Camp Counselor - FARM

Camp Counselor, Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank, NY

Position Summary:

Lead CITs and Counselors through daily activities. Supervise campers and ensure their safety at all times. Assist with day-to-day operations of the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center Camp programs.Directly interact with camper’s parents and guardians.Assist camp educators with programs in animal science, environmental science and agriculture.Maintain camp facilities. Promote development of a community-oriented camp culture that emphasizes empathy, continuous improvement, and high performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Attendance in or graduation from a recognized college/university or equivalent.
  • Ability to comply with Suffolk County Department of Health requirements.
  • Ability to understand and carry out educational program tasks and objectives.
  • Ability to work outdoors performing various types of educational and physical activities.
  • Ability to handle health and safety issues and/or emergency situations.
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with children and/or the public.
  • Have an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment.
  • Must be able to work for the full camp season.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional education and training in the field of education.
  • Additional education in the areas of environmental science, horticulture, animal science, agriculture and/or natural science.
  • Some teaching experience.
  • Ability to assist with teaching and a keen interest in educating youth.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • A positive and energetic attitude.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

POSITION DETAILS:

Temp-Casual: Non-exempt

Salary Range: $12.00 - $12.50 per hour (depending on experience)

Benefits: No health benefits

Work dates: July 1, 2019 – August 16, 2019 (July 4th holiday)

Plus REQUIRED mandatory staff training June 20 – 22, 2019

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained. Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job(External Candidate) document for additional guidance apply here Apply Here.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Questions please contact:

Katie Schnepp
4H Education Program Manager
kls336@cornell.edu

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.


Last updated January 24, 2019