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Senior Counselor Position Description 

Each senior counselor will be assigned to supervise 12-14 students from the program during those times when the students are not involved in classes. Senior counselors will be required to live in the dorms assigned to them. All meals will be eaten with the students. The time commitment for the job is considerable. The students attending the program will range in age from 12-16 years; therefore, the program must provide a high level of supervision. The senior 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 Noon until 8:30 am of the following day. Senior counselors who plan to take college classes should not register for classes after 11:00 am during Academia Latina sessions.

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PARTICIPANT PREREQUISITES


Must meet the follwing requirements: 

  • Completed first year of college 
  • Currently enrolled in college or university 
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • Pass background check

GPA
2.75 or higher (students will be asked to upload a transcript online)

Recommendation Letter(s):
1 recommendation letter (teacher, or community member)

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Application must be submitted by:
TBA

Personal Characteristic Requirements

Academia Latina is looking for high-energy personalities who find working with young people stimulating and fun. We are looking for responsible, mature, and emotionally stable individuals. One of the strengths of the Academia Latina program will be the outstanding role model that senior counselors provide. 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.

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