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 Assistant Camp Director is to supervise a designated group of 10 campers and aid in the implementation of daily activities, including leading children through activities indoors and outdoors during expeditions to Cedar Beach (Oceanside), be responsible for creating and teaching 1 lesson each week, seining and water activities at Cedar Beach Marina, arts and crafts, and games. The Counselor will prepare and break down 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 marine and freshwater tanks.
Graduation or attendance in/from a recognized high school or equivalent.
Experience with & ability to work with children.
Ability to learn and lead educational experiences and activities.
Ability to understand and carry out educational program tasks and objectives.
Ability to supervise a small group of children.
Ability to supervise CIT participants.
Ability to understand and implement written and oral instructions.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work outdoors performing various types of educational and physical activities.
Ability to learn marine science and natural science subject matter.
Ability to work with and touch live animals (marine organisms, fish, reptiles, etc.).
Ability to handle health and safety issues and emergencies.
Ability to perform physical job requirements, such as light hiking expeditions to Cedar Beach and Cedar Beach Marina beach seining.
Ability to communicate with camp participants' parents.
Flexible scheduling of workweek as required by ongoing operations.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Desire to work with children.
Basic marine biology, environmental or education background/aquarium, and animal care experience.
Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification or higher or equivalent.
Program Development- 5%
Assist the Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director with learning materials, such as posters, signs, displays for lessons, fish tank set-up, and fish tank maintenance.
Program Delivery- 20%
The Camp Counselor will assist with various marine and environmental science education programs for children 6-12 years old and be responsible for creating and teaching one lesson each week to the entire group. This will include leading children through various activities both indoors and outdoors during games, learning activities, educational programming, crafts, nature walks.
Aid in educational programming by helping the Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director with their lessons.
Prior to that day's planned lesson, become comfortable with and educated on lesson topics.
Additionally, understand the following day's agenda fully and planned lesson, craft, and activities.
Completely understanding how to implement the following day's craft.
Completely understanding how to head lead the following day's activities.
Program Evaluation- 5%
Provide Camp Director with positive and negative constructive feedback regarding your perceived success of program activities, crafts, and lessons.
Management - 50%
Assist the Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director with leading CIT participants.
Supervision of campers.
At Cedar Beach, the Counselor will closely monitor children at all times.
Be sure to evaluate your success in your position and consider any changes you or the Camp Direction deem necessary or beneficial to your performance.
Coordination/Operation - 15%
Assist Camp Director and the Assistant Camp Director with administrative duties.
Camp Counselors are responsible for preparation before programming and clean-up after programs, including cleaning after crafts and various activities.
Camp Counselors are responsible for facility maintenance and care, including cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors, maintaining equipment, and cleaning tanks and tank filters.
At Cedar Beach and the Aquarium, the Counselor will lead children on and off the bus, through lunch, during seining, and remain in the water during non-swimming activities.
Be present and participate in daily discussions during morning and afternoon staff meetings at Cedar Beach Marina.
Professional Improvement - 5%
Prepare for and actively participate in staff training and meetings.
Participate in staff evaluation processes as instructed.
Collaborate 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.
Support the Association to maintain a safe living and working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of and adhered to the established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the organization's overall success by performing all assigned duties professionally, timely, and accurately.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,
Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Salary: $15.00- $16 per hour based on experince (for full summer)
Benefits: No Benefits
Date Position Available: June 21, 2021 - August 21, 2021
0-10 hours June 21-24, 2021 (set-up and training)
35 hours June 28 - August 21, 2021 (Camp season)
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 format.
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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.
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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 Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or via email at [email protected].
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 University.
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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.
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.
Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
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