Lead Recreation Camp Counselor (Seasonal)

Eden Prairie, MN
Jan 01, 2019
Jan 31, 2019
Job Type
Employment Status
Position Details

Status:  Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS) position, non-exempt

Hours:  Standard business hours (8am-5:00pm), may vary based on business need

Salary:  Starts at $13.00 to $15.50 per hour 

Location: Various parks in Eden Prairie

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Sr. Recreation Supervisor - Youth Development

Recreation Division

The Recreation Services Division has the responsibility for managing all recreation facilities and providing a variety of affordable recreation programs and services for all age groups and people of all abilities. The staff in this division are responsible for the management of facilities such as the Community Center, the Senior Center, and the Outdoor Center, as well as all other City park buildings and recreation facilities such as swimming beaches, sledding hill, amphitheater and facilities on school property that are operated in partnership with the School District such as the Oak Point Pool and tennis courts at CMS.

Position Responsibilities

The Day Camp Counselor - Lead is a Program Instructor II position. This position assists the Senior Recreation Supervisor – Youth & Family in providing programs to all participants in a safe, friendly, and enjoyable atmosphere. The Summer Coordinator also supervises counselors at the summer playgrounds and camp locations. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are: 

  1. Manages the day camps at various locations throughout the city, is the onsite supervisor for the counselors at those sites; conveys expectations of the program and prepares recommendations for the improvement of the program.
  2. Develops, organizes and conveys the program plans to the counselors in the camp setting.
  3. Prepares for the program by organizing supplies, communication prior to and during the camps and being a communication support for parents and guardians.
  4. Assists counselors in the supervision of the campers and the management of their needs.
  5. Prepares year end program and budgeting report for Senior Recreation Supervisor.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees may be called upon to perform a variety of duties in their roles with the City.

Position Requirements

Education: Completion of at least two (2) years of study in a related post-secondary program.

Work Experience: One (1) year experience in recreation or related field, previous experience supervising seasonal staff, ability to relate to youth and adults; CPR and First Aid certification preferred. Previous experience working with children required; experience developing and implementing programs and activities preferred.


City Expectations

All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared values: Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Performance, Relationships.

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Sound Judgment: Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-Employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

1. Work history

2. Professional references

3. Criminal history

*All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City's evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

City of Eden Prairie Application Process

Application Deadline: March 11, 2019

Review Applications:  As received

Interviews: As received  March- April

Expected Start Date:  May, 2019

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