Cornell Cooperative Extension Counselor-in-Training Coordinator, Peconic Dunes Camp, Southold, NY in Southold, New York
Participate in the general planning of the camp program. Assist with all camp program activities and other camp-wide activities as assigned. Interpret safety and health regulations. Participate in staff meetings and training events as scheduled. Develop and implement learning activities for CITs. Set goals with CITs and foster teamwork to achieve goals. Facilitate group meetings to share ideas, evaluate progress, and plan to participate in camp events, ceremonies, etc. Responsible for ensuring that CITs are accounted for during scheduled unit times. Provide and receive regular feedback from counselors and senior administrative staff.
Must be at least 18 years old to comply with NYS Department of Health regulations.
Experience working with children.
The ability to facilitate at least one program area.
Emotional maturity, good health, and vitality.
Ability to work cooperatively with campers and other staff members.
Willingness to learn
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.
One year of college (30+ credit hours) and coursework in education, physical education, outdoor recreation, youth development, or a related field.
One or more years of experience as a camp counselor.
First Aid/CPR certification.
Lifeguard instructor certification
Program Development – 5%
Work with Program Director to investigate and create additional program resources
Make suggestions to the Program Director for the development of new activities.
Work closely with Program Director to develop educational and recreational program activities.
Program Delivery – 55%
Lead educational activities that engage CITs and provide opportunities for knowledge acquisition, character, and skill development.
Teach and deliver the existing camp program as defined.
Teach innovative camp programs. Utilizing established materials serve as a subject matter resource in discipline; to provide standard responses.
Interact with camp participants.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
Evaluate campers’ abilities and skills in program areas to ensure an appropriate program level and activities.
Program Evaluation – 10%
Continuously evaluate program activities and consult with Program Director to adjust based on evaluation as needed.
Prepare written evaluation reports as directed
Administrative Responsibilities:Direction – 5%
- Assist with planning turtle games and other camp-wide activities as assigned.
Management – 10%
Monitor the whereabouts of CITs at all times.
Enforce camp rules with campers in your charge by consistently adhering to procedures.
Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities and daily routines.
Recognize and respond to problems as they arise
Supervise all safety procedures required for assigned activity.
Discuss camper needs with Assistant Director and parents, as appropriate.
Work with and support other counselors to ensure a cohesive camping environment that serves and respects all camp community members.
Facilitate meetings to share ideas, delegate tasks, and ensure clear communication.
Set a good example and role model by demonstrating respect, cleanliness, punctuality, cooperation, caring, sportsmanship, manners, and healthy habits.
Show enthusiasm and encourage campers to get involved in all camp activities.
Evaluate and provide effective feedback to CITs to improve their performance.
Make recommendations for future employment of CITs.
Serve as member of Turtle games committee.
Supervise CITs and assist during camp store hours.
Communicate regularly with Assistant Directors and Program Directors to identify areas of concern and possible solutions.
Coordination/Operation – 10%
Instruct campers on emergency procedures.
Report hazards, unsafe conditions, equipment, and facilities to the Facilities Manager or Camp Director.
Report all illnesses and injuries to the Health Director and assist in preparing required records.
Document incidents and concerns as directed.
Make positive connections with CITs and develop meaningful, respectful relationships.
Facilitate problem-solving through active listening, guidance, and conflict mediation.
Explain all safety procedures required for assigned activity.
Determine equipment and supply needs and submit them to Assistant Director.
Prepare space, equipment, and materials for daily activities in a manner that optimizes camper motivation and learning.
Complete reports and maintain accurate records as directed.
Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly program space.
Maintain program equipment in a safe condition.
Maintain inventory of program supplies and equipment.
Maintain good public relations with parents and community members.
Assist with staff training during pre-service orientation.
Prepare a final evaluation of CIT performance.
Assist with the implementation of Turtle games .
Professional Improvement – 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and address changes and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that support Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety – Applied to all duties and functions
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and follow applicable federal, state, and local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement, and standards.
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.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the organization's overall success by performing all assigned duties professionally, promptly, and accurately.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and Educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO and Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary: Starting at $6,050.00 to $7,700.00 full summer (depending on experience)
Schedule: EXEMPT – TEMP: June 9, 2024 – August 25, 2024
For More Information Please Contact:
Camp Operations Manager
HOW TO APPLY:
A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
Applicants need to:
Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in 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 be unable 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) (https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/how-we-hire) document for additional guidance.
Internal Applicants : Current Cornell Cooperative Extension Association employees indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) (https://apps.hr.cornell.edu/workdayCommunications/Recruitment%20job%20aids/applying_for_a_job_internal.pdf) document for additional guidance.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 ext. 326 or via email at HR-CCESuffolk@cornell.edu
Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. 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.
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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 (https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs) . 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.
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