Program Leader Paid Internship
Yleana Leadership Foundation
The Yleana Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, is seeking Teacher/Counselors for its residential summer academy. Our summer program, the Yleana Leadership Academy (YLA), serves the Foundation’s mission of creating exceptional educational experiences for young people of all income levels and preparing our students for success as people and professionals, while decreasing the opportunity gap.
The Yleana Leadership Academy takes pride in serving rising high school seniors, the majority of whom are low-income first generation students of color from underserved urban areas. To get a feel for the YLA experience, check out this video: https://youtu.be/_yi3UCFoUuE.
Our staff are people who are constantly generating new and better ways to do things, drawing on what they have seen, read, and experienced, who replace “I can’t do that” with “Let’s make it happen.” We prefer instructors who can improvise, who are creative, who approach problems in unexpected ways, and who generally understand how to communicate the test to diverse groups of students.
Since 2016, our average score improvement in a 3-week period topped out at 200 points on the SAT® exam. We want your help to make that number even higher.
What you’ll be doing:
Plan first day activities, icebreakers, camp-wide games
Manage the Counselors-in-Training (CITs), set their daily schedule, and ensure that they are motivated and on track
Develop, plan, and execute camp-wide activities and programming that provide campers with a meaningful and enriching summer experience
Develop SAT-related games with the help of teachers and counselors
Train teachers/other staff to run all games
Ensure that there is an appropriate space for each program and update the calendar appropriately
Celebrate the achievements of our students by planning a banquet to close out camp
Other responsibilities as needed
This position is vital to the cohesion of the campers and staff. You will be in charge of all the fun events that make Yleana a true summer camp. If you are passionate about youth programming and development, camp management, or event planning/management, this job will be a good fit.
We’d love to hear from you if you:
Have 1+ years experience working at a residential summer camp (required)
Have a BA/BS degree (highly preferred) or are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (required)
Are able to achieve minimum score of 650 verbal/650 math on internal hiring assessment (SAT)
Have experience managing peers (highly preferred)
Have a valid driver’s license (highly preferred)
Are able to consistently project a positive affect and infuse activities with energy
Can multi-task, quantify and break down large tasks, and delegate
Can quickly adapt to unforeseen problems
Enjoy serving as a mentor/role model to diverse high school students
Are detail oriented and results-driven
Have a passion for helping students from historically marginalized communities succeed in graduating high school and matriculating to college
Work fluently with Google Suite
Stipends for summer 2022 range from $450-$600 per week. These are determined and offered based on:
Total number of program weeks (to be determined)
Degrees and/or current year in school
Prior camp, teaching and/or tutoring experience
Dates & Times
In summer 2022, we are hoping to host camp in person again. However, this is dependent on our college campus partners’ availability and COVID protocols. We are currently in talks with our college campus partners and hope to have more details confirmed soon. Tentative dates are June 8 to August 8, 2022 (this includes training); staff must be available for the entire time. Read our Covid-19 policy here: https://yleana.org/covid19-policy
Follow-up program: We will prioritize your application if you are available to teach at our Follow-up Program after the summer program. Pay is $20/hour, and is in addition to the base stipend. Dates and times are subject to change.
Tentative dates: August 18, 20, 23, 25
Times: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern (with breaks)
Interested in applying? Fill out our hiring form here: https://bit.ly/basicinfo2022
The priority application deadline is January 15, 2022. We hire on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better.
Diversity and equal opportunity are at the core of Yleana and our mission. We are committed to building a team that reflects the world. People who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.