Talent Development

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TD Summer Program 2014 Employment: Live-In Counsellor

Talent Development Summer Program 2014
Live-In Counselor

Talent Development is seeking qualified applicants for Summer 2014 Live-In Counselors.


  • Counselor: Live-in:  up to 6 positions


  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred in Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Education, or related area.
  • College Senior Status Required (90 Credits earned as of June 2014).
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree must submit a copy of their unofficial transcript with their application.
  • Experience working with people in counseling, advisory, teaching, or supervision required.
  • Experience working with varied racial and ethnic populations strongly preferred.


  • Live-in supervision of a group of pre-freshmen during intensive academic pre-matriculation program.
  • One-to-one contact and group sessions.
  • Establish and maintain structured, supportive residential environment focused on academic success and transition to college for students of color and disadvantaged students.


  • To collaboratively establish and maintain a residential environment focused on academic achievement
  • To initiate and develop a relationship with each counselee that supports his/her work towards individual academic goals
  • To develop a method to recognize and assess possible individual problems in student’s transition to college
  • To teach practical methods of problem assessment and problem solving to counselees
  • To monitor academic progress of counselees
  • To teach and supervise self-management techniques to support academic success of counselees
  • To teach and support all university regulations governing residential life


  • Week one — staff training, Tuesday through Friday
  • Week two – students move in and begin supplemental courses, Sunday through Friday
  • Weeks three through seven – students taking credit courses and tutorials Sundays through Thursdays
  • Daily staff meetings
  • Weekly individual counselee meetings
  • Weekly hall meetings
  • Shared afternoon dorm coverage
  • Shared evening residence security coverage

Dates and Hours

  • Tuesday, June 10 , 2014 through Thursday, July 24, 2014
  • Week 1: Staff Training and Orientation. Tuesday, June 10, 12 pm through Friday, June 13, 4 pm
  • Week 2: Sunday, June 15, 9 am through Friday, June 20, 5 pm
  • Weeks 3 – 7: Sundays, 2 pm through Thursdays, 3 pm


  • $3500 / Seven Weeks

Application Deadline: April 6, 2014

To Apply:

Submit Resume and Cover Letter* to:
Edward P. Givens, Assistant Director
Talent Development Program

E-mail (preferred): eddyg@uri.edu

Note: Applicants without a bachelor’s degree must also submit a copy of their unofficial transcript with their application.

If the applicant pool is insufficient, the deadline will be extended.



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