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The Center will employ 14-16 individuals to serve as residential counselors for the two-week Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (June 7 – 19) and the three-week Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (June 21 – July 11). Each counselor will have direct responsibility for supervising the conduct and activities of 12-16 residential students when they are not in class. In addition, the counselor staff will plan, implement, and supervise individual and group recreational activities for SCATS and VAMPY students in the evenings and on weekends. The residential counselor staff will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Julia Roberts, Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies.

Since the residential counselors must work closely with gifted young people and are expected to serve as positive adult role models for these students, individuals selected for these positions must:

  1. Have completed at least one year of college and be enrolled as a college student or have a college degree,
  2. Have demonstrated a high level of academic performance,
  3. Be of high moral character,
  4. Have had successful experience working with young people, and
  5. Have recreational interests/skills that can be shared with young people.

Upon selection, the individual is responsible for submitting a criminal background check.

Residential Counselors will live in the residence hall with the SCATS and VAMPY students and will work seven days a week. The salary is $350 per week plus room and meals.


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 Last Modified 1/21/20