In serving young people from diverse communities with varying needs, HI4Y seeks qualified developing and established professionals in the fields of education, recreation, the arts, and service.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with young people in camp or urban public school settings, depending on the program.

HI4Y is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability or perceived disability, creed, domestic violence victim status, conviction record, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, nationality, ancestry, domestic partnership or civil union status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or AIDS and HIV status.

Positions


Group Counselor

Summary
Under the direct supervision of a Division Head, group counselors play a critical role in the delivery of camp activities. They are expected to engage campers and provide supervision of their respective groups (no more than 8 campers) at all times. Group counselors must be cooperative, flexible, consistent, and follow directions.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Participate in camp orientation to fully understand the mission of the organization and program schedule.
  • Serve as a positive role model to all campers, especially in their respective bunk.
  • Assist in programming activities and schedule development.
  • Plan, organize, and lead small group activities.
  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of the campers.
  • Develop daily routines to maintain a clean and tidy living space.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavioral issues. Communicate with Division Head.
  • Know, understand and enforce all emergency procedures and safety guidelines.
  • On a scheduled basis, assume “On Duty” evening supervision of campers.
  • Assist other departments/divisions as needed.

Skills & Requirements
  • Knowledge of English language – spoken & written.
  • 18 years or older with a desire to work with youth.
  • Ability to get along with others and live in a communal setting.
  • Physically able to lead and interact in rustic camp activities.

Salary
Subject to established standards and experience.

Outdoor Teen Camp Counselor

Summary
Under the supervision of the Teen Camp Coordinator, plan and implement specialized outdoor camp activities for young people ages 14 to 17. Staff are expected to engage male and female camper groups (no more than 12) and provide close supervision at all times. They must also be adaptable, follow directions carefully, and take initiative in helping colleagues and campers.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Participate in camp orientation to fully understand the mission of the organization and program schedule.
  • Serve as a positive role model to all teen campers.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of activities.
  • Organize and lead small group activities as directed or when needed.
  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all campers at all times.
  • Develop daily routines to maintain a clean and tidy living space.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavioral issues. Communicate same to supervisor.
  • Know, understand and enforce all emergency procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Train campers to successfully complete their respective adventure trip.
  • On a scheduled basis, assume “On Duty” evening supervision of campers.
  • Assist other departments/divisions as needed.

Skills & Requirements
  • Knowledge of English language – spoken & written.
  • 21 years or older.
  • Training and experience in outdoor living (camping, travel) and programs (hiking, canoeing, biking, rock climbing).
  • Strong desire to work with challenging teen populations.
  • Ability to get along with others and live in communal settings and close quarters.
  • Physical ability to lead and interact in camp activities in rustic terrain.

Salary
Subject to established standards and experience.

Waterfront Counselor/Lifeguard

Summary
Under the supervision of the Waterfront Director, plan and implement swim instruction and free-play water activities for male and female campers ages 5 to 17. Waterfront Counselor/Lifeguards are expected to engage campers and provide close water and beach front supervision at all times. They must also be flexible, follow directions carefully, and take initiative in helping colleagues and campers.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Participate in camp orientation to fully understand the mission of the organization and program schedule.
  • Serve as a positive role model to all campers.
  • Assist in programming activities at the waterfront each evening.
  • Lead small group swim instruction to different ages and swim levels.
  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of the campers.
  • Develop daily routines to maintain a clean and tidy waterfront area.
  • Assist and supervise recreational swim.
  • Know, understand and enforce all emergency procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Lead and assist in the boating program and other lake activities.
  • On a scheduled basis, assume “On Duty” evening supervision of campers.
  • Assist other departments/divisions as needed.

Skills & Requirements
  • Knowledge of English language – spoken & written.
  • 18 years+ with a desire to work with young people in water and camp settings.
  • Previous waterfront experience; American Red Cross certified (will train if needed).
  • Ability to get along with others and live in a group setting.
  • Physical ability to lead and interact in camp activities in rustic terrain.

Salary
Subject to established standards and experience.

Lead Cook / Kitchen Supervisor

Summary
HI4Y operates full time during the summer and is looking for a talented lead cook to head up the kitchen team. This position is critical to the quality of the camp experience for children and staff and must be held by a person with good people skills and great command of a full service kitchen for 400+ campers and employees.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Set a good example as a culinary professional.
  • Plan and/or adjust food menus and orders in strict accordance with the budget and dietary requirements.
  • Lead and guide meal preparation, inventory control, and cleaning assignments.
  • Ensure quality, nutritious meals for all campers and staff.
  • Maintain proper scheduling of kitchen staff during work hours, breaks, and days off.
  • Identify and respond to environmental and other potential hazards in cooking, storage, garbage/recycling, and immediate surrounding areas.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, meetings and supervisory conferences.
  • Follow camp rules and regulations pertaining to smoking, use of alcoholic beverages, and/or drugs.
  • Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy.
  • Maintain professional interaction staff, campers, and visitors at all times.

Skills & Requirements
  • At least 25 years old with 5+ years as a cook, chef, or kitchen manager.
  • AA degree or culinary degree preferred.
  • Food service management in a busy camp setting needed. 400+ served daily.
  • Familiar with food service and safety protocols, operation of kitchen equipment and utensils, including cleanliness. Must have SERVSAFE certification.
  • Ability to provide and accept training, guidance and supervision.
  • Ability to relate to and lead staff of different cultural/language backgrounds.
  • Enjoyment of living and working in a camp setting, and an ability to work 6 days a week during the summer months.
  • Good moral character, integrity, emotional maturity, and adaptability.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.

Salary
Subject to established standards and experience.

Arts Specialist

Summary
HI4Y operates full time during the summer and is looking for a talented arts specialist to plan and oversee the implementation of all arts programs for campers ages 6 to 17. This position is critical to incorporating the agency’s new focus on preparing kids for fuller engagement in school and life through structured fine, performing, and literary arts. The person in this position must have exceptional people skills and knowledge of arts education.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Using the organization’s theory of change, logic model, and program framework, develop art activities for a wide range of indoor and outdoor settings with instructional, free-play, club, competitive and project-based formats.
  • Reporting to the Program Manager, develop, oversee, and ensure that all planned activities are properly taught to counselors and campers and implemented as designed. Provide and embrace training, guidance and supervision.
  • Following the organization’s metrics program, ensure that effective practices are in place in the everyday learning environment and troubleshoot same with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff trainings and meetings.
  • Follow camp rules and regulations issued in the camper handbook.
  • Maintain professional interaction staff, campers, and visitors at all times.

Skills & Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree required in arts education or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible educational experience in an urban or camp setting for youth. Certified teaching experience a plus.
  • Strong analytic, problem solving, verbal, and written communications skills and ability to work with staff in various disciplines and at all organizational levels.
  • Proficiency in the use of arts materials and equipment.
  • Ability to relate to and lead staff of different cultural/language backgrounds.
  • Good moral character, integrity, emotional maturity, and adaptability.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.

Salary
Subject to established standards and experience.

Recreation Specialist

Summary
HI4Y operates full time during the summer and is looking for a talented physical activities specialist to plan and oversee the implementation of all recreation programs for campers ages 6 to 17. This position is critical to incorporating the agency’s new focus on preparing kids for fuller engagement in school and life through structured sports, fitness, social play, and indoor and outdoor physical activities. The person in this position must have exceptional people skills and knowledge of physical education.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Using the organization’s theory of change, logic model, and program framework, develop physical education activities for a wide range of indoor and outdoor settings with instructional, free-play, club, competitive and project-based formats.
  • Reporting to the Program Manager, develop, oversee, and ensure that all planned activities are properly taught to counselors and campers and implemented as designed. Provide and embrace training, guidance and supervision.
  • Following the organization’s metrics program, ensure that effective practices are in place in the everyday learning environment and troubleshoot same with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff trainings and meetings.
  • Follow camp rules and regulations issued in the camper handbook.
  • Maintain professional interaction staff, campers, and visitors at all times.

Skills & Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree required in physical education or recreation.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible educational experience in an urban or camp setting for youth. Certified teaching experience a plus.
  • Strong analytic, problem solving, verbal, and written communications skills and ability to work with staff in various disciplines and at all organizational levels.
  • Proficiency in the use of sports equipment and technology.
  • Ability to relate to and lead staff of different cultural/language backgrounds.
  • Good moral character, integrity, emotional maturity, and adaptability.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.

Salary
Subject to established standards and experience.

Education Specialist

Summary
HI4Y operates full time during the summer and is looking for a talented educator to plan and oversee the implementation of all educational programs for campers ages 6 to 17. This position is critical to incorporating the agency’s new focus on preparing kids for fuller engagement in school and life through enriching and measured learning and literacy activities. The person in this position must have exceptional people skills and knowledge of classroom and outdoor environmental education.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Using the organization’s theory of change, logic model, and program framework, develop learning activities for a wide range of indoor and outdoor settings with instructional, free-play, club, competitive and project-based formats.
  • Reporting to the Program Manager, develop, oversee, and ensure that all planned activities are properly taught to counselors and campers and implemented as designed. Provide and embrace training, guidance and supervision.
  • Following the organization’s metrics program, ensure that effective practices are in place in the everyday learning environment and troubleshoot same with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff trainings and meetings.
  • Follow camp rules and regulations issued in the camper handbook.
  • Maintain professional interaction staff, campers, and visitors at all times.

Skills & Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree required in education or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible educational experience in an urban or camp setting for youth. Certified teaching experience preferred.
  • Strong analytic, problem solving, verbal, and written communications skills and ability to work with staff in various disciplines and at all organizational levels.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology.
  • Ability to relate to and lead staff of different cultural/language backgrounds.
  • Good moral character, integrity, emotional maturity, and adaptability.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.

Salary
Subject to established standards and experience.