Resident Coaches (RCs) help create a community that encourages and supports intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a joy for learning. Each RC supervises a group of 12-14 students of the same gender and ensures that the students follow the programme rules and expectations. RCs ensure the physical and emotional safety of students, and develop a fun, dynamic, and engaging program for the participants. RCs' working hours are primarily the hours students are not in class, including weekends. Prior to beginning employment, applicants are required to have successfully completed a minimum of one year of college. Experience as a camp counselor, college resident assistant, or similar position is preferred. Applicants who demonstrate creativity in their activity planning are highly desired.
RCs organize activities for students on a daily basis for a diverse group of students. The activities range from sports like Basketball, Football, Cricket, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee to creative activities like Improvs, photography, painting, dance, and much more. Each RC is expected to come up with several interesting activities every week that appeal to students.
The RCs stay in the same hostel as the students and are responsible for supervising them at all times except when the students are in class (Class Timings: 9 AM to 4 PM & 8 PM to 9 PM Mon - Fri. On Saturdays, students attend class for half a day only). RCs serve as a positive role model for the students and provide a conducive and comfortable environment for the students to live and thrive in at the programme.
- Inter-personal skills
- Presence of mind
- Maturity to deal with children
- Personal talents - singing, dancing, oration, and so on
In general, the RC must have qualities that the students can look up to. Last year, we overheard one student remark, "You know the Senior RC? She's fantastic. Smart and awesome. I want to be like her when I grow up!"
Essentially, we are looking for potential role models!