This is a dual posting of Job Opening ID 29531 – Summer Camp Counselor. Applicants only need to apply to one to be considered for both. The position will be filled depending on the qualifications of the final candidate.
To serve as lead summer counselor working with all staffing groups responsible for the safety and enjoyment of campers attending Missouri S&T summer camps. Position will assist camp directors/coordinators in allocation and assignments of camp counselors supporting camps on-property, planning contingencies, coordinating structured evening activities in dorm and general oversight of camp counselor and activities related to summer camps. Will be a positive representative of Missouri S&T to campers and their families and serve as a mentor and role-model to camp counselor staff.
Goals of Position:
To supervise and guide summer camp counselors as they focus activities and supervision of campers, maintaining utmost attention to camper safety and well-being while they are guests on the Missouri S&T campus. Will aid in the facilitation of well-organized and structured camp programs, and to encourage assimilation with the Missouri S&T Summer Programs team. Serve as the initial point of contact for summer camp counselors for general and emergency situations during social or evening hours within the dorm.
Essential Job Functions:
Mentor summer camp counselors to assist their successful completion of job duties.
Be primary contact for questions regarding counselor and/or camp schedules.
Serve as primary contact for counselor questions regarding camper actions and necessary interventions.
Communicate camp and/or counselor questions/concerns/issues to the coordinator or director in a timely manner.
Conduct weekly meetings with all summer camp support staff – meet individually as necessary
Assist with summer camp counselor training
Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers while in university housing, while transporting to and from activities, while in activities, and throughout the camp.
Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers
Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
Other Job Duties:
Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
Prepare for and actively participate in pre-camp training and weekly meetings.
Cooperation with the entire summer programs team in working together for the welfare of the campers, and campus community.
To inform the camp director/coordinator immediately for any personal, medical, or social concerns of the campers and/or staff
Must be a current Missouri S&T student, in good standing and pre-enrolled in the Fall 2019 semester.
Must have completed a minimum of four (4) semesters as a Missouri S&T student.
Must be able to become certified in CPR (training will be provided)
Must be available for development of Summer Camp Counselor Training (est. begin May 20, 2019)
Must be available for Summer Camp Counselor Training (est. May 29-31, 2019)
Must reside in Thomas Jefferson Hall for duration of employment
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Understand the development needs of youth.
Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
Demonstrate ability to practice flexibility, frequent and last minute changes, and patience.
Ability to speak/interact with groups (campers, parents, volunteers, S&T staff, etc.)
Ability to handle conflict
Physical Aspects to the Job:
Ability to communicate and work with groups and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.
Some physical requirements of a Summer Camp Counselor position could be endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, climbing stairs, requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift 50 lbs; willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours ; and with daily exposure to the sun and heat.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
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