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Robert Crown Summer Camp Director

Company: City of Evanston
Location: Evanston
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Parks, Recreation & Community Services - Seasonal

Date Posted:

Robert Crown Community Center

Date Available:

Closing Date:
08/11/2023 Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Directors are responsible for supervising Assistant Directors, Counselors in training, Counselors I and II. Directors must maintain a schedule and facilitate lesson plans for daily activities. Also organize and lead various small and large group activities and prepare recreational facilities for campers use. Director shall monitor recreational activities to ensure that activities are safe and appropriate and are responsible for the development and coordination of assigned youth or teen day camps and facility supervision. As a member of the Crown Summer Staff, you are expected to work in cooperation with ALL camp and building staff.

  • Complete all paperwork by deadline provided
  • Complete all appropriate trainings
  • Read and follow updated policies and procedures
  • Communicate any concerns or issues directly to the Camp Director
  • Get to know and work cooperatively with camp and building staff ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Follow Camp Handbook guidelines
    • Group supervision of campers with attention to all of the following: program, health, happiness, discipline, cleanliness, safety, routine duties, character and skill development
    • Help train and lead the new camp counselors
      • Lead indoor and outdoor recreational activities
      • Assist participants in a variety of recreational programs including arts and crafts, field trips, games and sports
      • Provide supervision to participants enrolled in programs
      • Plan and provide instruction of a variety of recreational activities that are age-appropriate activities suitable to individual group interests, needs and capabilities
      • Promote camper participation in ALL activities
      • Set a good example in ALL you do at camp
      • Assist in maintaining a variety of records
      • Responsible to be aware of your campers medical needs
      • Responsible for maintaining a positive attitude and refraining from behavior that is detrimental to the staff team and staff morale
      • Work with the camp counselors and directors to iron out issues with facilities, programs and campers
      • Provide public relations/ customer service to parents/guardians to ensure a positive impression of our camps
      • Report to Assistant Directors any accidents, incidents or injuries immediately
      • Responsible for reporting your own health concerns- ill/exhaustion to your specific Director
      • Under the guidance of your Assistant Director enforcement of policies and rules
      • Maintain, inventory and care for equipment and supplies (If you use it - put it back, if it's broken or unsafe - report it to the directors)
      • Possess good judgment and willingness to accept responsibilities
      • Perform other related work as assigned by Coordinator or Director MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
        Knowledge of basic computer programs, including Word, Excel and Internet.
        Typically (AM) 7:30am-12:45pm or (PM) 12:45pm-6:00pm

        • Minimum age of 18 yrs. Old
        • Completion of 11th grade by the start of camp
        • Strong interest, maturity and judgment in working with children in an outdoor setting
        • Knowledge and experience in camp related activities preferred
        • Possess the ability to work as a team member with other counselors and senior staff members
        • Responsible, friendly, enthusiastic, patient and willing to learn PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK
          Ability to work primarily indoors and is occasionally subject to outdoor environmental conditions - no effective protection from the weather conditions or temperature changes. The employee performs tasks outdoors related to recreational programs, weather can be hot in the summer, etc., while in the fall and spring can be cool/cold.
          Employee should have the ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly, in addition to the ability to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
          Have the ability to lift, reach handle, finger, kneel, bend, stand for long periods of time, talk, hear, feel, smell, climb, maintain balance, stoop, crouch, crawl, and see the nature of the object by the eye.
          There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.
          Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
          The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).

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