Summer Enrichment Program Counselor (Staff Wage & Student Wage)

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-05-10
Req: R0019215

The Summer Enrichment Program at the UVA School of Education and Human Development is seeking applicants for Counselors to staff its residential summer program for gifted and/or high ability students from June 28, 2021 to July 30, 2021 (with an orientation/training week starting 6/20/2021). (It is possible that the residential program will be adapted to the remote environment which may reduce the hours per week for the position.) Counselors are responsible for 8-10 campers, providing supervision during meals, evenings, and weekends, including overnight. Counselors are responsible for coordinating and participating in activities such as large group games, sports, mental-challenges, talent show, all-camp BBQ, field day, and swimming at a UVA pool. In addition, Counselors teach a mini-seminar and are responsible for developing that curriculum and teaching it once during each session. Meals and housing are provided for all counselors selected for hire. Counselors are also expected to comply with UVA and program policies concerning the safety and protection of minors.

Applicants must have a high school diploma and have completed at least one year of college by June 2021. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to make sound decisions showing excellent judgment are essential. Applicants must be able to support children and adolescents in grades fifth through eleventh. Experience supervising children in a camp, recreational, or school setting is preferred. Counselors must also work collaboratively with other program and counseling staff.

This position is also open to UVA students eligible for student employment.

There are three distinct positions that the program is looking for: Floor Leaders, Returning Counselors, and New Counselors.

1) Floor Leaders - These are lead counselors who serve a few specialized and necessary roles: they facilitate the behind-the-scenes work that helps camp activities run smoothly, serve as a liaison between the regular counselors and the Head Counselors, as well as cover for regular counselors on their days/nights off. They typically have been a counselor at SEP.

2) Returning Counselors – these are counselors who have already served at least one year as a SEP counselor and often use their experiences from their previous year(s) to mentor new counselors in adjusting to the demanding nature of the job.

3) New Counselors –these are new counselors with no prior SEP counselor experience.

Counselors must reside with and live alongside minors in same gender-identity housing during the Summer Enrichment Program.

You’ll also be asked a series of supplemental questions such as, “As a camp that focuses on the social and academic development of its campers, why do you want to be a residential camp counselor at SEP?” Please be prepared to answer these questions in their entirety, as you will not be able to save once you begin the application.

To apply, please complete an application online through Workday and electronically attach a CV/Resume and Cover Letter. Search on requisition number R0019215.

To be considered, applicants must submit two recommendations using the Residential Counselor Reference Form. Please review our website at Recommendations should be from present/past employers, supervisors, professors, coaches, clergy or someone who is able to address applicant suitability as a residential counselor. Recommendation Forms should be emailed directly to Melody Roberts at

The University will perform background checks on all hires prior to employment.

Successful completion of an online abuse and neglect training module through the UVA Office of Youth Protection will be required after hire date.

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Jen Krahn, HR Specialist,

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 10/31/2020
Application Due: 5/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time