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If you love the outdoors, want to live in (or stay in) Colorado for the summer, love working with other active, interesting adults in a dynamic environment, and believe you can create a positive, exciting environment where a young child and an toddler can thrive and grow...then we are interested in you!

I am one of the assistant directors at Sanborn Western Camps, where we live and work...and where you would live and work, too! (Check out the 6,000 acres at www.sanbornwesterncamps.com)

Please read over the following qualifications and responsibilities very carefully. If you are interested, please email your resume and a minimum of two references I may contact who can speak to your experience with younger children (ideally toddler-7). If you are a qualified candidate, we will arrange an in-person interview, so you can meet the family and we can spend a little time getting to know you. If an in-person interview is impossible, please plan on participating in a number of phone interviews with both parents.

Please email resumes and reference contacts to: ariella at sanbornwesterncamps dot com

Qualifications:
• Significant one-on-one child-care experience
• Demonstrated ability to create a safe, enriching environment for children
• Outstanding references (minimum of 2 from qualified families)
• Clear driving record
• Current CPR/First Aid (Adult/Infant/Child certifications)
• Lifeguarding certification/experience very beneficial
• Comfortable setting boundaries and creating positive growth environment for both a toddler and rising 1st grader.
• Interest in/Experience in early childhood development
• Desire to plan and design creative, innovative and fun daily experiences for both children
• Flexibility in scheduling
• Cooking skills
• Teamwork/leadership skills
• Active lifestyle: enjoys being outdoors walking, running, hiking, etc.
• Outdoor awareness and risk management in the outdoors
• Ability to articulate personal growth, self-actualization experience, mature beyond your years
• Professional appearance, manners, attitude and communication skills
• Integrity and honesty in all interactions
• Highly organized
• An appreciation for cleanliness and an ability to keep personal and common spaces clean and organized
• Ability to lift upwards of 50 lbs.
• Comfortable driving a truck

Responsibilities:
• Daily child care routine (including managing both boys) • Light housekeeping (loading/unloading dishwasher, doing laundry as necessary, vacuuming, dusting, keeping personal room and bathroom clean (use of cleaning condiments encouraged), making grocery lists, etc.)
• Walking/Running with the dog on most days
• Meal preparation for self and for boys (typically 2 meals daily, 3 occasionally)
• Assist with bathtime/bedtime as necessary
• Taking messages, picking up mail and delivering messages in a timely manner
• Grocery shopping (very occasionally), trips to the library or other Places of Interest
• Create daily/weekly plans for boys (people to see, places to go, adventures to have)
• Maintain the highest degree of safety imaginable
• Openness and ability to work within the family team in any of the above areas
• Respect for and ability to successfully work within the parameters set by the family in household life, schedule, diet, dog management, and sons' upbringing
• Respect for and ability to successfully work within the parameters set by the camp for social interactions during camp time

Benefits:
• Room and board
• Flexible schedule
• Covered by worker’s insurance
• Access to 6,000 acres, the Colorado mountains, and just about any adventure you can imagine
• Opportunities for networking w/in the educational and outdoor industries
• An OUTSTANDING letter of recommendation/reference for future jobs in the educational/youth development fields
• $3500-$4500 salary for the summer (negotiable, based on experience)

 

Dates required: mid-May 2011- August 14th, 2011 (dates are somewhat flexible—if you have specific needs, we can discuss). This job does have the potential for an extension through the fall/winter.

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