Looking for a flexible position working with middle school students for Winter/Spring/Summer semesters?

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Session Facilitators

Facilitator Job Description: 

As a facilitator, you will be responsible for the development and piloting of a face to face summer camp for middle school students. The work, beginning predominately in the Winter semester 2022, will be preparing and piloting the camp materials. In June, all facilitators will lead 48 middle school students through a one-week summer camp experience. Summarizing work will be done during the summer semester with the potential to continue work in the fall. The camp will be held virtually or at the GVSU Allendale Campus.


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Facilitator helping student put their name tag on

Priority will be given to the applicants that have the following qualifications:

  • Major in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. 
  • Future in education and/or engineering.
  • Experience with Design Thinking.
  • Experience working with Middle School students.
  • Experience  working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Knowledge and passion for renewable energy and sustainable practice. 

Training provided:

Facilitators will be paired with a faculty mentor in order to develop expertise in a particular field of renewable energy. Also, all facilitators will be trained in the Design Thinking Process with a focus on the use of the Innovators Compass. All sessions will be co-facilitated and the feedback cycle will inform the work of the full team. Facilitators will be paid an hourly rate for development, team meetings, and facilitation time. Approximately 50 hours of work is estimated for each semester. 

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Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, an unofficial transcript, and one recommending GVSU faculty member contact information. Interviews will be held early December 2021. 

Seasonal, Part Time Position

December 14, 2021 through August 5, 2022

Pay: $15.47/hour

Application deadline has passed. Please email Chelsea Ridge with questions.

Camp Counselor

Counselors helping Design Thinking process with four students watching

Camp Counselors

As a counselor, various responsibilities will be given while working with a group of 24 co-ed middle school students as they attend Energizing our World Camp. Campers will be divided between 6 counselors, giving each counselor a responsibility of 8 campers. The camp is held at the GVSU Allendale Campus.

A $500 stipend will be given to counselors for a 5-day commitment (Dates TBD). 

*Note: The application period for this season has closed. Please check back in Winter 2022. 


Contact the Regional Math and Science Center at:
Phone: (616) 331-2267
Email: [email protected] 

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