REACH Counselor - Summer 2024
High School Classes of 2024 (Seniors) and 2025 (Juniors) Only
REACH is seeking motivated high school juniors and seniors to serve in its summer program as REACH Counselors. The summer program consists of two sessions. The first session is either 3 weeks overnight at Fordham University or the University of Scranton (July 6– July 26). For all Counselors, the second session is a 3-week day session at Regis High School (July 30 – August 16; weekdays 8:30 am-5:00 pm). Counselors must apply to work an entire 6-week session.

Counselor Responsibilities & Qualifications
Counselors serve as teaching assistants, instructors for electives, recreation and activity directors, and as support for the camp administrative team. Qualified candidates will be good role models who exhibit the following characteristics: leadership ability, understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, social maturity, high self-initiative, and a good academic record in high school. Counselors must possess the ability to cooperate with a team and with supervisors, relate effectively to middle school students, provide direction to individual students and groups of students, and motivate students through positive encouragement.

Though not required, REACH seeks applicants with the following additional qualifications: previous experience working with middle school students, proficiency in Spanish, lifeguard training, and any particular skills, talents or interests that can be shared during the summer program (e.g. musical instrument/voice, visual arts, specific academic or intellectual interests, athletics, other recreational interests, unique hobbies, etc.).

Compensation & Benefits

This position pays $325.00 a week. Returning counselors are paid a $100 bonus for your commitment to the program. At both Fordham University and the University of Scranton, Counselors are provided with room and board at no cost, as well as round trip transportation. During the day program at Regis, Counselors who live in one of the five boroughs of New York City and have not graduated from high school will be eligible for free public transportation. All other students are responsible to pay for their own commuting expenses.

All interested students must complete the REACH Counselor Supplement, and have a teacher or guidance counselor complete the REACH Counselor Recommendation Form.

Returning counselors do not need a recommendation form. In addition, applicants must also have a parent fill out and sign the Parental Consent Form, and email it to the REACH Scranton Co-Director, Mr. Hunt: Email Mr. Hunt directly to receive the Parental Consent Form.

All application materials and the recommendation are due by Friday, April 12, 2024 @ 11:59 pm. For Fordham Prep applicants, the application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 3, 2024 @ 11:59 pm.

For more information, please, contact:

Mr. Prince Hunt
REACH Scranton Co-Director
(917) 795-9208

Regis fosters an inclusive environment where we recruit and retain highly talented staff with differing abilities and who maintain a belief in the critical importance of diversity in the life of a school. Regis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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