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  • Camp Sports Specialist/Teacher

    Job Location US-MD-North Bethesda
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    ESF Camps at Georgetown Prep
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    A Sports 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

    Sports 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)
      • Sports: Campers build sportsmanship and teamwork while learning the fundamentals of soccer, street hockey, basketball, baseball, flag football, tee-ball, track and field, wiffle ball and more. Campers also enjoy weekly recreational games and age appropriate, athletic tournaments.
    • Senior Camp: 9 – 15 year olds (Dream Camp: 10 – 16 year olds - Trinity College & Girard College locations only)
      • Sports: Instruction, game play and fun! Get energized while playing soccer, street hockey, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, flag football, and ultimate frisbee. Campers also enjoy weekly recreational games and age appropriate, athletic tournaments.

    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)
    4. Prior experience coaching youth (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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