Apply by: May 11 2020
Camp/Organization: American Youth Foundation - Merrowvista (ACA Accredited)
Location: Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader
Time Frame: Seasonal
-Minimum age of 21 years.
-Completed at least one year of college or equivalent.
-Demonstrate leadership ability and commitment to balanced personal development and excellence.
-Knowledge of First Aid safety guidelines for outdoor experiences and group process and facilitation.
-Current First Aid and CPR, WFR, Lifeguard (Courses provided during training as appropriate to the role).
-Previous experience working with youth or trip leading preferred.
-Previous experience with group management, facilitation and outdoor education preferred.
Dates: 6/5/2020 - 8/15/2020
-Able to lift up to 45 pounds.
-Applicants must be in excellent physical condition. They will be required to have the stamina and energy to safely lead campers during travel through difficult terrain, in challenging weather and after long days.
-Applicants must have strong emotional health. They will be required to exhibit good judgment, effective problem solving, and maintain calm to safely lead the children in their care under changing and stressful conditions.
-Be able to maintain focus for extended periods while assessing risks and supervising campers.
-Ability to respond to, teach and manage the behaviors of the campers in their care.
-Able to effectively manage their emotions to remain focused on what is in the best interest of the campers in their care in a variety of situations.
-Ability to communicate effectively with campers and staff.
-Ability to respond to and direct campers and/or staff in an emergency.
-Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
-Ability to maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for campers.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion The American Youth Foundation enthusiastically welcomes staff and participants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. AYF seeks to continually assess our practices through a broad lens of cultural competency and is committed to taking action and changing for the better of all. We are firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally and all are highly encouraged to apply. Benefits: -Intensive, quality, paid staff training -$300+/week -Certifications -Housing and food provided for duration of employment -Beautiful location