4-H SUMMER CAMP STAFF - GRANT WALKER 4-H EDUCATIONAL CENTER - R00030169

Stephen Smith  |  12/10/2018 5:21:49 PM

4-H Summer Camp Staff

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 50 youth at a time, ages 9-12, 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 Camp Coordinator who serves as 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; Renewable Energy; 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 Camp 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 commensurate with experience. Housing options are available on-site, meals and snacks will be available.

DATE AVAILABLE: Camp session is May 20-July 31, 2019. Required training period is May 13–May 17, 2019.Camp will not be in session the week of June 17-21, 2019.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2019, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkjobs.com/LSU

Must submit cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation for application to be complete.

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