Pay Status: Exempt
Expected Hours: Minimum 40 hours/week
Dates of Employment: May 20, 2020 - August 14, 2020
Reports To: (Primary) Adventure Programs and Safety Manager, (Secondary) Camp Programs Director
Housing Available: Yes (staff in this position are required to live on campus)
Number of Positions Available: 2
At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.
Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School’s historic campus serves as base camp for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. At KSS, we change lives, we bring fun and laughter to everything we do, we care about each other and those we serve, we strive for excellence, we offer competitive compensation and generous benefits, and we are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds. We’re proud to be Summit County’s #1 Best Non-Profit and #2 Best Place to Work (2019)! Visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!
Program Overview and Job Summary
KSS offers a range of programs that balance hands-on science activities, field-based exploration, and adventure programming. Curriculum themes include but are not limited to: environmental science (aquatic ecology, forest ecology, earth science, snow studies, winter ecology, weather and climate), leadership, community building, STEM, outdoor skills, and health. The Summer Nurse works with our day, overnight, and Summer CATCH programs:
- Overnight Camp programs combine weekly curriculum themes with traditional summer activities like hiking, camping, songs, skits, archery, and more! Students stay overnight in dorms or canvas tents.
- Day Camp programs are age-specific, full-day programs offering educational and recreational activities based upon weekly science or adventure themes.
- Summer CATCH Camp is a full-day program offered to Summit School District elementary students entering grades 1-5. Students participate in a variety of outdoor activities, learn about the importance of physical activity and nutrition, spend time reading, and doing many other fun educational activities. We are grateful for a community of generous individuals, corporations, foundations, and our local government whose contributions make this program a reality for local families and their children.
The Summer Nurse is the primary caregiver for each child while on KSS campus and is responsible for planning, administering, and documenting all staff and child health-related issues. Fellow staff, children, and parents will rely on the Summer Nurse to keep a safe and healthy community throughout the Summer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Attend to the illnesses or injuries of both program participants and staff;
- Supervise and maintain high standards of health and safety, and follow Risk Management policies in all activities;
- Administer over-the-counter and prescription medications to program participants and staff per written protocol at designated times;
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of medication administration and illness/injury care delivered to campers and staff per written protocol;
- Report illness, injury, and abuse to proper authorities when necessary per written protocol;
- Manage all documentation and protocol in relation to Colorado State Child Care Licensure, American Camping Associations, and the Department of Health and Sanitation;
- Maintain a watchful presence to the overall wellness of campers and staff;
- Work directly with the Child Healthcare Consultant, Adventure Programs & Safety Manager, EMS, fire department, and hospital, either by phone or in-person, when needed to attend to the illness/injury of a participant or employee;
- Serves as an emergency contact and support incidents that affect programming, including but not limited to evacuations, staff medical decision making, after hours clients calls, etc.;
- Maintain, clean, and stock the Health Center, and purchase first aid supplies when necessary;
- Track and maintain all KSS medical supplies;
- Attend and participate in camp programming when available;
- Attend and facilitate all staff meetings and trainings as assigned;
- Attend meals in the Rives Dining Hall as assigned;
- Candidates age 21+ with a minimum of 5 years driving experience will be required to participate in and pass Van Driver Training, and they will be required to drive a 15-passenger van;
- Abide by and uphold the policies and procedures set forth by KSS;
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities—Minimum Requirements
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights, and weekends;
- Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children;
- Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds, opinions, beliefs, abilities, and experience;
- Disciplined in thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence;
- Strong work ethic and will work until the job is complete;
- Motivation to contribute positively to the KSS at-large community;
- Interpret a variety of instructions provided in written or verbal form;
- Multi-task efficiently while managing a high-volume workload in a fast-paced, changing environment;
- Superior customer service skills, with the ability to be creative and think 'outside the box';
- Strong command of communication, writing, and organizational skills;
- Ability to work in a busy environment with many distractions;
- Write incident reports and lesson plans with attention to detail.
Required Education, Experience, and Certifications
- Licensed Physician, Licensed Physician's Assistant, or Registered Nurse;
- Excellent driving record and a valid driver's license;
- Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.
- Desired computer skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Adobe;
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in Spanish.
There will be limited travel within Summit County, Colorado.
Physical Demands of this Position
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or hold objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee occasionally stands for up to 8 hours per day, but may be required to stand longer in emergency situations. The employee must be able to lift and carry at least 40 pounds for an extended duration. The employee is frequently required to travel for extended periods over rugged terrain. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the employee to work in close contact with their teammates and children. The office space is small and the employee must have the ability to stay focused while others are working in close proximity. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but varies seasonally due to programs and staffing on campus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee often works outside.
Starting salary of $1000/week. Housing and meals are available at no cost.
Please submit the Employment Application found at KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. Applications require a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. For more information, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]enceSchool.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Keystone Science School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Number of Positions Available: 2
Please submit the Employment Application found at KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. Applications require a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. For more information, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].