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Job Summary

MPulse Performing Arts Institutes

Part-time: May 21-June 8, 2018
Full-time: June 11-August 8, 2018

Stipend: $12,000 / or $9,000 plus room & board & parking

General Responsibilities

The MPulse Camp Director is a temporary, seasonal position that oversees the day-to-day operations of the MPulse Performing Arts Institutes at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The MPulse Camp Director is the point of contact for all participates in the program and will provide logistical services for MPulse campers, parents, faculty and Residence Life Staff.  The Camp Director coordinates with the Assistant Camp Director on a daily basis to ensure a seamless handling of day-to-day operations. The Camp Director will be required to reside in the dormitory to supervise students on three separate evenings throughout the duration of the program.


Responsibilities Pre-Program Planning

  1. Participates in the interview process to hire counselors, if possible, in March/April.
  2. Prepare and conduct pre-camp and in-service staff trainings.
  3. Develop a detailed six-week schedule which includes campus life activities both at SMTD and with organizations outside SMTD, including the required transportation.
  4. Prepare and send communications to Parents and Students prior to arrival.
  5. Prepare and manage the placement of appropriate signage in the dormitory, instructional spaces, and outdoors.

Program Responsibilities

  1. Supervise day-to-day operations of the program, including daily meeting with camp staff.
  2. Obtain, organize and disseminate to staff necessary student forms for, e.g. roommate requests, accommodation requests, field trip waiver forms, etc.
  3. Obtain, organize and disseminate to faculty and staff required list of emergency information, medical authorization information, and medications for each camper.
  4. Monitor crisis management plan, including emergency procedures.
  5. Monitor and report about student safety and safety procedures related to the complete supervision of campers and staff.
  6. Oversee shuttle service to and from campus, and all check-in procedures.
  7. Lead all parent/camper/faculty Welcome Meetings.
  8. Collect and maintain records for any completed incident or accident reports.
  9. Communicate with Program Coordinator and parents regarding any behavioral interventions involving campers.
  10. Provide daily office coverage
  11. Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the camp family.
  12. Field questions and concerns from faculty and staff on a daily basis.
  13. Other duties as assigned by the MPulse Coordinator

Personnel Management

  1. Oversee any staff disciplinary procedures in conjunction with Asst. Camp Director and Program Coordinator.
  2. Approve or deny staff time off requests.
  3. Develop and maintain positive working relationship with counselors, MPulse faculty and staff, and U-M Housing staff.
  4. Provide coverage in the event of a counselor’s inability to perform his/her duties.

Equipment and Supplies

  1. Prior to June 1st, complete an inventory of residence life and office supplies and determine any additional supplies necessary to support the program.
  2. Obtain keys and security access codes as needed.
  3. Obtain lockers and computer access for participants.
  4. Supervise and insure the clean-up of MPulse supplies and materials in Res Hall, Moore, and WDC to include:
    1. Dispose of all trash.
    2. Collect all indoor and outdoor directional signs.
    3. Collect all recycled materials and other donated items.
    4. Store all supplies and equipment in the MPulse closet.
    5. Provide a written and electronic inventory of all supplies and equipment stored in MPulse closet.
    6. Collect and return all required housing badges and/or forms.

Post-Program Evaluation

  1. Collaborate with MPulse Coordinator to review and update the existing evaluation forms (camper, parent, counselor, faculty.)
  2. Oversee entire evaluation process and ensure that all evaluations are sent, collected and downloaded.
  3. Write the end of camp report, with input from the camp administrative staff.

Required Qualifications*

  • Current CPR/AED & first aid certifications (offered at staff training)
  • 2 years of prior camp administrative experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Staff supervision experience

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.