Overnight Camp Assistant Coordinator - W. Alton Jones


Job Description

Description: Assist in the coordination of an overnight summer camp program for approximately 120 campers each week for 8 weeks of six-day camp programs (Sunday – Friday).

Responsibilities: Play an active role in the 2-week staff training; assist in the supervision of 19 counselors and 8 junior counselors each week, including enrichment programs and performance evaluations and monitoring of program quality; assist with the staff scheduling and program logistics, facilitation of staff meetings, and handling of discipline and homesickness issues; organize and coordinate the daily evening programs with the assistance of the staff; supervise and direct the weekly resource staff; supervise the organization of meal pack-outs and equipment for camping and field trips; perform office duties as necessary; serve as coordinator in his/her absence; fill in for counselors in emergencies, other duties as required. Overnight Camp Assistant Coordinators will also act as house parents in staff houses to facilitate staff interactions, and uphold policy. Camp themes highlight environmental education, adventure, and outdoor skills with campers ages 9-17. All programs emphasize environmental stewardship and conservation.

The Site: The URI Environmental Education Center is situated on 2,300 acres of forests, wetlands, and old farmland—the W. Alton Jones Campus. Dedicated to environmental education, the Center has been offering quality day and residential programs for over 30 years. The residential camp facilities include a knotty pine dining lodge with field stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, and six meeting rooms. The grounds include 10 miles of hiking trails, 200 acres of open fields and meadows, a waterfront on a private 75-acre lake, a working farm, and the rustic Poor Farm Teen Base Camp which houses our older campers.

Qualifications: Completed at least two years of a degree program with a concentration in education, environmental studies, outdoor education, or a related field; equivalent of two seasons’ experience working with children and adolescents in a camp or educational setting. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are a must. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Red Cross certification or an acceptable equivalent in Standard First Aid and CPR is required. Familiarity with environmental stewardship and outdoor activities (rock climbing, no-trace camping, canoeing, etc.) preferred. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by July 1. Pets (even goldfish!) are strictly forbidden. All final applicants will be subjected to a criminal background check.

Salary: Compensation includes $2970 plus room and board. Dates of Employment: June 14 to August 14, 2015 Pre-Season Set-up: June 1-12, 2015. Additional $500. Closing Date: when filled

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, application form, transcripts, and name/phone number of three references to Alton Jones Camp Jobs, URI Environmental Education Center, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817. (401) 874-8200. FAX: (401) 397-3293. www.altonjonescamp.org. E-mail: altonjones@uri.edu

Apply by: June 6 2015


Camp/Organization: W. Alton Jones (ACA Accredited)

Location: Rhode Island

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Seasonal