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Want to work where you can make a real impact? Where you can connect with students and provide big world opportunities. If you have a passion for education or youth development, this might well be the most rewarding position you ever have.  
Got interests or passions of your own that students would love? We will give you the autonomy to share them.
Want flexibility to work part time? We have 2-5 shifts available weekly.
Email us at admin@duxburystudentunion.org and tell us why you would be a good fit for our team. 
Job Description

After School Program Academic & Recreational Counselor

Job Purpose

The purpose of the After School Program Academic & Recreational Counselor job is to energize and engage up to 13 students in grades 3 through 8 in innovative after school activities, camp days, and special events.

Essential Functions

The essential functions of this job are:

  • Supervises third to eighth grade students in activities and special events. Creates a recreational model that is innovative, inclusive, collaborative and fun.
  • Communicates effectively with staff, students, and parents.
  • Identifies youth mentors to inspire all types of participants.
  • Encourages students to put forth their best effort in academics and play.
  • Brainstorms events and weekly program ideas and executes them.
  • Performs administrative and end of day tasks daily.
  • Facilitates outside and inside games and activities for up to 13 students.
  • May use technology and other resources to bring interactivity to backyard games.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responsibility and Accountability

The After School Program Academic & Recreational Counselor reports directly to the Executive Director. This position is an entry level.
Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibility.

Knowledge and Skills Required


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college completion is preferred.


  • Some previous experience working with youth in small and large groups (education, sports, creative arts, outdoor pursuits, music, etc.) required.
  • Licensing and Certification Requirements
  • Must be certified in CPR and First Aid.

Other Requirements

  • Must pass background checks, including CORI, SORI, and fingerprint check.
  • Must pass EEC training.
  • Teach – Ability to teach activities in small and large groups (academics, sports, creative arts, outdoor pursuits, music, etc.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Physical Effort

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary duties and responsibilities of this job.

In terms of overall physical demand, an employee must be able to perform medium work to perform the essential functions of the job. Medium work is defined as being able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.

To perform the essential functions of the job, an employee must frequently be able to do the following physical activities: climbing (for example, stairs). balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, feeling, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. In addition, a person in this job must be able to crawl and push and pull objects occasionally. Also, a person in this job must have close visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading.

Mental Effort

A high level of mental effort is required to communicate effectively with staff, students, and parents. In addition, a high level of mental effort is required to develop and implement programs and curriculum. Also, a person in this job occasionally must address significant issues such as student disciplinary issues, suspicion of abuse, and other issues.

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In general, an employee in this job works in a professional setting. However, occasionally an employee may be exposed to working in an environment that does not provide protection from temperature changes such as performing some activities outside. In addition, the employee may occasionally be exposed to enough noise to cause an employee in this job to shout in order to be heard about ambient noise level, such as in a classroom full of children.

Important Note

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

We are a 501c3 Non-profit Organization

The Duxbury Student Union Association [DSUA] is a 501c3 non-profit organization, Tax ID # 20-0075397; all donations are 100% tax-deductible.  All funding for the DSUA mission programs serving all Duxbury youth come from community donors, grants, programs and event fees.  After School Programs are 100%  self-funded, supported by participant fees.

Located in the historic Wright Building in the center of the school campus, the DSUA operates independently from the Town of Duxbury and the Duxbury Public Schools.

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