The Great Books Summer Program (GBSP) is currently seeking associate and assistant site directors for its summer residential programs in the United States. Several positions available.
What is GBSP?
The Great Books Summer Program is an experience like no other in American education. For over fifteen years, GBSP has gathered exceptional middle and high school students from across the world to read, discuss and debate selections from the greatest works of literature.
Students experience college-level seminars, engage in lively discussion, and enjoy summer fun with other literary-minded students. We offer summer camps at the University of Chicago, Amherst College, Stanford University, University of Oxford, Trinity College, Dublin, and the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing.
Why Work for GBSP?
Work on a dynamic team to facilitate a supportive learning community.
Our students are bright, engaged readers and thinkers who are eager to talk about big ideas.
Our educators and support staff come from top universities around the country and are dedicated to sharing a real learning experience with the students.
Site directors gain valuable administrative experience.
Compensation is competitive.
The Assistant Site Director’s Role
Provide overall leadership and maintain high visibility on campus.
Lead or assist in management of daily operations, creating a high energy, dynamic and creative experience.
Lead or assist in management of staff, ensuring quality instruction and overall camper experience.
Communicate with families.
Develop relationships with host campus and ensure facility is well maintained.
Assistant Site directors work six days per week and are on call at all times.
Bachelor’s degree or greater.
Background that includes a combination of teaching, administration, or residential life, and a commitment to excellence in education.
Prior or present leadership within an educational environment.
Excellent supervisory and organizational skills.
Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications and web-based applications.
Desire for summer continuity. We are looking for folks who want a long-term summer opportunity.
Dates of Employment
Two-session residential program: July 5 – 22, 2018
Four-session residential program: June 18 - July 22, 2018
Five-session residential program: June 18 - July 29, 2018
Terms of Employment
Excellent weekly salary.
Room and board are provided at residential sites; employees pay their own travel to and from program locations.
Dates of employment include a mandatory orientation period. You will be paid during orientation.
Telephone and email consultations in the pre-season, as needed.
Attendance at annual end of summer debrief as necessary.
The mission of the Great Books Summer Program is to create warm and lively communities of learning where free inquiry, reason, and civil discourse shape critical thinking skills.
We engage with enduring texts of literature and philosophy to discover and explore the great human issues and questions.
We strive for respectful, probing conversation in search of knowledge, insight, and a better u...nderstanding of ideas, our neighbors, and ourselves.
Most of all, we invite students to embark on the quest to develop one's own best thinking.
Great Books Summer Program is in residence each summer on the campuses of Amherst College, University of Chicago, Stanford University, Trinity College Dublin, University of Oxford, and Peking University in Beijing.