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Research Foundation for SUNY / College at Oswego Program Assistant-STARTALK in Oswego, New York

The Research Foundation for SUNY at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of temporary program assistant to assist the STARTALK summer camp (May 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019). Multiple vacancies available. While this position is affiliated with the campus of SUNY Oswego this is a Research Foundation position, NOT a New York State position.
The Research Foundation at SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Position Title: Program Assistant
Posting Date: April 10, 2019
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Date of Appointment: Immediately
Job Description:

The Program Assistant will:
Assist the director with the administration, management, and supervision of a comprehensive summer camp program serving students in grades 2-12.
Collaborate with manager of facilities and various on- and off- campus offices to coordinate summer camp activities.
Serve as liaison between parents/ guardians and summer camp director/ teachers.
Assist the director in planning, organizing, executing, and evaluating summer program and cultural workshops.
Compile data, statistics, and digital information to assess the success of summer camp.
Use surveys and online survey tool to gather parent/ guardian feedback.

The Program Assistant will be expected to display a commitment to immersion language education ( and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse student body, parents/guardians, teachers, staff, and program specialists.


Required Qualifications:

Some college level education in Education or related field
Some experience working with school age students
Comply with the curriculum principles and training provided
Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in English
Understanding of the needs of students, including those from high-risk backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or higher in Education or a related field
Some knowledge in Chinese language and culture
Previous experience and knowledge of summer camps