Each Senior Counselor at the Summer Urban Program works with groups of children ages 6-13 for seven weeks during the summer (RISE works with high school students), implementing a self-designed curriculum. In the programs, Senior Counselors work with Junior Counselors, who are teenagers hired from the particular community in which the program is located. Senior Counselors are expected to keep in close contact with parents and community members as well as join the rest of the staff on a variety of retreats and trainings throughout the summer.
Further, Senior Counselors are an integral part of camp operations and are expected to work as part of a team to ensure that the program runs as well as possible. Senior Counselors are encouraged to limit outside commitments, as community involvement and program preparation may extend beyond designated camp hours. A significant number of outside training, staff meetings, and independent preparation are expected.
SUP is planning to operate fully in person programming. Senior staff will be provided with housing at Harvard for a $100 fee. All Senior Counselors will receive a fellowship of $5,000 to offset educational and living expenses.
All Senior Counselors are expected to work for three weeks of staff training and six weeks of camp. You must commit to being available full-time from June 13th to August 12th. You may not accept any additional employment offers or take courses during the SUP season. Senior Counselors may not accept funding from any additional program (exception: OCS funding specifically for SUP, Chan Stride Funding for SUP, Harvard Club funding specifically for SUP). Senior Counselors cannot accept two sources of funding for the position.