Duke Youth Programs employs seasonal staff in residential, support, instructional, and office positions. The length of employment varies by position but camps are offered over a 7-week period (June 17 - July 27, 2018). Residential staff are required to attend a week of paid training prior to the start of camps, June 10 - June 15, 2018. Below is a brief description of positions and directions for how to apply.
The Director of Residential Life (DRL) supervises and coordinates the activities of the 2 -4 Assistant Residential Directors and the Residential Counselors (RCs) housed in two residence halls, Blackwell and Randolph dorms. The program employs approximately 22 undergraduate students as Residential Counselors each summer. The DRL assists with staff training, oversees daily duties and activities, resolves problems and conflicts, serves as a liaison between staff members and the administration, and assumes on-call status for emergency situations. The DRL supervises and oversees the residential experience of all the summer programs to assure a safe, enjoyable experience for participants and staff. The DRL enforces the policies of the Duke Youth Programs and assures that staff and campers respect and abide by those rules.
This is a full-time position with substantial on-call duties. The DRL lives on campus and is available by phone 24 hours a day during the duration of the program. The DRL is responsible for addressing questions and concerns relating to residential life from parents.
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The Assistant Director of Residential Life (ARD) supervises and coordinates the activities of the Residential Counselors (RCs) (see residential counselors below) housed in two residence halls, Bell Tower and Randolph. The ARD provides leadership and direction for camp residential life in collaboration with the ARD, the Director of Youth Programs and the Academic Directors of individual programs. The ARD is charged to generate and maintain an environment that facilitates the physical well- being of campers and emphasizes opportunities for personal and intellectual growth.
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Residential Counselors' (RC) primary charge is to provide supervision for campers outside of class times and ensure their safety and well-being. RCs supervise campers during meals, free time, special events, and field trips. RCs are expected to assist with pre-session planning and preparation and post-session activities, participate in staff meetings, and lead and organize social and recreational activities for campers. Counselors are available to the campers and staff 24 hours per day during the camp sessions.
The Wellness Counselor (WC) will provide assistance to campers who demonstrate behaviors of concern-academic, social, emotional. The Wellness Counselor works closely with the Director of Residential Life and provides support for the residential and academic staffs. The Wellness Counselor will meet regularly with the Program Director to provide updates on program, staff and campers.