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Residential Proctors

Residential Proctor Job Description & Qualifications

Program Dates and Times:

  • Online Training
  • Onsite Training: TBA
  • 3 Sessions operating June-July
    • Session 1: June 9 – 14
    • Session 2: June 16 – 28
    • Session 3: July 7 – 26
  • Break Week: July 1-5

Job Description:

A Vanderbilt Proctor serves as in-residence counselor and leader for a group of 10-12 middle through high school students during Vanderbilt Summer Academy, a residential program on Vanderbilt campus that serves gifted students. Through leading creative and meaningful evening activities, facilitating daily team-building and intentionally building community, Proctors are critical to enhancing the academic and social experience for students.


Your summer includes:

  • Making a difference through investing in the lives of gifted young scholars.
  • Working at one of the most prestigious universities in the nation.
  • Loving what you do while building your resume.
  • Joining a team of dedicated staff who are passionate about developing talent in gifted students.
  • Competitive compensation with meals and private room in residence hall included.


Within their wide array of duties and responsibilities, VSA Proctors are expected to:

  • Lead, supervise, continually check-in and support  a group of 10-12 students.
  • Be a role model for all student participants and colleagues.
  • Uphold and exemplify community values, regulations, and expectations.
  • Curate a safe, cordial, and supportive residential community for all students and staff.
  • Co-create and implement age-appropriate and unforgettable recreational activities.
  • Enthusiastically adapt and pivot as needed to ensure optimal, engaging, and safe student experiences.
  • Collaborate with other Proctors to ensure a positive community culture.
  • Remain in frequent communication with the leadership team regarding student well being and engagement.
  • Assist with various administrative duties and processes to ensure smooth operations.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Demonstrate exceptional maturity and character.
  • Have experience working with teenagers in a youth development setting. (Residential life/camp counseling experience a plus.)
  • Embody a strong team player ethic and sense of humor.
  • Be able to successfully and positively communicate with individuals of all ages, experiences, and roles.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, demanding work environment that requires continuing flexibility, a positive and caring attitude,  and collaboration.

How to Apply:

The Residential Proctor application is now available! Click the link below to apply.

For questions, email Mark Shivers,