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The application deadline for Early Decision is December 11.

FAQs for Summer Resident Assistants (2023)

Am I eligible to work for Stanford Summer Session?

SRAs must be matriculated Stanford students. They can be frosh through co-terms. Current first year students are only eligible to work as an SRA in the High School Level. All Stanford Summer Session staff must be eligible to work in the United States from the first day of required training to the last day of the program(s) for which you are hired. It is your responsibility to know what documents are necessary and to obtain proper employment authorization prior to your start date. If you are an international student, please contact Bechtel to confirm your employment authorization status.

I was an SRA or RA in the past. Do I still have to apply?

Yes, all candidates apply each summer, even with prior experience.

Do I have to do SRA training if I’ve already done it (or something similar)?

Yes, SRA training is required. Summer Session is different from ResEd and our training outlines our practices and expectations. We also have changes that happen every year to inform our training.

What is a typical day or week like in the life of an SRA?

Every day is different. Some days are busier than others. Each SRA will build their weekly 20-hour schedule with their supervisor. SRAs will serve in a daily on-call rotation from 9pm-2am. There will be weekly staff meetings, 1:1s with their supervisor, and weekly house meetings in many dorms. SRAs will staff program-wide activities and some off-campus excursions. Other activities include dorm-based programming (design, implementation, clean-up, and evaluation), resident questions/support, crisis response, and lockouts. SRAs in the high school program will rotate through curfew check responsibilities at the end of the day and SRAs working with visiting university students will spend time helping them navigate Stanford. It will be an exciting summer with each day varying in responsibilities.

Do SRAs have access to all the dining halls with the meal plan?

SRAs with meal plans typically have access to the open dining halls in the summer. However, open dining locations may vary during summer and access may be restricted per Dining’s policies.

Can I have multiple jobs over the summer, including SRA?

Yes! The SRA role is about 20 hours per week with heavier weekend and evening responsibilities. As desired, an SRA could work another part-time position over the summer, taking care to ensure they meet their SRA responsibilities, many of which are assigned at the start of the position (e.g. field trips, on-call shifts, etc.). Per Stanford policy, students may not log more than 40 hours per week across all Stanford-paid jobs.

Can I take a class over the summer?

Yes! Be aware that the SRA position has heavier evening and weekend responsibilities, which will be important in determining the class/schedule.

When will I move into my summer dorm?

Move in is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

What are the training dates?

In person, synchronous training is June 21, 2023 through June 23, 2023. Asynchronous online training may occur on June 20, 2023. Staff are also needed for Welcome Weekend on June 24 and 25, 2023. SRAs are required to attend the entirety of training and staff Welcome Weekend. 

I submitted an application online. What happens now?

Once an application is submitted, it will be reviewed by Stanford Summer Session staff and you will be notified of any updates to your application status within a few weeks. The priority application deadline is March 20, 2023; we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis but may close the application at any time. Should you be selected to advance to the next stage of our hiring process, a Stanford Summer Session staff member will contact you directly to set up an interview. Interviews are typically held in April 2023.

What does the interview process for SRAs involve?

Invited candidates will have a 25-minute individual interview. Interviews are in-person on the Stanford campus. There are limited Zoom interviews available over Spring Break and for students who are currently abroad.

What are the benefits and compensation for SRAs?

Compensation during the employment contract dates will include pay of $18/hour, housing (private room), dining plan (15 meals/week or stipend, for eligible students), and student fees (housing technology fee and the campus health service fee). All staff are expected to work 20 hours per week. Stanford Summer Session provides a $25/month cell phone stipend (pro-rated), which will be paid via Stanford payroll. Stanford does not reimburse cell phone costs. A Summer Session cell phone is provided during on-call shifts.

Can I choose between working with the High School and University Level program?

You are invited to indicate a preference in your application. Ultimately, Summer Session staff decide and extend an offer for a specific program.

How will I be paid for overtime?

SRAs should expect to work 20 hours or less per week, and less than 8 hours per day; however, sometimes overtime is necessary. SRAs are non-exempt hourly staff and are eligible for overtime compensation. Non-exempt staff will receive overtime pay (1.5x pay rate) for an excess of 8 hours worked in one work day, 40 hours in one work week, or for the first 8 hours on the seventh consecutive work day. Double overtime pay (2x pay rate) will be received for an excess of 12 hours worked in one work day or for any hours over 8 on the seventh consecutive work day. Students with multiple Stanford jobs should consider their Stanford work hours as a whole rather than unaffiliated work hours.

I’ll be living on campus in Spring 2023. If I get the SRA job, would my housing be covered from spring-summer?

Yes, Summer Session will cover the spring-summer interim housing cost; however, Summer Session benefits end at the last date of your employment contract.

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