Utah State University

StarTalk On-Site Female Day Counselor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/19/2024 1:00 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
29 Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Plants Soils & Climate
Advertised Salary
$2,112 total for two weeks
Telework Eligible


We are seeking four energetic creative student counselors to join our Startalk Mandarin Program team. The on-site day counselor will be responsible for creating and conducting students’ activities during the camp in a Mandarin Chinese speaking environment.


The working hour will be 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. This on-site day counselor position requires basic Mandarin Chinese reading and speaking skills. The Counselor Team will design activities, play with students and consult. USU Startalk is an NSA-funded program.


Applicants must be available to reside in the USU dorm in Logan, Utah during the camp dates: July 08 - July 19, 2024. (lunch will be provided) The main tasks include, but are not limited to:
The counselors need to be available during the training and the entirety of the camp from 07/07/2024 2:00 PM to 07/19/2024 12:00 PM, including Saturday and Sunday in Logan, UT (participants arrive on 07/07, students check out on 07/19 noon, no class).
Prior tasks: training, activities planning / Post task: submitting a camp report.
Tasks during the camp: participating in team meetings, designing group games, and organizing activities during the camp. Games and activities should align with our theme: AI and technology, along with some sports, fine art, and leisure activities.

Compensation for camp counselors: Camp day counselors will be paid $2,112 total for the two weeks of camp. No benefits.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese with students at least 80% of the time.
  2. Excellent English communication skills.
  3. Basic video editing and social media posting skills.
  4. Ability to effectively communicate with students and colleagues.
  5. Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident.
  6. The job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Multimedia lover: enjoy using social media, short video, photos.
  2. An expert of teen group games and activities.
  3. Any talent applying to work with high school students in activities will be a plus: basketball, volleyball, instrument, singing, dancing, drawing… etc.
  4. Experience using AI tools and Ed Tech apps.
  5. Enjoyment of outdoor or group activities with students.

KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  1. Create a positive and inclusive learning environment to encourage active participation

The candidate or the candidate's employer cannot be affiliated with the Confucius Institution or any Chinese government grant.

Required Documents

In addition to the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume in English highlighting relevant experience and skills. Upload your resume at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under 'Resume/CV.'
  2. Name and contact information for 2 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications for the position to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  4. One letter of recommendation, from a professional reference, to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10” 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$2,112 total for two weeks


The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).


Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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