Blogger/Counselor | Concordia Language Villages

Blogger/Counselor

Blogger/Counselor Qualifications

  • Completion of freshman year in college (as a fully enrolled student)/post-secondary school or international equivalent or equivalent experience
  • Completion of intermediate level of language study (second or third year college)
  • Previous Concordia Language Village or camp (residential or day camp) experience, preferred
  • Experience with young people
  • Enjoyment of living and working in a rustic, outdoor setting
  • Skills in related cultural/recreational areas

Blogger Responsibilities

  • Supervise production of the Village Blog
  • Take photos of villagers and staff in daily life, post daily to Village Blog
  • Take video of villagers and staff in daily life, post to Village blog regularly
  • Write daily Village blog entry
  • Ensure appropriateness (copyright, Village policies, etc) of Village webpage
  • Conduct staff training as needed in Village
  • Identify appropriate ways to involve villagers actively in Village webpage and integrate language instruction and use
  • Prepare, as outlined by the Language Community, blog entries to be posted/made live during the academic year
  • Coordinate activities of this position with those of the Village Family Liaison and the Village Marketing Assistant to present mutually aware and integrated messaging and content in communications with villager families, alumni and other stakeholders
  • Be accountable to dean, Marketing Assistant; and technology and communications departments of Concordia Language Villages, as appropriate
  • Strong aptitude for technology and motivation to learn new systems
  • Experience working with online photo and video storage platforms (YouTube, Flickr, etc)
  • Command of written English and the target language

Counselor Responsibilities

  • Work under direction of dean and designated leadership staff members as part of counseling team
  • Assume counseling duties for individual house/cabin and other appropriate groups; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Participate in language instruction in both large- and small-group formats; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Lead and assist with activities as assigned; participate in all Village programs
  • Create a safe environment in which participants feel accepted by staff and peers
  • Be attentive to supervising villagers at all times; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Motivate villagers to participate actively in the target language and culture (in the community setting)
  • Assist with the development of evening programs and cultural presentations; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Assist with supervising credit villagers during interim weekend as required
  • Complete villager progress reports to be sent to parents
  • Manage villager groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs

Compensation

Starting at $310 for a one-week period, room and board.