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Job Summary

Part-time: June 4-8, 2018
Full-time: June 11-August 5, 2018

Stipend:  $8,000 plus room & board & parking
3 nights (24 hours each) off during the camp

General Responsibilities

The MPulse Hall Director is a temporary, seasonal position that oversees the evening operations of the MPulse Performing Arts Institutes at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The MPulse Hall Director has direct contact with MPulse campers and Residence Life Staff, and is the emergency contact for parents during the evening hours.  The Hall Director coordinates with the Camp Director on a daily basis to ensure a seamless handling of day-to-day operations. The Hall Director is required to reside in the dormitory in a private room, and will be given 3 nights off throughout the duration of the program.


Responsibilities Pre-Program Planning

  1. Prepare and conduct pre-camp and in-service staff trainings in conjunction with the Camp Director.
  2. Develop a detailed six-week schedule that includes campus life activities both at SMTD and with organizations outside SMTD including the required transportation.
  3. Prepare and send communications to counseling staff prior to the start of the program.
  4. Assign specific roles to the counseling staff.
  5. Prepare dormitory with appropriate signage.
  6. Prepare and manage placement of appropriate signage in dormitory, instructional spaces and outdoors in collaboration with the Camp Director.
  7. Participates in the interview process to hire counselors, if possible, in March/April.

Program Responsibilities

  1. Supervise evening operations of the program, including daily meeting with counseling staff.
  2. Assign campers and counselors to residence hall rooms and communicate with U-M Housing.
  3. Obtain and organize necessary student forms for, e.g. roommate requests, accommodation requests, field trip waiver forms, etc.
  4. Obtain,  organize and disseminate to staff the required list of emergency information, medical authorization information, and medications for each camper.
  5. Monitor crisis management plan, including emergency procedures.
  6. Monitor safety and procedures related to the complete supervision of campers and staff.
  7. Coordinate shuttle service to and from campus with Camp Director
  8. Coordinate all check-in procedures and welcome meetings with Camp Director
  9. Complete incident or accident reports.
  10. Communicate with Camp Director regarding any behavioral issues involving campers or staff.
  11. Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the camp family.
  12. Other duties as assigned by the MPulse Coordinator.
  13. Prepare and submit a written log detailing experiences and recommendations for future programming.

Personnel Management

  1. Create weekly staff schedules.
  2. Provide on-going, constructive feedback to all MPulse counseling staff.
  3. Oversee any staff disciplinary procedures in conjunction with Camp Director and Program Coordinator.
  4. Approve or deny staff time off requests in conjunction with Camp Director.
  5. Develop and maintains positive working relationship with counselors, MPulse faculty and staff, and U-M Housing staff.
  6. Provide coverage in the event of a counselor’s inability to perform his/her duties.

Equipment and Supplies

  1. 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. Collection of lawn 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.


  1. Collaborate with MPulse Coordinator and Camp Director to review and update the existing evaluation forms (camper, parent, counselor, faculty.)
  2. Write an end of camp report.

Required Qualifications*

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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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