The Jackson Laboratory

  • Resident Supervisor - Summer Student Program

    Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/9/2018 10:40 AM)
    Job ID
    Education and Education Support 
  • Summary

    The Summer Student Program is a signature education program of The Jackson Laboratory. The Resident Supervisor manages the residential life program within the JAX Summer Student Program (SSP) including mentoring, day-to-day logistics, and recreational activities. With oversight and guidance from the Program Director of the Summer Student Program, support from Residential Life staff at The University of St. Joseph, and in partnership with the Resident Assistant, the Resident Supervisor facilitates engaging and community-building programs and activities, fosters community harmony through communication and problem-solving, and ensures student safety through awareness and compliance with JAX policies.
    The Resident Supervisors lead a cohort of approximately 11 undergraduate students ranging in age from 18-21. These participants are selected through a competitive application process that draws nearly 1,000 applications from around the US. Selected students exhibit personal qualities including curiosity and a passion for science, personal maturity, and teamwork. This student body is highly diverse, and includes individuals from many races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and beliefs.
    This position includes semi-private dormitory suite-style housing at the SSP residence, The University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to complete application.


    • Oversee and manage the SSP residential program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: student residential orientation, setting the agenda and leading regular group meetings, oversight of communications systems and policies to ensure safety and information sharing, facilitating routine and emergency medical care, creating and participating in daily supervision and transportation schedules, and facilitating, in coordination with support staff, student compliance with residential policies, procedures, and traditions.
    • Develop and participate in a shared ‘on-call’ schedule, which will include evening and weekend hours.
    • Maintain, through informal communication, rapport, and personal presence, a high level of awareness and support for individual student needs and challenges. Provide problem solving assistance and guidance.
    • Oversee and manage recreational components of the residential life program. These include but are not limited to: an overnight camping and hiking trip, weekend excursions to Boston and/or New York City, Farmington River tubing and other ad hoc activities as resources (budget, time, staffing) allow.


    • Candidates must demonstrate ability and strong desire to work in a residential education and research environment, including outstanding mentor/student communication, leadership, and organization. Must be a self-motivated, team-oriented, patient and disciplined problem solver and solution builder.
    • Candidates must demonstrate ability and interest to work with students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates with experience or training in teaching or mentoring students from diverse backgrounds will be preferred.
    • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field, preferably education, plus additional work experience.
    • Must have 4+ years successful work experience demonstrating leadership in a student-oriented field including teaching, mentoring, higher education, outdoor recreation, counseling, or a similar occupation.
    • Must hold a valid US drivers license and be able to transport groups of students in a van provided by JAX.
    • Must reside at the student residence (University of St. Joseph) for the full period of the Summer Student Program, from May 28 through August 10, 2019, including orientation and other activities that occur before and after the students depart.

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.

    JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives.
    JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!
    Our Values:
    INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right
    PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all
    ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science
    EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results
    INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions
    STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

    What do we have to offer?
    JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.
    Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.
    The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.
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