Fisher Kindergarten Camp Assistant Counselor

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Teacher (Pre K-8), Teacher (Early Childhood)
Division: Fisher Early Learning Center

Department Summary

As a part of the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, we are uniquely positioned to provide a warm and nurturing environment to infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children through research and evidence-based programming. We are an inclusion school. We support and value the diversity that each child and family brings, regardless of their abilities and backgrounds.

Position Summary

Fisher Kindergarten Summer Camp Lead counselor will supervise children (4-6 years old) who have just graduated from FELC PreK classrooms. The job responsibilities include ensuring children’s safety and well-being, supporting development and growth, planning and executing camp activities, as well as maintaining rapport with caregivers.

Fisher Early Learning Center’s Kindergarten Camp is designed for kids ages 4-6 who have graduated from Fisher Early Learning Center and will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2024. Camp is a great way for children to experience their transition out of Fisher and into kindergarten. Camp provides them with a fun atmosphere to meet new friends who were in different Pre-K classes at Fisher, as well as practice some skills associated with going to kindergarten. (carrying a backpack, bringing a lunch, etc.) Kindergarten camp is full of fun daily activities including:

  • Walks around the DU campus
  • Picnic lunches
  • Field games at the Ritchie Center
  • “Water Days”
  • In-house visits from outside providers

Essential Functions

  • Manage a group of approximately 10 children ages 4-6 under the supervision of Lead Counselors
  • Work alongside staff of approximate 1-2 other counselors and 2 lead counselors
  • Assist Lead Counselors with daily camp operations
  • Adhere to daily and weekly schedule
  • Implement lesson plans and weekly themes
  • Lead fun an engaging daily activities
  • Communicate daily with parents and caregivers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Effective communication, problem solving, problem solving, time management, collaboration, and adaptability

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Must be 17 years or older at the time of employment
  • CPR and First Aid Certified (Fisher will arrange and pay for your certification if it’s not up to date)
  • Willingness to work with children in an inclusive environment
  • Completing Mandatory Reporter online training

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enrolled in an Associates or Bachelors degree-seeking program
  • Previous work experience working with preschoolers or prekindergartner

Working Environment

  • Preschool classroom environment. Frequent outdoor excursions expected. Unexpected interruptions occur often; stress level is moderate to high; Noise level is quiet to moderate

Physical Activities

  • Must be able to push, pull or lift 50 lbs. 

Work Schedule

Orientation and onboarding training will be provided under the guidance of the lead counselors during the first week (June 10-14). The schedule for this preparation week is flexible and may consist of up to 20 hours. The Lead Counselors will communicate needs and schedule for this week.

The camp is from June 17 to August 2, Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. We prefer to hire someone who can work through all 7 weeks to maintain consistency for children; however, days off with advance notice can be accommodated. No camp on June 19th and July 4th.

Supervision & Training

FELC will provide CPR/1st Aid/AED training and Medication Administration training. Recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect training through PDIS is required.

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 30, 2024.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly pay range for this position is $20.00-$22.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

For full consideration, please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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