Camp Counselor

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County
Jun 09, 2014

Department Name Campus Police Special Events

Campus or Location Metropolitan Campus

Vacancy Number PT166-14

Reports To VP, Public Safety and Security

Recruitment Type Not Selected

Job Category Support Staff

Position Type Seasonal/Intern

Union Position Non-Union

Number of Openings 20

Job Description Summary

The Camp Counselor is responsible for supervising Youth Safety and Leadership Camp Program participants. The Counselors will supervise a small group of boys and/or girls during a weeklong overnight camping experience. Boys and girls sessions will be held on alternate weeks. Male counselors will supervise boys and female counselors will supervise girls respectively.

Job Responsibilities

Prior to Camp:
•Provide information to those inquiring of summer camp information and activities
•Complete an inventory of all camping supplies and materials
•Prepare all forms and other paperwork and materials needed for parents/guardians, campers and staff.
During Camp:
•Ensure that campers are supervised at all times, and maintain a safe and enjoyable camp environment
•Act as a leader for all campers, providing them with instructions for daily activities
•Keep track of supplies for camp and convey any camp needs to the Sr. Camp Counselors
•Perform head-counts of participants throughout the day
•Ensure participants are safe (properly hydrated, playing areas are free of hazards, etc.)
•Follow all protocol found in the camp standard operating procedure
•Interact with parents/guardians during drop-off and pick-up times
•Assign duties for daily set-up and clean-up of the camp area
•Responsible for all activity supplies throughout the campus as well as off site, including but not limited to, transporting and set-up/break-down of supplies
•Assist with the coordination and leading the camp schedule and activities for the camp participants.
•Assume responsibility of the safety of all campers.
•Assist with the execution of all camp activities and promote camper participation in all activities.
•Follow and communicate camp objectives, rules, policies, and guidelines.
•Work with the camp directors and other camp staff to resolve difficulties with activities, programs, facilities and campers.
•Coordinate and handle arrangements for field trips, swimming, and other daily activities.
•Attend scheduled meetings and trainings.
•Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

•High School Diploma or GED and at least 30 college semester/45 college quarter hours or Associate's Degree
•One-year previous experience in planning and supervising recreational and/or educational activities for children ages 6-12 in a school, camp, or recreational setting, or any combination of education and experiences which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job.
•At least 18 years of age
•Valid Ohio State Driver's License
•Valid First Aid and CPR Certifications, or ability to obtain before the program begins.

•Self-starter and well organized
•Ability to work will with school-aged youth
•Ability to problem-solve and demonstrate sound judgment through situations and seek assistance when necessary.
•Excellent organization, customer service and conflict resolution skills.
•Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to serve as positive role model for camp participants and exhibit characteristics of leadership, responsibility and integrity
•Ability to work independently and in a team environment
•Ability to display a positive attitude and participate enthusiastically
•Sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor's Degree
•Prior camp counselor experience
•Prior supervisory experience

Work Schedule

The camp session will take place between Monday, July 14, 2014 and Friday, August 8, 2014. During this time, the camp session will consist of:
- Orientation and training (2 weeks beginning Monday, July 14, 2014)
- OVERNIGHT camp sessions (2 weeks beginning Sunday, July 27, 2014)
- Camp wrap-up and administration (1 week beginning Monday, August 11, 2014)
*Hours and shifts will be determined by the Camp Administrator.

Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note

Camp session is a total of five (5) weeks. All counselors must:
-Attend mandatory two (2) week training prior to camp beginning on Monday, July 14, 2014.
-Participate in actual OVERNIGHT camp beginning Sunday, July 27, 2014 and ending on Friday, August 8, 2014.
-Be available one (1) week beginning Monday, August 11, 2014 for camp wrap-up and administration

Posting Open Date 04/08/2014

Repost Date

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

For full consideration, apply by this date

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School Diploma/GED AND at least 30 college semester/45 college quarter hours or an Associate's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess one (1) year previous experience in planning, programming, and supervising recreational and/or educational activities for children ages 6-12 in a school, camp, or recreational setting, or any combination of education and experiences?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents