Graduate Fellow - Social Entrepreneurship
The Social Entrepreneurship Resident Graduate Fellow is a live-in position that works with Residence Life staff members and the hall residents to facilitate an environment within Eleanor Raoul Hall (Raoul Hall) that will contribute to the intellectual, social, physical, moral, and cultural development of first-year students, particularly around the social entrepreneurship theme. The Fellow articulates to the students the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life, other Campus Life departments, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and other departments and divisions within the university and, in turn, represents and presents the needs of the students to the administration. This is a position of leadership, trust, and honor, and contributes significantly to the personal growth and development of the staff member and his/her paraprofessional staff and hall residents.
The Social Entrepreneurship Resident Graduate Fellow (SERGF) reports directly to the Complex Director in Raoul Hall. S/he assists in promoting the theme of social entrepreneurship within the residence hall by developing a curriculum and leading weekly outbreak sessions that address the following topics:
- Using the framework of social justice to critically examine problems in the world
- Identifying social issues in the world
- Applying entrepreneurship to solve social issues
The SERGF holds an appointment for one academic year, from July to May. The SERGF works 20 hours per week. The actual time commitment will vary throughout the semester, with greater commitment around open and closings, and during Fall training
The fellow must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at Emory University. In addition to graduate student status, ideal candidates should have experience with social entrepreneurship, residential living, supervision of staff, and student leadership. Knowledge of Emory University policies and procedures is helpful.
- Be available and accessible to hall residents by making a strong commitment to being present in the hall.
- Hold at least three office hours each week.
- Serve as a resource or referral for information concerning social entrepreneurship.
- Know all students in the Social Entrepreneurship (SE) hall (16-18 residents).
- Develop a positive rapport with residents in order or create and maintain a friendly atmosphere that stimulates a cooperative environment conducive to studying and group living.
- Advise the Farmers to 40 (F240) student group.
- Plan building-wide, monthly programs that engage and immerse the residents with the theme of social entrepreneurship. The graduate fellow will have full autonomy to plan, promote, and execute these programs with the additional assistance of the sophomore advisors (SA’s).
- Refer residents with academic, career or personal concerns to campus resources.
- Be responsible for thorough and accurate documentation of all violations of Residence Hall Policies, Regulations, and Undergraduate Code of Conduct.
- Preserve the confidentiality of personal information about students obtained in the course of employment
and responsible treatment of all information to which s/he is given access (rosters, locator cards, etc.).
- Research, pull together, and submit a social entrepreneurship academic curriculum for students who are interested in pursuing social entrepreneurship (maximum of 18 residents), and submit for approval by August 1st 2016.
- Explore social entrepreneurship resources at Emory and be able to refer SE hall residents accordingly.
- Host weekly 1-2 hour sessions/workshops for SE Hall residents in the Idea Lab.
- Provide SE hall residents weekly reading material to supplement weekly outbreak sessions/workshops.
- Develop a mid-year and end-of-year assessment plan.
The compensation and benefits package for the Social Entrepreneurship Graduate Fellow position includes the following:
- Salary of $7,000 + housing rent July 2016 – May 2017
- Furnished, air-conditioned, one-bedroom, on-campus apartment within Raoul Hall. (all utilities, local
telephone, cable and internet services are provided.)
- Seven meals per-week when Dining Services is in operation.
- Opportunities for summer employment.
- Vacation time of two weeks during the winter break holiday period.
All Fellows are required to attend fall staff training in August, prior to the opening of school in August. This year’s training is set to begin Wednesday, July 30 and will continue through Monday, August 11, 2016. Fellows may move into their apartments as early as mid- June.
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 22, 2016.
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