Student Employment

Student Coordinator

Conference & Event Planning

Job #: 500572
Location: South Quad
Department: Conference Services
Rate: $11.00/hour + Stipend (see posting for details)
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Non-Work-Study Position

Basic Function and Responsibility:
Plan and coordinate the ongoing administrative and operational activities of the residential component of all summer athletic camps. Collaborate with camp and building staff to ensure a safe and secure housing experience. Support and provide guidance to counselors. Work toward a fun experience for all campers.
Coordinators will work and live in South Quad.

Supervision Received:
General Supervision is received from the Camps Director and Building Leadership Team.

Supervision Exercised:
Functional supervision is exercised over camp counselors.

Time commitment and Work Schedule:
This is a 40 hour/week position during the camp season. Camp Staff are required to live in the Residence Hall. Camp Coordinators will work weekends and holidays.
Approximately 20 - 30 hours of work are required during the months of March, April and May to assist with hiring of counselor staff and summer pre-planning.
Regular work schedule begins in early May and runs through the middle to end of August. Coordinators move in at the beginning of May and move out will occur mid-August. Approval of variations or exceptions to this schedule are subject to approval by the Camps Manager.

Compensation:
-Hourly Rate of $11/hr beginning March 9th until May 5th, when stipend begins
-1st year Coordinators: Room and Board (3 meals a day) plus $250/week taxed stipend
-2nd year Coordinators: Room and Board (3 meals a day) plus $260/week taxed stipend
-3rd year Coordinators: Room and Board (3 meals a day) plus $270/week taxed stipend
-Room and Board compensation will be processed in the form of a Housing scholarship and will be added to your financial aid package if taking classes.

Responsibilities:
• Participate in recruiting, hiring, training, and supervision of up to 30 camp counselors
• Attend Summer Kickoff meeting, TBD in April
• Create and lead counselor training with Camps Manager
• Participate in the preparation of the building for camper arrival
• Participate in Coordination training, individual and group work assignments
• Attend nightly staff and activities meeting
• Prepare administrative and operational plans for summer camp/housing operations
• Review, update and implement work plans, schedules, and procedures
• Monitor performance and safety on resident floors and also during nightly activities
• Learn and work with the conferences data-base system (Iris Coordinator)
• Work with counselors and building staff to resolve operating challenges
• Assign bed spaces, coordinate logistics, and monitor services
• Collaborate with Athletic Camp staff and camper parents as needed
• Cover Duty responsibilities during the Spring Athletes utilization of dorm space in May and early June
• Coordinators are assigned area(s) of responsibility, such as: evening activities, registration, business/building, counselor guidance, and office.
• Coordinators are responsible for providing support and guidance to Camp Counselors
• Meet on-duty responsibilities as designated by the Camp Manager or supervisor.
• Oversee delivery of services
• Act as an ambassador for the University of Michigan. Exhibit energy and enthusiasm for an awesome camp experience for each and every camper.
• Be a positive team member of the team. Collaboration and support of other coordinators and counselor is a requirement for this position.
• Model a commitment to a diverse community by creating and fostering an environment in which all individuals are respected and encouraged.
• Enforce the Community Living Standards while modeling personal behavior that is consistent with the Community Living Standards, Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and all state and federal laws.
• This is a live-in nightly position and although the job involves fun activities with children, responsibilities are not to be taken lightly—you are expected to work hard and treat this job with the same respect as any other.

Qualifications:
• Previous work experience in U-M Athletic Camps is desired, but not required
• Prior experience as a camp coordinator/counselor or in a related field is desired, but not required
• Familiarity with U-M housing policies and procedures is highly desirable
• Strong commitment to customer service and offering a quality guest experience
• Enthusiasm for a high-energy and joyful camp experience is a must
• Strong desire to engage kids and be a positive role model
• Desire to be part of a work team
• Strong communication and collaboration skills are required for success in a close-knit work group
• Candidates must be enrolled U-M students