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FAVE Camp Counselor

About L.A. Works:

L.A. Works unites Angelenos and inspires action for an equitable LA. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer action center, we create and manage hands-on community service projects to mobilize volunteers throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We are looking for enthusiastic, experienced individuals who share in our passion for service and our civic pride.

Additionally:

  • Our work matters and has a direct positive impact on our neighbors.

  • We enjoy a casual, but focused office atmosphere (we roll up our sleeves and get to work).

  • We work on a hybrid model: mostly remote with the occasional in-person meeting or event.

  • As an organization that specifically serves the Los Angeles community, preference in hiring goes to candidates who live locally.

About the role: Are you outgoing, energetic, fun loving, responsible, and passionate about serving kids? Do you need to fill a few weeks of the summer with inspiring work? Join our vibrant team as a Summer Day Camp Counselor for Camp FAVE and lead the way in creating an enriching, fun-filled experience for our campers. This role is perfect for those looking to enhance their leadership skills while engaging young minds in making a difference in our community this summer all while making friends and lasting memories. Leadership and service oriented day camp for ages 7-14. www.laworks.com/camp-fave

 

Required dates:

Training days - June 12, 13, 14 (Downtown area)

Camp days - June 17-21, 24-28 (Week 1 Downtown, Week 2 Culver City)

Post Camp Cleanup - July 1 (Downtown area)

*possible additional required Zoom meetings

 

Essential job functions: The list that follows is not intended to be comprehensive; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities of the position. Incumbents may not be required to perform all roles listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and inspire Campers: You will be responsible for leading 8-10 campers of mixed ages and genders throughout the day’s activities. Inspiring them to actively participate and have fun.

  2. Facilitate Engaging Activities: Lead a variety of fun and meaningful activities, including games, arts and crafts, nonprofit service projects, and group bonding activities. Can include getting wet or dirty.

  3. Ensure Camper Safety: Maintain a safe and inclusive environment for all campers, closely supervising activities both on-site and during field trips, and adhering to safety protocols.

  4. Assist with Set Up and Clean Up: Prepare the camp each day by setting up equipment and project stations. Assist with cleaning and organizing throughout as well as at the end of the day. Can include carrying heavy boxes or tables.

  5. Camper Check-In and Orientation: Welcome campers and their families each morning during check-in. Provide information and support to ensure campers feel comfortable and excited about their day ahead.

  6. Mentor and Lead with Positivity and Problem-solving: Foster positive relationships with campers, acting as a role model and mentor. Provide guidance to help campers develop social skills, confidence, and independence. Work together with fellow counselors to create a supportive and uplifting environment where challenges are met with creativity and teamwork. Model empathy and friendliness.

  7. Participate in Training: Engage in comprehensive pre-camp training focused on camp policies, procedures, emergency protocols, leadership skills, and camp activities.
     

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for working with children and a passion for creating engaging camp experiences.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience working with youth in a camp, school, or recreational setting is preferred but not required.

  • Must be at least 16 years old and able to pass a background check.
     

Benefits:

  • Valuable experience in youth development, service, education, and leadership

  • Fun and supportive work environment with dedicated colleagues

  • Inspiring organization and team - our work matters!

  • Exposure to many other nonprofit organizations 

 

About you:

  • Reliable & Punctual - Arriving on-time, ready to work each day.

  • Collaborative, humble, responds well to constructive feedback, and is a team player.

  • Positive attitude with a customer service mindset, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to relate and interact with a diverse team.

  • Excellent judgment and sound decision-making skills.

  • Motivated self-starter who can creatively engage in fun games and activities.

  • Maintain flexibility and positivity when things don’t go as planned.

  • Strong desire to learn.

  • Dedication to L.A. Works’ mission and values. 

 

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

  • Camp day is 8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday

  • Criminal history check prior to hire and Livescan

  • Any and all other duties assigned by the supervisor.

 

Classification and salary: Camp FAVE Day Camp Counselor is a temporary non-exempt employee of L.A. Works, is employed at-will, and reports directly to Beth Albrecht. As an employee of L.A. Works, the Camp FAVE Day Camp Counselor is subject to the policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook. Targeted hiring salary is $17/hour. 

 

To apply: 

Please email a short answer to the questions: 

  1. Why do you want to be a camp counselor with us this summer?

  2. Why should we hire you for this position?

  3. Also send your resume and a list of 2 references, to HR3@laworks.com.

 

This job description doesn't constitute a contract of employment and L.A. Works may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. 

 

COVID-19 safety: L.A. Works requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exceptions as required by law. All employees are also required to submit to additional masking and social distancing requirements.

 

Background check: As a finalist for a job, you will be subject to a routine background check. The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with L.A. Works. Qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

 

L.A. Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer: L.A. Works encourages all applicants to apply and seeks to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve.  We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

 

Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary folks, and BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

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