Summer Camp Site Leader

Summer Camp Site Leader
Organization City and County of Denver
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline May 7, 2023

These are part-time positions which will work no more than 39 hours per week and are not eligible for benefits. Part-time positions may have routine or variable work schedules.

Per State of Colorado licensing requirements, a minimum of 960 hours of verifiable experience (paid or volunteer) working directly with youth is required for this position. Please include a detailed resume with your application describing this required experience.

Do you love summer camp and have a passion for working outdoors with youth? Join Denver Parks and Recreation’s Community Recreation Team! Our summer camps offer a fun and safe place for youth to socialize and explore a variety of recreational activities through hands-on projects and experiences. The Summer Camp Team is devoted to engaging the community through facilitating licensed programs and activities for a diverse group of youth, ages 5–12.  A full list of offerings can be found on the Denver Parks and Recreation website.

Our team is gearing up for our best summer yet and is looking to hire several Summer Camp Site Leaders to join the team. Site Leaders are passionate about enriching the community around them and interacting positively with youth ages 5–12 through a variety of activities including sports, swimming, arts and crafts, educational programs, and much more. Site Leaders are hired primarily for the summer season with opportunities to continue working for the team in the fall, depending on need and performance.

Summer Camp Site Leaders are paid $19.67/hour.

Our Summer Camp Site Leaders are responsible for:

  • Supervising and facilitating all aspects of operations on-site
  • Planning program activities with their team resulting in weekly/bi-weekly calendars and facilitating activities as needed
  • Delivering high-quality programs while ensuring the safety of participants
  • Serving as role models and using positive youth development strategies
  • Effectively communicating with participants, parents, co-workers, and/or park personnel
  • Delegating program responsibilities to other instructors when necessary
  • Maintaining accurate program records, including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance
  • Adhering to all licensed childcare regulations as determined by the State of Colorado
  • Monitoring site budgets and ordering supplies in a timely manner
  • Working outdoors for most of the day in variable weather conditions and standing for long periods of time
  • Managing the online participant information tracking tool

Our summer program online staff trainings begin May 8 to prepare our staff for the summer season. A mandatory week-long training will be held June 5 – 9. Camp officially runs from June 12 – August 4 from either 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., depending on location.

Summer in the Parks program locations include:

We are looking for candidates with strong skills in organization, leadership, problem solving, oral/written communication, working/planning on a team, and ensuring implementation and coordination of all activities. A minimum of 960 hours of experience working directly with youth is required for this role. Experience with youth development and behavior intervention is expected and knowledge of childcare licensing regulations is preferred.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 960 hours of experience working directly with youth
  • Experience in facilitating programming and instructing youth, ages 5­–12
  • Experience in leading a team of three (3) or more employees within a youth program or project
  • Some experience working with youth with disabilities
  • Experience or training in behavior intervention and supervision of elementary youth
  • Current CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions, and/or Medication Administration Certifications
  • Bilingual skills

Don’t quite have the required experience? We are also seeking several Summer Camp Instructors to support these programs. Apply here!

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience:  Two (2) years of experience (paid or volunteer) as an instructor in an organized specialized formal program.
  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires certification in CPR/First Aid at the time of application or prior to completion of probation period. Licensure and certification must be kept current as a condition of employment.
  • Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

To be considered for this position, you must include a detailed resume. Upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab.

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