Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
The Program Generalist-AmeriCorps is a high energy, dedicated, flexible, outdoor educator who will deliver a vast array of duties which contributes to the success of Camp Whitcomb/Mason. Each day will come with new experiences which may involve delivering outdoor education, facilitating programs and events, planning programs, grounds maintenance, preforming custodial duties, and providing in club programming.
AmeriCorps members agree to complete a term of National Service; as they support Boys & Girls
Clubs of Greater Milwaukee programming and receive a set living allowance. Upon successful
Completion of this term of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps
Develop and deliver exceptional programs which highlight environmental stewardship to ethnically diverse groups, primarily youth ages 6-18, which promotes the mission and vision of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
Feel comfortable while providing a safe atmosphere for participants in high risk program areas such as canoeing, belaying, and cross cut sawing
Assure all programming is developmentally appropriate for the age group you are serving with
Assist in the development and promotion of new curriculum and programs for area school
Willing and able to appropriately dress and serve in all-weather environments including cold, heat, and rain
Promote Camp Whitcomb/Mason’s summer camp programs, outdoor education programs, and conference business
Communicate the Club’s mission and philosophy to staff, members, parents, camp users and the community
Regularly travel to the city of Milwaukee to deliver programming inside Boys & Girls Clubs
Organize and attend promotional opportunities at fairs, farmers markets, schools, and sporting events
Assist with seasonal staff recruitment which will include attending staffing fairs
Host user groups staying at Camp Whitcomb/Mason which will involve being available to respond to emergencies, helping group leaders trouble shoot, and providing outstanding customer service
Willing to maintain a flexible service schedule, which will include evenings and weekends in rotation with other camp staff
Assist with the planning, promotion, volunteer organization, program creation and overall implementation of special events such as the S’Mores event and Lumberjack brunch
Function as an exceptional overnight and/or day camp counselor for special youth events such as weekend campouts, overnight camp, day camp and field trips.
Serve cooperatively with all staff and volunteers to assure quality activities are planned, implemented, and supervised
Assure that your area of responsibility is clean, free of food, and orderly
Provide janitorial tasks to areas assigned to which may include but is not limited to sweeping, mopping, vacuuming washing windows, taking garbage to the dumpster area, litter pick up, cleaning restrooms, and other general housekeeping duties
Assist with maintenance duties around camp which may include but is not limited to lawn mowing, log splitting, painting, landscaping, laying wood chips, distributing firewood
Assist with general office tasks related to camper registration and outcomes measurement.
In conjunction with supervisor, plan and implement summer programs including but not limited to residential and day camp programming
Participate in ongoing trainings, special programs and events
Provide program activities for youth in the areas of arts & crafts, nature education, gardening, animal care, aquatics, Social and Emotional Learning and outdoor play.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a member to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Some physical requirements of this position could be endurance including prolonged standing, sitting, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs; Ability to communicate and work with both adults and youth; Ability to observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques; willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.
The service environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
Experience and Skills
Excellent organizational, communication and team building skills
Interest in informal learning settings and the environment
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
Must have a valid WI driver’s license, good driving record, and meets state required automobile insurance minimums.
High School Diploma required.
Some college or BS degree in an environmental or education field preferred.
Certified or willing to be certified as:
AHA or Red Cross CPR PRO/ AED/ O2 and First Aid
YMCA or ARC Lifeguard Certification
Ropes & Challenge course facilitator
1 year of full time experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
18 years of age or older.
Experience delivering programming in an outdoor environment.