Employment at Cultural Leadership

Join us for Summer 2019

POSITION TITLE: Day Camp Director     

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Program Director

HOURS: Camp operates July 8-26, 2019, M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm, with one local overnight retreat, and one two-day overnight travel trip. Director is onsite at all times. Approx. 20 hours of planning & training counselors expected the first week of July.

COMPENSATION: Stipend of $4,500-5,000 based on experience (plus trip expenses).

POSITION SUMMARY:  Lead three-week session of summer day camp for 18-24 middle school students, with one local overnight retreat, and one overnight trip to Memphis, TN, or Chicago, IL. Supervise staff, handle logistics, implement planned curriculum. Number of staff hired will be determined by number of students, at an 8:1 student:staff ratio.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Supervision and safety of participants during all aspects of camp.
• Facilitate or support implementation of curriculum.
• Assist each participant with learning and leadership development as needed.
• Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization.
• Responsible for group dynamics and some logistics (travel arrangements, directions, food).

Position Qualification Requirements
• Excellent leadership skills: comfort with being the authority and initiating action.
• Ability to multi-task, problem-solve, be flexible and handle high pressure situations.
• Demonstrated comfort and interest in working with middle school students.
• A “people” person who is comfortable with networking.
• Criminal and child abuse background checks are required, if hired.
 
Education - College and/or Master’s degree, preferably in teaching or administration

Knowledge, skills, and abilities
• Prior camp/program-leading experience with groups/students a plus.
• Knowledge and experience of African American and/or Judaism history/culture.
• Knowledge of middle school-age development and behavior.
• Knowledge of social justice and leadership curricula a plus.
• The Camp Director should demonstrate competence in the following abilities to:
1. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with students and staff to achieve the goals of the program.
2. Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
3. Be diplomatic.
4. Manage conflict.
5. Mediate cultural and experiential differences.
6. Encourage students to challenge themselves throughout camp.


POSITION TITLE: Day Camp Counselor

REPORTS TO: Camp Director, Program Director, Executive Director


HOURS: Camp operates July 8-26, 2019, M-F, 9:30am-3:00pm.
       Counselor may be asked to oversee after care 3:00-5:30pm.
       Camp includes one overnight retreat and one overnight trip.   

                   
COMPENSATION: Stipend between $1,250 and $2,500; range correlates with   
     experience. All trip expenses included.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Work with Camp Director to implement a three-week session of summer day camp for 18-24 rising 8th, 9th, & 10th graders. The session includes one local overnight retreat, and one overnight trip to Memphis, TN, or Chicago, IL. Counselors and staff are expected to ensure safety of all students and implement planned curriculum. Number of staff hired will be determined by number of registered campers, at an 8:1 student:staff ratio.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Supervision and safety of participants during all aspects of camp.
• Support Camp Director in implementation of curriculum.
• Assist each participant with learning and leadership development as needed.
• Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization.

Position Qualification Requirements
• Excellent leadership skills: comfortable with being an authority figure and initiating actions.
• Ability to multitask, problem solve, and handle high pressure situations, while also being flexible to last minute change and adjustments.
• Demonstrate comfort working with middle school students.
• A “people” person who is comfortable with networking.
• Criminal and child abuse background checks are required, if hired.
 
Education – High school diploma, college experience and/or degree or Cultural Leadership HS Program
  alum preferred but not required.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities
• Prior camp counselor experience a plus.
• Knowledge and experience of African American and/or Judaism history/culture a plus.
• Knowledge of middle school-age development and behavior.
• Knowledge of social justice and leadership curricula a plus.
• The Camp Counselor should demonstrate competence in the following abilities:
1. Maintain positive working relationships with students and staff in order to achieve the goals of the program.
2. Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication techniques
3. Be diplomatic.
4. Mediate cultural and experiential differences.
5. Encourage students to challenge themselves and grow as a young leader.


To apply to either position, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to Sarah Murphy at smurphy@culturalleadership.org. We interview on a rolling basis.