The National Summer Learning Association reports “research consistently shows that effective summer learning programs – those able to achieve youth outcomes – are staffed by high quality staff.” (Source: Summer Starts in September)
Plan and recruit early to attract high quality staff for your summer program.
Many of the staffing best practices in this section are specific to the context of the Summer Learning Project, which employs a mix of academics and enrichment over a 4-6 week period. Organizations that utilize a different program model should consider customizing these staffing best practices to their own context, at their own discretion.
Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Summer Staff:
Clear & Effective Hiring Process
There are many ways to recruit and screen potential summer staff. Here are a few quick tips that will help you maneuver that process more successfully.
Recruiting the right staff person for a position is a matter of thoughtful planning and clear communication. These tips will help your program recruit and hire the best people to lead your summer program.
Staffing Master Document – this includes all the material presented on this website and resources referenced.Updated: Jan 25, 2016