Dorm Counselor Position Description


$425 per session
(Sunday 3:00 p.m. through Saturday 10:30 a.m.)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strive to achieve the Habits for Life program objectives and adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Work directly with, take direction from, and report to team counselors and coordinators.
  • Work responsibly to ensure the safety and well-being of each participant, specifically an assigned group of eight youth of the same sex as you.
  • Execute various duties of the Habits for Life program as assigned, including completing evaluations on time and as directed.
  • Assist in organizing and executing various aspects of the program as directed.
  • Effectively teach (formally and informally) in a group setting.



  • Have an understanding of, and the ability to successfully model, Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits.
  • Stay in campus housing and be available as needed 24-7 during the camp session.
  • Be willing to accept as a condition of employment compliance with the Church Educational System Honor Code, Dress and Grooming Standards, and Residential Living Standards.
  • Receive approval through the BYU Ecclesiastical Office clearance process.
  • Have one year of college, or one year of work experience out of high school.
  • Be at least 19 years old by July 10, 2016.
  • Be no more than 28 years old by September 1, 2016.
  • Relate well to and enjoy working with youth.
  • Have previous leadership experience and be a role model and mentor for participants.
  • Be able to work well independently and as a team member with minimal supervision.
  • Be able to motivate and discipline when necessary.
  • Be dependable, teachable, friendly, and accountable.
  • Complete all mandatory training requirements including a formal training meeting on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • If hired, must be able to legally work in the United States of America.
  • Criminal background checks will be performed on applicants hired for this position.

Feedback from Counselors in 2015

“I loved the enrichment! I loved that everybody worked together so well and there was no drama—everybody was seeking to be the best. Awesome camp!”

“I really enjoyed learning how to interact with the different personalities of girls and learn from them as well as teach them.”

“Oh my goodness, as a recent college grad the 7 Habits are helping me change my life and get more direction. And it was great to work with the kids and feel the power of the habits.”

“Seeing the participants’ growth was a spiritual and intellectual growing experience for me.”

“I felt like we all worked well together, and I felt a lot of support from other counselors.”

“Everybody here has been so awesome to work with, and I love what we are accomplishing with the kids!”