| This position serves as 4-H Camp Owahta Counselor, Jr. responsible to Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Cortland County. The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist with the weekly program design and implementation of all 4-H Camp Owahta programs and activities and to assist in providing overall supervision and direction to youth participating in camp activities. In addition, this position accepts and performs other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate by the 4-H Camp Owahta Director. (This position includes cabin responsibilities.)|
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All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Barb Henza, Association HR Representative at 607-391-2660 with questions.
- Must be at least 17 years of age to comply with New York State Department of Health Regulations.
- Must have three years of C.I.T. training or equivalent experience working with children.
- Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position.
- Must be willing and able to stay at 4-H Camp Owahta (including overnights) the entire time Camp is in session.
- Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate multi-faceted athletic program of teaching skills, setting up intramural and inter-camp teams.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in officiating team and individual sports and the ability to teach these skills to staff and campers of all ages.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain athletic facilities.
- Desire and demonstrated ability to work with children outdoors.
- Demonstrated ability to relate to one's peer group.
- Demonstrated ability to accept guidance and supervision.
- Good character, integrity and adaptability.
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.
- Assist the Counselor in charge of the supervision of campers in cabin. (At no time will a Junior Counselor be given the responsibility of cabin supervision of any activity that is considered to be high risk.)
- Represent 4-H Camp Owahta in initial contact with parents and campers on opening day of each session, making every effort to make campers and parents feel comfortable and welcome.
- Assist in the supervision of campers during all meals, recreation time, free time, swim time, evening programs and other camp activities.
- Enforce all camp health and safety standards, keeping campers safe at all times.
- Assist campers in scheduling classes, and following the daily camp schedule.
- Provide to all campers the opportunity to participate in all camp activities, and assist the Camp Director, Program Director, and Area Program Coordinators in providing support for these activities.
- Be a positive role model and ensure that both counselor and camper behaviors are consistent with camp standards.
- Assist in the development and coordination of special program including afternoon, evening, and weekend activities.
- Assist in teaching all classes as directed by the Area Program Coordinators and Camp Director.
- Assist Program Coordinators and Senior Counselors in monitoring progress of classes.
- Maintain records on all instructional classes, including lesson plans.
- Assist in distributing award recognition and participation certificates to campers when earned.
- Assist in maintain and inspecting program equipment, supplies, and program sites (including end of season inventory) to ensure they are in good condition and working order.
- Attend camp orientation program and assist in helping Program Area Coordinators and Senior Counselors organize their respective areas.
- Participate in staff meeting and training events as scheduled.
- Conduct daily inspections of equipment and supplies to ensure they are safe, clean, and in good repair.
- Review weekly camp medical bulletins, and stay aware of special medical requirements of campers you are helping to supervise.
- Ensure all special needs are met (i.e. medication, individual needs).
- Provide support for individual campers who have difficultly adjusting to campers and/or camp life.
- Keep all Coordinators, Sr. Counselors, and Directors updated with pertinent information.
- Cooperate with Coordinators, Directors and other Counselors in the development, planning and implementation of all 4-H Camp Owahta activities, including afternoon, evening, and weekend activities.
- Assist in the evaluation of the current camping season and make suggestions for the next camping season.
- Assist in the daily upkeep of camp facilities.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
- Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
- Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
- Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
- Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
- Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
- Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Cortland County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
- Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Job Title:Association Tmp Camp Couns Jr
Level:No Grade - Annual
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Jerilynn Sharrott
Number of Openings:4
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.