Position Overview

The Summer Residential Advisor will support 35 OGS Fellows from Israel and Palestine, in their 20s and early 30s, throughout the duration of the fellowship by creating a safe and welcoming living environment, encouraging positive group dynamics, and accommodating any and all special needs of our fellows. The ideal candidate will have experience working with students or fellows, particularly of Middle Eastern origin, and a degree in international relations, Business or another related subject. This is a live-in position, including some weekends and overnight working hours.

Tasks & Responsibilities

1. Residential Supervision:

➢ Live in fellowship residences throughout the duration of the program from June 6 - August 7,2020 at Brandeis University, and from August 7 - September 1st at a Shoush Boston Housing.

➢ Maintain healthy, safe, and pleasant living conditions for all fellows

➢ Encourage each fellow’s attendance at all relevant OGS activities and be aware of their general locations at all times (i.e., whether or not a fellow is on-campus for the weekend)

➢ Procure necessary supplies for common living areas, including assistance in purchasing and providing Halal and/or Kosher foods

2. Conflict-Resolution:

➢ Encourage and influence positive group dynamics by facilitating discussions, leading group

activities, and socializing with all fellows

➢ Maintain availability for and comfort with conversations and follow-ups with fellows, via one-on-one conversations and group discussions

➢ Create a safe and welcoming environment for all participants throughout the fellowship

3. Accommodation:

➢ Facilitate and accommodate all religious/ethnic commitments practiced by the fellows by holding religious celebrations, considering dietary restrictions, etc.

➢ Assist fellows in coordinating their living needs, including laundry, grocery shopping, etc.

Desired Skills

➢ Experience in conflict-resolution, student services, and/or Middle Eastern affairs

➢ Undergraduate degree in international relations, student services, conflict-resolution, or related subject (Master’s degree preferred)

➢ Understanding of Middle East politics and culture

➢ Ability to communicate and personally connect with a variety of young individuals from Israel and Palestine

➢ Thorough status reporting skills and ability to manage many tasks at once

➢ Energetic, enthusiastic, cooperative, and flexible

➢ “Can-do” attitude with a willingness to take initiative and readily adapt to changing circumstances

➢ Committed to the OGS Values and mission


The salary for this position is $18 per hour. Housing and meals are provided throughout the duration of the fellowship. This is a full-time, temporary position to be engaged from May 24 - September 1st, 2021.

This is a live-in position, including some weekends and overnight working hours.

This position reports to the Senior Program Manager.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact Yael Kreiger at [email protected]

Please include a resume and cover letter (please make sure you include the name of the position in your message’s subject).

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