Special Events Activity Specialist

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ESF Camps at Riverdale Country School (Bronx, NY)
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Seasonal Full-Time
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Position Summary:

An Activity Specialist is responsible for the supervision of campers, the implementation of camp curriculum, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers and counselors.

Position Objective/Purpose:

We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of youth, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

Position Scope Factors:

Special Events Activity Specialists are employed in the following camps;

  • Day Camp: 4 – 8 year olds (Dream Camp: 6 – 9 year olds - Trinity College & Girard College locations only)
    • Special Events: Campers participate in theme-related games and activities, obstacle courses, relays, and more during this exciting team building time.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
  1. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
  2. Organize and prepare daily lesson plans in a fun and creative manner
  3. Implement ESF curriculum; bring lesson plans to life for campers through your participation, support and guidance
  4. Motivate campers by creating fun for them in your activity (i.e. - songs, games, cheers, etc.)
  5. Encourage creativity and critical thinking while making a positive impact on each of your campers
  6. Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create an inclusive, fun environment.
  7. Promote and actively participate in all camper activities
  8. Work effectively with fellow Activity Specialist and collaborate on daily responsibilities
  9. Complete assigned paperwork
  10. Serve as a positive role model to campers
  11. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
  12. Employee is expected to exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
  13. Have fun
  14. Other responsibilities as assigned (such as PM OT Sign in and Transition)
Position Competencies for Success:
  1. Understand and support the mission of the organization
  2. The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
  3. Positive attitude
  4. Commitment to the growth and development of youth
  5. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
  6. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions
  7. Patient, caring and creative
  8. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
  9. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child
Experience Requirements:
  1. Minimum of one year of post graduate classroom teaching experience or 3 years comparable ESF experience
  2. Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, religious education teacher
  3. Previous camp counselor/teaching  experience (preferred)
Certification Requirements:
  1. Teaching certification (preferred)
Education Requirements:
  1. Bachelor’s degree
Other Skill Requirements:
  1. Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community
Reporting Relationships:
  1. Reports directly to and takes direction from Activity Specialist Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  1. Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35Ibs
  2. Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
  3. Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
  4. Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!

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