Biology Holland Outreach Programs, Summer Counselor
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 299708
Special Instructions Summary
If you are selected for an interview, please arrange to have one or two recommendation letters sent via email to Jennifer Tarter ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) by the onset of the interview, preferably from a recent employer, faculty mentor, or someone who can attest to your professional qualifications.
Counselors must not have any other commitments during the scheduled dates of programs to which you are assigned unless approved by the program director in advance. If chosen, you must also attend a counselor orientation one day prior to the start of the program(s).
The Department of Biology is a large, unified department with strong undergraduate degrees, nationally-ranked graduate programs, world-class research spanning the breadth of biological questions and experimental systems, and a passion for science outreach.
Our premiere outreach programs - The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), Summer Research Science Program (SSRP), and Research Initiative in STEM Education (RISE) - are exciting opportunities for underrepresented high school students to be introduced to various scientific subjects from microbiology to plant biology through series of lectures, hands-on laboratory experiences, scientific research, and/or STEM career and college training. Program activities are led by a dynamic and skilled team of Indiana University faculty members and Indiana high school teachers.
The Department of Biology is part of The College of Arts + Sciences, the oldest and largest academic division of Indiana University. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Check out our initiatives at here.
Counselors serve an important function for each of our 3 programs as they physically reside with and closely supervise student participants in the dormitory. We are seeking counselors for each program (note: one application is good for all three programs).
Dates of the Research Initiative for STEM Education (RISE) are June 19-July 1, 2022.
Dates of the Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) are July 10-17, 2022.
Dates of the Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) are July 17-22, 2022.
Counselor responsibilities primarily consist of, but are not exclusive to, the following tasks:
Must be available to work for the entire program - from staff training to move out day.
Participates in student check-in and orientation.
Interacts with the students and serve as a positive role model.
Adheres to program policies, rules, regulations, and procedures
Distributes welcome packets and associated program items.
Escort students to/from all activities.
Supervises student participants during meals, free time, special events, evening activities, and overnight.
Plans, prepares, and leads social and recreational activities.
Enforces good behavior at all times (including in the dorm).
Respond appropriately to safety and behavior issues and addresses concerns to the head counselor and/or program director.
Bachelor's degree in any field.
Degree in education, natural sciences, or a related field.
High level of responsibility, punctuality, and accountability.
Ability to complete tasks in a productive and proactive manner.
Background and/or experience with school environments, educating students in a science field and/or previous experience working with science outreach programs and underrepresented students highly desirable.
Working Conditions / Demands
The person in this role will be required to move around campus and/or Bloomington community in the summer.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.