UA Student Med-Start Summer Employment

Counselor (Full-time) 35-40 hrs per week
Counselor (Part-time) 20 hours per week

The University of Arizona Health Sciences - Office of Diversity and Inclusion is seeking highly motivated and responsible individuals to serve as in-residence counselors for the Med-Start Health Careers Summer Program. Counselors will be hired to begin training a week before the program begins. Employment dates are: May 27- July 7, 2018.  It is expected for Counselors to commit to the entire six weeks of the program, family vacations are highly discouraged during the six weeks of employment. Availability and flexibility during the work scheduled is encouraged.

ABOUT the Med-Start Health Careers Program

Med-Start is an intensive five week academic summer program held in Tucson for JUNIOR high school students who are interested in careers in the health professions. The purpose of the program is to help students prepare for college life and orient students toward career opportunities and educational pathways in the health professions. Med-Start counselors are central to the operation of the program. Counselors supervise students, plan and implement numerous program activities, and serve as role models for these future college students. Med-Start participants come from all over the state and are, for the most part, 16-18 years old. At the time of the program, they will be entering their senior year of high school. Med-Start encourages students who are of underrepresented and/or diverse backgrounds, live in rural areas, and/or are economically disadvantaged to apply. Thus, Med-Starters are a diverse group of students who share common interests and curiosity about health professions and the college experience.

JOB TITLES: Counselors for the (Med-Start Health Careers Program) positions are subject to background, finger print investigation and motor vehicle check.

DEPARTMENT: University of Arizona Health Sciences - Office of Diversity and Inclusion

DESCRIPTION: Primarily responsible for a group of approximately 10 high school students. Counselors also work part of a team of 6-8 counselors aiding in the operation of the entire program.

DATE OF EMPLOYMENT: May 27- July 7, 2018 (Counselor - Full Time & Part-Time)

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL DUTIES:

  1. Tutor/Monitor academic progress of assigned students (students take college-level courses during UA summer session)
  2. Supervise field trips and other program activities
  3. Supervise residence hall activities
  4. Assist in scheduling guest speakers, presentations, etc.
  5. Assist in program-related office tasks in Office of Diversity and Inclusion

COUNSELORS MUST LIVE IN RESIDENCE HALL (Room and board will be provided during 6 weeks of the program)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must be a continuing student at UofA
  2. Available to live in residence hall during the entire summer program
  3. Able to relate to students from diverse backgrounds
  4. Current driver’s license and a good driving record

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Students in health-related concentrations
  2. Students with previous R.A. or summer counselor experience, or past Med-Start participants
  3. CPR and/or First Aid Certified
  4. UA-HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) Driver Certification

TRAINING: Counselors will be required to attend training sessions prior to the Med-Start Health Careers Program. Training sessions will be scheduled one week prior to start of summer program.

SHIFT: Shifts vary. Monday – Sunday

RATE OF PAY: $10.00/hr + room & board

HOW TO APPLY: Email the program coordinator, Alma Aguirre, at aaguirr1@email.arizona.edu for an application.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

For more information regarding the Office of Diversity and Inclusion or contact our office: Tucson: (520) 621-5531.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is an EEO/AA Employer.