Residential Counselors supervise a group of 10-16 students. Residential Counselors are supervised by the Residence Life Coordinator and work with other staff members to accomplish the overall mission of the program by attending to the safety, well-being, and enjoyment of program participants. In addition to supervising students and holding programs and events on weekdays and on weekends, residential counselors will attend staff meetings, be scheduled for duties on a rotating basis, and complete projects during the day. Residential Counselor responsibilities include day, evening, and night commitments. Residential Counselors are required to live at the program site.
Prior to beginning employment, applicants are required to have successfully completed of a minimum of one year of college. Experience as a camp counselor, college resident assistant, or similar position is preferred; staff or participant experience with programs for the academically gifted is helpful. Applicants must possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of adolescents, exhibit maturity and a positive attitude, and be willing to serve as a role model for students. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team; organize projects and activities; explain, support, and enforce Duke TIP rules; and manage administrative responsibilities. Applicants who express creativity in their activity planning are highly desired.
Residential Counselors are hired for the following programs: