Junior Camp Counselor - Riverhead, NY

Updated: 15 days ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Job Type: FullTime

This position will serve as a Junior Camp Counselor for the DPF 4-H Camp, a residential summer camp owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County, located in Riverhead, New York. The primary responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to: assisting with weekly program design and implementation of all the DPF 4-H Camp programs and activities, and assisting in providing overall supervision of youth participating in camp activities. This position accepts and performs all position duties outlined in this position description, and performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and deemed appropriate by the DPF 4-H Camp Director. (NOTE: This position includes cabin responsibilities.)

    

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 17 years of age.
  • Must have current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certifications (will train and assist with re-certifications if necessary).
  • Must have at least one (1) program life skill suitable for camp leadership.
  • Desire, ability and willingness to work and live in a camp community and to reside at DPF 4-H Camp, Riverhead, NY (including overnights) the entire time 4-H Camp is in session.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which will include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise youth participating in camp activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multi-faceted recreation program.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain camp facilities.
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to one’s peer group.
  • Demonstrated ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability. Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Program Responsibilities - 85%

  • Represent the DPF 4-H Camp in initial contact with parents and campers on opening day of each session, making every effort to make campers and parents feel comfortable and welcome.
  • Assist counselor in charge with the supervision of 6-16 campers in cabin. See to their safety and well-being at all times.
  • Assist in providing supervision of campers during all camp activities including meals, recreation time, free time, free swim, evening and weekend programs and other camp activities.
  • Provide to all campers the opportunity to participate in all camp activities, and assist Camp Director, Program Director, and Area Program Coordinators in providing support for these activities.
  • Cooperate with Coordinators, Directors and other Counselors in the development and implementation of all DPF 4-H camp activities, including afternoon, special programs, evening and weekend activities, utilizing research-based 4-H curriculum.
  • Be a positive role model and ensure that both counselor and camper behaviors are consistent with camp standards.
  • Assist in teaching all classes as directed by the Area Program Coordinators and Camp Director.
  • Assist in the implementation of special programs including afternoon, evening and weekend activities.
  • Assist in distributing award recognition and participation certificates to campers when earned.
  • Review weekly camp medical bulletins, and stay aware of special medical requirements of campers you are helping to supervise.
  • Ensure all special needs are met (i.e. medications, individual needs).
  • Provide support for individual campers who have difficulty adjusting to campers and/or camp life.

Administrative Responsibilities- 10%

  • Enforce all camp health and safety standards, keeping campers safe at all times.
  • Assist campers in scheduling classes, and following the daily camp schedule.
  • Cooperate and assist Coordinators, Directors and other Counselors in the coordination of all DPF 4-H Camp activities, including afternoon, special programs, evening and weekend activities.
  • Assist Program Coordinators in monitoring progress of classes.
  • Maintain records on all instructional classes, including lesson plans.
  • Assist in maintaining and inspecting program equipment, supplies, and program sites, (including daily and end of season inventory) to ensure they are in good condition and are in safe working order.
  • Assist in the daily upkeep of camp facilities.
  • Assist in helping Program Area Coordinators organize their respective areas.
  • Keep all Coordinators, Senior Counselors, and Directors updated with pertinent information.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the current camping season, and make suggestions for the next camping season.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and/or reassigned as directed/required by the Camp Director.

 Professional Improvement - 5%

  • Attend DPF 4-H Camp orientation/training program, and participate in staff meetings and required training events as scheduled.
  • In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety-Applied to all duties and functions.

  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.

EEO/EPO and Policy-Applied to all duties and functions.

  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
  • Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.

POSITION DETAILS:

This is an exempt, full-time position, 100% FTE. The salary will range from $1,900 to $2,300 commensurate with experience.

Pay Rate Type:  Salary

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on August 16, 2021 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. 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.

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.

Contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu with questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu .

  

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State.  Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies.  This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

  

Job Title:

Association Tmp Camp Couns Jr

Level:

No Grade - Annual

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Contact Name:

Jerilynn Cross

Number of Openings:

10

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State.  Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies.  This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.



This position will serve as a Junior Camp Counselor for the DPF 4-H Camp, a residential summer camp owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County, located in Riverhead, New York. The primary responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to: assisting with weekly program design and implementation of all the DPF 4-H Camp programs and activities, and assisting in providing overall supervision of youth participating in camp activities. This position accepts and performs all position duties outlined in this position description, and performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and deemed appropriate by the DPF 4-H Camp Director. (NOTE: This position includes cabin responsibilities.)

    

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 17 years of age.
  • Must have current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certifications (will train and assist with re-certifications if necessary).
  • Must have at least one (1) program life skill suitable for camp leadership.
  • Desire, ability and willingness to work and live in a camp community and to reside at DPF 4-H Camp, Riverhead, NY (including overnights) the entire time 4-H Camp is in session.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which will include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise youth participating in camp activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multi-faceted recreation program.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain camp facilities.
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to one’s peer group.
  • Demonstrated ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability. Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Program Responsibilities - 85%

  • Represent the DPF 4-H Camp in initial contact with parents and campers on opening day of each session, making every effort to make campers and parents feel comfortable and welcome.
  • Assist counselor in charge with the supervision of 6-16 campers in cabin. See to their safety and well-being at all times.
  • Assist in providing supervision of campers during all camp activities including meals, recreation time, free time, free swim, evening and weekend programs and other camp activities.
  • Provide to all campers the opportunity to participate in all camp activities, and assist Camp Director, Program Director, and Area Program Coordinators in providing support for these activities.
  • Cooperate with Coordinators, Directors and other Counselors in the development and implementation of all DPF 4-H camp activities, including afternoon, special programs, evening and weekend activities, utilizing research-based 4-H curriculum.
  • Be a positive role model and ensure that both counselor and camper behaviors are consistent with camp standards.
  • Assist in teaching all classes as directed by the Area Program Coordinators and Camp Director.
  • Assist in the implementation of special programs including afternoon, evening and weekend activities.
  • Assist in distributing award recognition and participation certificates to campers when earned.
  • Review weekly camp medical bulletins, and stay aware of special medical requirements of campers you are helping to supervise.
  • Ensure all special needs are met (i.e. medications, individual needs).
  • Provide support for individual campers who have difficulty adjusting to campers and/or camp life.

Administrative Responsibilities- 10%

  • Enforce all camp health and safety standards, keeping campers safe at all times.
  • Assist campers in scheduling classes, and following the daily camp schedule.
  • Cooperate and assist Coordinators, Directors and other Counselors in the coordination of all DPF 4-H Camp activities, including afternoon, special programs, evening and weekend activities.
  • Assist Program Coordinators in monitoring progress of classes.
  • Maintain records on all instructional classes, including lesson plans.
  • Assist in maintaining and inspecting program equipment, supplies, and program sites, (including daily and end of season inventory) to ensure they are in good condition and are in safe working order.
  • Assist in the daily upkeep of camp facilities.
  • Assist in helping Program Area Coordinators organize their respective areas.
  • Keep all Coordinators, Senior Counselors, and Directors updated with pertinent information.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the current camping season, and make suggestions for the next camping season.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and/or reassigned as directed/required by the Camp Director.

 Professional Improvement - 5%

  • Attend DPF 4-H Camp orientation/training program, and participate in staff meetings and required training events as scheduled.
  • In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety-Applied to all duties and functions.

  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.

EEO/EPO and Policy-Applied to all duties and functions.

  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
  • Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.

POSITION DETAILS:

This is an exempt, full-time position, 100% FTE. The salary will range from $1,900 to $2,300 commensurate with experience.

Pay Rate Type:  Salary

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on August 16, 2021 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. 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.

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.

Contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu with questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu .

  

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State.  Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies.  This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

  

Job Title:

Association Tmp Camp Couns Jr

Level:

No Grade - Annual

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Contact Name:

Jerilynn Cross

Number of Openings:

10

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State.  Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies.  This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.


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