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Summer Program Coordinator (Seasonal)

Position Description

The Summer Program Coordinator has primary responsibility for the safe and effective execution of educational programming for summer day camp. This includes managing the set-up of camp, supervision of camp intern and part-time educators, development of camp curriculum, teaching camp groups, and maintaining good communication with parents.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure program supplies and materials are purchased and available for staff as needed
  • Volunteer and staff training & supervision as needed for program delivery
  • Develop educational curriculum relevant to each week’s theme
  • Manage relationships and scheduling with other groups using the property during camp
  • Lead camp groups each week of camp
  • Ensure curriculum is taught safely and effectively, including adherence to CDC guidelines
  • Provide a leadership presence throughout the day, assisting other staff with issues, handle check-in and check-out, and daily communication with parents
  • General upkeep of the facilities, including general cleaning and habitat maintenance as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned and needed.

Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in education, environmental education, or related field
  • Leadership experience a plus
  • Knowledge of natural history and environmental topics
  • Knowledge of, desire to work with, and experience working with a variety of populations, including preschool through high-school
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Strong organization skills
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Ability to pass a criminal backgrond and sex offender check

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee will be required stand for extended periods of time while leading youth, and must be able to hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to five miles during the summer heat and humidity. The employee will also be expected to sit and perform extensive keyboard work for curriculum development and parent communication. The employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, run or climb as part of duties leading youth.

Compensation and Benefits

This position is for a full-time, seasonal employee. Regular schedule will be 40 hours a week, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Compensation ranges from $15-17/hour, depending on experience.

Summer Education and Conservation Intern (Seasonal)

Dates: June 7th to August 27th, 2021

Position Description

The Summer Education and Conservation Intern reports to the Summer Program Coordinator and will primarily work with the summer day camp program. This includes teaching camp groups each week, assisting with the development of curriculum, and assisting with the supervision of volunteers. During non-camp weeks, the Intern will assist with other educational programming, assist with general facility and grounds upkeep, and work on a conservation project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead educator for a camp group each week, up to 15 children per group
  • Assist in curriculum development
  • Assist with general management of the camp program, including helping with check-in and check-out, supervising lunch and free-time, supervise volunteers.
  • Participate in a conservation project developed and overseen by the Executive Director
  • General upkeep of the facilities, including general cleaning and habitat maintenance as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned and needed.

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of college, preferably working towards a degree in education, environmental education, or related field
  • Knowledge of natural history and environmental topics
  • Knowledge of, desire to work with, and experience working with children, including preschool through high-school
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Ability to pass a criminal background and sex offender check

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee will be required stand for extended periods of time while leading youth, and must be able to hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to five miles during the summer heat and humidity. The employee will also be expected to sit and perform extensive keyboard work for curriculum development and parent communication. The employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, run or climb as part of duties leading youth.

Compensation and Benefits

This position is for a full-time, seasonal employee. Regular schedule will be 40 hours a week, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Compensation ranges from $10-12/hour, depending on experience.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of Bucks Audubon appeals to you, and a list of three references. Send all information to Stacy Carr-Poole, Executive Director at scarrpoole@bcas.org.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Bucks County Audubon Society provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, gender, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law

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