Overnight Athletic Camp Counselor

The Overnight Athletic Camp Counselor works with the Guest Housing Manager and designated Resident Directors (RDs) to provide overnight supervision of minors attending selected WWU Athletic camps.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide direct overnight supervision, between hours of 7 p.m. – 8 a.m., to an assigned group approximately 10 campers for duration of the camp.
  • Document camper information daily, and perform necessary follow-up as appropriate/directed by supervisor.
  • Serve as 'point counselor' (in rotation with other counselors) for supervisor or RD On-Call, in management of after-hour situations.
  • Maintain professional communication with campus partners, participants, and Guest Housing staff.
  • Follow WWU policies and procedures, including those related to emergencies, medical and disciplinary situations.
  • Identify building and safety issues, and submit maintenance requests as needed.
  • Attend required staff meetings, pre-camp training and task assignments.
  • Summer Athletic Camp Overnight Counselors must sleep in designated room, which are located in the same residence hall the athletic camp is assigned.

Each Night of Camp Responsibilities

  • Be present and visible within the residence hall while campers are returning to hall.
  • Perform nightly rounds of building (may include headcounts) of assigned building, floors and/or rooms.
  • Provide initial support in event of missing camper or crisis situation, and follow response protocol.
  • Coordinate age-appropriate evening activity for camp participants, if requested for the camp.
  • Assist with evening pizza or snack distribution, if necessary for the camp.

Each Morning of Camp Responsibilities

  • Conduct morning wake ups and camper head count as required time.
  • Walk assigned camper group to breakfast at Dining Commons in the Viking Union.
  1. Ability to effectively lead, communicate with and oversee youth participants.
  2. Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
  3. Ability to work independently and in small groups with peers to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  4. Maintain a positive, upbeat and enthusiastic attitude.
  5. Ability to work in a highly structured & fast-paced environment.
  6. Experience making sound independent judgment and decisions in emergency circumstances.
  7. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse group that includes Guest Housing staff, WWU Staff/Coaches and youth participants.
  8. Experience working with large groups, summer camps, athletic teams and or youth supervision.
  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. Be a current student, enrolled at WWU.
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Not be on disciplinary probation or in deferred-eviction/eviction status.
  5. Not be on performance probation if employed elsewhere on campus.
  6. Be able to work a minimum of four camps, including required, listed below.
  7. For camps worked, must be able for work beginning at 6 p.m. on Arrival Date, each subsequent night from 8 p.m. - 8 a.m. and until 8:30 a.m. on Departure date of camp.
  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  2. Be available for work during contract dates: June 26 - August 24, 2018
  3. Participate in mandatory training (compensated) June 26-27, 2018
  4. Successfully complete a background check/criminal conviction check prior to first camp worked.
  5. Be able to work a minimum of four camps, included required, listed above.
  6. For camps worked, must be able beginning at 7 p.m. on Arrival Data & until 8 a.m. on Departure date of camp.

The application you submit online will be reviewed to assess how closely you match the required qualifications. If your application meets our criteria, you will be notified via email to choose an interview time. Individual interview dates are dependent upon your status as a new or returning candidate.

April 24, 2018

Application opens for new & returning candidates

May 8, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Application closes for new & returning candidates

May 9, 2018

Interviews offered to new candidates

May 16 - 19, 2018

Interviews held for new candidates

May 23, 2018

Job offers sent to all selected finalists

May 30, 2018

Offer decisions due from selected finalists

June 4, 2018

Staff meeting

June 26-27, 2018

Mandatory staff training

  1. Paid at $75 per shift, one night = one shift.
  2. Overnight housing is provided (required) for duration of camp worked.
  3. Summer Athletic Camp Counselors are eligible for optional, reduced rate for Summer Quarter Housing in Birnam Wood.

University Residences will host over 8,000 camp and conference guests in our residences halls during the summer. Guests can range from toddler to 90 years of age and will arrive from all over the world. Guests come to for a variety of reasons from WWU first-year student orientation to youth sports camps to adult national international conferences and training workshops. Our select staff of close to 40 students, work to accommodate guest needs and requests while providing a high level of customer service, under the direct supervision of the Manager of Guest & Housing Operations.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).