Position Information

Jan 21, 2022

Mar 21, 2022


Job Description:

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Student Life Coordinator

POSITION TYPE: In-Person, Full-Time Temporary

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: 6/18/22 – 8/8/22

  • Online Training: 6/18/22 – 6/20/22
  • Staff Arrival Date: 6/21/22
  • In-Person Training: 6/22/22 – 6/23/22
  • Summer Festival: 6/24/22 – 8/7/22
  • Staff Departure Date: 8/8/22

Heifetz Institute RAs are individuals who exhibit strong leadership capabilities, communication skills, and conflict management techniques. The RA helps to facilitate a positive living and learning environment during the six-week program. RAs are required to live on campus (air-conditioned, single occupancy) for the duration of the summer, and will act as both resource and role model to students attending the summer program. The RA strives to provide a positive intellectual, emotional and social living environment for Institute students. A Heifetz Institute RA displays sensitivity to and interest in people, neutrality, respect for dignity and worth of the individual, open-mindedness on issues, has a great degree of empathy, and is able to handle autonomy, make decisions, and identify and resolve issues quickly and decisively.


  • The main responsibility of the Resident Advisor is to be available and to “be present;” e.g., to provide support, encouragement and leadership to his/her residential community.
  • The RA helps to facilitate a positive living and learning environment by building relationships with his/her residents, and assisting them in developing positive relationships with each other.
  • Hold weekly Residence Hall meetings to convey important information.
  • Help facilitate weekly or bi-weekly recreational student activities.
  • Holding residents accountable for their behavior.
  • Educating residents on the policies and procedures of the Institute.
  • Role modeling positive attitudes and behaviors.
  • Helping to facilitate an environment that allows students to meet their goals.
  • Mediating disputes and thereby providing opportunities to for residents to look at the world from different perspectives.
  • Serving as a resource and liaison.
  • Providing helping skills for residents in need.
  • Supporting and enforcing the policies and procedures of the Faculty and Administration.
  • Keeping track of resident occupancy.
  • Responding to all requests and emergencies during duty hours.
  • Documenting policy violations.
  • Reporting maintenance, health, safety, and facility concerns.

The Resident Assistant will work in the Institute’s administrative offices & teaching facilities and, as such, is expected to dress in appropriate attire. Ripped jeans, mini skirts, halter-tops, tank tops, shorts, and t-shirts with graphics are discouraged during business hours and concerts.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or music related field.
  • Knowledge or experience in classical music.
  • Experience working in Student Life or Student Affairs.
  • Responsive and attentive to communications during expanded business hours (8:00 – 22:00).
  • Ability to healthily cope with stressful and demanding situations.
  • A commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to the Heifetz Institute and its community.
  • Adheres to the Heifetz Institute policies and procedures in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the program.
  • Proof of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19 with an FDA approved or authorized vaccine.

How to apply:

Please fill out our application form: https://airtable.com/shrkDdtEwuL4d55w0

Compensation is $2,500 for the contracted period. Housing and meals will be provided for the duration of the contract. Employment is contingent upon the signing of a contract by the Resident Assistant and the Heifetz Institute, as well as passing a background check. The Resident Assistant will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from the Institute.

Duration of position
7 weeks

Employer Information

Claudia Encinas

(540) 907-4446



107 E. Beverley Street, Staunton, VA, 24401

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