4-H Summer Camp Staff - Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center - R00042147

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. On-site lodging is available for staff members upon request. Preference for housing will be given to those staying the farthest from camp. 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, 4th-6th grades, 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, arts & crafts, archery, swimming, line dancing, and more. Camp staff work under the direct supervision of the 4-H Program 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 18-July 29, 2020. Required training period is May 11–May 15, 2020.Camp will not be in session the week of June 22-26, 2020.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020, 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.

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