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Resident Advisor at Summerfuel Berkeley

Summerfuel at Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | Full Time and Temporary

Job Description


About Summerfuel

We offer personalized adventures for students seeking a summer experience like no other.  Our extensive range of programs encourages independence and friendship, striking the perfect balance between learning, exploration, and fun.  We're proud of our reputation for providing a high level of attention and care, for being pioneers in our field, and for finding exciting new ways to make each student's summer unforgettable.

Students who join our challenging pre-college programs, or our authentic language and cultural immersion programs, develop essential skills that put them ahead of the game.  All of our programs are designed to broaden academic and personal horizons, and we work thoughtfully to create opportunities for a truly diverse student population.  We have been offering the best, most comprehensive student adventures since 1984, and we still know what students want from their sumers today.

Summer Job Opportunities: Resident Advisors

We’re looking for fun, creative, energetic, mature individuals to work with high school students at our pre-college programs in the United States: 

Summerfuel at Berkeley:
June 25 - July 28, 2013  

Summerfuel Resident Advisors (RAs) spend the summer living on campus, working as a mentor to high school students from the United States and abroad. RAs are responsible for the safety and well-being of their students.  All RAs live in residence with their students and are directly responsible for a group of approximately ten.

RAs directly supervise student conduct, discipline, health and safety. Varied responsibilities include: managing hall dynamics to ensure a positive residence environment, establishing effective communications with students, leading activities and trips during the extracurricular portion of the program and serving as a student information resource.  RAs lead extracurricular programming such as: athletics, film screenings, talent shows, dances, and more. 

Summerfuel at UMass offers students an opportunity to sample a variety of different academic disciplines.  Students participate in courses and workshops covering a range of topics, including writing, law, business, astronomy, film, marketing and more. On the weekends, Summerfuel organizes excursions and activities in and around the Pioneer Valley, including a trip to Boston, Six Flags Great Adventure and Northampton. Summerfuel students and staff live in the state of the art North Apartment Suites, centrally located on UMass-Amherst’s campus.


•    Minimum age 21 by June of program year

•    Must have completed at least three years of college including at least one year in residence

•    Residence life employment and/or experience working with adolescents preferred


$1,400 salary, room & board, plus partial travel stipend


All applicants must submit a detailed resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should address why you are interested in the RA position and what qualifications you could bring to the role.  Summerfuel will not consider applicants who do not submit a cover letter.  Please note, Summerfuel will not review applications until January of 2013.  Consequently, candidates should not call or email to verify the status of their application until after January 15, 2013.