The Day Camp Director is responsible for the direct supervision of the Day Camp Counselors, on site administrative duties and assisting in leading activities for the campers. Camp hours range from 9am - 3:15pm, with 45 additional minutes allotted for planning, clean up and meetings, Monday through Friday, during the summer months. This is an at-will position.
Qualifications -Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. -Must be at least 21 years of age. -Must have a valid driver's license. -Must be CPR and AED certified, or be available for certification prior to camp program. -Must possess the knowledge and skills of planning, organizing and leading a variety of creative and quality activities. -Must have at least two (2) years of experience leading children, outdoor recreation, nature awareness and camp crafts. -Must possess experience or skills to supervise a staff of peers. -Must be willing to drive a 15 passenger vehicle as a means of transporting campers and staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities -The Director must instruct the Day Camp Counselors when to arrive for, and when to depart from camp. -Responsible for the direction of counselors during training to complete lesson plans and newsletters for the first session of camp. -Must assist the Recreation Manager in the preparation and presentation of day camp staff training. -Responsible for collecting and approving lesson plans and newsletters from counselors, submitting a copy of lesson plans to Recreation Manager as requested and ready newsletters in appropriate time for distribution. -Employee must notify Recreation Manager of any parent concerns or discipline issues, major health or safety hazards. -Follow all accident reporting procedures including the completion of accident/incident forms. -Must be fair and consistent in maintaining discipline and maintain a positive attitude. -Employee must exemplify the Streamwood Park District's proper standard of dress and enforce policy. -Responsible for following, and making sure counselors follow all pool rules and expectations. -Make sure any equipment used is put away promptly and neatly after activities. -Report any equipment damage, supplies needed or shortages to the Recreation Manager. -Must adhere to the program budget and seek approval of purchases. -Employee to conduct and participate in weekly staff meetings. -Must demonstrate, lead and support the park district mission statement, vision and core values. -Employee must perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Streamwood Park District and its safety program.
-Employee must be able to work independently with general direction of the Recreation Manager. -Must have the ability to delegate work, where appropriate, in order to accomplish work most effectively. -Employee must demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work. -Must have the ability to recognize priorities and meet deadlines. -Employee must possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives.
The employee may be required to work both inside and outside during various environmental conditions, such as, but not limited to rain, hot and cold temperatures, exposure to dust, fumes, dirt and noise. The employee must operate and handle assigned equipment and be able to perform moderate manual tasks.
For more information, and to fill out an application, please visit www.spdcares.com.
Title: Recreation Intern Agency: West Chicago Park District Category: Part-time/Seasonal/Internships Region: Chicago-Metro-West Salary: $10.00/hr. ($350-$400/week)
Core Values: We Are the West Chicago Park District Innovative – Dedicated – Focused Creating Community and Impacting Lives Achieving Better Results Moving Forward – Ever Evolving – Here We-Go
Description: Complete your internship with the West Chicago Park District! Work with a qualified, cohesive team of staff to gain the knowledge necessary to be a successful, well-rounded professional. We are seeking one individual for this position.
Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own housing and transportation.
Primary Emphasis: on program management skills in the areas of Summer Day Camp for early-childhood (2-5 years) and school-age (6-14 years) and Community Special Events.
Secondary Emphasis: Front desk/customer service, pool operations, facility management/scheduling, building maintenance, and parks.
Specific Skills: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, zero-based, budgeting, lesson plans, event itineraries, purchasing of materials, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, written and oral communication, Rec Trac, contracts, and marketing.
Interns will be required to: • Commit to a 10-12 week internship. • Work 35-40 hours per week. • Be available days, evenings and weekends.
Applications: To apply please print an Internship Application from our website: www.we-goparks.org and email or fax 630-231-2352 with your cover letter and resume.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled Contact Name: Mary Lester Contact Phone: 630-231-9474 ext. 111 Contact Email: Mlester@we-goparks.org