensation:  Salary plus room and board.

Applications received until position filled.

Lifestyle Standards

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