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Gifted Studies Program Activities Director

Company: The University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Gifted Studies Program Activities Director. Position Details Location Hattiesburg 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division School of Education Position Type Staff Employment Status Part Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date On Going Special Instructions to Applicants In order for your application to be considered for the upcoming summer residential programs it must be completed including all uploads and signed. Please submit: resume, recommendation letters from three sources, a one-page personal philosophy of working with elementary and secondary students. If selected for employment, you must successfully complete a background check and attend training sessions regarding the safety of minors on USM's campus and your responsibilities as a counselor. Job Summary The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies hosts several programs for gifted and high-ability learners during the summer. After academic studies have concluded each day, the Activities Director assumes responsibility for the care of program participants and for the supervision of recreational counselors. This responsibility is then turned over to the Dorm Director for evening supervision. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Enforce the policies and procedures of the programs to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. Facilitate orientation of activities counselors during the preprogram meeting. Supervise activities counselors and provide them with feedback on their performance. Document any difficulties and report to the Center Director or Dorm Director. Monitor each student's health and well-being during scheduled activities and report to the director any change in the student's health. Secure and return athletic equipment from the Payne Center and contact the Payne Center 24 hours in advance of using any facilities to ensure that arranged plans have been carried out by Payne Center staff. Report any difficulties, problems, or changes regarding use of facilities or equipment, no matter how trivial, to the director. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma One to two years experience in a similar position. Student Applicants: A cumulative 2.5 GPA is required. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to organize recreational activities for students of middle and high school ages. Ability to carry boxes of recreational equipment of approximately 20 pounds. Use Remind app to communicate to Center Director and other program staf f Preferred Qualifications Course work toward a degree in teaching, recreational therapy, or coaching. Three or more years experience in a teaching, coaching, or similar role with children. Upbeat and positive personality, able to overcome negative attitudes and provide motivation to program participants. About The University of Southern Mississippi Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu . As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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