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Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp Activity Leader - Riverhead, NY in Riverhead, New York

This position will serve as Program Area Coordinator (for assigned area) for DPF 4-H Camp, a residential summer camp owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County, located in Riverhead, New York. The primary responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to: assisting with weekly program design, implementing afternoon and evening programs and activities, assisting in daily operations of the DPF 4-H Camp as directed; and supervising 4-H campers and counseling staff. This position accepts and performs all position duties outlined in this position description, and performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and deemed appropriate by the DPF 4-H Camp Director and/or Camp Team Leader. (NOTE: This position includes cabin responsibilities.) *Area assignments include Arts & Crafts (i.e. craft, jewelry making, cooking, recycled crafts, etc.), Performing Arts (i.e. music, dance, drama, Zumba, etc.), Nature, Fishing, Environmental Science, STEM, Farm, Sports, Outdoor Adventure, High Ropes/Rock Climbing, Archery, and Counselor In-Training (CIT). *Required Qualifications: * Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. * Must have current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certifications (will train or assist with re-certifications if necessary). * Must have subject matter background and experience in the area that this position will be coordinating. May be required to take certification training program. * Desire, ability and willingness to work and live in a camp community and to reside at DPF 4-H Camp, Riverhead, NY (including overnights) the entire time 4-H Camp is in session. * Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position. * Ability to work flexible hours which will include evenings and weekends, as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications: * 21 years of age preferred. * Experience in leadership roles, or currently working in the education field. * Demonstrated ability to teach skills to other staff members and campers of all ages. * Previous camp staff experience. * Demonstrated ability to supervise staff and provide guidance. * Demonstrated ability and desire to work with children and young adults outdoors. * Good character, integrity and adaptability. Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control. Responsibilities/Essential Functions Program Responsibilitie*s* - 85% * Represent DPF4-H Camp in initial contact with parents and campers on opening day of each session, making every effort to make campers and parents feel comfortable and welcome. * Keep in direct communication with the Camp Director and/or Camp Specialist regarding all pertinent camp issues. * Assist Camp Director in providing implementation and support for camper activities and classes, including special programs (afternoon, evening and weekend) utilizing research-based 4-H curriculum. * Implement appropriate subject matter curriculum, certification. * Assist Camp Director in providing guidance and support to staff, relating to special needs campers, conflict mediation (campers and/or staff), and special concerns (campers and/or staff). * Assist in the design of developmentally appropriate leadership training programs for various ages, maturity levels, and skills. * Assist in the development of staff in-service training programs, including pre-camp training of counseling staff. * Assist Camp Director in the development of camper activities and classes. * Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of all program offerings under the leadership and direction of the 4-H Camp Director. * Assist other cabin counselors in supervision of 6-16 campers in cabin. See to their safety and well- being at all times. * Provide supervision of campers during all meals, recreation time, free time, swim, evening and weekend programs and other camp activities. * Work with the Camp Specialist, Program Directors and Camp Counselors to provide to all campers the opportunity to participate in all camp activities, and assist in providing support for these activities. * Be a positive role model and ensure that both counselors and camper behaviors are consistent with camp standards. Administrative Responsibilities- 10% * Enforce all camp health and safety standards, keeping campers safe at all times. * Supervise program area staff in designated program discipline. * Assist in the coordination of developmentally appropriate leadership training programs for various ages, maturity levels, and skills. * Assist Camp Director in the coordination and planning of camper activities and classes, including afternoon, special programs, evening and weekend activities. * Assist in the coordination of staff in-service training programs, including pre-camp training of counseling staff. * Oversee inventory and curriculum of program area. * Assist campers in scheduling classes, and following the daily camp schedule. * Monitor progress of classes, and maintain records on all instructional classes, including lesson plans. * Oversee the maintenance and inspection of program equipment, supplies, and program sites, (including daily and end of season inventory) to ensure they are in good condition and are in safe working order. When needed take equipment out of service or request repairs. * Assist in the daily upkeep of camp facilities. Maintain program area in an organized manner. * Assist in the evaluation of the current camping season, and make suggestions for the next camping season. * Perform other duties as assigned and/or reassigned as directed/required by the Camp Director or Camp Specialist. * This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources. Professional Improvement - 5% * Attend DPF 4-H Camp orientation/training program, and participate in staff meetings and required training events as scheduled. * In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities. * Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned. Health and Safety-Applied to all duties and functions. * Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment. * Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard. * Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified. EEO/EPO and Policy-Applied to all duties and functions. * Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public. * Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences. * Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County policies and procedures. * Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner. POSITION DETAILS: This is an exempt, full-time position, 100% FTE. The salary will range from $3,300 to $5,000 commensurate with experience.. Pay Rate Type: Salary HOW TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on August 16, 2021 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained. Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments. External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance. Internal Applicants*:* Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance. Contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu with questions. No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available. The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu. Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University. Job Title: Association Tmp Camp Program Director Level: No Grade - Annual Pay Rate Type: Salary Company: Contact Name: Jerilynn Cross Number of Openings: 14 Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. * Posted 30+ Days Ago * Full time * WDR-00025207

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