||The Bridge Partnership is an initiative facilitated by Bridgewater State University, to provide academic and enrichment activities for students enrolled in grades 7 and 8 at Roosevelt Middle School and Keith Middle School in New Bedford, MA. Two groups of 100 students will reside in East Hall to participate in separate on-campus sessions from Sunday, July 7 to Friday, July 19; and Sunday, July 21 to Friday, August 2, 2013. Program Assistants will participate in a week long training and planning session in June, dates to be determined. As a result, the employment period will be from July 6, 2013 through, August 3, 2013. Required to reside on campus, Program Assistants will move into East Hall on Saturday, July 6 and occupy Resident Advisor rooms until the end of the program on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Assigned in pairs, Program Assistants will perform leadership and mentoring duties to support an array of enrichment activities both on and off-campus. They include supervising the movement of 10-member student teams to classes, various activity locations, and meals in the dining facility; the facilitation of activities such as, games, physical exercise, evening enrichment activities and other fun-filled events. Throughout, they will serve as mentors and counselors to the middle school students whenever necessary.
1) With another Program Assistant, directly supervise the activities of 10 middle school students.
2) Ensure the safety of those students during all activities and movement to various locations.
3) Lead a variety of events such as games, club meetings and other planned activities.
4) Accompany students on off-campus trips.
5) Mentor and counsel students whenever necessary.
6) Ensure the safety of students at all times.
7) Ensure the cleanliness of the dormitory.
8) Perform any other duties necessary to ensure that the program operates effectively.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Participating Roosevelt Middle School & Keith Middle School students
" Current full-time enrollment, in good standing, at Bridgewater State University.
" The physical ability to lead activities and accompany student groups to various locations on and off campus.
" Verifiably excellent communication skills.
" Experience running student-centered programs.
" Ability to understand and be responsive to the needs and concerns of ethnically diverse students, underrepresented populations, individuals with disabilities, and others.
" Experience with school-aged youth during programs that include overnight stays.
" Ability to facilitate activities for large groups.
" Preference given to students who speak Spanish, Portuguese, or Creole