Temporary Upward Bound Summer Camp Counselor - 10892BR

Temporary Upward Bound Summer Camp Counselor

Achievement & Assessment Inst
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

**NOTE: These positions are summer positions only with an estimated start date in late May. Review of applicants will only occur once per year and typically starts in late March and continues through mid-May.**

The Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math and Science program (UB/UBMS) is a TRIO college access program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Through early intervention, this program is designed to encourage participants to remain in school, graduate from high school, and to pursue post-secondary education. The Upward Bound program serves high school students in Wyandotte, Douglas, and Shawnee counties and The Upward Bound Math and Science program serves high school students who attend Leavenworth High and Turner High. Program participants are generally from low-income families and are first-generation college going students.

Only apply if you are committed to the ideals of TRIO, have high integrity, considered to be responsible and timely, can follow directions, have a willingness to learn, and can effectively connect with young students to increase their motivation, knowledge and excitement to remain in school, enroll in an institution of higher education, and obtain a post-secondary degree. The ideal candidate will present a professional demeanor and handle situations with tact and diplomacy; have excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills, accept feedback and implement change as needed. The ability to work independently, prioritize, and attention to detail are important. Overall, we are seeking high-energy, creative, team worker with great organizational skills and the ability to follow through with assignments. A valid driver's license with proof of good driving record is required as this position occasionally requires travel by car/van. The applicant that is hired will be required to successfully pass a background check.

The Camp Counselors will supervise approximately 50-70 high school students who are participating in a 5-week educational institute at KU during the summer. Each camp counselor is assigned a group of 10-15 students, but is responsible for supervising every student. Camp Counselors are required to monitor the students from 7:30a.m-5:30p.m. Monday- Thursday.

Summer 2018 Non-Bridge Program dates are June 3-July 3, 2018
Sunday, June 3rd, 2:00pm-7:00pm
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
Orientation May 31- June 1, 2018

Job Description

60% - Student Services
  • Use professional ethics, implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the summer component and supervise students to ensure safety and well-being, Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-5:30pm.
  • Assist in planning, organizing and implementing recreational, social, and cultural activities, and maintain discipline and harmonious relations in the residence hall, campus buildings/classrooms, and all other areas of the program activities; participate in all program recreational activities, field trips and residential life, and conduct required workshops for participants.
  • Oversee the physical maintenance of residence hall as it pertains to Upward Bound Non Bridge students (this involves establishing procedures for key assignment and collection; prevention of abuse of furniture, lounges, and rooms; checking the condition of rooms before and after Upward Bound students occupancy; and stipend distribution)
  • Provide support to students in personal, social, and academic areas.
  • Supervise students in the residence hall/classrooms during silent study hall hours and assist with the Summer Food Service Program during meals.
  • Serve as a liaison between administration and residence hall staff.
  • Create proper environment for both students and staff; Manage health problems and medical emergencies for students.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Residence Hall Director or Assistant Director
    40% - Student Records Management, Tracking, and Program Guidance
    • Maintain confidentiality of participant information learned while completing job responsibilities
    • Assess any residence hall problems, assimilate facts, process viewpoints and make decisions in compliance with program guidelines.
    • Maintain comprehensive and accurate records and documentation regarding participant contacts, activities, and attendance
    • Monitor and evaluate students’ academic and social progress; see that students are up in the morning and prepared for class and make regular classroom visits
    • Compile, prepare/submit attendance sheet and SFSP forms in a timely manner to Residence Hall Director/Program Assistant Director
    • Provide effective and open lines of communications with Assistant Director, program staff, and university and community partners to ensure a positive work environment
    • Participate in staff orientation and attend all staff meetings

    Required Qualifications

    1. Experience working with High School students
    2. Completed at least one year of college
    3. Demonstrated knowledge of, a relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

    Preferred Qualifications

    1. Experience with culturally diverse high school students.
    2. Experience with conflict resolution.
    3. Tutoring experience.
    4. Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in a team focused work environment.
    5. Have effective oral and written communication skills.
    6. Possess good organizational skills.
    7. Must have high level of maturity; be self-disciplined and able to work on a team.
    8. Previous TRIO (E.g. Upward Bound) Program experience.
    9. Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures.
    10. Valid driver's license.
    11. At least six months prior supervisory experience.

    Additional Candidate Instructions

    Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through the following materials:

    A complete application will include a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, CV/resume, the names and contact information for three (3) professional references, and the submission of the on-line application.

    In your cover letter please answer the following questions or provide information on the topic:
    1. Will you be working for another department or office on campus over the summer? If yes, what type of position will it be and how many hours will you be working in this position.
    2. Will you be taking any classes this summer?
    3. Please describe any experience you may have working with TRIO programs.
    4. Do you have a valid driver’s license?

    For consideration, please apply before March 16, 2018. Review of applications begins on March 16, 2018, and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants.

    Contact Information to Applicants

    Zsashamica Slappy, zslappy@ku.edu

    Advertised Salary Range

    Minimum $7.65 per hour - Commensurate with experience

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