Job Title: Camp Sports Instructional Specialist Job or Internship-Field Experience 2021
Looking to make a difference in a child’s life? Interested in helping children reach their goals? Join our mission-driven team at ESF Camps & Experiences for a fun and rewarding summer as a Camp Sports Instructional Specialist! ESF is hiring motivated leaders with prior experience supervising children who believe in ESF’s mission, build positive relationships and ensure the well-being of others.
THE VALUE OF THE ESF INTERNSHIP, INDEPENDENT STUDY or FIELD EXPERIENCE- ESF offers offer paid summer jobs and internship/independent study/field experience opportunities. All positions include internship/independent study/field experience components such as training, mentoring, goal-based evaluations, as well as hands-on experience working with children in a structured environment with education-based activities. ESF Team Members can experience these components as part of an internship/independent study/field experience or as a summer job.
Joining our summer team offers the following benefits:
· A chance to make a diﬀerence in the life of a child
· Fun and rewarding experience working with children while getting paid
· Working on a dynamic, talented team
· Structured environment includes education-based activities (science, art, technology, theater, and teambuilding/leadership) with sports and aquatics.
· Paid training & experience: Extensive training and experience in behavior management, health & safety, crisis management, leadership development, and teaching & coaching children.
· Reimbursement for position-specific training (i.e. Lifeguarding)
· Consistent daily schedule, Monday-Friday, weekends off. Typically 8-9 weeks, 35+ hours/week (excluding July 4 holiday). Additional hours available via extended day program.
· Mentoring by ESF’s summer leadership team who are professionals in education and related fields.
· Formal goal-based evaluation process with feedback on performance
· Professional networking and resume building
Summer Job & Internship, Independent Study or Field Experiences – Next Steps:
1. Review Position Description: Please see responsibilities & requirements in this description
2. Job or internship/independent study/field experience options: Candidates can choose between using an ESF summer position as a job or internship/independent study/field experience.
3. Apply online: Candidates view job posting and apply online at www.esfjobs.com
4. Interview process: Candidates will go through ESF interview & selection process based on current openings and candidate experience/background related to job requirements.
5. College/University Approval Required: Internship/independent study/field experiences (credit or non-credit) are subject to approval from a professor or college official within a major/degree area.
6. Approval Process from College/University:
a. Student communicates internship/independent study/field experience interest to their professor/advisor and during the ESF interview process.
b. Approval process can be completed only if candidate receives and accepts an ESF job offer.
c. ESF works with the student and faculty member to determine and fulfill internship requirements for the student’s particular degree/course.
Work in SportsLab, a revolutionary program that celebrates the power of the multi-sports athlete. SportsLab will improve camper’s athletic skills while threading a character education component through each day which will prepare young athletes for success both on and off the field of play. Instructional Specialist hours are from 8:15am-3:45pm; Monday – Friday. Start and end times may vary depending on the location and camp. Instructional Specialists also have the opportunity to work extended hours for additional income. Depending on the location, Sports Instructional Specialists work up to ten (10) consecutive weeks from mid-June through mid-August.
What will you do all summer (in addition to having fun with your SportsLab campers, fellow Instructional Specialists and Coaches)? An Instructional Specialist is responsible for:
· Implementing ESF’s SportsLab curriculum including lacrosse, basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football and more
· Directing and managing sports activities
· Supervising campers and Coaches during skill development and game competitions
· Providing a safe and fun learning environment
· Serving as a positive role model
Essential Job Responsibilities:
· Ability to deliver content in multiple team sports, based on athletic expertise, including one or more of the following sports: baseball, basketball, European team handball, football (flag football) lacrosse, soccer, and floor/street hockey.
· Assist in teaching and supervising other sport activities as needed
· Plan, organize and facilitate skill instruction periods
· Oversee game periods (timekeeping, refereeing, etc.)
· Coordinate daily and weekly camp schedule with SportsLab Director
· Run weekly tournaments for campers
· Promote and actively participate in all camper activities
· Work effectively with other Instructional Specialists and Coaches; collaborate on daily responsibilities
· Complete assigned paperwork
· Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community
· Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus
· Work outside, upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
· Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
· Possess physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions – responsibilities listed above
· Other responsibilities as assigned
- Minimum two (2) years of college completed
· Youth coaching and/or teaching experience required, examples include but are not limited to; coaching, childcare, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, etc. or two (2) years of ESF experience
· Previous experience working with children in a supervisory/leadership capacity
· Teacher certification preferred
· Previous camp experience preferred
· Prior experience playing high school, club or college sports preferred
· It is understood you will complete all trainings and pre-employment credentials required by ESF and the state you are working in.
Covid 19 Health & Safety Protocols
ESF has developed and will be implementing an Advanced Safety Plan to ensure our campers, team members, and parents thrive in a safe environment. This plan includes detailed safety measures in the following areas. Team members will be trained on all protocols and full compliance is expected.
· Limited enrollment and smaller group sizes
· Camper & staff screening with use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
· Cleaning, disinfection & handwashing
· Premier outdoor facilities
· Reasonable contact reduction, including social distancing practices
· Symptom Management Action Plan
· Specialized Safety Training
Other Requirements/Competencies for Success:
– Understand and support the mission of the organization
– Commit to the growth and development of youth
– Always have a positive, can-do attitude
– Demonstrate excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
– Desire to make a difference in the life of a child
– Attendance and punctuality
– Demonstrate the ESF Virtues of Character (Gratitude, Respect, Trustworthiness, Effort, Kindness, Positivity, Resilience, Community) in camp on a daily basis
– Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
– Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
· Reports directly to the SportsLab Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director.
Description is subject to change at any time.
Apply online at www.esfjobs.com.