Summer Position Descriptions
We will begin accepting applications for the AwesomeMath 2021 Summer Program early next year.

Position Overview

Title:
Residential Assistant

Locations / Dates:
UT Dallas ( December 2 – December 3, 2020 )
Cornell Session 1 ( June 21 – July 10, 2020 )
Univ. of Puget Sound ( June 23 – July 12, 2020 )
Cornell Session 2 ( July 11 – July 30, 2020 )
Apply to work at one or multiple camps to suit your schedule

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 $2,200 per camp
  • Room and board provided
  • Travel allowance provided (as applicable)
  • 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

Position Overview

Title:
Teaching Assistant

Locations / Dates:
Session 1 ( June 01 – June 19, 2020 )
Session 2 ( June 22 – July 10, 2020 )
Session 3 ( July 13 – July 31, 2020 )
Apply to work at one or multiple camps to suit your schedule

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 $2,600 per camp
  • Room and board provided
  • Travel allowance provided (as applicable)
  • 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

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