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Lehigh University Summer Engineering Institute

Operations Director

Position Dates: June 11, 2018 – July 28, 2018
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Overview: The Operations Director is a professional staff member within the Summer Engineering Institute office, located at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. An ideal candidate has familiarity with managing many high school students and establishing a collaborative, fun and safe environment. Supervised by the Director, the Operations Director is responsible for the total operation of a residence hall area during the program. Duties include: supervising the student mentors; training, providing leadership for students and staff through programming and discipline; enforcing program, university and residence hall rules and regulations, purchasing program supplies; coordinating in-program transportation, acting as facilities manager for the residence area including overseeing maintenance and custodial concerns; additional responsibilities per the direction of the Dean of the College of Engineering.

Paid Benefits

July 1-July 28 Full meal plan (ends with breakfast on July 28, 2018)
June 27 – July 28 Housing: includes single room (Check-out of residence hall on 7/28/2018 by 12pm)

Compensation for this position is $4,000 monthly, plus room and meals during the program. Payment will be made on a semi-monthly basis. This includes reimbursement for cell phone usage, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Record check (required in the state of Pennsylvania to work with minors) expenses. The successful applicant will responsible for buying their own parking pass from the University, if they bring a car to campus.

Position Time Commitment (June 11 – July 28, 2018):

June 11-June 26  Day shifts, 8 hours a day in office on campus
June 27- June 30 Mentor Training which includes day and evening/overnight hours
July 1 – July 27 Evening Duties and Overnight Shift
July 28 Day Hours during Student/Staff Check-outs



  • Bachelor's Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Education, Counseling Education, Social Work
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • Experience may substitute for education in this/these areas: Bachelor's Degree plus 1 - 3 years relevant experience

Work Experience:

  • 1-3 years of teaching and/or supervisory experience preferred
  • Must have a valid USA driver's license in good standing

Operations Director Responsibilities:

Staff Supervision:

  • Work with Director to develop a Mentor Schedule prior to program start date
  • Work with Director to develop Transportation Schedule
  • Create and Implement the Day and Night Duty Log binders
  • Assist and participate in the training of student mentors
  • Supervise/discipline the student mentors
  • Tracking of Communication Reports and counseling of students/staff. Daily and/or weekly copies to Director.


  • Provide administrative program support in preparation of program
  • Interpret and enforce program policies and procedures within the residence hall
  • Work with mentors and students to help ensure the protection of individual rights
  • Be familiar with and communicate University rules and regulations to students
  • Act as a liaison with Residential Services, Facilities Services and Summer Engineering Institute offices
  • Perform administrative responsibilities for facilities management including residence hall common area and room inventory
  • Help to establish and carry out procedures for Opening Day, Closing Day, and security of the residence halls
  • Supervise the on-duty schedule for student mentors, making adjustments as needed; coordinate schedules for weekend and evening activities which may include off campus activities

Communication and Resource Referral:

  • Keep the Director up-to-date daily on activities and occurrences in the residence hall
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and training sessions
  • Know and be known by the high school students
  • Identify, work with, and refer to Director when appropriate, individuals who exhibit personal, social, and behavioral problems

Additional Duties:

  • Oversee mentors responsible for purchasing of foods/snacks and supplies for in-residence snacks and activities
  • Cooperate with the Summer Engineering Institute office in supporting staff decisions and efforts
  • Demonstrate initiative, dependability, and a positive attitude
  • Be available each evening during the 4-week program and orientation (except on off day)
  • Sleep in the residence hall each evening during the 4-week program and orientation
  • Maintain residence in housing for the duration of the SEI program
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director