4-H Camp Staff (Transient), Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, R00089446

4-H Camp Staff – Summer 2024

Work Location: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Pollock LA

Position Description: This position will serve as a member of our summer camp staff team. This position includes a week-long training program and ten-week camps. The staff member will serve as an assistant to an instructor, who teaches specific subject matter in an educational format to an audience of approximately 25-50 youth at a time in grades 4th–6th, in a camp setting. The staff member will work with other summer staff in providing safe supervision of youth while at camp and support 4-H professionals, volunteers, and members in conducting meaningful educational experiences and to help youth develop social skills. Staff will have various recreational responsibilities that could include the following: canoeing, archery, swimming, line dancing, and more. Camp staff work under the direct supervision of the 4-H Program Coordinator who serves as the supervising professional to implement all policies and procedures of the 4-H Summer Camp, LSU AgCenter, and the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program.

Essential Job Functions

  • Utilizing experiential learning techniques to teach youth in one or more of the following fields: Water Safety; Outdoor Skills; Science, Engineering & Technology; Food & Fitness; General Arts; Gardening; and Wetlands.
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of teaching area and equipment.
  • Provide guidance, supervision, and fun for campers.
  • Attend all meetings as scheduled by the 4-H Program Coordinator and Camp Director.
  • Assists with parish arrival and departure procedures.
  • Adheres to all 4-H Camp Grant Walker policies and procedures as outlined in the staff manual.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Qualification Requirements:

Preference given to applicants who:

  • Attended college for two years and are at a Junior or Senior credit hour level.
  • Enrolled in agriculture education, education, social or behavioral sciences, or any other field related to specific subject matter.
  • Prior experience working with or supervising children.
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Work collaboratively with adults and volunteers.
  • Must be AED/CPR certified (training is provided).
  • Must complete an employee background check and be approved by the LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management Unit.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Work and manage youth in the outdoors and group situations.
  • Ability to be in water with campers during swim activities.
  • Ability to maintain enthusiasm and energy for long durations of time.
  • Ability to work under pressure with changing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work long hours, outside/hot conditions, and be on feet for long periods of time.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with sensitive issues with tact and discretion.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Housing options are available on-site, meals and snacks will be available. On-site housing preference given to those residing furthest from camp.

Date Available: Camp session is May 20-July 25, 2024. LOST Camp takes place July 29-August 1, 2024. Required training period is May 9-17, 2024. Camp will not be in session the week of June 17–21, 2024.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2024, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU. MUST submit cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation for application to be complete.

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

12/18/2023 3:18:00 PM
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