I. Summary The mission of 4-H Camp Bristol Hills is to provide youth with a unique, fun outdoor experience under the guidance of positive role models, emphasizing positive social interaction, environmental awareness and skill building. The Assistant Director is responsible for working with the Camp Director to oversee the operation of the full scope of 4-H Camp Bristol Hills summer camping programs, assisting with training and supervision of staff and assisting the Camp Director in administrative tasks. The Assistant Director is required to live on camp property for duration of the camp season.
II. Duration The Assistant Director will assume this role on June 24, 2019 in order to assist the Camp Director and the Camp Manager in preparing the camp programs and facilities. The Assistant Director will work one week of preparation, staff training week, and 6 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 7 – August 16, 2019.
III. Specific Responsibilities
Supervise class specialists, camp counselors, and camp assistant counselors in all activity areas
Assist Camp Director with preparation and delivery of staff performance reviews
Assist the Camp Director to manage communication with parents, camper homesick issues with staff as well as oversee staff time-off shifts
Assist the Camp Administrative Assistant with scheduling of classes, and other administrative paperwork as needed
Assist Camp Clerk in the Camp Store and with gathering materials requisition sheets from staff
Assist Camp Staff with planning activities and acquiring materials
Enforce camp rules and regulations; model standards for conduct as they pertain to camp staff and campers, and enforce regulations in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan, approved by the NYS Department of Health
Establish good rapport and communicate with parents or guardians of campers on all matters related to camper experience
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests and learning styles
Other duties may be assigned as required
IV. Essential Functions
Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities
Assure campers are properly supervised at all times
Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of youth
Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness
Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns
Be able to observe camper and staff behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior
21 years of age by the start of the summer season
Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting
Previous experience in camp leadership, and knowledge of 4-H and Positive Youth Development
Residential camp experience desired
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or First Aid Responding to Emergencies desired
Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers and camp families
Incorporates teamwork and flexibility into their daily work style
Ability to supervise and organize youth and adults
Basic computing skills including spreadsheets, word processing and email
POSITION DETAILS: This is an exempt, camp position.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application, including the following materials: cover letter, resume and three (3) references in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Contact Kathy @ email@example.com with any submission questions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance here: http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants. Please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance here: http://spstaff2.cce.cornell.edu/human_resources/Documents/Staffing/Applying%20for%20a%20Job%20-%20Internal.pdf
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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