Counselor/Teaching Assistant for Academic Summer Program job in Los Angeles, CA

Counselor/Teaching Assistant for Academic Summer Program job in Los Angeles, CA:


SIG at University of California, Los Angeles (learn more)

Los Angeles , CA (map

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2315564
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: January 28, 2016
  • Starting Date: July 2016

Job Description

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth? Are you interested in joining a fun, driven team? Life is short. Work somewhere awesome!

The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) is looking for residential Counselor/Teaching Assistants for their academic enrichment programs nationwide. This position is for summer 2016.

The responsibility of the Counselor is to supervise, mentor, and coach students through their social and academic interactions. They will also assist Instructors as a Teaching Assistant, providing academic and classroom support in the daily courses, as well as assist in the administrative office and general program operations, as needed.

This is a wonderful opportunity undergraduate students, graduate students, and new teachers to continue to work with students during the summer in a challenging and fun academic setting!

Employees are provided with room and board during the entirety of their employment with SIG, however SIG does not compensate for travel expenses or from the program. Students are ages 9-17 overall in the program, and are from both domestic and international locations.

General Responsibilities
1. Supervises counselor group and all students in daily and weekend schedule of academic, recreational, study tutorials, and social interactions with students.
2. Participates in all academic, recreational, and social activities, as requested.
3. Serves as a positive role model for the students and staff in the program.
4. Assists students in solving academic and socio-emotional problems related to the SIG program, including class participation, final projects, homesickness, and social interactions.
5. Provides individualized teaching assistance for students in assigned daily courses.
6. Attends and participates in the orientation programs for Counselors as scheduled prior to students’ arrival.
7. Assists with the opening day program duties, dorms duties, student registration, and orientation.
8. Coordinates and communicates student medical needs and emergencies with the Nurse and residential SIG staff.
9. Resolves student and facility problems proactively in daily and residential settings.
10. Responds to all emergencies and assists in the needs of the program as directed.
11. Supervises and participates in scheduled recreational activities and supports special programming with engaging, creative activity ideas for students.
12. Contributes programming and activity ideas to the Student Activities Dean for weekly Counselor-led activity nights.
13. Seeks guidance and assistance from SIG staff (Director, Deans, Residential Assistants, and Housemasters) regarding student related concerns (academic, recreational, emotional) and follows through on communication as needed.
14. Assists in office administration as directed.
15. Responsible for assigned evening and weekend duties as scheduled.
16. Attends and participates in the Final Program Ceremony.
17. Attends and participates in the SIG closing day procedures.
18. Adheres to the policies of the Summer Institute for the Gifted. Maintains staff curfew and lights out of 12:30 a.m., no alcohol consumption on campus, zero tolerance of inappropriate sexual conduct, no illegal use of drugs, disorderly behavior, and avoids use of all profanity.
19. Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the SIG Residential Staff manual, the SIG Residential Employee Guidebook, and the SIG Staff Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Position Type: Summer
  • Positions Available: 3
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Special Education > Gifted & Talented
    Seasonal/Other Opportunities > Summer Camps/Programs

  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    SIG at University of California, Los Angeles is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Qualifications
      • Work and supervisory experience with children and young adults (ages 9-17 overall)
      • Experience working with students in an academic, tutoring, mentoring, and/or recreational capacity
      • Must have completed a minimum of at least one year of college. Upperclassmen, recent graduates, and graduate students preferred
      • Conducts self in an exemplary manner through leadership, honesty, integrity and holds self to a higher standard of behavior
      • Uses good judgment in decision making, problem solving and mentoring children/young adults
      • Demonstrates a friendly, helpful attitude and a commitment to working with the students

      For more information on this position, please visit 

      Interested applicants must submit an online application on our website: 

      SIG is a program of the National Society for the Gifted and Talented, a 501(c)(3) organization. 
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Staffing Team
    • 1 High Ridge Park
    • Stamford, Connecticut 06905
    • Phone: 203-399-5549
    • Fax: 203-399-5263

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