Auburn Youth Programs Team
Info Session 1 | November 7 @ 6:30 PM in Haley 2236
Info Session 2 | January 23 @ 6:30 PM in Haley 2236

Join the Team

Auburn Youth Programs is an extension of University Outreach that sponsors and executes over 100 summer programs designed to educate and inspire youth in a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular endeavors. Participants have the opportunity to further their education and develop skills while making new friends and experiencing life at Auburn University!

If you are interested in spending your summer investing in the lives of over 4,000 middle and high school students while promoting Auburn University– we want to meet you!

Applications are available NOW and due at midnight on January 31, 2018. Applications will include your resume, cover letter, and one (1) Faculty/Staff recommendation form as well as the completion of the AYP application.

Interviews will be held February 19 - 23, 2018 for those whose application is selected.


A successful Auburn Youth Programs Staff Member will be an Auburn student with a passion for serving youth. We’re looking for an individual that will work behind-the-scenes to support the smooth and safe operation of all AYP camps and programs and ensure an extraordinary Auburn Experience for camp participants.

Qualifications
  • Have attended Auburn University for at least one semester
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  • Pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license
  • NOT enrolled in any summer classes (due to work schedule variances)
  • Capable of physical labor (i.e. lifting approximately 20 lbs. or more)
General Responsibilities may include:
  • Positively represent Auburn University
  • Provide excellent customer service in all phases of camp operations
  • Develop and maintain outstanding relationships with campers, parents, faculty, and AYP Team
  • Assist with opening and closing procedures to include registration, parking, deposits, etc.
  • Ensure dorms are fully stocked with water, snacks, games, and required supplies
  • Ensure maintenance of all vehicles, including vans and golf carts
  • Run errands and deliver items as needed
  • Conduct dining counts and provide assistance to Village Dining staff
  • Order, pickup, and deliver food and drinks for concessions as required
  • Prepare camper packets and graduation folders
  • Sell concessions and merchandise during the execution of camps
  • Assist with the setup of tables and chairs, cheer mats, concession stand and water coolers in preparation for camp
  • Ensure a safe, clean environment at all times and in all areas
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Head Staff, Head Counselor or Camp Directors
  • Most of all - have fun!
Compensation:
  • $375 per week worked
  • Meals provided during working hours
  • Six (6) uniform t-shirts

Apply

A successful Counselor will be an Auburn student with a passion for impacting and serving youth. We’re looking for an individual that can lead and supervise camp participants in a variety of different activities. Counselors work in teams, led by a Lead Counselor, to ensure the smooth and safe operations of all AYP camps and programs and to create an extraordinary Auburn Experience for camp participants.

Qualifications
  • Have attended Auburn University for at least one semester
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  • Pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license
  • NOT enrolled in any summer classes (due to work schedule variances)
Responsibilities may include:
  • Positively represent Auburn University
  • Provide leadership and supervision to campers throughout duration of camp
  • Provide excellent customer service in all phases of camp operations
  • Develop and maintain outstanding relationships with campers, parents, faculty, and AYP Team
  • Lead and care for campers, displaying a positive and encouraging attitude at all times
  • Serve as a positive role model for all youth participants
  • Maintain the patience, understanding, flexibility, and communication skills to work and live with campers and counselors
  • Remain actively involved in all camp activities including classroom instruction
  • Enforce Auburn University policies and procedures in a consistent and non-threatening manner
  • Collaborate and diligently work as a team to achieve a common goal
  • Create and implement challenging, but fun “hands-on” activities and games
  • Ensure a safe, clean camp environment at all times and in all areas
  • Most of all - have fun!
Compensation:
  • $375 per week worked
  • Meals and housing provided during working hours
  • Six (6) uniform t-shirts

Apply

A successful Marketing & Social Media Coordinator will be an Auburn student studying marketing, graphic design, communications or other related field. We’re looking for a self-driven, ambitious individual who wants to impact and serve youth by producing marketing content and pictures that campers and families can enjoy for years to come.

Qualifications
  • Be creative and have an interest in graphic design
  • Have attended Auburn University for at least one semester
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  • Pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license
  • NOT enrolled in any summer classes* (due to work schedule variances)

*Note: Summer Internship Classes are allowed

General Responsibilities may include:
  • Develop our social media and marketing strategy for AYP in coordination with AYP Team Lead
  • Create monthly social media calendars based on strategy updated two months in advance
  • Create social media campaigns that drive customers to AYP website
  • Create, draft, proofread, and schedule posts for all of our social media channels
  • Maintain ongoing management of branding on all social media profiles directly aligned with OPCE branding message and University Outreach
  • Respond to posts or comments on blogs and social media channels on behalf of AYP
  • Write and edit blog posts on the AYP Blog, such as Success Stories, Camper Highlights, etc.
  • Create and send Constant Contact email once a month based on the strategy in coordination with the Team Lead
  • Shoot and edit videos and photographs on a daily basis throughout the summer and determine safe and secure storage that offers access to the entire AYP Team
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as campus partners, OCM, AAA, AO Tourism, to enhance our reputation, identify key points-of-contact, and coordinate actions
  • Create camp Facebook photo albums to keep parents up-to-date on daily activities
  • Create weekly highlight videos, end-of-summer AYP video, Success Story videos and Scholarship videos
  • Most of all - have fun!
Compensation:
  • $375 weekly
  • University Internship Credit
  • Meals provided during working hours 
  • Six (6) uniform t-shirts

Apply

A successful Supply Chain Coordinator will be an Auburn student studying supply chain management or other related field. We’re looking for a self-driven, ambitious individual who seeks to expand their knowledge of Supply Chain and Customer Service while impacting and serving youth.

Qualifications
  • Have attended Auburn University for at least one semester
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  • Pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license
  • NOT enrolled in any summer classes* (due to work schedule variances)

*Note: Summer Internship Classes are allowed

General Responsibilities may include:
  • Manage all AYP inventory operations including Camp Store Orders, Bedding Orders, Gift of Camp and Care Package Orders
  • Maintain Camp inventory tracker in Excel and manage inventory numbers in the Supply Room
  • Plan and purchase concession items for camps
  • Order and plan for all catering orders and Final Food Guarantees
  • Coordinate all transportation logistics for camps weekly and maintain Movement Control Board
  • Request and reserve vans, Tiger Transit, Groome and other transportation as needed
  • Develop AYP Supply Strategy
  • Bring fresh ideas to key projects
  • Create a communication plan to ensure that the right information is available to the team
  • Perform weekly and end-of-summer reports
  • Collect data and perform analytics
  • Most of all - have fun!
Compensation:
  • $375 a week
  • University Internship Credit
  • Meals provided during working hours
  • Six (6) uniform t-shirts

Apply

A successful Lead Counselor will be an Auburn student with prior leadership or camp experience and a passion for serving youth. We’re looking for an individual that can lead and supervise camp counselors and campers in a variety of different activities. Lead Counselors are responsible for managing 2-3 counselors throughout the week of camp. Lead counselors, with the help of their counselors, will work to ensure the smooth and safe operations of all AYP camps and programs and create an extraordinary Auburn Experience for camp participants.

Qualifications
  • Have the ability to manage and lead counselors to successfully execute camp activities
  • Confidently utilize prior leadership or camp experience and have a “team” mentality
  • Have attended Auburn University for at least one semester
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  • Pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Not enrolled in any summer classes (due to work schedule variances)
Responsibilities may include:
  • Positively represent Auburn University
  • Effectively communicate between Counselors and Head Counselor
  • Coordinate the daily actions of 2-3 counselors and ensure completion of camp activities
  • Effectively communicate with campus partners to finalize activities, graduation details, etc.
  • Foresee potential problems or conflicts and initiate action to correct the situation
  • Provide leadership and supervision to counselors and campers throughout duration of camp
  • Provide excellent customer service in all phases of camp operations
  • Develop and maintain outstanding relationships with students, parents, campus partners, and AYP Team
  • Lead and care for others, displaying a positive and encouraging attitude at all times
  • Serve as a positive role model for all youth participants
  • Maintain patience, understanding, flexibility, and energy to work and live with campers and counselors
  • Retain and secure required camp form packets for assigned camp
  • Remain actively involved in all camp activities including classroom instruction
  • Enforce Auburn University policies and procedures in a consistent and non-threatening manner
  • Supervise the closing ceremonies with campus partners, coordinating sequence of events and speaking on behalf of AYP
  • Work hard as part of a team with a common goal
  • Implement creative “hands-on” activities and games
  • Most of all - have fun!
Compensation:
  • $475 per week worked
  • Meals and housing provided during working hours
  • Six (6) uniform t-shirts

Apply

A successful Head Counselor will be an Auburn student with prior leadership skills and camp experience, as well as a passion for serving youth. We’re looking for an individual that can lead and supervise the execution of multiple camps while working with lead counselors and coordinating any adjustments with campus partners. The Head Counselor supervises each camp and ensures that all aspects are running smoothly, creating an extraordinary Auburn Experience for camp participants.

Qualifications
  • Have prior leadership and camp experience
  • Portray and implement a “team” mentality
  • Have the ability to manage lead counselors to successfully execute camp activities
  • Have attended Auburn University for at least one semester
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  • Pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Not enrolled in any summer classes (due to work schedule variances)
Responsibilities may include:
  • Positively represent Auburn University
  • Supervise camp operations, which includes visiting various camp activities and assisting lead counselors to ensure camp is running smoothly
  • Coordinate with campus partners to finalize activities, graduation details, etc.
  • Effectively communicate with parents throughout the week and answer any questions they may have about their child’s time at camp
  • Execute group meetings, including daily meetings with lead counselors (ideally at breakfast and dinner)
  • Manage communication between Lead Counselors and Camp Directors
  • Enforce Auburn University policies and procedures in a consistent and non-threatening manner
  • Foresee potential problems or conflicts and initiate action to correct the situation
  • Provide excellent customer service in all phases of camp operations
  • Develop and maintain outstanding relationships with students, parents, campus partners, AYP Team
  • Lead and care for others, displaying a positive and encouraging attitude at all times
  • Serve as a positive role model for all youth participants
  • Most of all - have fun!
Compensation:
  • $550 per week worked
  • Meals and housing provided during working hours
  • Six (6) uniform t-shirts

Apply

A successful Head Staff will be an Auburn student with prior leadership and camp experience and a passion for serving youth. We’re looking for an individual that will lead a group of staff members, coordinate with client partners, and continually seek to solve problems to support the smooth and safe operations of AYP camps and programs.

Qualifications
  • Be able to work independently without supervision
  • Confidently utilize prior leadership or camp experience and have a “team” mentality
  • Have the ability to manage and lead staff members to successfully execute camp responsibilities
  • Have attended Auburn University for at least one semester
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  • Pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Not enrolled in any summer classes (due to work schedule variances)
  • Capable of physical labor
  • Able to work early or late shifts any day of the week
General Responsibilities may include:
  • Positively represent Auburn University
  • Effectively communicate between on and off-campus partners and AYP
  • Develop and maintain outstanding relationships with students, parents, faculty, and AYP Team
  • Provide excellent customer service in all phases of camp operations
  • Foresee potential problems and initiate action to correct the situation
  • Coordinate the daily actions of 2-6 staff members and ensure completion of camp responsibilities
  • Effectively communicate with campus partners, such as housing, dining, and camp directors
  • Lead group meetings, including coach’s meetings or weekly counselor and staff meetings
  • Take initiative when completing camp tasks
  • Supervise the maintenance of all vehicles, including vans and golf carts
  • Ensure successful executions of opening and closing producers during check-in and check-out
  • Assist with camper registration and parking on check-in and check-out
  • Facilitate the ordering of food and selling of concessions on opening and closing days
  • Supervise the set-up for camp activities (i.e. move cheer mats and assemble stage or set-up camper registration and graduation)
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the camp director
  • Most of all - have fun!
Compensation:
  • $550 per week worked
  • Meals provided during working hours
  • Six (6) uniform t-shirts

Apply


This chain of command image represents the organizational structure of Auburn Youth Programs. Camp Directors oversee Office Interns, Head Counselor, and Head Staff. Head Counselor oversees Lead Counselors and lead Counselors oversee Counselors. Head Staff oversees staff.

FULL-TIME STAFF

Jeff Dyal, the Assistant Director of the Office of Professional and Continuing Education

Jeff Dyal

Assistant Director of OPCE
Phone: 334.844.5817
Email: jeff.dyal@auburn.edu

Erika Smith, a Program Developer for the Office of Professional and Continuing Education

Erika Smith

Program Developer
Phone: 334.844.5194
Email: erika.smith@auburn.edu

Amy Shugart, a Program Developer for the Office of Professional and Continuing Education

Amy Shugart

Program Developer
Phone: 334.844.3109
Email: amy.shugart@auburn.edu


OFFICE STAFF

Vanessa Chapman, the Office Administrator for the Office of Professional and Continuing Education

Vanessa Chapman

Office Administrator

Rosemary Shelton, the Social Media Coordinator for Auburn Youth Programs within the Office of Professional and Continuing Education

Rosemary Shelton

Social Media Coordinator

Paige Johnson, the Martin Fellow of Finance for Auburn Youth Programs within the Office of Professional and Continuing Education

Paige Johnson

Martin Fellow - Finance

Last Updated: November 3, 2017