College Success Foundation
  • 01-Apr-2019 to 30-Apr-2019 (PST)
  • Programs
  • Bellingham, WA, USA
  • $13.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

OVERVIEW:

Achievers College Experience (ACE) Summer Program is a 3-day/2-night program for rising high school seniors designed to improve both academic and social preparedness for college.

The program takes place on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Students and staff will reside on the campus of the university during the entire program in gender-specific residential halls.

Each Counselor is responsible for providing supervision, guidance and support to CSF Achievers Scholars attending the event. Counselors will work closely with other counselors and CSF staff while residing on campus during the program.

Program Dates:

  • ACE Counselor Onboarding: Tuesday, July 9th (2.5 hours only)
  • ACE Counselor Training: Thursday, July 11th (Full day- residential at WWU)
  • ACE Program: Friday, July 12th- Sunday, July 14th (full days- residential at WWU)

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide supervision, guidance, and support to all ACE participants attending the event
  • Work in teams of 2 counselors to supervise cohorts of 20 students
  • Co-lead workshops with assigned group of students, attend and participate in all workshops provide support to the workshop presenters and activity facilitators as appropriate
  • Take attendance in each of the assigned sessions and at other checkpoints throughout the program
  • Contact the appropriate CSF supervisor if student issues arise
  • Seek to empower students as leaders within their cohorts
  • Interact with students in ways that support personal growth
  • Communicate effectively with assigned students individually, in groups, and via text and phone
  • Attend, and fully participate in, all counselor onboarding and training sessions. Note that all counselors will report to CSF Seattle office on the morning of Tues, 7/9, for HR onboarding session, and then WWU on the morning of Thursday, July 11th for training

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Passion for working with high school students and helping them realize their potential
  • Personal knowledge of, or an interest in learning about students and their diverse learning needs and the communities from which they come
  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop positive relationships with students as well as fellow counselors, volunteers, and CSF staff
  • Ability to stay focused on student needs and safety while demonstrating patience, flexibility, empathy, professionalism, and good judgement even in stressful situations
  • Respect for human diversity in all its forms, and commitment to facilitating a safe and inclusive environment for all students, volunteers, and staff

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Must be a currently enrolled college or graduate student in good standing, or a recent graduate within the last two years
  • Experience as a camp counselor, facilitating after-school or enrichment programs, coaching youth sports teams, or other youth development experience a plus
  • We strongly encourage alumni of CSF programming, and CSF scholarship recipients (or former recipients) to apply

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear and stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work environment is moderately noisy. There is exposure to dust and changes in weather conditions. Employees must be able to handle stress and be flexible and able to interact with students employees at all levels.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

The position may change based upon needs of the program and/or organizational needs and available funding. In compliance with federal and state regulations, College Success Foundation maintains a drug free environment and all successful applicants must pass a drug screen prior to hire. Employees of College Success Foundation and its subsidiaries must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural and diverse work environment.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

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College Success Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment

without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status

or any other characteristic protected by law.  If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position,

please send an email to TalentDevelopment@collegesuccessfoundation.org or call 877-655-4097 and let us know the nature of your request.

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