Summer Position Descriptions


If you are interested in impacting the lives of mathematically gifted students, AwesomeMath Summer Program is the place for you. Below is a list of the available summer contract positions.
Residential Assistant

Position Overview

Title:
Residential Assistant
Category:
Seasonal Employee
Locations / Dates:
UT Dallas ( June 4 – June 22, 2019 )
Cornell Session 1 ( June 23 – July 12, 2019 )
Cornell Session 2 ( July 13 – August 1, 2019 )
Univ. of Puget Sound ( July 16 – August 4, 2019 )

What is it like to be an RA?

It’s a rewarding experience where you can make meaningful connections with staff and students alike while also requiring an individual who can think on their feet and can handle stressful situations. Take part in this real-world opportunity that you will remember for years to come!
Responsibilities
  • Create, participate, and/or coordinate the extracurricular activities for the campers (including afternoon, evening, and weekend activities)
  • Help organize events
  • Create a cohesive and bonding atmosphere for your campers (approximately 10 in your care)
  • Collect feedback and monitor campers’ social and academic experience
  • Provide a safe, healthy, and positive experience for the student
  • Enforce and fully understand the camp’s policies and regulations at all times
  • Help with airport pick up, campus check-in and check-out, and orientation for campers
  • Effectively communicate with instructors and other staff
  • Play an active role in maintaining a vibrant social camp atmosphere
  • Be a positive role-model for the campers and other AwesomeMath staff and remember that as an ambassador of the AwesomeMath program you are to ensure that interactions with University staff and personnel are positive and respectful
  • Assist with various other tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator and Directors of AMSP knowing that everyone involved is working to create a positive and enriching experience for the entire AwesomeMath community
  • Have fun!
Great RAs are important to the smooth operation of the camps. The leadership of AwesomeMath recognizes that RAs play an important role to help campers remember this as a positive experience for the rest of their lives.
Qualifications
  • Must be at least 18 years old by the start of the camp. Having one year of college experience preferred.
  • Be creative, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Have excellent character, integrity and flexibility
  • Ready and willing to work in a team atmosphere
  • Able to work and communicate with campers of various ages and abilities
  • Have experience working with children, youth, and young adults and a passion for math education (desired but not required)
  • Have the ability to teach and lead various recreational activities
  • Possess effective and positive communication skills
  • Preference for AwesomeMath alumni!
Gain real world job experience within a global community by taking on leadership roles, attending staff meetings, managing a group of students, and being accountable, organized, and effective in these various roles. As you begin your future, this position can provide you with the credentials to stand out for internship, graduate school, and/or research applications.
Benefits
  • Stipend of $2,000
  • Room and board provided
  • Travel Allowance offered (if you live three or more hours from the camp location)
  • Chance to develop and apply your leadership, organizational, creative, and social skills
  • Opportunity to attend math classes (if desired)
  • Access to a wealth of math people from all over the world
Teaching Assistant

Position Overview

Title:
Teaching Assistant
Category:
Independent Contractor
Locations / Dates:
UT Dallas ( June 5 – June 22, 2019 )
Cornell Session 1 ( June 24 – July 12, 2019 )
Cornell Session 2 ( July 14 – August 1, 2019 )
Univ. of Puget Sound ( July 17 – August 4, 2019 )

What is a Teaching Assistant?

A Teaching Assistant works with and supports the instructors, guides and monitors the progress of the campers, and communicates with other AwesomeMath staff to ensure that each camper flourishes academically.
Responsibilities
  • Assigned two classes: One in the morning and one in the afternoon
  • Run the problem sessions (instructor will be present in the class)
  • Work with and assist the instructors for the assigned courses by typing handouts, tests, and other assessment tools for the students
  • Grade student tests and their work as needed
  • Take class attendance as well as detailed notes on each camper’s progress and abilities
  • Handle disruptive class behavior and understand proper discipline techniques
  • Effectively communicate with Instructors, Residential Assistants, and other Academic Assistants
  • Participate in the mathematics forum and team contests
  • Answer student questions at office hours and in class, helping them with the material
  • Guide the students’ academic efforts
  • Enforce safety practices, e.g. campers sitting properly in chairs, etc.
  • Comport yourself as a positive role-model for the campers and other AwesomeMath staff and remember that as an ambassador of the AwesomeMath program you are to ensure that interactions with University staff and personnel are positive and respectful
  • Assist the Academic Director, Program Coordinator, and Directors of AMSP knowing that everyone involved is working to create a positive and enriching experience for the entire AwesomeMath community
  • Have fun!
Qualifications
  • Creative, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Experience working with children, youth and young adults and a passion for math education
  • Ability to teach in a mixed ability classroom
  • Effective and positive communication skills
  • Willing and able to work extended hours, nights and weekends when the programs are in session
  • Finished and passed the online training and safety programs for AwesomeMath
  • Previous experience with math competitions and/or the AwesomeMath program is preferred
Benefits
  • Stipend of $2,500
  • Room and board provided
  • Travel Allowance offered (if you live three or more hours from the camp location)
  • Chance to develop and apply your leadership, organizational, creative, and social skills
  • Opportunity to advance to a junior instructor position
  • Access to a wealth of math people from all over the world
Camp Nurse

Position Overview

Title:
Camp Nurse
Category:
Seasonal Employee
Locations / Dates:
UT Dallas ( June 4 – June 22, 2019 )
Cornell Session 1 ( June 23 – July 12, 2019 )
Cornell Session 2 ( July 13 – August 1, 2019 )
Univ. of Puget Sound ( July 16 – August 4, 2019 )

What is it like to be a Camp Nurse?

A Camp Nurse will provide routine and emergency care to approximately 140-240 campers and 40-60 staff, monitor their chronic conditions, collaborate with Camp Directors to provide a healthy and safe environment, educate staff about any health concerns and safely administer medication for those who require it.
Responsibilities
  • Review in detail online pre-camp medical and behavioral healthcare forms for all campers (prior to the start of camp)
  • Care for ill or injured campers or staff
  • Provide first aid for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Provide emotional support –a comfortable, open environment for campers to discuss health issues, homesickness, or any other concerns is vital
  • Available for daily office hours from 8-10AM and 7-10PM
  • Available for overnight on-call hours
  • No official day off while camp is in session, but you will be permitted to leave campus from time to time (must still be on call when not on campus)
  • Medication administration
  • Activate urgent care (or higher level) as needed
  • Ongoing communication with Camp Directors and Parents as needed
  • Maintain health records and incident reports
    • Create, update and monitor a camper’s ongoing healthcare via online camp database
    • Keep detailed incident reports whether medical, physical or social (online)
    • Implement a health plan as necessary
  • Manage and safeguard camper’s medications and camp first aid supplies – place orders as necessary to ensure adequate supplies on hand at all times
  • Make appointments, when necessary, with medical/dental offices in the local community and act as liaison between medical professionals and Camp Staff
  • Be a medical resource that would bridge the gap between basic medical knowledge and calling campus police or 911.
  • Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions at camp
  • Perform other program support duties as needed
  • At times, some of the above duties may be reassigned and additional responsibilities, not listed above, may also be required
Qualifications
  • LVN/LPN or RN preferred
  • Must be able to practice in the state where the camp is held (Texas, New York and Washington State)
  • CPR certified (required)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications preferred
  • Pediatric experience preferred
  • Previous camp experience desired
  • Enjoys working with kids aged 11-17
  • Hard-working, enthusiastic, committed to safety and well-being of campers
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and take initiative
  • Strong communication skills – comfortable speaking with staff, campers and parents of campers
  • Abilities to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Must be able to drive a camp vehicle (to help transport campers for medical treatment)
  • Ability to lift (or assist with lifting) campers or staff
  • Adaptable and comfortable living in a dormitory setting – will live and work on the University campus for the duration of the camp hired
Benefits
  • Stipend of $3,100 (LVN/LPN) or $3,500 (RN)
  • Room and board provided
  • Travel Allowance offered (if you live three or more hours from the camp location)
  • Access to a wealth of interesting people from all over the world
  • Plenty of time to yourself
  • Spend time on a robust college campus
  • Join in the camp activities

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact our Program Director at admin@awesomemath.org.