The Department of Biology is a large unified department with strong undergraduate degrees, nationally-ranked graduate programs, world-class research spanning the breadth of biological questions and experimental systems, and a passion for science outreach.
Our premiere outreach programs – The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), Summer Research Science Program (SSRP), and Research Initiative in STEM Education (RISE) – are exciting opportunities for underrepresented high school students to be introduced to various scientific subjects from microbiology to plant biology through series of lectures, hands-on laboratory experiences, scientific research, and/or STEM career and college training. Program activities are led by a dynamic and skilled team of Indiana University faculty members and Indiana high school teachers.
The Department of Biology is part of The College of Arts + Sciences, the oldest and largest academic division of Indiana University. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Check out our initiatives at college.indiana.edu.
Counselors serve an important function for each of our three programs, as they physically reside with and closely supervise student participants in the dormitory. We are seeking counselors for each program (note: one application is good for all three programs; please indicate in your cover letter which program(s) you are interested in serving as a counselor for).
Dates of the Research Initiative for STEM Education (RISE) are June 16-28, 2019.
Dates of the Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) are July 7-14, 2019.
Dates of the Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) are July 14-19, 2019.
Counselor responsibilities primarily consist of, but are not exclusive to, the following tasks:
Must be available to work for the entire program – from staff training to move out day.
Participating in student check-in and orientation.
Distribute welcome packets and associated program items.
Escort students to/from all activities.
Supervise student participants during meals, free time, special events, evening activities, and overnight.
Plan, prepare, and lead social and recreational activities.
Enforce good behavior at all times (including in the dorm).
Respond appropriately to safety and behavior issues and address concerns to the head counselor and/or program director.
Interact with the students and serve as a positive role model.
Adhere to program policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree in any field.
Counselors must not have any other commitments during the scheduled dates of programs to which you are assigned unless approved by the program director in advance. If chosen, you must also attend a counselor orientation one day prior to the start of the program(s).
High level of responsibility, punctuality, and accountability required. Ability to complete tasks in a productive and proactive manner.
Bachelor’s in education, natural sciences, or a related field will be given preference. Background and/or experience with school environments, educating students in a science field and/or previous experience working with science outreach programs and underrepresented students highly desirable.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Walking around campus and/or Bloomington community in the summer.
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Department: BIOLOGY (BL-BI-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 65110
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.