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GEARUP Overnight Staff

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Black Hills State University
Working Title GEARUP Overnight Staff
Posting Number NFE00101P
Department BHSU-College of Liberal Arts
Physical Location of Position (City) Spearfish
Posting Text

South Dakota GEARUP at Black Hills State University is seeking mature, responsible, experienced Overnight Staff employees for the upcoming Summer Honors Program at Black Hills State University located in Spearfish, SD.

The Overnight Staff employees will be responsible for the care and well-being of a large group of students ranging from grades 9-12 between the hours of 11:00pm-7:00am on the campus of Black Hills State University and at Placerville Camp located 9 miles from Rapid City, SD. The position requires the Overnight Staff to live on campus for one week at Placerville Camp during the program (June 24-29, 2018). Pay is $2500.00/mo. (June 5-29, 2018).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
*Be present to ensure the safety and well-being of students ranging from grades 9-12 between the hours of 11:00pm-7:00am every night.
*Learn and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the Summer Honors Program and BHSU.
*Learn, enforce, and follow ALL safety guidelines associated with the Summer Honors Program and BHSU and all program areas. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your students safety and their whereabouts at all times.
*Patrols buildings and grounds by foot to ensure personal and property safety.
*Perform nightly duties which may include, but are not limited to, identifying and responding to participant behavior issues, assisting in monitoring the dormitory and ensuring that all participants are in their assigned rooms and do not enter other participants rooms or leave the dormitory without a GEAR UP staff member present; communicating with BHSU Security, and/or Spearfish Police Department, and/or Senior GEAR UP Staff to report incidents that require immediate response and/or immediate attention.
*Maintain accurate program records including incident reports, any logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
*Attend mandatory staff orientation June 5-7, 2018.

Knowledge of: methods of crime prevention, law enforcement and security procedures and techniques. Must be able to pass a South Dakota background check. The ability to live on the BHSU Campus for the entire four weeks. Desire and ability to work with children of all ages. Demonstrated responsibility and dependability. Must be capable of working under pressure in a somewhat disruptive environment. The ability to deal with hostile and irate people in a tactful manner while enforcing both campus policies and state laws. The ability to exercise tact, patience and discretion in dealing with people of varying backgrounds and temperament. The ability to record and recall information concisely and accurately. Possess strong organizational and communication skills. Will be required to perform additional duties as assigned.
Have a valid South Dakota driver’s license. Experience in recreation, youth camp, youth programs (educational and/or recreational), and/or working directly with children. First Aid/CPR Certified. 2 years of law enforcement or security experience.

Physical Demands:
*Must have the ability to restrain and/or physically support residents when needed for safety in general program activities and other times as needed.

*Competitive salary
*Professional Development opportunity
*Résumé builder
*Housing and meals provided when on-site at Placerville Camp (June 24-29, 2018)

How to Apply:
Applications must be made online at; attach a cover letter, resume, official transcript and names/contact information of at least three professional references. This position is open until filled with a first review date of 02/14/2018. For application assistance, contact Human Resources at 605.642.6549. Questions specific to the position may be directed to Peg Diekhoff, at 605.642.6407.

Black Hills State University is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory background check.

Posting Date 01/30/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/14/2018
Advertised Salary $2,500.00
Duration of the Term Other
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Temporary
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Black Hills State University is a masters-level state University with 4,500 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability efforts and maintains top academic programs in business (AACSB), exercise science, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, mass communication, health sciences and education. The University, founded in 1883, is located in the northern Black Hills, a region abundant with outdoor
activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the USA and has also been recognized nationally for outdoor recreational opportunities. A second location, BHSU-RC, was recently established in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports. BHSU has a legacy of champion rodeo teams.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • BHSU Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • SD Department of Labor
    • Rapid City Journal
    • Black Hills Pioneer
    • Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other