Youth Counselor

Job description

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number N99943 Functional Title Youth Counselor Position Type Temporary Staff Position Eclass ET - EHRA Temporary (Not Faculty) University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education in the School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor for equity education in teacher education. The School of Education is committed to advancing access to life’s opportunities by providing transformative learning, leading innovation and discovery, engaging communities, and promoting equity and diversity. In its perpetual engagement with equity, diversity, and inclusion the School of Education is constantly honing the structures and goals that affirm our commitment to transformational and critical engagement with ideas around justice oriented educational praxis.

The BRIDGES project will engage diverse middle school youth and their teachers with out-of-school, problem-based learning that demands science, engineering, and computing as tools to address environmental problems. Leveraging youth’s enthusiasm to “make a difference”, we hypothesize that this integrative approach will strengthen youth’s STEM-Linked identities, broaden their STEM academic and career pathways, provide a productive model for meaningful integration of science, engineering, and computing, and nurture teachers’ professional learning.

Position Summary

This temporary position pool is to hire 6 youth counselors for a summer camp held June 15th through June 21st, 2019, at Haw River State Park. Youth counselors will serve as non-academic counselors assisting the Lead Counselor with the implementation of camp activities and the supervision of 40 campers. Youth Counselors will be expected to stay on-site overnight and assist with nighttime supervision. Lodging and meals are provided by the program.

Excitement about STEM and introducing youth to the outdoors is a must!

Minimum Qualifications

Passed criminal background check.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be willing to stay on site for the duration of the camp, including overnight.

Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.

Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.

Strong organizational and communication skills.

Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, canoeing, swimming, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities.

Must be capable of carrying loads of up to 30 pounds and able to traverse hilly and uneven terrain without undue exertion.

Work in conditions that will create dirt and dust.

Perform essential program support to camp activities and programs which may include, but not limited to the following activities: semi – reaching to full-reach overhead, crouching, kneeling, shoveling, working in narrow and/or confining spaces underground, overhead, and at ground level, twisting of the waist, shoulders, and legs, and lying on stomach and/or back.

Must have the ability to physically manage and support children when needed for safety in general camp activities (child weighing 50 – 200 pounds).

Ability to perform a variety of tasks outdoor in different climate.

Preferred Qualifications

Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.

In a field of work or study that is considered STEM.

Tenure Status N/A Special Instructions to Applicants Recruitment Range $875.00 for the week Org #-Department Teacher Education-Higher Education - 12006 Job Open Date 04/01/2019 For Best Consideration Date 04/15/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE Type of Appointment Temporary Time Limited Duration

1 Week

Number of Months per Year 1 FLSA ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

"R" for Rare (0-30%),"O" for Occasional (30-60%), "F" for Frequent (60-90%),"C" for Constant (90-100%).

Physical Effort Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - O, Vision-Skilled Trades - C, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - R, Hearing - c, Talking - c, Standing - f, Sitting - o, Walking - f, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - f, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - o, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - o, Pushing/Pulling - o, Climbing-Stairs - o, Bending - f, Squatting - f, Reaching - f, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - r, Crawling - r Work Environment Location - Trees - c, Night/Dark - c, Inside - f, Outside - c Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Search Firm
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
  2. * If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Have you graduated from high school or received a GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you ever developed a mobile application?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What appeals to you about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have one (1) to three (3) years of directly related experience?
    • Yes
    • No




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 4/16/2019
Application Due: 6/30/2019
Work Type: