Teaching Assistant - Camp Counselor

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Teaching Assistant during summer courses at Schenck Forest
Position will run from May 16 to July 18 (9 wks) Monday through Friday
Due to Covid – courses will be taught in Raleigh and Schenck Forest
Duties/ Descriptions have been adjusted for these needs.
Summer Camp Courses for Forestry Students
Dates for forestry TAS: May 16, 2021 to July 17, 2021

Is Time Limited:


If Yes, Appointment Length:

9 Weeks

Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC



Classification Title:

Temporary-Professional NonFaculty

Working Title:

Teaching Assistant - Camp Counselor

Work Schedule:

Hours range from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm as course work requires or travel on certain weeks. Two weeks the groups will travel to mountains and to the coast for courses. Full days Monday through Thursday – may complete early on Fridays. (Not to exceed 40 hrs p

Other Work/Responsibilities:

The summer camp program is an important part of the Forestry and Fisheries and Wildlife
Curricula and serves to introduce students to many of the concepts and practical field skills, which they will use in later courses and in their professional careers. For many students the camp experience also is a time of significant personal growth. Teaching Assistants play an integral role both in accomplishing the technical learning objectives and in setting the desired
tone of professionalism, personal responsibility and achievement. The rules of camp and the university are to be maintained at all times. TAs will report to both the Camp Administration Director and Facilities Director, as well as course instructors and Department Head as required. Principal duties of TAs are outlined below.

Note: 2021 alternate location – duties revised for alternate course delivery
Instructional Activities:
1. Assist with classroom instruction, field exercises, and grading of exams and field
projects as requested by the instructors.
2. Set up needed visual aid equipment and/or make any other preparations before class;
disassemble, clean and store equipment following use.
3. During field exercises and work crew projects provide training in the proper use and maintenance of hand tools and equipment.
4. During evening hours provide a helpful and available source of information.
5. Provide mentoring and support to students on homework, project reports, etc.
6. Distribute and promote class evaluations after each course is completed; these are
electronic and completed online.
7. Transport students from campus location to the Schneck Forest if needed.
8. We intend to reserve back up classroom on campus for small group work, tutoring, and shelter if needed.

Maintenance and Operation of the Camp Physical Plant
1. Maintain an adequate supply of items needed at camp location – mask, gloves, sanitizer gasoline, motor oil, drip torch fuel mix and other flammables, toilet paper, soap, hand towels, light bulbs, trash bags, office and other supplies needed for camp operation. Coordinate with Camp Facilities Director.
2. Supervise the work of the student morning arrival and parking at Schenck forest.
3. Set up for outdoor course daily at Schenck. Open gate access, fill the water coolers for the day, take roll for the instructor, assure daily area clean up and trash secured in the dumpsters overnight.
4. Secure daily equipment from class nightly: projector, power cords, supplies, water
coolers, etc. (could be stored in vehicles)

Equipment Maintenance

Forestry Summer TAs
1. Maintain all instructional equipment, hand tools, chain saws, and other tools in a safe
and operable condition, and operate a checkout system for them.
2. Inspect and coordinate vehicle maintenance and repairs as needed.
3. Maintain audiovisual and recreational equipment, cartographic supplies, computers,etc.
4. Monitor the weekly service of the Portojons on site. Communicate any issue to the
Summer Camp Coordinator.

Forest Management Activities
1. Assist forest management with tasks as requested. This may include logging
inspections, pesticide application, upkeep of camp grounds, etc.

Camp Dining Operation
1. We do not expect dining services at Schenck. Possible meal provided as needed for convenience of instruction.

Minimum Experience/Education:

High School Diploma, college course work completion in Forestry, knowledge of equipment used in course work and Forestry profession

Department Required Skills:

Good interpersonal skills and communication skills.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

2 yrs work experience

Required License or Certification:

Valid Driver’s license – may be required to drive a van

Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Anticipated Hiring Range:

$10,800 Flat Rate

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Posted: 2/14/2021
Application Due: 2/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time