Instructional Specialist (Lead Educator, UA Fusion Summer Camp)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Instructional Specialist (Lead Educator, UA Fusion Summer Camp)
Department Flandrau Science Center (1101)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The mission of Fusion Camp is to engage campers in play and inquiry-based learning related to weekly camp themes. Activities will include science explorations, literacy, creative arts, swimming, gym activities, and on and off-campus field trips. Curriculum development with activities, resources, field trips and other activities will need to be created prior to camp. Lead educators will be responsible for the final weekly schedule of activities and will be required to learn basic content and activity instructions in a variety of thematic areas including supply lists for all acticivites. UA Fusion camp is about having fun while learning, and sparking an interest in science among elementary and middle school children. Lead Educators will work directly with children throughout the summer. Educators will work with a support staff of camp counselors to engage a group of up to 24 campers in play and inquiry-based learning related to weekly camp themes. Educators will participate in training prior to the start of camp to ensure that they are well prepared to facilitate activities and have appropriate classroom management skills. Educators may also receive first aid, CPR and/or high occupancy vehicle training as needed.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities for camp counselors include, but are not limited to:

• Leading children through inquiry and play-based learning that is appropriate to the week’s theme and to their grade level
• Ensuring the safety and security of campers at all times
• Creating a fun and educationally enriching environment for children’s summer camp experience
• Maintaining a schedule of activities
• Keeping supplies organized and ensuring the classroom is cleaned at weeks end to allow for other uses of the room
• Addressing minor discipline or first aid issues
• Communicating with parents as needed
• Having knowledge of any special needs of campers and knowing how to respond should an emergency arise
• Swimming with campers two days per week for one hour – good swimming skills are required, although we will be in the shallow end of the pool (3-4 feet deep)
• Leading campers on field trips to on- & off-campus locations. Walking will be involved in the summer heat. Some counselors may be asked to become High Occupancy Vehicle certified and drive a 15-passenger van carrying campers

Days and Schedule to be Worked:

Curriculum development will begin upon hiring.

Mandatory training from May 29th-June 1st.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from June 4th – July 16th.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, four years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with children
• Love of engaging children through enrichment activities
• Creative, outgoing, even tempered, flexible, patient, caring, fun, good classroom management and organizational skills
• People that are just as happy reading books to children, leading science explorations, singing and performing in skits. Not afraid to be silly, yet know when to be serious.
• People that are committed to our mission and willing to put the effort in to make it a fabulous experience for our campers.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Seasonal
Benefits Eligible Yes - Limited Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $14.00 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24536
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Noel Hensley

Open Date 02/05/2018
Review Start Date 02/12/2018
Close Date 03/05/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, four years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents