Saturday
Mar112017

Summer Wilderness Trip Leader -- Camp Stevens, Julian, CA (Dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego)

Camp Stevens is a 256-acre summer camp, outdoor education facility, and retreat center in the mountains of San Diego. We aim to inspire, challenge, and empower personal, social, and environmental transformation through our core values of openness, connection, gratitude and wonder. Reporting to the Summer Camp Director, the Wilderness Trip Leader is responsible for the day to day operation of the off-site summer camp programs including staff training and supervision, program creation, scheduling, evaluation, and to assist the Summer Camp Director, Summer Support Coordinator, Executive Director, and Administrative Director in the overall administration of the off-site Summer Camp operation and execution of Camp Stevens Mission and Board policy. See website for full job description: http://campstevens.org/employment/summerstaff. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Sierra.

Job Qualifications: Must have demonstrated experience in backcountry travel, safety and medical training. The normal work week is 6 days per week. Days off shall be coordinated with the Summer Camp Director and Program Director. Additional personnel policies are to be followed as stated in the Camp Stevens Personnel Policies. The Wilderness Trip Leader needs to be physically fit and able to hike 10 miles at a time over rough terrain, carry loads of up to 50 pounds, provide safety for the climbing programs, feel comfortable at heights of up to 50 feet and have at least average eyesight and hearing. Clean driving record to qualify for camp insurance to drive camp vehicles, and ability to obtain a commercial driver license in the state of California are required.

 

Saturday
Mar042017

Senior Camp Director -- Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center, Greenfield, NH (Diocese of Massachusetts)

Dates of Employment: June 12th – July 28th, 2017

Reports to: Assistant Camp Director

Position Purpose: To further the mission of BCH Camp by overseeing and managing our 2 senior camp programs:

  • EDGE (9th – 12th): An adventure-based program for teens that includes frequent use of our ropes course, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking and paddling. Campers live in a tight-knit community focused on challenging personal and group limits.
  • Base (10th – 12th): A theme-based program for teens that includes 4 unique sessions – Community Service Week, Music Art & Drama (MAD) Week, Summit (a 2-week session focused on leadership development) and You-Can’t-Do-That-At-Camp Week.

Qualifications:

  • 21+
  • At least 2 years in a camp leadership or administrative role.
  • Desire and ability to work with high-school aged youth (9th – 12th grades) in a camp setting.
  • Experience working at a faith-based or religious organization.
  • Experience with adventure programming.
  • Ability to provide supervision and guidance to counselors.
  • Experience and ability to creatively schedule programs, trips, facilities and staff.

Job Duties

  1. Serve as a member of the Leadership Staff Team.
    1. Attend Leadership Staff Training (June 12th - 16th, 2017).
    2. Participate in daily Leadership Staff meetings.
    3. Communicate counselor or camper needs to the Assistant Camp Director.
    4. Inform Leadership Staff of any camper or staff concerns.
  2. Train EDGE facilitators and Base counselors in their responsibilities.
    1. Prior to camp, contact staff who will be assigned under your supervision.
    2. During all staff training (June 17th – 23rd), teach portions of the training content as determined by the Assistant Camp Director.
    3. Prepare in advance the content pertinent to the subjects you will be training.
  3. Oversee the safety and wellbeing of EDGE and Base campers.
    1. Assist those campers and staff who may need help fitting into camp atmosphere.
    2. Make connections with campers and ensure their happiness at camp.
    3. Oversee the behavior management strategies used with campers.
    4. Manage the timely resolution of issues that develop with counselors and/ or campers.
  4. Provide supervision, continued development and evaluation for EDGE facilitators and Base counselors.
    1. Provide on-going support and feedback; conduct regular informal evaluations.
    2. Conduct formal mid-summer and end-of-summer evaluations.
    3. Assist staff in setting objectives so they can meet expectations.
    4. Privately address issues with concerning staff members.
    5. Help ensure staff morale by seeing that staff get enough rest and time off.
    6. Provide coverage when necessary.
  5. Oversee, develop and evaluate the EDGE and Base camp programs.
    1. Be a present and visible member of both camp programs.
    2. Ensure the proper schedules are being followed and programs are being implemented.
    3. Provide ideas, creativity and insight for stagnant activities.
    4. Book trips and organize transportation.
    5. Design and lead the 2-week session for Base, “Summit.”
    6. Plan curriculum, organize volunteers, book and attend trips.
    7. Evaluate both programs and make changes where necessary.
    8. Make formal recommendations for the following camp season.

Relationships: The Senior Camp Unit Director is responsible for supervising 2 EDGE facilitators and 2 – 4 Base counselors (4 – 6 staff, total), and reports to the Assistant Camp Director for supervision. In the Assistant Camp Director’s absence, the Senior Camp Unit Director reports to the Camp Director. As a member of the leadership staff team, the Senior Camp Unit Director works alongside 2 Junior Camp Unit Directors, Day Camp Unit Director, Waterfront Director, Junior Counselor/Squad Coordinator and Activities Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Passion for youth camping.
  • Experience in teaching and training adults and children.
  • Familiarity with and openness towards the Episcopalian faith and traditions.
  • Ability to work long hours and be on-call during time-off.

Physical Aspects of the Position

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • 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 of campers.

Apply online at bchcamp.campbrainstaff.com.

Saturday
Mar042017

Program Director -- Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center, Greenfield, NH (Diocese of Massachusetts)

Dates of Employment: June 9th – July 28th, 2017

Reports to: Camp Director Position

Purpose: To further the mission of the BCH Camp through the oversight of programs and co-management of camp operations.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Supervise and evaluate leadership team members including the Activities Coordinator, Waterfront Director, Day Camp Director and Junior Counselor/Squad Director.
    1. Provide consistent and on-going feedback, support and guidance.
    2. Assist with management of programs and activities.
    3. Regularly monitor the work of leadership staff.
    4. Regularly monitor the work of program heads (with the Activities Coordinator).
    5. Provide recommendations and concerns to camp director regarding leadership team members’ performance.
    6. Run weekly Leadership Team meetings.
  2. Work closely with Activities Coordinator to oversee program development.
    1. Program Areas (archery, arts & crafts, drama, nature, dance, sports, ropes course)
    2. Evening Programs
    3. Service Projects
    4. Staff Time Off
    5. Camp Store
    6. Unit Night
  3. Co-lead All Staff Training.
    1. Develop schedule and workshops during leadership staff training.
    2. Support leadership staff in their planning of workshops.
    3. Lead specific workshops – daily schedules, rainy day plans, program area rotation, campfire songs and skits, “back pocket” games, unit night planning and more.
  4. Oversee the daily operation of the summer camp.
    1. Responsible for weekly schedules (service projects, staff time off, camp store, program areas and more).
    2. Responsible for program staffing (with Activities Coordinator).
    3. Provide staff with weekly resources – feedback forms, pack-out slips, activity ideas, etc.
    4. Help with administrative and programmatic tasks as needed.
    5. Carry the on-call phone in case of parent emergencies.
    6. Regularly meet with staff.
  5. Other Job Duties
    1. Attend daily administrative staff meetings (with Camp Director, Program Director and Head Chaplain).
    2. Attend weekly leadership staff meetings (with above positions + Unit Directors, Day Camp Coordinator, Waterfront Director and Junior Counselor Director).
    3. Maintain clear and positive verbal and written communication with all camp staff.
    4. Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.
    5. Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
    6. Bring campers and staff to the hospital, as needed.

Relationships

The Program Director is considered “second in command” alongside the Assistant Camp Director and Head Chaplain. When the Camp Director is absent, administrative staff members are in charge. The Program Director also supervises the Waterfront Director, the Day Camp Coordinator, Junior Counselor/Squad Director and the Activities Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of experience in a camp leadership or administrative role.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of programs for youth.
  • Experience working at a faith-based or religious organization.
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Passion for youth camping.
  • Experience in teaching and training adults and children.
  • Familiarity with and openness towards the Episcopalian faith and traditions.
  • Ability to work long hours and be on-call during time-off.

Physical Aspects of the Position

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • 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 of campers.

Apply online at bchcamp.campbrainstaff.com.

Saturday
Mar042017

Summer Camp Head Chaplain -- Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center, Greenfield, NH (Diocese of Massachusetts)

Dates of Employment: June 9th, 2016 – July 28th, 2017

Reports to: Camp Director

Position Purpose: To further the mission of BCH Camp by encompasses several different responsibilities relating (but not exclusive) to: residential Christian community living; camp programming; worship planning and implementation; pastoral care for youth and counselors ages 8 to 25; leadership and hospitality for visiting clergy and other diocesan staff members and having a key role on our administrative and leadership staff teams.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Being present for pastoral needs and emergencies relating to the entire camp community, including both campers and staff.
  • Helping to train, guide and support staff in leading comprehensive and accessible bible studies.
  • Leading daily staff worship and Bible study during staff training weeks and every Sunday before camper check-in.
  • Planning, being a physical presence and sometimes leading at the following worship services: Morning Worship (Monday through Friday); Monday and Thursday Eucharist; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Evening Worship services. Total: 10 services/week
  • Being a gracious and welcoming host for visiting clergy and diocesan staff serving as visiting chaplains each week during the summer. Overseeing visiting chaplains in their role as preachers, teachers, pastors, and companions to the campers and staff
  • Sharing preaching responsibility for the 10 services/week with the visiting chaplains.
  • Finding humor in the tough places of residential life; having an enormous amount of flexibility in terms of timing, weather, and being able to step in when needed; letting others lead when they need to lead; being accountable witness to the faith journeys or stumbling of those in the community; role modeling inclusive and redemptive Christianity to the community at all times; being open to other denominational traditions and diverse backgrounds (particularly those of staff); being a sensitive community member; being physically able to work in a largely outdoor environment and being on call into the later evening hours.
  • In a medical emergency, the Chaplain is often called upon to accompany any hurt camper or staff member to the hospital. Access to a car and having a driver’s license is strongly encouraged, but not necessary.

Other Job Duties

  • Attend daily administrative staff meetings (with Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director and Program Director).
  • Attend weekly leadership staff meetings (with above positions + Unit Directors, Activities Coordinator, Day Camp Coordinator, Waterfront Director and Junior Counselor Director).
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.
  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

Relationships: The Head Chaplain is considered “second in command” alongside the Assistant Camp Director and Program Director. When the Camp Director is absent, administrative staff members are in charge.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Passion for youth camping.
  • Experience in teaching and training adults and children.
  • Familiarity with and openness towards the Episcopalian faith and traditions.
  • Ability to work long hours and be on-call during time-off.

Physical Aspects of the Position

  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • 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 of campers.

Compensation

  • $400 per week
  • Housing is provided (lodge room with private bathroom and shower).
  • Meals are provided from Sunday lunch to Friday dinner.
  • On-site healthcare.
  • Official working hours are: Sunday 10am to Friday 5pm.

Job Qualifications

  • Episcopalian
  • Strong theological background
  • College degree
  • Experience with pastoral care of young adults
  • Camp or youth development experience
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR (or willing to obtain)

Send questions to Camp Director, Alessia Doss. Apply online at bchcamp.campbrainstaff.com.

Saturday
Mar042017

Assistant Summer Camp Director -- Camp Stevens, Julian, CA (Dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego)

Camp Stevens is a 256-acre summer camp, outdoor education facility, and retreat center in the mountains of San Diego. We aim to inspire, challenge, and empower personal, social, and environmental transformation through our core values of openness, connection, gratitude and wonder.

Reporting to the Program Director, the Assistant Summer Camp Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the on-site summer camp programs including staff training and supervision, program coordination and scheduling as well as evaluation, and to assist the Program Director, Summer Support Coordinator, Executive Director, and Administrative Director in the overall administration of the on-site Summer Camp operation and execution of Camp Stevens Mission. Previous experience in leadership of summer programs or with Camp Stevens preferred.

Housing, utilities, food and accident insurance is provided. The normal work week is 6 days per week. Days off shall be coordinated with Program Director. Additional personnel policies are to be followed as stated in the Camp Stevens Personnel Policies. The Assistant Summer Camp Director needs to be physically fit and able to hike 5 miles at a time over rough terrain, carry loads of up to 50 pounds, provide safety for the rigorous ropes course programs, feel relatively comfortable at heights of up to 50 feet and have at least average eyesight and hearing.

For full job description, please see http://campstevens.org/employment/apply/. Email cover letter and resume to sierra@campstevens.org. No phone calls please. Position open until filled.