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The Salvation Army Northwest Division Program Leader: Nature and Wildlife in Loon Lake, Washington

DescriptionDEPARTMENT: CAMP GIFFORD POSITION TITLE: PROGRAM LEADER: NATURE AND WILDLIFE STATUS: SEASONAL, FULL TIME SUPERVISOR: DISCOVERY CAMP DIRECTOR MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. SCOPE OF POSITION: Organize and administer safe and meaningful programs in nature and wildlife using activities that are in harmony with the goals and objectives of Camp Gifford. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: High School Graduate, some college preferred but not mandatory Must be craft oriented and able to teach and work with children to help bring their creative abilities to their attention Experience working with children preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Possess good leadership skills Possess good verbal and written communication skills Be able to pass a child safety background check Be detail oriented and well organized Must be knowledgeable in the areas of children/personnel safety, planning, problem solving, and crisis intervention ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan, organize, and supervise all nature and wildlife activities for electives, free-time, and cabin activities Create an environment that leads groups to success Know the type of group and the specific needs of the group you're working with Maintain open, friendly, and professional relationships with participants Maintain an attitude of fun and excitement Use encouragement and positive reinforcement in all situations Teach fun and interesting nature and wildlife activities for groups ranging from 8 to 20 campers Develop elective classes which will encourage campers to explore nature and wildlife in the world around them Clearly communicate the instructions for each project in a fun and creative manner Have all equipment and samples prepared before the campers' arrival Ensure the safety of campers and staff Lead briefing and debriefing sessions with each group Communicate the objective of the activities Observe groups' responses to each activity and formulate appropriate questions to encourage group learning and growth Initiate and facilitate final wrap-up session at the end of each session to sum up the experience and point campers to Christ in transferring their learning Maintain order and cleanliness in the nature hut and nature playscape area Brief all campers on nature hut rules at the beginning of each camp session Order all supplies and materials as needed throughout the summer Maintain an inventory of supplies and materials to ensure that a good program is conducted for all sessions. Complete inventory of supplies and equipment at the end of summer. Train and assist counselors so that they will be familiar with the programs and rules available to campers GENERAL DUTIES: Exhibit effective Christ-like conduct and service as an appropriate example for campers and staff Give support to the total camping program performing all other duties required to provide a consistently excellent program Attend and participate in all camp programs as required including, but not limited to evening programs, chapel activities, and staff meetings Follow all policies and procedures Maintain cleanliness and order in your person and living quarters Assist with cleanup of the total camp at the end of each session and at the conclusion of the summer PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis Grasp, push, pull objects, and reach overhead Operate a tel