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From working directly with participants in classrooms and residence halls to assisting program logistics behind the scenes, we need your help to operate our unforgettable academic programs.
Inspire Young Scholars
Mentor a global group of academically motivated young people as they grow as scholars and global citizens. Share your intellectual passions with participants eager to explore new interests and dive deep into your field.
Help Implement Our Summer Programs
Support the relational, technical, and logistical needs of housing hundreds of students on campus, from mentorship and hosting programs to transportation and food delivery.

Jobs at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Residential & Operations Positions

Want to engage directly with participants and mentor their academic and personal growth? From tutoring participants to executing operational tasks, residential and operations staff ensure summer programs run smoothly. Many of our summer positions are residential. We encourage you to review each position description carefully to verify which opportunities require you to live on campus.

Academic and Student Support Positions

We are looking for dedicated undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and early professionals who enjoy working with bright, motivated high school students.

Hear From Our Community


Our residential staff work to support the academic and emotional needs of our summer program participants. This life-changing mentorship and teaching opportunity entices many staff members to return year after year.

The residential staff fostered an inclusive environment. Their caring nature shined through in every circumstance, and whenever I had any issues, I felt comfortable going to them for help.

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Want to be a part of the team all year round?

Check out Stanford Careers for more information about employment possibilities by searching "Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies."

General Questions

What are the training dates?
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Synchronous training will likely begin around June 19, 2023 with asynchronous training beginning in the weeks prior. Please view specific position descriptions for training applicable to each role. Even within the same position, there may be differences in training dates depending on program(s) worked.
I submitted an application online. What happens now?
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Once an application is submitted, it will be reviewed by Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies and Online High School staff and you will be notified of any updates to your application status within a few weeks. The priority application deadline is February 17, 2023; we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis through early March 2023. Should you be selected to advance to the next stage of our hiring process, a Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies staff member will contact you directly to set up an interview.
I do not live in the Stanford area. Do I need to do an in-person interview?
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Applicants who are not from the Stanford area are advised that an in-person interview is preferred; however, for those unable to travel to Stanford, a longer interview will be conducted via Zoom in leiu of an individual interview and group interview, if applicable. Note that Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies is unable to pay for travel expenses associated with the interview process.
What should I wear to my interview?
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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies style is business casual. Formal attire is not necessary, so no ties or suits are required. Workout clothes, sweats, and hats are not encouraged.
Am I eligible to work for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies?
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All Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies staff must be eligible to work in the United States from the first day of required training to the last day of the program(s) for which you are hired. It is your responsibility to know what documents are necessary and to obtain proper employment authorization prior to your start date. If you are an international student, please contact your university’s international student services office to confirm your employment authorization status.

If you are a postdoc interested in an instructional position, consult with your supervisor as to whether you are able to teach for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. Any postdoc or regular Stanford staff member will require approval from their supervisors to accept a summer teaching position with Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies; casual employees such as lecturers may also need approval.

Residential and Operations Staff Candidate Questions

Is there an application deadline?
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We encourage applicants to submit applications by our priority deadline: February 17, 2023. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis through early March 2023 and encourage applicants to apply as soon as they are able. We will review all applications that we receive prior to the final deadline in early March.
What does the interview process for residential staff involve?
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The interview process depends on the specific position. For the Residential Counselors, Operations Specialists, Senior Residential Counselors, and Operations Managers, there will be a two part interview. The first part will be an individual Zoom interview with one or two staff members on the hiring committee. The second part will be an in-person group interview with other candidates to get to know one another and participate in team activities together. Candidates who are not local to Stanford will be invited to a longer individual Zoom interview in leiu of participating in the group interview.

For the Assistant Resident Directors, Operations Director, Resident Director, Nurse, and Wellness and Belonging Coordinator positions, there will be a longer individual Zoom interview.
I participated in a Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies program in high school. Can I be considered for a residential position, even if I am not a Stanford student?
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Yes! All complete applications will receive full consideration. Many of our staff members attend or have attended universities other than Stanford. Neither previous program participation nor Stanford matriculation is a requirement of employment.
I would love to be a staff member, but I also need to take a class this summer. Can I do both?
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No. All residential and operations staff positions are full-time positions and many have significant on-call responsibilities. Therefore, staff may not hold other jobs, take classes, or conduct research while working for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies.
How will I be paid for overtime?
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Only non-exempt staff are eligible for overtime compensation. Non-exempt staff will receive overtime pay (1.5x pay rate) for an excess of 8 hours worked in one work day, 40 hours in one work week, or for the first 8 hours on the seventh consecutive work day. Double overtime pay (2x pay rate) will be received for an excess of 12 hours worked in one work day or for any hours over 8 on the seventh consecutive work day.

Instructor Candidate Questions

I am interested in an instructional position but do not have teaching experience. Should I apply?
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All complete applications will receive full consideration. Previous teaching experience is strongly preferred, but the lack of such experience does not necessarily preclude you from employment.
How are instructors selected?
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All candidates for instructional positions should submit an employment application for the current year. New candidates whose backgrounds and experience meet our needs and criteria will be invited to a 60-minute interview. Those selected to move to the next stage will be asked to submit a course proposal for the course they are interested in teaching. All proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply early for full consideration. If the course proposal is accepted and all references checks are successful, an offer may be extended, which is contingent on a satisfactory Live Scan background check.
I am interested in an instructional position but do not live in the Stanford area. Is housing provided for instructors?
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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies is unable to provide housing for Instructors. Many arrange for sublets through Craigslist, supost.com, Airbnb, and other online posting services. Those who live in Oakland, Santa Cruz, or San Francisco often carpool to campus with other Instructors.