About the Position
Job Title: Program Team Leader Department: Camp Marshall
Immediate Supervisor: Summer Program Director Exempt Status: FLSA Exempt
Salary Information: $300 - $350 DOE
Position Status: Seasonal Full Time Employee plus room and board.
Dates of Employment: June 12 – July 29th, 2023
Program Team Leader
Job Description: Summary
Community: Camp Marshall is a community experience where all staff are with each other for an entire summer. Each week the staff will see a new group of campers, while concurrently a deeper community will form among the staff. While each staff person has a role or specialty area, such as Program Team Leader, the larger role is one of everyone doing their part by living in community. It is that “intentionality of life together” where you might find yourself helping in the kitchen, campfire, evening programming.
There will be two Team Leaders for the summer. One will focus on younger campers, grades 3 – 5, and the other grades 6 – 8. The decision on which group you lead will be made during Staff Training. *It is helpful to know if you have a preferred age group. During other weeks, such as family camp or Sr. High, we will have two program teams that will each be led by a Team Leader.
As a Program Team Leader, you will work with the counselors assigned to you to develop a weekly schedule, including day camps, for the campers/families you are assigned. Working in concert with different program specialists (such as Arts and Crafts, Waterfront or Media), seek to foster the development of Christian Community while providing “context” for our life in Christ through our programs. Team Leaders will oversee counselors daily engagement with their campers, upkeep of camp facilities, and their cabin devotional practices.
Understanding: Cultivating an understanding of what fellow counselors and campers know about Christian community is important. An awareness or knowledge of what your group brings is important work. As you listen and learn it is important to be careful with a potentially inexperienced person of faith not to overwhelm them. This deeper listening is an important nuance of doing this job well.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Planning & Preparation: During Staff Training you will learn:
1) Goals and objectives of Camp Marshall, the Camp Commission and program design.
2) Learn American Camp Association (ACA) standards that relate to work at camp.
3) Summer program weeks and program design.
4) Begin developing a vision for the delivery of a program that is age appropriate and allows for participation at different skill levels. *Over the course of the summer we will be working with children and families. Class sizes may range from 12 – 20 people. (staff will be working with you)
5) Become familiar with Camp Marshall’s web platform. The ability to create content, write blogs, post social posts to share the camps story is essential.
6) Inventory: Become familiar with inventory in different program areas of camp. Assist Program Specialists develop a list and items needed.
Staff Training: Specific training goals:
1) Successful completion of staff training: This includes being certified in First Aid/CPR, AED card. (This can be obtained during staff training), and Safe Church Training.
2) Program Skills Training: Areas include, but are not limited to waterfront, Archery, Challenge Course, Arts and Crafts, Media
3) Inventory skills of other staff: Spend time with all the staff and learn what skills they have. It is quite possible there will be others on staff who have the skills to lead an activity. *This work may greatly influence goal setting.
4) Participate in Goal Setting for the summer: Working with Directors, Program Specialists, and Counselors to help set the tone for the summer.
5) Learn the characteristics of different age groups.
6) Learn the Discipline model for camp.
7) Learn how to evaluate counseling staff.
8) Learn how to lead campfire on assigned nights.
9) Willingness to fill in for same-gender counselors on their day off.
10) Work with a small group of counseling staff whose purpose will be to help design program weeks, in partnership with resource staff on the camp.
Specific Responsibilities during program weeks:
1) Work with the Summer Program Director to communicate daily schedule to counselors and volunteers.
2) Take an active role in leading campers in activities and exercise visible leadership to model for counseling staff.
3) Support counseling staff and Volunteers as they engage in leading activities at camp.
4) Offer daily check-in opportunities for counselors and Volunteers.
5) Lead campfire on assigned nights.
6) Evaluate counseling staff assigned to you.
7) Model for and support counselors as they facilitate a nightly check-in and devotion time with their cabin.
General Summer Program:
1) Team Leaders work with one half of the counseling staff who will be supervising up to 25 students (when youth camps) or up to half of the programming for family camps.
2) Camp Marshall’s Program Team Leader position involves a variety of leadership roles. The Program Team Leader will serve as a daily support for and mentor to Camp Marshall’s counseling staff and will coordinate the schedule, week to week, with the Summer Program Director.
3) Team Leaders support counselors by; helping build weekly schedules, running program areas, assisting counselors working with campers through discipline issues and overall supervision of campers. If needed, Team Leaders will jump into a cabin to cover for a counselor who is sick or unable to perform their duties.
4) Identify and help resolve conflicts as they arise within the counseling staff.
5) Float to engage with discipline issues, illness, or injury as necessary.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
COMPLETE ALL NECESSARY STEPS IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
This includes but is not limited to; (See camp policies for complete list on the web page).
1) A complete job application with references.
2) Signed contract or “letter of agreement”
3) A complete criminal background and sex offender registry check
4) Be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 prior to arriving at Camp.
5) Have read and signed the “Summer Staff Information” and agree to the terms, which are outlined.
SUPPORT THE MISSION OF CAMP MARSHALL:
1) Encourage spiritual development in people of all ages; lead staff and campers in forming a community of faith and worship.
2) Communicate professionally and effectively with guests, staff, and members of the diocese, orally and in writing.
EDUCATION and or EXPERIENCE
1) Be over 21 years of age during the summer camp season for which you are applying.
2) Minimum one year of college education or related work experience.
3) Current certifications in CPR, First Aid, AED, and Challenge Course or willingness to obtain during staff training.
4) Current certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard or willingness to obtain during staff training.
5) Current USA Level 1 Archery Instructor / or equivalent experience and or willing to obtain during staff training.
6) Food Handlers Permit and Safe Church training or willingness to obtain during staff training.
7) Experience as a camp counselor. Comfortable and able to lead large groups and teach a variety of activities.
8) Willingness to encourage physical, emotional, and spiritual growth and positive character development.
9) Willing and able to live within a close camp community.
10) Possesses integrity, maturity, adaptability, and excellent communication skills
11) Ability to plan, carry out, and evaluate camp programs.
12) Ability to work with little or no supervision. Self-motivated.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
1) Manage time and prioritize goals without regular supervision.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The person hired for this position must be able to:
1) physically walk around the 27-acre site of Camp Marshall. Physical aspects of the job include the ability to hear, see, and respond to emergencies as they arise on the camp site.
2) Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering camp programs in a rustic facility, operate with daily exposure to varying weather conditions.
3) Willingness and ability to participate fully in program areas of camp to include, but not limited to; Arts and Crafts, Digital Media, Waterfront, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Music, Field Games, Archery, Gaga Ball.
4) Willingness to participate in Day Camps that are held in various parts of the Dioceses of Montana, live in housing provided by local congregations, and adapt to the day camp schedules when on the road.
1) While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, duties, functions of this job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job, work schedule, and or to require that other different tasks be performed when circumstances change. (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workloads, equipment break downs, are a few examples).
2) Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About Camp Marshall
Mission of Camp Marshall:
We are a vital part of the body of Christ, a Church which is loving, growing, vibrant, relevant, and effective. We extend the love of Christ through the sacraments, relationships, and our communities.
Camp Marshall is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana. Reflecting the basic principles of the Christian Faith. Camp Marshall provides quality programs and facilities that promote positive character development and provide opportunities to encounter God. All people in the employ of the camp are expected to be familiar with and supportive of the basic polity and practice of The Episcopal Church. Further employment privileges and responsibilities are found in the policy and procedures manual provided each employee.