Summer Camp Counselor or Summer Camp Head Counselor


Job Type

Full Time Temporary

Salary

Details: Summer Camp Counselor: $15/hour - First year hire $16/hour - Returning staff member /// Summer Camp Head Counselor: $17/hour - First time hires, $18/hour - Returning staff member

Published:

04/04/2018

Start Date:

06/25/2018

Address

7787 62nd Ave NE
Seattle
Washington
98115
United States

Description

Summer Camp Counselor (Seasonal)


POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the general supervision of the Youth Programs Coordinator, and reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Summer Camp Counselor position provides instruction, supervision, leadership and coordination in Cascade’s Summer Camps. Using the bicycle as the ‘common denominator’ throughout the summer, Camp Counselor’s foster and maintain a camp community of belonging, exploration, adventure and fun. Working with youth ages six to 15, Cascade’s Summer Camp Counselors should have a history of working with youth in diverse experiential learning environments. Ideal candidates will have applied knowledge and appreciation for adapting instruction to meet the needs of different learning styles, social identities, abilities and age ranges. Acting as role models, Camp Counselors will create learning communities dedicated to self-growth, leadership and community building among campers and staff alike.


This is a seasonal (temporary) part-time hourly position. Summer Camps maintain a four to one ratio of staff to campers and camps are held outdoors.


This position includes field-based responsibilities. The Summer Camp Counselor is an experienced professional contributing to youth programming for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and lead daily logistics
  • Lead and facilitate daily activities, games and group rides
  • Develop and implement weekly lessons with the support of Head Counselors and the Camp Director
  • Ensure and uphold clear timelines for activities throughout camp programming
  • Safety & risk management
  • Provide a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all staff and campers (emotionally and physically) throughout programming
  • Have a thorough understanding of the risk management protocol and where/when to use it
  • Respond to, report and document all safety incidents according to the risk management protocol
  • Resolve conflicts with campers and staff when they arise
  • Community building
  • Implement community building activities, reflections and discussions to enhance intrapersonal and interpersonal skills of campers and staff
  • Facilitate lessons and activities which challenge campers to expand their comfort zones around bicycling, friendship, leadership and self-identity
  • Pursue culturally responsive teaching practices through acknowledging, responding to and incorporating the cultural diversity of campers and families
  • Support Cascade initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Act as a role model and mentor for campers, families and other staff
  • Professional growth & development
  • Share unique experiences, talents, skills and stories to strengthen and enhance the Summer Camp Staff cohort
  • Critically assess, evaluate and share personal professional successes and areas for growth
  • Critically assess and evaluate peers on professional successes and areas for growth
  • Support the development of positive group learning and team environment for camp staff. Encourage positive communication, leadership and individual development through participation in team building and reflections
  • Provide written and verbal feedback (in the form of an evaluation) to peers, and Head Counselor(s)


TRAITS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Passion for youth development and educational equity
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Stamina, patience and attention to detail
  • Optimism and flexibility
  • Commitment to clear communication, authentic relationships and reciprocity


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with youth, especially ages six to 15
  • Ability to ride a bike for extended periods of time with others
  • Ability and desire to work with and learn from a tight cohort of co-educators
  • Must be willing to complete a background check
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Patience, punctuality and accountability


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and knowledge in conflict mediation and management, especially with youth
  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including: intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal superstar with strengths in cross-cultural community building
  • Experience working in outdoor learning communities, for long hours, at high energy levels
  • Knowledge and passion for bicycling
  • Commitment to education equity through courageous youth programming and leadership 
  • CPR, First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification a plus!


COMPENSATION

$15/hour - First year hire

$16/hour - Returning staff member

This is a seasonal (temporary), full-time, non-exempt position.


SCHEDULE DETAILS

  • Candidates must be able to attend the mandatory staff training days: June 25th - June 29th, 9am-5pm daily.
  • Candidates are required to work all 7 weeks of camp. 
  • Camp programming is held: July 9th-August 24th, 2018.
  • Please visit: cascade.org/camps for programming dates.
  • This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Education Department is an eight-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities and reaches diverse communities throughout the state. 

We strive to facilitate opportunities for students to become participants in communities of learning that foster empowerment and joy, where the bicycle is a tool for transformation. We commit to a spirit of continuous improvement in both our teaching practice and program development. We believe in the fundamental concept of inclusion and commit to serving all students well by making decisions that prioritize equitable access and support community goals.


BENEFITS

Why work for Cascade?

  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Talented and passionate co-workers committed to our values: Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun
  • Meaningful work making Washington state a better place for bicycling
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (accident, hospital, dental, vision, short-term disability, cancer care)
  • Optional participation in organization's 401(k) retirement plan


TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to rachelo@cascade.org with “Summer Camp Counselor Position” in the subject of the email. 

This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance.

Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position. Target start date will be staff training, Monday June 25, with camps beginning Monday, July 9, 2018 . 



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Summer Camp Head Counselor (Seasonal)


POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the general supervision of the Youth Programs Coordinator, and reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Summer Camp Head Counselor position provides instruction, supervision, leadership and coordination in Cascade’s Summer Camps. Using the bicycle as the ‘common denominator’ throughout the summer, camp staff members foster and maintain a camp community of belonging, exploration, adventure and fun. Working with youth ages six to 15, Cascade’s Summer Camp staff members should have a history of working with youth in diverse experiential learning environments. Ideal candidates will have applied knowledge and appreciation for adapting instruction to meet the needs of different learning styles, social identities, abilities and age-ranges. Acting as role models, camp staff will create learning communities dedicated to self-growth, leadership and community-building among campers and staff alike.


The Summer Camp Head Counselor assists and helps to supervise other counselors and counselors-in-trainings (CITs) throughout programming. Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge in youth development, conflict resolution, risk management, group development and leadership. 


This is a seasonal (temporary) full-time hourly position. Summer Camps maintain a four-to-one, and five-to-one ratio of staff to campers and camps are held outdoors.


This position includes field-based responsibilities. The Summer Camp Head Counselor is an experienced professional contributing to youth programming for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Coordinate and lead daily logistics
  • Lead and facilitate daily activities, games and group rides
  • Develop and implement weekly lessons with the support of the Camp Director
  • Ensure and uphold clear timelines for activities throughout camp programming
  • Coordinate daily agendas, schedules, materials and staff roles/responsibilities
  • Mentor and support counselors in lesson/activity development and implementation
  • Mentor and support the leadership development of CITs
  • Act as the ‘point person’ and main group contact with the Youth Programs Coordinator 
  • Safety & risk management
  • Provide a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all staff and campers (emotionally and physically) throughout programming
  • Have a thorough understanding of the risk management protocol and where/when to use it
  • Respond to, report, and document all safety incidents according to the risk management protocol. Hold counselors responsible for punctual and thorough reports and documentation.
  • Resolve conflicts with campers and staff when they arise
  • Manage, assess and plan for daily/weekly risks throughout programming
  • Maintain knowledge and responsibility of all campers individual health and medical needs (allergies, asthma, medications, etc.)
  • Carry, distribute and maintain first-aid supplies throughout programming
  • Community building
  • Implement community building activities, reflections and discussions to enhance intrapersonal and interpersonal skills of campers and staff
  • Facilitate lessons and activities which challenge campers to expand their comfort zones around bicycling, friendship, leadership and self-identity
  • Pursue culturally responsive teaching practices through acknowledging, responding to and incorporating the cultural diversity of campers and families
  • Support Cascade initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Act as a role model and mentor for campers, families and other staff
  • Develop shared-leadership opportunities for all camp staff using a wide variety of tools, reflections and activities
  • Professional growth & development
  • Share unique experiences, talents, skills and stories to strengthen and enhance the Summer Camp Staff cohort
  • Critically assess, evaluate and share personal professional successes and areas for growth
  • Critically assess and evaluate peers on professional successes and areas for growth
  • Support the development of positive group learning and team environment for camp staff. Encourage positive communication, leadership and individual development through participation in team building and reflections
  • Lead and facilitate one community-building activity for camp staff at the beginning, middle or end of summer
  • Provide written and verbal feedback (in the form of evaluations) to the Youth Programs Coordinator, Youth Programs Manager, and other camp staff (including Camp Counselors and CITs)


TRAITS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Passion for youth development and educational equity
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Stamina, patience and attention to detail
  • Optimism and flexibility
  • Commitment to clear communication, authentic relationships, and reciprocity
  • Knowledge of adult learners and group development strategies/practices
  • Strong initiative, follow-through and self-reflection


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with youth, especially ages six to 15
  • Ability to ride a bike for extended periods of time with others
  • Ability and desire to work with and learn from a tight cohort of co-educators
  • Must be willing to complete a background check
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Patience, punctuality and accountability
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating leadership and group development with adults
  • Skills and experiences in safety and risk management


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and knowledge in conflict mediation and management, especially with youth
  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including: intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal superstar with strengths in cross-cultural community building
  • Experience working in outdoor learning communities, for long hours, at high energy levels
  • Knowledge and passion for bicycling
  • Commitment to education equity through courageous youth programming and leadership 
  • CPR, First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification a plus!
  • Experience acting as the lead/head position in other similar educational programs


COMPENSATION

$17/hour - First time hires

$18/hour - Returning staff member

This is a seasonal (temporary), full-time, non-exempt position.


SCHEDULE DETAILS

  • Candidates must be able to attend the mandatory staff training days: June 25th - June 29th, 9am-5pm daily.
  • Candidates are required to work all 7 weeks of camp. 
  • Camp programming is held: July 9th-August 24th, 2018.
  • Please visit: cascade.org/camps for programming dates.
  • This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Education Department is an eight-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities and reaches diverse communities throughout the state. 

We strive to facilitate opportunities for students to become participants in communities of learning that foster empowerment and joy, where the bicycle is a tool for transformation. We commit to a spirit of continuous improvement in both our teaching practice and program development. We believe in the fundamental concept of inclusion and commit to serving all students well by making decisions that prioritize equitable access and support community goals.


BENEFITS

Why work for Cascade?

  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Talented and passionate co-workers committed to our values: Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun
  • Meaningful work making Washington state a better place for bicycling
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (accident, hospital, dental, vision, short-term disability, cancer care)
  • Optional participation in organization's 401(k) retirement plan


TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to rachelo@cascade.org with “Summer Camp Head Counselor Position” in the subject of the email. 

This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance.

Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position. Target start date will be staff training, Monday, June 25th, with camps beginning Monday, July 9th, 2018.


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ABOUT CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 17,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.


Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature.  Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy and nonprofit work.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

rachelo@cascade.org

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to rachelo@cascade.org with “Summer Camp Counselor Position” or “Summer Camp Head Counselor Position” in the subject of the email depending on which position you are applying for.


Both positions are subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance.


Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position. Target start date will be staff training, Monday June 25, with camps beginning Monday, July 9, 2018.


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