ESF Camps

Camp Fencing Specialist/Teacher

US-PA-Haverford
Job ID
2018-6955
# of Openings
15
ESF Camps at The Haverford School
Targeted Job Start Date
6/18/2018
Targeted Job End Date
8/17/2018
Type
Seasonal Full-Time

Position Summary

A Fencing Instructor is responsible for the supervision of campers, giving fencing-specific instruction, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers.

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, teaching fencing skills and techniques, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Provide daily fencing instruction to campers between the ages of 6 and 15 with different ability levels
  2. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
  3. Ensure safety of campers and team members in and out of the fencing area
  4. Enforce all fencing rules and regulations
  5. Daily supervision of the fencing area
  6. Complete weekly awards for campers
  7. Organize and prepare daily lesson plans in a fun and creative manner
  8. Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create a fun environment where everyone feels included
  9. Work effectively with fellow Activity Specialists and collaborate on daily responsibilities
  10. Complete assigned paperwork
  11. Serve as a positive role model to campers
  12. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
  13. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
  14. Have fun
  15. Assist with carline in the mornings and afternoon
  16. Attend pre-camp trainings and end of summer camp events
  17. Assist groups during down time
  18. 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 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. Fencing experience (required)

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 to and takes direction from Senior 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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