Website The Kellogg PEAK Initiative
Youth Leadership - Potential, Experience, Access, Knowledge
Visit https://www.peakinitiative.org/joinourteam to apply.
ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: Our mission is to bring out the limitless potential in young leaders through extraordinary experiences and nurturing relationships.
POSITION SUMMARY: Village Coordinators are on the LVC Leadership Team and help set the tone for our community at camp. Village Coordinators facilitate and provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for youth and staff to learn and grow during the summer camp experience.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
- You will lead, coach, and develop counselors and provide ongoing informal feedback as well as formal performance evaluations.
- You will ensure that counselors have the logistical support necessary to do their jobs effectively. This includes, but is not limited to, providing camp schedules, assisting counselors in creating daily schedules, providing necessary supplies, setting expectations for maintaining living units and bathrooms, communicating clearly the Village and camp rules as well as expectations for participant behavior, and communicating organizational policies and procedures.
- You will educate counselors regarding the unique needs of campers and ensure that these needs are met during the camp session. This includes, but is not limited to, activity and dietary restrictions, medical conditions, medications, and allergies that could present challenges during the session.
- You will promote prosocial behaviors and ensure that participants and employees in your Village are living in a safe and healthy environment at all times. This includes the physical and emotional environment.
- You will actively lead, participate in, and assist in the preparation and implementation of camp, including All Camp activities, staff training, bus duty, inventory/clean-up and more.
- As a member of the LVC Leadership Team, you will participate in regular meetings to provide updates and strategize to help our camp community be the best it can be. You will be responsible for some evening/overnight shifts as Supervisor-on-Duty. You will consistently act as a positive role model for our community and your actions and decisions should reflect that expectation.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This position is compensated at a rate of $800 per week, pre-tax.
Our summer seasonal staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis and are classified as exempt, seasonal employees.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
- Key competencies: Grit, Growth Mindset, Self Management, Teamwork, Empathy, and Initiative
- Belief that with the right support and access to quality programs and experiences, all young people are able to achieve at the highest level imaginable.
- Enthusiasm about new experiences and ability to self-manage to bring a consistent level of energy all summer long.
- Calm under pressure and able to embrace change and be flexible.
- Ability to create a supportive relationship with LVC staff while still setting appropriate boundaries and upholding expectations.
- Ability to take and provide feedback with a growth mindset.
- Serve as a role model for staff and campers, and make decisions in line with that expectation.
- Ability to work independently and maintain a strong commitment to teamwork; exceptional people management and communication skills.
- Proven experience in managing groups of children effectively and addressing behavioral issues that commonly arise.
- Experience providing a positive work environment and coaching on how to help employees manage their responsibilities.
REQUIREMENTS & CERTIFICATIONS
- Must be able to reside in shared staff housing on the LVC resident camp property in Boscobel, WI starting with leadership team training in early June and ending after the last camp program lets out in mid-August.
- The Village Coordinator will be expected to work from early morning to late at night (often 7:00am to 11:00pm) on a typical day and additional hours when necessary. They are also expected to be on call throughout the night in case of emergencies in their Village.
- Must be at least 18 and/or have a high school diploma or GED to apply.
- Current age-appropriate CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification (PEAK will provide during staff training if needed).
- While not required for this position, it is beneficial for any member of the LVC leadership team to possess a valid driver’s license in order to transport staff, go on supply runs, etc.
REPORTING AND RELATIONSHIPS
Village Coordinators report to the Lake Valley Camp Director
Village Coordinators supervise a group of Camp Counselors which are assigned to them, and provide support and guidance to all seasonal program and youth development staff, as needed
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
The camp environment is often hot or rainy. You must be able to work outside for sustained periods of time without air conditioning.
Position requires standing, stooping, sitting, walking long distances in hilly terrain, and occasionally lifting up to 40 pounds with or without assistance.
Position requires working weekends and nights, with time off in between camp sessions. Camp days are often long and at times require late night camper support, especially for Village Coordinators. Staff will have daily scheduled breaks.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
PEAK Initiative is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
To apply for this job please visit peak.prismhr-hire.com.
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