Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

SBI Program Dates: June 22 – July 3

LEADership Summer Business Institute Mission:

The LEADership Summer Business Institute hosts 30 high-ability, rising high school seniors from all over the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We strive to address education access and excellence by establishing a cross- sector collaborative of corporate, government agency, higher education, and non- profit partnerships that focus on identifying and developing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds into high achievers and responsible leaders. For more information about LEAD visit, www.leadprogram.org

RTA Job Description:

The program hosts 30 scholars who are rising high school seniors. The resident teaching advisor ensures the safety, well-being and academic success of the summer institute high school participants as they learn about business as a career field. The RTA is responsible for supervising their cohort of program participants online Monday thru Friday with availability from 10am – 8pm EDT, with check in availability on weekends for the duration of the program. The resident teaching advisors report to the Program and Operations Directors.

Job Description: The Resident Teaching Advisor (RTA) is responsible for supervising the program’s participants to ensure their safety, well-being, and progress in learning about business as a career field.

Stipend: $850.00 per week.

Personal Conduct, Meetings, and Conditions of Employment: Resident Teaching Advisors are always paid staff and expected to demonstrate integrity and to be professional RTAs are role models for the LEAD scholars and are basically always on duty. RTAs are required to:

  1. Committed to attend all online/virtual sessions with scholars for the duration of the program;
  2. Be responsible and committed educators and provide guidance and support to scholars
  3. Oversee scholar’s settling-in process and helps with student orientation program.
  1. Exercise common sense and mature, good judgment in their relationship with LEAD institute scholars
  2. Work cooperatively with scholars, fellow resident teaching advisors, LEAD administrators and faculty by coordinating LEAD activities, competitions assignments and shared tasks.
  3. Work with fellow RTAs and participate programming, classroom and extracurricular activities to complement the academic program and provide participants with a rich, full experience.
  4. Attend and contribute to regularly scheduled staff meetings with the Curriculum/Operations Director’s and other program staff to report on program and scholars activities and issues. Give suggestions for preventing and managing concerns and problems. Work with LEAD administrators to work to avoid crises and emergencies.
  5. Assume additional administrative roles as needed by the Curriculum/Operations Director.
  6. Ensure the well-being of the LEAD scholars, respect one self, respect others and be an impeccable role model.
  7. Overall responsibility to maintain safety and well-being of scholars throughout program. Supervises and manages appropriate conduct and behavior of scholars;
  8. Attending regular RTA training sessions.
  9. Attends mandatory online RTA Certification and online RTA Orientation (TBD).

We are looking for persons who are:

  • Mature, disciplined, caring, and extremely dependable
    · Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students with advising experience (highly preferred). · very positive about the Duke experience
    · In good standing academically (2.8 GPA or better)
    · Energetic and enjoy working with high school students
    · LEAD alumni (preferred, not required)
    · Leaders with quality experience working with youth especially in a virtual learning environment
    · Not enrolled in Summer School or employed during the training and program dates.
  • Email a cover letter and resume along with the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) references to: M. Keith Daniel, Program Director, Duke LEAD at m.keith.daniel@duke.edu. Application Deadline: May 29 or until positions are filled.