Seasonal Summer Camp Counselors in Training (CiT)

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Dayton, OH, United States

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30+ days ago

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Position Summary:
To safely implement Aullwood Audubon Programs for children ages 5-14. Camp Counselors will be needed approximately 8 - 10 weeks over the course of the summer which will include one week of intensive training, and up to nine weeks of camp. Training will occur May 31 through June 3. Camp is scheduled June 6 through August 5 for 4-8 hours per day. Summer camp staff will be subject to any CDC, State or local, or Audubon guidelines for Covid-19 safety.
Essential Functions:
  • Essential Functions include assisting Camp Counselors in the following:
    • planning and executing each weeklong program session, setting and cleaning up each day’s activities including but not limited to leading outdoor discovery hikes, conducting pond explorations, live animal programs, and facilitating nature crafts and games.
    • assisting with camp administration tasks such as contacting camp parents by phone, photocopying, keeping records, and conducting program assessments.
    • other duties as assigned such as answering phones, orienting visitors, etc.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Experience in leading groups of children, initiating group activities, working independently.
  • Skilled in de-escalating conflict among campers.
  • Familiar with implementing COVID-19 guidelines and safety procedures if necessary and enforcing those safety precautions.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, enthusiasm for teaching.
  • Able to be flexible.
  • Able to work productively in a team environment.
  • Counselors must show respect for others of all ages, race, gender, etc., as well as respect for nature and the outdoors.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Able to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Must have transportation to and from work.
  • Able to walk on trails, hills and uneven terrain.
  • Be able to run, sit, stand, grasp, lift, move, walk, push, reach, climb and pull for short and extended periods of time.
  • Able to work outdoors in the heat of summer, while wearing a mask.
  • Willing to learn CPR and first aid.
  • Must be willing to have temperature checks performed each day and receive COVID-19 testing per Audubon policy.
  • Must be at least 16 years old or above on May 31, 2022.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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COVID Policy:
All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.