PGSS Summer 2024 Residential Life Director - MCS

Carnegie Mellon | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 11/09/2023

The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) was established to provide a summer enrichment experience in the sciences and mathematics for hardworking rising high school seniors across Pennsylvania and to encourage them to pursue STEM careers. The program places an emphasis on collaborative learning and team research.

The PGSS is a 5-week STEM enrichment program. We are seeking multiple Teaching Assistants/Residential Counselors for summer employment for the 2024 session. These are excellent opportunities for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.

The PGSS is a 5-week STEM enrichment program with a focus in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics. We are seeking a Residential Life Director (or co-directors) summer employment for the 2024 session. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable people-management skills while working with passionate novice scientists.

Program Dates for PGSS 2024

  • Arrival of TA/Counselor Staff; Begin orientation and training: Sunday, June 16, 2024.
  • Arrival of student participants; PGSS Opening Ceremony: Sunday, June 23, 2024
  • Departure of student participants: Saturday, July 27, 2024
  • Departure of TA/Counselor Staff: Sunday, July 28, 2024

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the TA/Counselors (12-14 people ages approximately 18-25 years old)
  • Living in the same dormitory as the PGSS students.
  • Ensuring that students adhere to the PGSS disciplinary rules.
  • Managing, arranging, and conducting social activities.
  • Fostering a safe, collaborative living and learning environment for the PGSS students.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


  • Strong academic records and strong communication skills.
  • Prior experience with PGSS or a similar summer program is preferred.
  • Applicants for this position should have graduated from college or university by the start of the summer program.


  • Successful background check
  • Child protection Clearances/Act 153

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore:

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role & responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it’s about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Teaching Assistants, RA's/CA's

Position Type

Staff – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


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