Monday, April 8, 2013

Chicago Botanic Gardens


TITLE: Instructor, College First Program 

PURPOSE: To deliver a hands on-summer science enrichment program for Chicago Public School students in grades 11-12. The instructor will design and deliver an informal science curriculum with emphasis on outdoor field investigations, and oversee student mentorship assignments and individual research projects. 

College First is a high-school internship at the Chicago Botanic Garden. It is a paid internship for six weeks during the summer and monthly meetings during the school year. A school bus provides transportation from designated stops starting as early as 7 a.m. to bring students to the Garden by 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Students leave the Garden at 3 p.m. each day. Students are eligible to receive college credit through Wilbur Wright, one of the city colleges of Chicago. 


1. Work with a co-instructor to teach a curriculum emphasizing environmental science and inquiry process, appropriate for middle school level. 

2. Help plan and conduct weekly field trips to supplement the science curriculum and emphasize careers and college. 

3. Lead daily outdoor science investigations that utilize the display gardens and natural areas on-site at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 

4. Guide student independent research investigations, which they will present to the public at the end of the session. 

5. Supervise students during work with mentors and coordinate with mentors to facilitate a positive experience. 

6. Act as a liaison with staff at Wilbur Wright, to submit grades and other paperwork. 

7. Assist with other program activities as necessary. 

DEPARTMENT: School of the Chicago Botanic Garden 

REPORTS TO: Manager of Secondary Education 

SUPERVISES: Students in the Science First program 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Be available to work/teach for 37.5 hours/week from June 24 through August 14, 2013. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years combined experience teaching science in either formal and/or informal education settings to high school or middle school-aged students, ability to conduct outdoor field and conservation science activities, and familiarity with computer technology. Master's degree in environmental science, biology, or related field is required.

Application Information
Chicago Botanic Garden
Online App. Form:

Counselors and Lifeguards | Holiday Home Camp

Hello All,

We are currently incredibly short staffed for this summer at Holiday Home Camp. I know all of you have great relationships with the students in our recreation department. If you hear of any students interested in a summer camp experience please send them my way. We are in desperate need of male counselors and lifeguards. I know you are all very busy so I appreciate any time you can spare. Good luck closing the school year out.


Neal C. Prokop
Lake Geneva Fresh Air Association
Holiday Home Camp
262.245.5161 (o)

Outdoor Leadership Positions | Camp Kamaji


My name is Mike Jay and I am owner/director of Camp Kamaji in Northern Minnesota.  In past years, we've asked you to forward information about our summer outdoor leadership positions to your Outdoor Education majors and Outdoor club members.   We are again looking for staff who are 21+ years old and have experience in wilderness trip leading, canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking and with outdoor living skills. 

That said, here is some preliminary information about the Wilderness Trip Leader positions that we have available for the summer of 2013. We hope that you will, forward this message onto your students who are studying outdoor education or involved in camping/outdoor recreation clubs. 

Here goes: 

Northern Minnesota Residential Summer Camp for Girls is Seeking Wilderness Trip Leaders for the Summer of 2013.  This position is available to both males and females. 

Looking for experienced people (at least 21 years old) in the Outdoor field to teach at Camp Kamaji beginning around June 1, 2013 with an end date of August 12, 2013.  Our campers are 7-15 years old and participate in overnight camping trips ranging in length from two days to seven days.  The majority of our trips are by canoe, however, we also offer, kayaking, rock climbing and horseback riding overnight trips. 

Here's what you'll get in return for working at Kamaji.

1. Competitive salary
2. Room and Board
3. Travel Allowance
4.  Possibility of Internship Credit
5.  Working with children makes you feel good about yourself. 
6.  Camp is a great place to find out if you would enjoy a career working with kids and in an outdoor setting. 
7.  Camp provides a setting to develop skills - including leadership, teamwork, cooperation, motivation and organization. 
8.  Camp staff form deep and long-lasting friendships with other staff members and campers. 
9.  Working in the out-of-doors, in a beautiful setting, is a great change from school or work in the city. 
10. Camp is FUN. 
11. You have a chance to inspire children to love the outdoors like you do! 

For more information please contact Mike by phone at 314-721-0475 

OR visit us at where you can link onto the Staff Info page to read more and, if interested, complete and submit the on-line 
staff application. 

Assistant Camp Directors | United States

My name is Sarah Zeller and I am a Camp Director and recruiter at Emagination Computer Camps.  We are currently searching for Assistant Directors for many of our camp locations this summer and I am hoping that you can pass this email on to students at Western Illinois University that would be interested in and qualified for the position.  I have copied our job posting below, so feel free to just forward this message along!  Thank you very much and we look forward to reviewing some applicants from Western Illinois University!


Assistant Camp Directors Needed!!! Come spend the summer on a college campus near some of the best cities in America -- New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago or Philadelphia. At Emagination Computer Camps we balance technology learning in the classroom with traditional outdoor summer camp activities.

As assistant camp director, you will work with the camp director to manage a team of young adults and oversee delivery of Emagination’s camp program. Your greater responsibility is creating an environment that encourages creativity, personal growth, social development, self-confidence, independence and having FUN!!

Qualified candidate must be a college student or graduate and have leadership experience in a summer camp or comparable environment. Technology expertise is NOT required for this position.

Emagination’s competitive compensation package includes a salary plus room and board (including weekend and off duty housing and meals.) We also provide transportation to and from the local airport.

Learn more about Emagination Computer Camps and our employment opportunities at

To apply for the Assistant Camp Director position, please send an email cover letter and your resume to  We will respond to qualified candidates within two business days.


Sarah Zeller, Registrar/Camp Director
Emagination Computer Camps
54 Stiles Road, Suite 205
Salem, NH 03079
Phone: 781-933-8795
Toll Free: 877-248-0206
Fax: 781-497-9864

Army Corps of Engineers | Summer Employment/Internship

Recreation Attendant | Wounded Warrior Regiment




                          Human Resources & Training Branch (MRG), 3044 Catlin Avenue, Quantico, VA  22134-5099
                          FAX:  (703) 432-0436
                        E-MAIL:    WEB SITE:

PositionRecreation Attendant                       Open:  29 Mar 2013         
     NF-0189-01                                 Close: 15 Apr 2013

Location:  Warrior Hope & Care Center, Wounded Warrior Battalion-East (WWBn-E)
           Camp Lejeune, NC

Salary:    $15,000-$17,000
            **Any offer of employment will fall within this advertised range**

Who May Apply:  All Sources 

Type of Appointment:  Regular Full-Time (35-40 hours per week)

Tour of Duty:  Monday through Friday
      **Tour of duty may change based upon work requirements**

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs work in one or more recreational activities that may include:  aquatics or pool activities, outdoor recreation, athletics, fitness and/or sports activities or programs and or similar Warrior Hope and Care Center (WHCC) recreational services.  Serves as part of the facility management team and will also help oversee and checkout recreation gear to patrons of the facility.  Assists in oversight of activities and basic services to authorized wounded, ill and injured patrons, to include providing general information on the use of equipment and services.  Provides information concerning facility use and operation.  May assist in maintaining routine reports and/or performing clerical, custodial and/or general maintenance duties as needed.  Ensures adherence to regulations and safety procedures.  Monitors and checks the security of premises, including checking ID cards. Provides world class customer service with an emphasis on courtesy.  Assists Marines and Sailors and communicates positively in a friendly manner.  Asks questions to determine, verify and solve problems.  Checks for satisfaction on the quality of goods and services.  Takes action to solve problems quickly.  Alerts the higher level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards.  Uses required safety equipment, and observes safe work procedures.  Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor.  Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

This is a mixed position where the incumbent must be able to lift and carry up to 45 lbs independently and over 45 lbs. with assistance.

May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work week and work hours.

May travel to complete work assignments or attend conferences and meetings. 

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIRMENTS:  Six months experience in a related exercise activity is desired.  Skill to learn WHCC policies, rules and regulations.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing.  Skill to tactfully assist wounded, ill and injured Marines/Sailors. 


STEP 1 - Submit application and upload resume online at:

STEP 2 - College Transcript(s) or Education Certificate(s)
A degree from an accredited college/university is not required for this position. However, you may upload a copy of your college transcripts as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools”

STEP 3 - Certification or License copies

A current certification/license is not required for this position. However, you may upload a copy of your certification/license as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools”

STEP 4 - If prior military, upload a copy of your DD214 Member 4 Copy as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools”

STEP 5 - If applicable, upload a copy of your *Spouse Preference form, copy of PCS orders, and copy of marriage certificate (unless the spouse is named on the PCS orders) as an attachment(s) to your profile under “My Career Tools”

Spouse Preference Program: (May be requested for positions graded NF-3 and below or equivalent) Spouses of relocating active duty military members applying through Spouse Preference Program must upload all documents listed above in Step 5. Spousal Preference applicants hired in a flexible position will not lose their spousal preference eligibility until movement or hired into a regular Full-Time or Part-Time position.

STEP 6 -  If applicable, upload a copy of your *Transition Assistance form and copy of ID card with “TA” stamped on front of card as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools”

Transition Assistance Program: (May be requested for positions graded NF-3 below or equivalent) Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must upload all documents listed above in Step 6.

STEP 7 – Before you press “Submit Application”, be sure all requested documents have been attached or uploaded.


Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.


Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.  ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

For questions related to a specific position or the application process please contact us at:

Human Resources Division
Marine Corps Community Services
(910) 451-JOBS |
Email questions to: (applications nor documents will not be accepted via email)
For technical difficulties navigating through or using the Career Page send an email to

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Casa Guanajuato Day Camp Site Coordinator | Quad Cities

Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities Job Description
Title: Day Camp Site Coordinator
Hours: Temporary during the summer; Non-Exempt 40 hours/week (full time) Salary: $11 - $12/hour
Supervision: Director of Family and Community Development
The Site Coordinator is the team leader for all the counselor staff. He/she is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting. He/She will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. This individual will supervise high quality indoor and outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on Casa’s core values of honesty, respect, integrity, and leadership development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Team leader for other counselor staff
  • Coordinate with designated staff regarding needed supplies, disciplinary concerns, safety and risk management situations.
  • Preliminary camper disciplinary investigation and recommendations given to designated Casa staff as needed.
  • Help oversee and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.
  • Organize a variety of small and large group activities each week. Activities may include crafts, nature, songs, games, field
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues in a prescribed manner.
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
  • As needed, fill in to assist with camp counselor duties in the event of absences of counselors.
  • Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to the Director of Family and Community
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including attendance, incident reports, and learning objectives.
  • Know and understand ALL safety and emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with peers, children, and parents.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Required Skills & Abilities:
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred; some Spanish required.
  • Able to work in teams and individually.
  • Extensive awareness and understanding of Latino community and immigrant issues.
  • Strong interpersonal aptitude, ability to express & implement basic problem solving techniques.
  • Positive, caring and supportive attitude characterized by understanding and non-judgmental commitment to clients.
  • Cultural competence and an ability to interact genuinely with individuals of all economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driving license and insurance.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.
  • Basic knowledge of organization’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to maintain and respect confidentiality.
  • Should respect cultural, social and racial differences.
  • Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
    1. Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in education, youth development, psychology, or related field.
    2. Preferred supervisory experience, as well as experience as a camp counselor or in an educational setting. 3. Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize work.
    4. A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
    5. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include but are not limited to: hiking, team building initiatives, physical games, and activities. Must have the ability to physically support and assist children when needed for safety in general camp activities (child weighing between 50 and 150 pounds). May occasionally have to lift up to 40 pounds, noise level is considered noisy in a camp or recreational activity setting.
    This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.