Camp Counselor - Sea Stars
WDR-00042201 Camp Counselor - Sea Stars
This seasonal position will assist with a marine science
summer camp for children ages 6-14. The camp counselor will participate as a
marine educator and supervisor for campers and will help the Camp Director to
supervise a designated group of 8-10 campers and aid in the implementation of
daily activities, including: leading children through activities indoors and
outdoors during expeditions to Fuchs Pond Preserve, be responsible for teaching
1-2 lessons and crafts each week, seining and water activities at Asharoken
Beach or other local beach, arts and crafts, and games. The counselor will
prepare and breakdown daily crafts activities. Camp Counselor will lead smaller
groups through the above activities and will delegate necessary tasks to CIT’s.
Counselors will be responsible for preparation before programs and clean-up
after programs including cleaning and care of the facility and/or marine and
or attendance in/from a recognized high school or equivalent.
with working with children.
to learn and lead educational experiences and activities.
to understand and carry out educational program tasks and objectives.
to work with children.
to supervise a small group of children.
to supervise CIT participants.
to understand and implement written and oral instructions.
to work independently and as part of a team.
to work outdoors performing various types of educational and physical
to learn marine science and natural science subject matter.
to work with and touch live animals (marine organisms, fish, reptiles,
to handle health and safety issues and/or emergency situations.
to perform physical requirements of job, such as light hiking expeditions
to Fuchs Pond Preserve, Asharoken Beach and beach seining.
to communicate with camp participants’ parents.
scheduling of work week as required by ongoing operations.
to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as
to work with children.
marine biology, environmental or education background/aquarium and/or
animal care experience.
CPR/AED and/or First Aid certification or higher, or equivalent.
Responsibilities/Essential Functions: (List the
position’s assigned responsibilities and estimate percentage of annual time
spent on each responsibility. Include only the essential functions that
are fundamental and necessary to the position, which can be performed with or
without reasonable accommodations. If the section does not apply to this
specific position, leave it blank. Estimate of percent will vary based on
the needs and changing priorities of the position. Approximate percent of
time will be annualized in 5% increments.)
Please refer to the Program, Administrative and Camp job
Program Assessment – 0 %
Program Development – 5 %
Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director with the development of learning
materials, such as posters, signs, displays for lessons, fish tank set-up
and fish tank maintenance.
Program Delivery – 20 %
with various marine and environmental science educational programs for
children 6-14 years old and be responsible for creating and teaching one
lesson each week to the entire group. Including, leading children through
various activities both indoors and outdoors during games, learning
activities, educational programming, crafts, and nature walks.
in educational programming, by helping the Camp Director and Assistant
Camp Director with their lessons.
and become comfortable with all lesson topics.
and understand daily agenda and planned lesson, craft and activities.
implementation of daily crafts.
Program Evaluation – 5 %
Camp Director with constructive feedback regarding success of program
activities, crafts and lessons.
Applied Research – 0 %
Direction – 0 %
Management – 50 %
the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director with leading CIT
children onsite and field trips.
Coordination/Operation – 15 %
Camp Director and the Assistant Camp Director with administrative duties.
before programming and clean-up after programs including cleaning after
crafts and various activities.
maintenance and care including, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors,
maintaining equipment and cleaning tanks and tank filters.
children at Asharoken Beach, the Aquarium, fishing and hatchery trip- on
and off the bus, through lunch, during seining, and will remain in the
water during non-swimming activities.
in daily discussions during morning and afternoon staff meetings at Fuchs
Professional Improvement – 5%
cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and
pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies
relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and
in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension
and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety – Applied to all duties and functions
the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local
regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement
proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to
supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy – Applied to all duties and functions
and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff,
volunteers and the public.
the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse
of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association
of Sample County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension
Skills for Success.
to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned
duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator
recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with
Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of
diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Schedule: NON-EXEMPT –
TEMP: June 26, 2024 – August 11, 2024
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available
HOW TO APPLY:
Review of applications will begin immediately. The
position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
Applicants need to:
Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either
Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online
application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload contacts info
for three references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF
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.
application is submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add
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.
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
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable
applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their
essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the
selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension
of Suffolk County Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 or via email at
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among
Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of
New York, and New York State residents. 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
Last updated January 9, 2024