Residential Life Leader


NCSSM is ranked as the #1 Public School in the U.S

WORKING TITLE: Residential Life Leader

DEPARTMENT: Extended Learning – Summer Programs

POSITION LOCATION: Durham, NC or Morganton, NC

POSTING DATE: January 6, 2023

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled (priority consideration to applications prior to March 20, 2023)

POSITION TYPE: Temporary, 2-Month contract (June/July)

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $138 per day (flat rate, no overtime) plus room and board during programs (housing not provided during the week of July 4)

NCSSM and the division of Extended Learning foster an environment of collaboration across departments and divisions and support community-engaged service and research. NCSSM is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty and staff diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at 

Description of Duties:

Reports to Senior RLL and Associate Manager of Summer and Extended Programs

Residential Life Leaders manage summer counselors, oversee programming and dorm life, communicate with families, and handle emergencies. Responsibilities include support of students, general hall operations, planning and leading programs, office management, building supervision, assigning halls and rooms in advance of the summer based on the summer programs schedule, creating weekly schedules, daily on-call duties, administering medicine/first aid outside of clinic hours, and discipline.

They will coordinate with Security to receive access passes and keys and Facilities to ensure a smooth transition between weeks of summer programming. Also serve as a front-line responder in emergency situations and take on the responsibility of “in loco parentis” by supervising student activities and their whereabouts.

Strong candidates demonstrate leadership, excellent communication, ability to work independently and in a team, superior organizational skills, and excellent judgment.

Applicants will  support one of the following programs:

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About NCSSM:

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a world-class public high school with statewide reach empowering academically talented students from diverse backgrounds from every corner of the state to design their own future. We offer residential high school programs in Durham and Morganton for juniors and seniors or virtual high school courses and programs that students can take alongside their local curriculum, all tuition free. Our wide array of summer offerings for rising 5th- through 12th-graders includes free opportunities for in-state students alongside paid options for students from anywhere in the world. NCSSM Extended Learning partners with communities and regions to advance student learning and outcomes.

Specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math, and embracing the fine arts and humanities, NCSSM has become the model for 18 such specialized schools around the globe since its founding in 1980 and is a full constituent of the University of North Carolina System. NCSSM’s Ignite + Transform comprehensive campaign seeks to raise $50 million in private support for our mission.

The new NCSSM-Morganton campus opened in 2022 for summer programs and its first fall academic term. NCSSM-Morganton focuses on the booming fields of data science and artificial intelligence, preparing the leaders of tomorrow to navigate a future driven by data and machine learning, with emphasis on the humanistic implications and ethical use of these tools.

Nearly two-thirds of NCSSM graduates earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field — over three times the national average, including 58 percent of our underrepresented minority graduates, which is nearly four times the national average. Nearly three-quarters have earned or are seeking a graduate degree. A 2020 economic impact study found that 54 percent of our alumni continue to live and work in North Carolina, catalyzing nearly $1.3 billion in annual economic activity. NCSSM embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion, and seeks to recruit employees who share these values.

For more information, please read the NCSSM strategic plan and visit