Residential Advisor

Faculty / Seasonal

Wolfeboro Camp School, Wolfeboro, NH

A great opportunity for aspiring and early career educators to develop their skills outside of the classroom. Advisors should be 21 years of age by June 26, 2024.

 

With a typical enrollment of 120 middle and high school students, Wolfeboro essentially functions as a traditional boarding school.  Unlike most boarding schools, however, we have two professional staffs.  Our classroom teachers do not have residential responsibilities other than dining hall and evening study hall roles.  Campus Heads, Assistant Campus Heads and Advisors fulfill all responsibilities of a typical boarding school teacher beyond the classroom.  It is in this critical realm where confidence, foundational skills and professional perspectives are developed in the young teacher.  Advisors are the central component to our social programming.

Advisors are assigned to eight/ten student advisees and serve as role models, mentors, coaches, as well as activity and trip leaders. The professional development of advisors is a priority of the School.  Wolfeboro enjoys a strong reputation as a top training ground for teachers in the early stages of their career or those who aspire to be in the education field.  Professional development focuses on functioning as an adult leader in a school setting, caring for students as well as providing encouragement and accountability.  In addition to an extensive orientation program, advisors meet each day with School leadership to discuss and develop strategies for supporting individual students.  Advisors receive guidance and feedback as part of ongoing professional training.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assume direct responsibility for the students designated as your advisees.
  2. Ensure student safety and well-being.
  3. Provide an adult presence and serve as a role model for all students.
  4. Set a positive tone and promote progress.
  5. Ensure that the quality of student life is consistent with the mission and objectives.
  6. Help advisees develop effective organizational and study skills, accountability and ensure they experience a vibrant social life.
  7. Maintain a productive study atmosphere on campus during designated study hours and provide academic support, as appropriate.
  8. Provide leadership, supervision, coaching and instruction for extracurricular activities, including sports, recreation, arts and off-campus trips.
  9. With guidance and role modeling from veteran faculty, serve as an Assistant Table Head in our family-style dining hall, and head a table in the absence of the Table Head.
  10. Assist with the implementation of our residential and social program.

 

GENERAL ROUTINE:

All Advisors are on duty each morning on a rotating basis.  Advisors are generally off duty, on a rotating basis, in the morning until 12:00 PM and at night after 7:30 PM.

All advisors are on from 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM each day. This is where the majority of our afternoon activities and social programming takes place.

Weekends begin after lunch on Saturday afternoon and end with Sunday evening’s picnic dinner.  Advisors should expect to be on duty most weekends.

 

COMPENSATION:

Compensation for first-year Advisors is $3,200 plus housing and meals.  Compensation in subsequent years increases with each year at Wolfeboro.

 

EMPLOYMENT DATES:

Arrival Date:                 Tuesday, June 18

Departure Date:             Friday, August 2

Wolfeboro Camp School

Wolfeboro, NH
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Boarding
All Gender