Youth Adventure Program - Program Aide

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: PartTime

Job Title

Youth Adventure Program - Program Aide


Texas A&M University


Educational Psychology

Proposed Minimum Salary

$7.75 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who we are

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) in the School of Education and Human Development is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts. Our undergraduate programs prepare students to work with children and youth in a variety of community and school contexts. We also offer a range of professional master’s degrees geared towards professionals in schools, communities, and the corporate world. For those interested in doctoral studies we offer Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.  Learn more about Educational Psychology

What we want 

The Youth Adventure Program - Program Aide is responsible for overseeing and participating in the daily operations of the Youth Adventure Program summer camp. Anticipated hours per week are as follows: Pre-camp (July 1 - 7): up to 40 hrs per week; During camp (July 8 - 28): up to 96 hrs per week. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Note: This is a temporary position primarily during the month of July, 2023.

Hourly Pay Rate: $7.75/ Hour

Travel - Travels internationally to assist staff with the Youth Adventure Program Dominican Republic week.

Requirement Details: Bilingual/fluent in English and Spanish is required; State of Texas teaching certification; Valid passport.

Cover Letter/Resume : A cover letter and resume will assist us in our review of your application materials. These can be uploaded on the application under CV/Resume.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of direct supervisory experience teaching and/or working with pre-adolescents  or adolescents (ages 7-17) in an academic or professional setting.

Required Licenses and Certifications: 

  • State of Texas teaching certification.
  • CPR certification, or the ability to be CPR certified before start of camp.
  • Valid passport.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Bilingual / fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Education, Psychology, or Interdisciplinary Studies.

Essential Duties/Tasks:

  • Camp Activities & Events - Responsible for overseeing and participating in the daily operations of the Youth Adventure Program summer camp. Assists with coordinating and participating in all camp activities and events.
  • Supervision - Supervises and monitors camp participants.
  • Schedule Coordination - Assists with establishing and maintaining morning, afternoon, and evening routine and coordinating meal schedules.
  • Medicine - Dispenses medication and attend to all medical-related emergencies while camp is in session.
  • Communication - Communicates with parents regarding any physical, psychological, or emotional ailments or adjustments that arise amongst participants while camp is in session.
  • Travel and other duties - Performs other duties as assigned. Travels internationally to assist staff with the Youth Adventure Program Dominican Republic week.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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