Resident Advisor

Washington D.C.
Apr 11, 2017
May 16, 2017
Full Time

Resident Advisor

The SEED Foundation ( was created in 1997 to establish college-preparatory urban boarding schools that prepare children both academically and socially, for success in college and beyond. In 1998, the Foundation opened The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. - the nation’s first urban public college preparatory boarding school. The school currently serves 325 students in grade 6-12. Ninety-seven percent of SEED graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities.

All SEED students live on campus from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon when they return home for the weekend. The dormitories are organized into small “houses” of 10-12 students per life skills counselor for afternoon and evening routines such as study hall, house meetings, and social activities. We provide a safe and caring 24 hour boarding experience. Our relationship with parents and guardians is essential to the success of their child while at SEED.  We are currently seeking candidates for the position of a Resident Advisor to work with our students.

The primary purpose of the position of the Resident Advisor is to serve as the principal direct caregiver for students within an assigned house. This includes assisting students in achieving academic and social goals.  The major focus of the Resident Advisor is to create, establish and maintain a productive and interactive environment for an assigned house within the resident halls. This position is responsible for monitoring and supervising students during the main hours of the Student Life Program.  In collaboration with Life Skills Counselors, Resident Advisors will support the teaching of academic interventions, social development curricula, and other Student Life Programming.  The Resident Advisor will also be expected to discipline students in accordance with the student handbook

Resident Advisors are responsible for nurturing and educating the students who are entrusted to their care.  Resident Advisors are responsible for maintaining a safe, secure environment in which students can learn and grow.  Resident Advisors model, guide, and teach students social, self-help, and life-long learning skills.  Resident Advisors are also responsible for supporting and assessing student achievement.  Resident Advisors also assist students in maintaining relationships with their family by remaining in contact with parents/guardians.  Resident Advisors are the primary advocate for the students in their care. 


  • Demonstrate the ability to nurture each student entrusted to their care
  • Protects Fosters relationships between students and their families
  • the rights and dignity of individual students
  • Attends to students’ health care needs
  • Attends to students’ mental health needs
  • Attends to the moral, and character development of students
  • Teach social, self-help, life-long learning, and basic life skills
  • Facilitate student scholastic achievement
  • Attend to students’ personal safety
  • Facilitate student leisure and recreational activities
  • Teaches students healthy lifestyles
  • Teach students to exhibit behaviors and values deemed appropriate for a member of the SEED community
  • Maintain a developmentally appropriate behavior management system
  • Residing on campus and responding to any emergency situation (as requested or perceived as being necessary by supervisor or employee/colleague or self-determined) such as inclement weather, medical emergencies, power outages, staff shortages, etc.
  • Manage and maintain the house/residence hall facility
  • Manage and maintain the house
  • Achieves and maintains Student Life Program Certification
  • Responsible for submitting in a timely manner the following required documentation (as required)
  • Assist in developing and maintaining individualized student programs
  • Maintain house programs
  • Perform other tasks as required and/or assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates Degree or equivalent, in social sciences or related field.
  • 1-2 years direct experience in adolescent development, residential/boarding education, counseling, activities coordination, or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent, in social sciences or related field.
  • 2-3 years direct experience in adolescent development, residential/boarding education, counseling, activities coordination or related fields.

If you are interested in joining The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C., we would like to hear from you. To be considered, you must forward a complete package consisting of the following:

1.  Letter of Interest
2.  Résumé

3.  Salary History

Click Apply to email packets. 

The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. is committed to the letter and spirit of equality. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other programs.