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Job Title: NHSI Film- Resident Hall Director
Location: Evanston, IL
Department: Temp Center
Position #/Job ID: 43367
Applications will be accepted through April 20th, 2022
National High School Institute: This is a 5-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 22nd through July 30th. Position includes room and board. Salary is TBD based on qualification/experience.
Job Description: The Residence Hall Director is the legal guardian of the students during the summer in the absence of their parents [IN LOCO PARENTIS]. The Residence Hall Director is responsible for the health and well-being of the students. Any issue pertaining to the health and well-being of the students is directly handled by the Residence Hall Director. He/She is also the disciplinarian for any instances occurring outside of the curricular program. As such, the Residence Hall Director must be well-versed in the NHSI’s disciplinary policies and willing to enforce them at all times. The Residence Hall Director is one of the faces of this program: He/She must be a person who is always modelling responsible behavior for both students and staff. He/She must have great leadership skills. The Residence Hall Director must demonstrate strength in energy, patience, dedication to the history and future of NHSI, Film & Video Division, and a deep understanding of the dedication and commitment of the job.
Beginning in May, the Residence Hall Director organizes logistics of the residence hall. This includes, but is not limited to, setting a summer on-call schedule for the residence hall staff, composing and sending out letters of orientation to the staff, coordinating disciplinary policies and procedures with the Division Director and Administrative Director, preparing welcome packets for the students and staff, administration of residence hall room assignments for students and staff, and conducting the orientation of residence hall staff in collaboration with university residential life offices and procedure.
Show up to campus a day before the staff to pick up printed materials, collect the residence hall keys from the housing office, coordinate the move-in day with the NHSI office (i.e., collect classroom keys and equipment), speak with on-campus liaisons (i.e. housing, housekeeping, and health services).
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead and coordinate two “move-in” days; one for the staff, one for the students.
- Run a morning-long residence hall orientation for the staff which serves to train them as resident assistants (RAs).
- Along with the Division Director, serve as direct supervisor to the residence hall staff for the entirety of the summer.
- Administrate the arrival of our 160+ students and deliver all residence hall orientation materials and information to the students on their arrival day.
- Coordinate scheduling and getting students to health service appointments.
- Act as the IN LOCO PARENTIS when it is necessary to accompany students to the emergency room.
- The Residence Hall Director is privy to and responsible for the health history of each student. It is the Residence Hall Director’s responsibility to be knowledgeable on the health needs and issues of any students and to treat those issues with confidentiality.
- Coordinate maintenance needs of the residence hall with the campus Housing Services and the residence hall’s Housekeeping staff.
- Delegate authority and assign tasks when necessary to the residence hall staff.
- Be in direct contact with the parents of students who are having health or disciplinary issues.
- Administrate and delegate the overseeing of a weekly community service.
- Be present at the daily 11:00 meeting to give residence hall-related news, instruction, and guidance.
- Spend every night of the program sleeping inside the residence hall on the faculty wing. The Residence Hall Director’s room is always accessible via doorbell to all students and staff. He/She is always on call for emergencies.
- Oversee the daily delivery of mail to the students.
- Participate as a teacher in one curricular section of the day. During this time, the Assistant Resident Hall Director will be present and on call–along with the Division Director. The rest of the day, the Resident Hall Director is present and on call for all student-care related issues.
- We require a candidate with a college degree, preferably with a focus on Education. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills as well as leadership experience and a sense of humor. The Dorm Director will live in the residence hall for the month of July with students.
- Self-motivated, strong work ethic and commitment to collaborative work.
- Supervisory experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment.
To Apply: Please click the link above to apply directly through Human Resources
Job Title: Acting on Camera Film Instructor
Location: Evanston, IL
National High School Institute – Film Program
Temporary – NHSI Film- Faculty
National High School Institute: This is a 5-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 22nd through July 30th, 2022. Position includes room and board. Salary is $4,000.
This position is for the National High School Institute located in Evanston at Northwestern University.
Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a temporary opportunity at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional, and personal development.
Job Description: Day-to-day responsibilities include teaching acting for the camera and supervising students, assisting with casting of student films, communicating with instructors and support staff, assisting with staff meetings, and helping to address staff and student questions and concerns. The Faculty maintains and fosters high standards of professional conduct, managing the safety and supervision of students through enforcement of NHSI policies and procedures. Must possess and demonstrate an interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of high school students, serve as mature and positive role models for students, and exhibit a strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork.
- Teach classes and/or assist final productions in one of the following disciplines (teaching in multiple disciplines preferred):
- Acting for the Camera
- Attend program orientation
- Follow all NHSI rules and regulations concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, program procedures, and other responsibilities as set forth in the staff handbook
- Be knowledgeable of administrative policies and University procedures
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferably in Film and/or Theatre
- At least two years of experience in professional Film environment
- Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and commitment to collaborative work
- Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
- Supervisory experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment
“As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.”
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Avery at Jennifer.email@example.com
Position is open until filled.
Job Title: Program Assistant 2
Location: Evanston, IL
National High School Institute – Administrative Office
Position #/Job ID: 44508
Posting Title: Program Assistant 2
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Applications will be accepted through May 20th, 2022
Job Summary: The Program Assistant position within the National High School Institute will provide administrative support within the department. Daily tasks may include financial responsibilities, customer service, creating reports, and collaboration with other Northwestern departments.
- Handle both incoming and outgoing NHSI finances
- Process incoming payments including deposit fees, tuition fees, third-party scholarships, DVD sales, and donations.
- Process outgoing payments such as invoices and expense reports
- Be the main contact for summer employees/contractors to receive salaries and payments
- Send, collect, and submit seasonal employees necessary payroll documents (such as W-4s, personal data forms, and direct deposit forms)
- Conduct I-9 verification for summer employees
- Fill out necessary payroll or contractor forms, collect necessary signatures, and submit to Payroll or Accounts Payable.
- Use Northwestern’s CAESAR system to create student accounts, check student tuition balances, enroll students into classes, and check class rosters
- Keep contact with the Student Accounts department to process student financial aid awards, refunds, and fees
- Collaborate with Residential Services and the Wildcard Office to create meal cards and identification cards for students, employees, and contractors
- Collect and interpret data for marketing purposes
- Make general updates to the NHSI website and marketing materials
- Customer service for students/parents: answering phone calls and e-mails to answering general questions
- Make travel arrangements for both employees and visitors
- Read and review student applications
- General office duties as necessary
- A high school diploma or its equivalent
- Intermediate knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database software programs
- Experience in administrative work
- A college degree
- Experience in the fields of Arts Administration, Theatre, Film, or Debate