Junior Counselor

Before Starting an Application

For 2020, we have NEW system from the previous years. If you are a returning student, it will have a similar feel moving from section to section as previously, but we hope somethings will be easier. We also have a new way we are working with recommendations letter so please read details on that below. ALL STUDENTS will need to create new profiles, even if you are returning. So when creating a new account, please use an email address that you will check often as this will be the email address Konaway will use when notifying students of their application status, acceptance, payment information, class selection and last minute reminders. Please do not use student school emails as sometimes those accounts are deactivated over the summer. 

Start a New Application!

Return to your Application!

When you return to the system, press the 'Account Login' button and enter in your log in credentials. If you forget to log in, press 'Account Login,' then 'Forgot Your Password?'

Complete Applications Include:

  1. 100% completion of Application. Please note: Konaway Staff will not review applications if there is missing information. A complete application includes all of the components listed below. Please be certain the essay/student statement is complete.

    1. Student statement prompt: Please tell us why you would like to attend Konaway Nika Tillicum. 

  2. Most recent report card with at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent in whatever form your school reports progress at school. If you have not received a spring report card yet, a fall report card will be adequate. Please upload this into the appropriate spot in the application. 

  3. One letter of recommendation. Letter must be from a current teacher or school administrator. Letter of recommendations may not be from family members, family friends or from the student themselves. During the application process, you will fill out the name and email of your recommender. Upon inputting their information, the system will automatically email the recommenders of your request for them to fill out a digital recommendation letter. Please let them know to be on the look out for the email with instructions. From our experience, sometimes it lands in the Spam folder. If your recommender does not utilize email or is having issues getting the email in their inbox, please have them contact our office and we can help. 

  4. The application deadline is May 11, 2020

Job Description

Each Junior Counselor will help supervise a living group of Konaway students during those times when the students are not involved in classes. Junior Counselors will live in the dorms assigned to them and eat all meals in The Hawk Dining Hall with the campers. The time commitment for the job is considerable. Students attending Konaway range in age from 12-18 years, so the program requires a high level of supervision and the Junior Counselor wil be an integral part of the needed supervision

Characteristic Requirements

Konaway is looking for high-energy personalities that find working with young people stimulating and fun. We are looking for responsible, mature and emotionally stable individuals. One of the strengths of the KONAWAY NIKA TILLICUM program has been the outstanding role models that junior counselors provide.  Junior counselors are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which is exemplary and includes: good personal hygiene, positive attitude, compassion, wise decision making, and intellectual curiosity.

Duties:

  • Live in the dorm and help be responsible for 10-12 students.

  • Attend orientation session Saturday morning prior to the arrival of KONAWAY NIKA TILLICUM students.

  • Meet daily with the KONAWAY NIKA TILLICUM staff.

  • Assist with registration and check-out.

  • Help with recreational activities and evening programs.

  • Participate in an evaluation of the session.

  • Participate in all afternoon and evening activities.

  • Know emergency procedures thoroughly.

  • Be available to help housing office staff when necessary, i.e. cleaning up after social events, assisting with the linen change, etc.

Expectations

As a JC you serve many purposes here at Konaway. Konaway staff set the expectations for every JC high-we only expect the best since you are all intelligent individuals. What follows are the expectations we have for all the JCs and how we expect you to act while at Konaway. 

  • Be a role model.

  • Act in a character driven manner, constantly behaving in a mature way.

  • Respect all students equally, not showing favoritism, or making negative comments about a student. 

  • Be available to all students, whether it is simply a char or to assist them in a challenging situation,

  • Never use any form of profanity.

  • Always be respectful and courteous to all around you.

  • Be respectful of any University property.

  • Be on time and prepared for all events.

  • Dress apropriately (no low-cut tops, short-shorts, boxers showing etc.)

  • Peer disagreements/issues should be dealt with quickly and away from campers.

  • Always behave professionally.

  • Outside relationships should be left outside the camp. 

  • Project an energized and motivated persona, doing what you can to excite each student about the Konaway experience.

Working with Senior Counselors and Staff

  • Respect their authority, especially around the campers.

  • Take all criticism or reprimand with maturity and realize that it is only with the best intentions and meant to be constructive.

  • Respect Konaway staff and voice negative comments away from the campers.

  • Work and develop an open and friendly working environment with all staff members.

Over, as members of the Konaway staff, JCs are expected to leade by example. Use your skills as young leaders to help make the Konaway experience a postive one for the kids as well as for your fellow staff members. Remember being a JC is a privelage and you are expected to act as such. 


Senior Counselor

Before Starting an Application

For 2020, we have NEW system from the previous years. If you are a returning student, it will have a similar feel moving from section to section as previously, but we hope somethings will be easier. We also have a new way we are working with recommendations letter so please read details on that below. ALL STUDENTS will need to create new profiles, even if you are returning. So when creating a new account, please use an email address that you will check often as this will be the email address Konaway will use when notifying students of their application status, acceptance, payment information, class selection and last minute reminders. Please do not use student school emails as sometimes those accounts are deactivated over the summer. 

When you return to the system, press the 'Account Login' button and enter in your log in credentials. If you forget to log in, press 'Account Login,' then 'Forgot Your Password?'

Start your Application! 

Return to your Application!

Complete Applications Include:

  1. 100% completion of Application. Please note: Konaway Staff will not review applications if there is missing information. A complete application includes all of the components listed below. Please be certain the essay/student statement is complete.

    1. Student statement prompt: Please tell us why you would like to attend Konaway Nika Tillicum. 

  2. Most recent report card with at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent in whatever form your school reports progress at school. If you have not received a spring report card yet, a fall report card will be adequate. Please upload this into the appropriate spot in the application. 

  3. One letter of recommendation. Letter must be from a current teacher or school administrator. Letter of recommendations may not be from family members, family friends or from the student themselves. During the application process, you will fill out the name and email of your recommender. Upon inputting their information, the system will automatically email the recommenders of your request for them to fill out a digital recommendation letter. Please let them know to be on the look out for the email with instructions. From our experience, sometimes it lands in the Spam folder. If your recommender does not utilize email or is having issues getting the email in their inbox, please have them contact our office and we can help. 

  4. The application deadline is May 11, 2020

Job Description

Senior Counselors must have completed their freshman2015 KNT SC HR 0486 year at a college or university and be at least 18 years of age. Each counselor will be assigned to supervise 8-10 students from the program during those times when the students are not involved in classes.  Counselors will be required to live and eat in the dorms assigned to them.  The time commitment for the job is considerable.  The students attending the program will range in age from 11-17 years; therefore, the program must provide a high level of supervision.  The counselors will be an integral part of the needed supervision.  The counselors are expected to be on duty and free of all other commitments from 12:00 noon - 8:00 am daily.  All lunches will be eaten with the KONAWAY NIKA TILLICUM students. 

Characteristic Requirements

KONAWAY NIKA TILLICUM is looking for high-energy personalities that find working with young people stimulating and fun.  We are looking for responsible, mature and emotionally stable individuals.  Counselors are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is exemplary. This includes good personal hygiene, positive attitude, compassion, wise decision making, and intellectual curiosity.

Duties:

  • Supervision of students assigned to the counselor when students are not in class.

  • Live in the dorm and be directly responsible for 8-10 students.

  • Attend orientation session Saturday morning before Konaway students arrive.

  • Meet daily with the KONAWAY NIKA TILLICUM staff.

  • Assist with registration and check-out.

  • Help with recreational activities and evening programs.

  • Participate in an evaluation of the session.

  • Participate in all afternoon and weekend activities.

  • Be available to students for counseling, problem-solving, etc.

  • Know emergency procedures thoroughly.

  • Be available to help Housing Office staff when necessary.