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Summer Seasonal Day Camp SEL Coordinator

Website The Kellogg PEAK Initiative

Youth Leadership - Potential, Experience, Access, Knowledge

POSITION SUMMARY: The SEL Coordinator facilitates the implementation of all PEAK Behavior Guidance procedures and is charged with improving programmatic practices in ways that enhance participants’ social and emotional development.


Provide individualized, classroom-based coaching to support counselors in implementing best practices to promote SEL, establishing supportive learning environments, and developing effective group management practices.
Model best practices and teach sample workshops when appropriate.
Plan, design and lead professional learning opportunities to improve instruction for SEL.
Work with Youth Programs Manager to educate counselors regarding the special 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, and medications that may impact participant experience or success.
Oversee participant data collection; Complete and submit required reports on participant outcomes.
Create behavior plans for specific youth and check in with all involved parties (staff, parents, youth, etc.) to ensure appropriate implementation.
Lead and support both small and large group activities including teambuilders, ice breakers, debriefs, mindfulness exercises and goal setting.
Oversee camper goal setting process and ensure that progress towards goal is being made.
Communicate your observations regarding the successes, achievements, and areas for behavioral improvement of participants with team and strategize solutions.

Our summer seasonal staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis and are classified as exempt, seasonal employees.
Bi-weekly pay is $17.68 per hour pre-tax
A week of professional development focused on youth development.


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.
The SEL Coordinator should be excited to grow and develop as a youth worker, receptive to feedback, reflective and committed to the mission of the PEAK Initiative.
Ability to remain calm in stressful and/or crisis situations is critical.
Exceptional people management and communication skills.
Ability to relate to children and adults and have an understanding of their needs and motivations.


Minimum of 21 years old
Must be available Monday-Friday, June 19- August 3rd.
Ability to work 8am- 4:15pm.
Ability to work until 6:30pm on August 3rd for our Day Camp Summer Celebration.
Current CPR and First Aid Certification. (PEAK can assist in attaining.)
Some college experience is preferred.


The SEL Coordinator reports to the Youth Programs Manager.

Day Camp programming is in constant motion. Campers and staff are interacting and moving around, doing various vigorous activities throughout the day, indoor and outdoor. You may spend a large portion of the day outdoors and may remain standing or on your feet for long periods of time.
Must be comfortable working in an urban park as a significant portion of your time will be spent at PEAK’s program center in Tiefenthaler Park


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.

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