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Job Title: Minnesota Summer Camp Co-Director
Classification: Exempt (Seasonal, June-August*)
Salary: $6,000
Reports to: Executive Director

We welcome people of any race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Position purpose: To further the Camp Odayin mission by ensuring the well-being, safety and enjoyment of the campers & staff through the planning and implementation of three 5-day  overnight summer camp sessions for youth with heart disease (grades 1-11). To work closely with co-director before, during and after camp and collaborate with the leadership team (Camp Knutson program coordinators and Odayin medical team). 

IN-PERSON Schedule & Locations:

Pre-camp: Broad, flexible office hours in June (Oakdale, MN)
Staff Training: July 14th (Oakdale, MN)
During camp: “live at camp” M-F for three consecutive weeks in July – 15-19, 22-26 & July 29-August 2 (Crosslake, MN)
Post camp: Broad, flexible office hours in August (Oakdale, MN) 
*Flexible start day in early June-August 16

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth
  • Organized & multi-task oriented
  • Consistent time management
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Physical endurance & mental strength to work long days at camp (up to 15 hours) 
  • Reliable team member

Skills:

PRE- CAMP: 

  1. Completion of the online New Director Training through American Camp Association
  2. Collaborate to plan programs & create rosters, schedules and other necessary documents for staff (for all three sessions)
  3. Plan and lead staff training
  4. Review staff & camper files 
  5. Review American Camp Association standards with co-director

DURING CAMP: 

  1. Fun, energetic, dynamic, open minded, kind
  2. Supervise 40-50 staff members
  3. Support MESH (mental, emotional, social health) needs of staff & campers
  4. Lead announcements & camp songs at meals
  5. Support American Camp Association accreditation visit with co-director
  6. Adaptable, flexible attitude; Must be able to handle the stress of sudden changes to scheduling, staff & camper support, and routines
  7. Readiness to take initiative and complete tasks without being asked
  8. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; Must be comfortable having challenging  conversations & enforce appropriate safety rules & procedures with staff & campers; Ability to provide emotional support and empower staff to be the “first responders” to campers
  9. Positive, inclusive mindset that encourages an atmosphere where campers & staff feel understood and supported
  10. Competency of childhood development & research based strategies to manage behaviors to support & empathize with campers who are struggling to adjust, need extra attention, or have a behavior support plan.

POST CAMP: 

  1. Survey analysis skills to determine improvements for next year
  2. Collaborate with co-director to wrap up camp (i.e. unpack, organize notes, collect paperwork, etc)

Send your resume and three letters of reference to sara@campodayin.org by Friday, February 16th.  First round of interviews will take place Thursday, February 22nd via Zoom. 

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Camp Odayin: For Children with Heart Disease

We provide fun, safe and supportive camp experiences and community building opportunities for young people with heart disease and their families. 

We welcome people of any race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

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  • 3503 High Point Drive North
  • Suite 250
  • Oakdale, MN 55128