Job Title: Bay Camp Lead Instructor
Reports To: Outings Manager
Status: Temporary, Seasonal, Non-exempt
Prepared Date: February 2017
Overview: Bay Camp is a new annual bilingual summer day camp based out of the Ralph Benson Center at the Baylands at Sears Point Ranch on the San Pablo Bay, the site of a recent 1,000-acre tidal marsh restoration by Sonoma Land Trust (SLT). Three consecutive week-long summer sessions run from mid-July to early August. Twenty children ages seven to ten will participate in the camp each week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, followed by a family day on Sunday afternoons. The bay camp lead instructor is responsible for developing and implementing the bilingual program content, supervising the camp counselors and volunteers, and facilitating the daily activities, including the family days. Camp activities include bicycling, kayaking, and walking, as well as ecological restoration and exploration of the tidal marsh ecology.
The ideal candidate will bring a fun, creative streak to the development of the camp and have relevant teaching experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Develop the camp curriculum
· Schedule, coordinate, and lead daily activities during camp
· Supervise and train camp counselors
· Participate in the pre-camp open house and weekly post-camp family days
Qualifications and Requirements:
· Bilingual in Spanish and English
· Teaching experience in an elementary school or summer camp
· Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with staff, children, parents, contractors and others; must work well in a team environment
· Experience with curriculum development for children ages seven to ten
· Certified in first aid, child CPR, and mandated reporting
· Must pass the Live Scan fingerprint background check
· Have some knowledge of nature-based environmental education
· Must be able to ride a bicycle and perform minor bicycle repairs
· Must be able to work outdoors in the sun during hot weather, walk up to three miles a day, and be able to lift and carry up to thirty pounds
· Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in education, natural sciences, child development, or a related field, or equivalent experience
· Must have a vehicle to use for SLT business, a valid driver’s license, and personal auto insurance
Schedule, Salary and Benefits:
This is a temporary, seasonal, non-exempt position without benefits. During the camp (July 17 to August 6) work hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, plus noon to 5:00 pm on Sundays. Preceding the camp, up to 100 flexible hours are allotted for curriculum development and preparation, with 8-10 of those hours to be completed in March. Two pre-camp staff training days will also be required. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please email a letter introducing yourself and a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the position, please email Ingrid@sonomalandtrust.org.
Sonoma Land Trust is an accredited, non-profit, non-governmental land conservation organization founded in 1976 with an office in Santa Rosa, California and a current staff of thirty-two people. Our mission is to protect the scenic, natural, agricultural, and open landscapes of Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations.