Camp Counselor Manager Job Description
Counselors are team players responsible for the care and guidance of campers and the implementation of policies and procedures specific to our camp community.
The Counselor Manager is responsible for the care and guidance of the counselor team.
Essential Job Functions:
- The counselor manager reports to the director and meets with her before, during and after each annual camp session in order to plan, reflect and assess -
- By reviewing job descriptions
- By understanding seasonal programming
- By creating clear expectations
- The counselor manager advocates for the counselors during orientation
- By applying basic leadership development principles through communication, relationship development and empowerment.
- By leading a section of orientation that focuses on her communication system, plan and expectations.
- By assuring that counselors have the information, resources and support needed to do their jobs efficiently. Special focus on:
- Bunk management
- Circle time expectations
- Conflict resolution
- First Aid
- The counselor manager supervises the counselors at camp –
- By creating daily schedules with breaks and duties defined.
- By leading daily counselor meetings and attending daily staff meetings.
- With an open door policy for conflict resolution.
- By participating as a member of the camp staff team in evening programs, special events and other all-camp activities and functions.
- By distributing and collecting all camper and counselor assessments.
- By participating in a post camp assessment interview
- The counselor manager is a mentor and role model. She exemplifies good leadership –
- By maintaining high standards of daily personal health and safety.
- By following and implementing all safety and security policies and procedures.
- By observation of camper’s health problems and alerting the camp nurse and/or camp director when appropriate.
- By ensuring proper use, care, and maintenance of camp equipment and reporting problems promptly to camp director.
- By adhering to camp policies and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.
- Must be 21 years of age with youth leadership/development experience.
- Must be willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities
- Must be willing to be outside with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and bugs
- **Must possess strength and endurance required to maintain a rigorous camp schedule
- Must be willing to interact with teen and pre-teen girls in a positive manner.
- Must be able to communicate and work with individuals as well as small groups.
- Must observe camper and counselor behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Must be able to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
- Must respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid and assist the camp community in emergencies
2018 stipend and dates
- Applications accepted until February 15, 2018
- Please contact Director Judy Hart at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interviews Feb. 16 – March 1, 2018
- Stipend $1200 – includes orientation and travel (unless otherwise arranged with Director)
- Important 2018 camp dates
- Orientation in Lincoln – May 29 – June 1
- Move to Aurora June 2 and continue orientation
- Campers arrive Sunday June 3
- Campers depart Sunday June 10