SummerCollab transforms educational outcomes for low-income children by equipping community-based institutions and schools with the curricular, academic, and organizational resources, to execute extraordinary summer learning programs. SummerCollab employs and trains top teachers, high school and college students to help them do it. In 2017, SummerCollab received the National Summer Learning Association Excellence Award for its innovative and impactful approach to making summer smarter.
SummerCollab focuses intensively on summer learning because leading education researchers today point to the summer opportunity gap as a key cause of the achievement gap. To be precise, two thirds of the achievement gap is attributable to summer learning inequity. To solve this problem, SummerCollab specializes in empowering community based agencies to execute high quality summer learning programs.
Last year, SummerCollab helped nearly 2,000 kids reverse learning loss in vocabulary, phonics and sight word recognition. This year, SummerCollab will aim higher. Through its alliances with nearly 40 community partners, cultural institutions and schools, SummerCollab will engage Delaware’s highest need youth in dynamic, effective learning institutions that meet precise literacy deficits, grow critical thinking skills, and deepen sense of self. With your help, Delaware’s highest-needs kids will explore, learn, and grow during the summertime.
WHAT IS TYLER’S CAMP?
Tyler’s Camps are SummerCollab’s 4-5th Grade and Middle School Academies, which welcome students from diverse backgrounds and interests to engage in exploratory and educational programming. At its 5 Tyler’s Camp Academies across the state of Delaware, SummerCollab executes inspiring, confidence-building experiences that fuel student motivation and success during the academic school year.
Participation at Tyler’s Camp offers a wide variety of programming, including art, music, athletic, technology, and dance, paired with world class project-based learning experiences for students to choose from. During the summer, students get to choose what to study, from courses including audio engineering, guitar, volleyball, coding, swimming, computer technology, field hockey, inventing workshops, lacrosse, ballet, and animation. Through a variety of high quality and immersive experiences, students see growth in their motivation, self-esteem, critical thinking, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
All 4th-5th Grade and Middle School Academy Campuses target a wide variety of students, providing a high concentration of arts, hands-on technology, and athletic options, alongside targeted literacy supports for those needs outlined through diagnostic tools. Tyler’s Camps are now open to rising 4th graders through rising 9th graders.
SummerCollab strives to support its partner sites with the tools to build behavior management systems based on positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). It is imperative to SummerCollab’s mission that participating youth feel supported and safe throughout their summer experience.
The Dean of Students works with campsites during the summertime to support camper behavior throughout the program day and will primarily work with Tier III behaviors (behaviors that do not align with the camp’s code of conduct and impact learning). By facilitating individual and small group interventions for these behaviors, the Dean will provide campers with the coping strategies necessary to maneuver the program day successfully. The Dean is responsible for tracking the progress of students in the intervention program, and making data-based decisions about appropriate next steps for students.
The Dean of Students will support instructors in the program space, when warranted, to help lessons or recreational programming continue, and subsequently run short-term behavior interventions. As the summer progresses, He or She will refine the behavior management system with the support of Camp Director to better suit student needs.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
SummerCollab is seeking proactive, flexible problem solvers with the desire and passion to help students reach their greatest potential. The ideal candidate loves working with children and possesses expertise in behavior intervention strategies, as well as the ability to address behavioral concerns effectively with emotional constancy. Candidates should have three years of experience working with students in a school setting or similar background. He/she should possess the critical thinking skills necessary to develop supports for students with a variety of behavioral needs, and review these strategies with team members. A counseling or therapeutic background is preferred, as well as experience providing trauma informed care or instruction with children from upper-primary and middle school.
- Work with the camp leader and SummerCollab Tyler’s Camp team during the pre-season to develop a behavior system, process, and culture system in alignment to the specific site
- Design and execute trainings as needed to ensure all staff learn and abide by behavior system needs and norms
- Serve as the point person for all staff during the summer related to any student behavioral needs as they arise and work directly with students who require additional proactive or responsive supports
- Hold staff accountable in the summer and execute feedback as needed to staff to ensure behavior and culture system norms are upheld
- Report all behavior challenges/ issues to leadership team in accordance with requirements from SummerCollab
- Attend all required SummerCollab training sessions
- Communicate any issues with students’ parents
- Develop a tracking system for behavior intervention progress
For more information, contact Jobs@summercollab.com