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Program Generalist-AmeriCorps Year Round

Company name
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Location
Milwaukee, WI
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Position Summary:

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 Summary:

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

Education Award.

Responsibilities:

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.

Physical Demands:

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.

Position Environment:

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

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.

Education:

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

Experience:

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.

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