Student Proctor Wanted: KIPP STEP Summer Program at Deerfield

The Summer Enrichment Program at Deerfield Academy (KIPP STEP) will take place over a three-week period from July 2 – 24, 2022. Approximately 50 students will attend the residential program, arriving on campus Tuesday and departing on Saturday three weeks later. The program for 2022 will include four proctors.

Program Dates:

 July 2 & 3, 2022: Staff meetings, trainings and preparation

July 5 – July 23, 2022: Summer Program at Deerfield Academy

July 24, 2022: Staff return home

Responsibilities: Taking attendance and monitoring the non-academic activities of all KIPP STEP students throughout the day and evening; this includes attending and participating in weekend activities and field trips; designing and implementing afternoon co-curricular programs for student participation; responding to student questions or concerns and communicating their concerns to appropriate faculty/staff who can help and/or advise; develop and maintain the trust of students, faculty and administrators thru effective communication, good listening skills and knowing how and when to involve others in giving or getting help; uphold both the program and dorm rules for students; proctors are expected to confront incidents of rule breaking and to consult with faculty and/or administrators if/when any infractions occur; demonstrate sensible, responsible lifestyles and model behavior for KIPP STEP participants; as key members of the KIPP STEP team, work closely with faculty and administration in developing trust and open communication in responding effectively to dorm and campus concerns; and maintain confidentiality of any information shared in proctor/faculty/administrator meetings.

Hours: Staggered throughout the day.

Requirements:  Proctors are expected to be with students when they are not in class. They eat meals and reside with students in the dormitory and are assigned to specific activities throughout the day. Priority is given to applicants that are a member of Deerfield Academy Classes of ’22 or ’23.

 Deadline to apply is March 21, 2022.

Please click here to apply. With your application, please submit an essay describing why you would like to serve as proctor and what contributions you feel you would like to make to the program.