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  • Sports Camp Instructional Specialist

    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

    An Instructional Specialist is responsible for the supervision of campers and Team members within their Sports Camp Conference, the implementation of Sports Camp curriculum, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun camp 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

    Instructional Specialists are hired in Sports Camp in the following age groups:


    Ivy League: 1st grade

    Big East: 2nd & 3rd grades

    Big Ten: 4th & 5th grades

    ACC: 6th + grades

    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. Provide input and assist in conducting mid and end-of-summer team evaluations
    3. Promote and actively participate in all Sports Camp activities including morning and afternoon carline
    4. Coordinate daily and weekly camp schedule with Sports Camp Director
    5. Lead drills and teach coaches how to run them
    6. Complete paperwork as assigned
    7. Direct and supervise all sport activities for your Conference
    8. Plan, organize, and instruct the Sport Skills periods for your Conference
    9. Oversee game periods for your Conference (i.e. start the games, keep the time, referee the games, etc.)
    10. Make sure the athletic area is ready for the next Conference to use after your Conference has finished (i.e. cones are placed back for skills or games, equipment is organized, etc.)
    11. Keep your Conference on schedule and help with transitions
    12. Monitor safety and security of all campers and team members
    13. Serve as a positive role model to campers and team members
    14. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
    15. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
    16. Have fun
    17. Other responsibilities as assigned

    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. Youth coaching experience (required)
    3. 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
    4. Previous camp counselor/teaching  experience (preferred)
    5. Previous experience working with children in a supervisory or administrative capacity


    Certification Requirements

    1. Physical Education Certification (preferred)
    2. First Aid/CPR (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 Sports Camp 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 35lbs
    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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