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Expeditions Coordinator

Company: Kellogg PEAK Initiative

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Job Type: Seasonal

Job Description

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: Our mission is to bring out the limitless potential in young leaders through extraordinary experiences and nurturing relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Expeditions Coordinator supports the Expeditions Instructors with logistical support for campouts from pack out, to trip, to pack in. The main objective of expedition programming is to push perceived limits through exploration of places that are not readily accessible.

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

  • Support cabin groups and instructors as they prepare for campouts and expeditions, providing active supervision and attention to the physical and emotional wellbeing of campers during all on-duty hours.

  • Ensure Expeditions staff have the training and resources needed to provide age and ability appropriate campout activities for campers attending on-site expeditions and campouts.

  • Provide encouragement and support to campers stepping out of their comfort zones in nature, helping them continue to experience new and extraordinary experiences.

  • Maintain the inventory of outdoor equipment and order necessary food from the kitchen for trips.

  • Communicate and enforce all expedition policies and procedures with staff and campers.

  • Actively participate in camp life and programming outside of expedition activities including evening activities, camper choice time, theme days, bus duty, and more.

  • As a member of the LVC Leadership Team, you will participate in regular meetings to provide updates and strategize to help our camp community be the best it can be. You will be responsible for some evening/overnight shifts as Supervisor-on-Duty. You will consistently act as a positive role model for our community and your actions and decisions should reflect that expectation.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

 

  • This position is compensated at a rate of $800 per week, pre-tax. If this person is also a certified lifeguard, they will receive a $50 weekly lifeguard bonus during weeks worked, pre-tax.

  • Our summer seasonal staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis and are classified as exempt, seasonal employees.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Key competencies: Grit, Growth Mindset, Self Management, Teamwork, Empathy, and Initiative

  • Belief that with the right support and access to quality programs and experiences, all young people are able to achieve at the highest level imaginable. 

  • Belief that all bodies belong in nature and deserve to have access to outdoor activities and recreation.

  • Experience leading groups of people on camping trips.

  • Experience teaching outdoor skills to beginner explorers.

  • Experience supervising others a plus.

  • Enthusiasm about new experiences and ability to self-manage to bring a consistent level of energy all summer long.

  • Committed to developing others and building a goals-focused, highly skilled and high performing team.

  • Calm under duress and able to make critical decisions in a quick and logical manner to minimize risk and to ensure safety and well-being of participants and staff.

REQUIREMENTS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to reside in shared staff housing on the LVC resident camp property in Boscobel, WI starting with staff training in early June and ending after the last camp program lets out in mid-August.

  • Must be at least 18 to apply.

  • Current age-appropriate CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification (PEAK will provide during staff training if needed)

REPORTING AND RELATIONSHIPS

  • The Expeditions Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Camp Programs & Expeditions

  • The Expeditions Coordinator will supervise the Expeditions Instructors

  • The Expeditions Coordinator may work closely with the Outdoor Living Skills Program Counselor

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • The Expeditions program requires camping outside in a tent multiple times a session.

  • The camp environment is often hot, humid, or rainy. You must be able to work outside for sustained periods of time without air conditioning. Position requires standing, stooping, sitting, and walking long distances in hilly terrain.

  • Position requires working weekends and nights, with time off in between camp sessions. Camp days are often long and at times require late night camper support. Staff will have daily scheduled breaks.

  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations with quick movements or strenuous action, to ensure the safety of campers and other staff members.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

PEAK Initiative is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Availability:  $800/week
Posted on: January 6, 2023
Job Type: Seasonal
Job Starting Date:
May 31, 2023
Application Closing Date:
June 13, 2024
Job Salary Range:
800.00
Preferred/Required Degree Level: High School/GED
Job Activity(ies): Hiking
Population(s) Served: Youth - At Risk
Job Category(ies): Expedition Support, Summer Camp
Region(s): Midwest US