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Educational Alliance, Inc. Utility Staff, New Country Day Camp in New York, New York

Title: Utility Staff, New Country Day Camp

Division - Department: 14th Street Y – Youth Programs – New Country Day Camp

Job Classification (FLSA): Non-Union – PT/FT (Part-time during pre-camp in June, and full-time during camp program in June-August)

Date: February 2022

New Country Day Camp is an open-tent community that celebrates and sustains joyful, outdoor summer experiences where all can thrive. We build meaningful connections with ourselves, each other, and the natural world around us through innovative programming that is rooted in Jewish tradition and guided by universal values. New Country Day Camp is an 8-week, outdoor summer camp for campers in kindergarten-8th grade. NCDC operates M-F, 8am-5pm and provides transportation for staff and campers to and from our campgrounds on Staten Island via multiple locations throughout Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. We have an inclusive camp model, so all campers and staff with disabilities/special needs are given the individual support they need to have a successful summer.

NCDC is a part of the Educational Alliance, a 133-year-old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization serving New Yorkers from all walks of life. We serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they come from, or their socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation.

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting to the Operations Manager, Utility Staff members are responsible for maintaining smooth operations and logistics at New Country Day Camp. Utility staff members ensure that all camp staff have what they need throughout each camp day to run successful programming, play a vital role in ensuring that all campers have what they need to have a successful camp experience, and partner with HKC campgrounds staff to maintain a harmonious partnership and safe environment.

SCOPE OF INFLUENCE

  • Direct client group: Staff and Campers of New Country Day Camp

  • Supervised by Operations Manager

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIE

Logistics (Food Service, Inventory, Record-Keeping, etc.)

  • Collect, refrigerate, and distribute lunches that campers and staff bring to camp

  • Organize and properly distribute caterer delivered meals

  • Ensure adequate supply of snacks, all food items, and paper goods for all campers, proactively informing Operations Manager when reordering is needed

  • Ensure every bus and shelter is properly stocked with water bottles and first aid supplies

  • When needed, drive to obtain any urgently needed supplies throughout the camp day

  • Maintain detailed records of all supply purchases

Operations

  • Work with HKC staff to preform light maintenance/installations during summer months

  • Preform a thorough sweep of the campgrounds in the morning and report all unsafe conditions

  • Act as safety monitors in parking lot when needed during arrival and dismissal

  • Transport sick/injured campers, when necessary

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive out of campgrounds on Staten Island

  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs

  • Understand and embrace the culture of New Country Day Camp

  • Willingness and ability to drive a golf cart

  • Must be available to work from 8:30am-4:30pm M-F daily and attend all required orientation/onboarding sessions in June

  • Maintenance and repair skills a plus

  • Previous facilities and/or experience working with children a plus

  • Excellent organizational and oral communication skills

  • Ability to interact with children, families, and colleagues of diverse cultural and social backgrounds

Role Key Competencies

  • Flexible

  • Independent

  • Team Player

  • Initiative

  • Calm under pressure

EEO Info

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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