University of Utah Summer Community Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 02/26/2020
Requisition Number PRN10377N
Job Title Camp Staff
Working Title Summer Community Specialist
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Standard Hours per Week 10
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary
May 11*Start date and end date are flexible. May 11th is the latest date the position could begin; preference is for the position to start earlier even if individual works 5 hours per week through April/May/June. Work done before and after Summer Academy, Staff Training and Debrief will total approximately 75 hours.
June 22 – June 24Staff Training, Part 1
June 29 – July 2Staff Training, Part 2
July 5Summer Academy begins
July 31Summer Academy ends
August 1Staff Debrief
August 13*Position concludes, ending date flexible
Summer Academy (July 5 – July 31) Schedule:
During Summer Academy, the position will work 40-43 hours per week over the seven days of the week. The exact schedule will be determined in the spring. Hours must be flexible and responsive according to student and community needs.
Is this a work study job? No
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00785 - Undergraduate Diversity
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 4000.00
Close Date 03/27/2020
The Summer Community Specialist will collaborate with the University of Utah First Star team to execute the 2020 Summer Academy, where 30 current or former foster youth will study on the University of Utah campus for one month. The Summer Community Specialist will develop, coordinate and implement life skills, self-advocacy and social justice curriculums, lead in restorative justice with youth, remain on call for behavior management needs, and participate in the training of staff. To learn more about the First Star national non-profit, visit firststar.org; for more about the University of Utah First Star Academy, visit firststar.utah.edu.
•Experience teaching and/or mentoring high school students
•Experience in reflective listening, de-escalation techniques, mediation and conflict resolution
•Experience in designing and facilitating activities that engender relationships, trust and community
•Thorough understanding of diverse (a)genders and (a)sexualities, racial and ethnic diversity, and social justice
•Strong work ethic and willingness to work the expected and unexpected hours necessary to achieve a successful Summer Academy
•Extremely flexible schedule between June 22nd and August 1st
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Restorative Justice Behavior Management
oDuring Summer Academy, work with a team to use restorative justice practices to process and resolve student conflict, turn conflict into learning opportunities, create trust and community
oAssist students in identifying, coping and communicating emotions
oReliably on-call for behavior management needs
oPlan and implement life skills and self-advocacy curriculums
oContribute to food design, student committee design, behavior management design, etc. especially when they intersect with life skills and self-advocacy curriculums
•Liaison with community partners
oEnsure community partner’s know where to meet, purchase and provide supplies; ongoing communications
•Facilitate parts of training as needed
•Contribute to operations and logistics for Summer Academy as needed
•Some completion of a graduate degree, particularly in education, social justice, social work, or counseling
•Experience in restorative justice practices with youth
•Experience working with high school students, particularly those who have experienced trauma, in educational or therapeutic settings
•Familiarity and experience with the foster care system
•Experience in curriculum design and experiential education
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: “firstname.lastname@example.org” or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: “email@example.com” .
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). 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 is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). 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.