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Group Educator

Sunday, July 8 - Thursday, July 19, 2018

Brandeis Service Corps is a residential service-learning program. Approximately 50 high school students from across America will come to Brandeis for the 12-day program. Service Corps challenges teens to consider interpersonal relationships as a key element of bettering society through active service, personal projects and leadership development. Service work focuses on providing meaningful encounters between teens and the clients and staff of their non-profit Partner Sites. Participants will also engage in educational workshops, personal and group reflection, guest speakers and trips around the Boston area, culminating in the development of a personal service project to bring home to their community.

Hiring Company: Brandeis University Precollege Programs
Location: Waltham, MA

The Group Educator leads a group of 12-16 teens at a pre-assigned service site. They also help the teens integrate all of their various experiences into a deeper understanding of social action, service and personal identity, including:
• Helping the staff of the non-profit Partner Site facilitate the participants' experience;
• Guiding participants to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complexities of their site work;
• Leading sessions in which scholarly texts are used to stimulate reflection and discussion on the group's site
experience;
• Guide participants through the development, creation and presentation of a personal service project;
• Living in the dorms with the participants (in a private room), and helping maintain a staff presence in the dorms
and dining hall;
• Partnering with and supporting other staff who share residential life duties;
• Attending a 4-day staff orientation/training.


The ideal Group Educator will meet most, if not all, of these criteria:
• Have a bachelor's degree;
• Have 3-5 years of experience working in Informal Education;
• Have experience at camp or other residential environments;
• Have a passion for and experience with community service and social action;
• Be comfortable in a diverse environment;
• Be experienced and comfortable working with teens;
• Have experience as a program coordinator/facilitator;
• Be ready to work hard, have fun and learn a lot!

Salary: Based on experience
If interest please contanct Kenyora Johnson at kenyoraj@brandeis.edu.

Other information
Key Dates:
• Staff Orientation: Thursday, July 5 - Saturday, July 7, 2018
• Program Dates: Sunday, July 8 - Thursday, July 19, 2018
• Staff Debrief: Friday, July 20, 2018