Job Information

University of Utah PATHS Residential Counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/01/2024

Requisition Number PRN14532N

Job Title Camp Staff

Working Title PATHS Residential Counselor

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Residential Shift: Monday through Friday, 3pm – 11pm, July only

Flex Shift: Monday through Friday, 9am – 7pm, June to July. Hours will vary depending on programming needs and are subject to change.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 02203 - Youth & Personal Enrichment

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $2,800 to $3,100

Close Date

Job Summary

Youth Education is seeking passionate individuals to join the team as a PATHS Residential Counselor. The PATHS Program prepares prospective first-generation students, those who will be the first in their family to go to college, to achieve their full potential in high school and beyond. Counselors will work with groups of up to 30 students from a variety of backgrounds at the University of Utah’s campus in the summer for 8 week-long camps.

PATHS Counselors are leaders, mentors, educators, and advocates for PATHS students and their communities. They supervise and ensure the safety of students during camp, teach and lead program curriculum, develop and coordinate enrichment activities, supervise during overnight stays, and act as positive role models. Applicants must pass applicable background checks in order to be hired. Join us this summer and be part of a fun, dynamic team that enriches the lives of high school students.

Counselors will be contracted on a temporary basis from May 28, 2024 through July 31, 2024 and be required to work on July 24, 2024 (Pioneer Day).

  • Mandatory Team Training: Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, June 7
  • Day Camps: Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 28
  • Residential Camps: Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 26
  • Team and Individual Debriefing: Monday, July 29 – Wednesday, July 31

Accommodations will be provided during residential weeks and employees are expected to stay overnight during those weeks.

Residential Counselors who choose the regular shift will work approximately 40 hours per week excluding weekends during residential camps in July. Those who choose the flex shift will work approximately 20 hours per week excluding weekends during both day and residential camps. Shifts will vary depending on programming needs and are subject to change.

  • Counselors will be required to complete 2 weeks of training prior to the start of camp.
  • Counselors will receive their stipend of $3,100 (before taxes), which will be distributed in equal payments on a semi-monthly schedule.
  • Residential Counselors will receive On-Campus Housing accommodations July 1 – 27, 2024.
  • Meals will be provided during camp programming using Dining Dollars.


  • 1. Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of students during activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended outcomes.

  • Assures students are properly supervised at all times.

  • Applies basic youth development principles such as relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth while working with students.
  • Be aware of and enforce program policies and procedures.

  • 2. Develop and implement activities for students in accordance with the program mission.

  • Lead and teach program curriculum during week-long camps.

  • Plan and prepare elective lessons or activities to engage students as needed.

  • 3. Maintain high standards of health and safety.

  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

  • Be alert to students and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems; discuss with camp director when appropriate.
  • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper utilization, care, and maintenance is adhered to; report necessary repairs promptly to camp director.

  • 4. Be a role model to students and staff in your attitude and behavior.

  • Set a good example for students and others including cleanliness, punctuality, personal language, appearance, health habits, sportsmanship, and manners.

  • Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns.

  • 5. Represent PATHS when interacting with parents, University of Utah staff/faculty/students, and community members.

  • Provide participant guardians appropriate feedback and information as needed for their students to have a successful camp experience.

  • Adhere to program policies and procedures when students are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp.

Minimum Qualifications


  • At least 21 years old
  • Majors in human development, education, social work, psychology, or other related fields
  • Desire and ability to work with high school students in various spaces

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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