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Keeping water clean, safe, and healthy is the heart of our mission.

We work to protect and restore our water and natural environment in central New Jersey through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. We hope you’ll join us!

Employment opportunities at The Watershed Institute are posted as they become available.

Watershed Nature Camp - Assistant Director

Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology. We are located on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of The Watershed Institute.

Responsibilities

– Assist in overseeing day-day operations of camp
– Encourage staff development through performance evaluation, skill developments, and continuing training
– Assist in conducting staff training, Counselor-in-Training orientation
– Assist in conducting staff meetings
– Oversee transportation of campers to and from the Reserve
– Serve as a member of the Camp administration team
– Provide excellent customer service to parents with face-face conversations, timely phone calls, and email responses on a daily basis
– Assist in maintaining the quality of the camp program by evaluating program schedules and weekly reports
– Respond to emergency situations
– Remain on-site during some overnights
– Perform duties of the Camp Director in any instance where the Camp Director is unable to perform their normal duties
– Accept other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Must be 21 or older by June 1, 2020
– Availability to work these dates:
Pre-Camp: Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 25-June 12
Staff Training: Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15-June 26
Required to attend the Camp Family BBQ June 26 in the evening
Camp: Weekdays 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and some overnight June 29-August 28
Please list any conflicts with the dates listed above in the application.

– Management experience, or comparable leadership roles
– Experience working with children outdoors, or long-term work with children
– Current First Aid and CPR certification required
– Ability to project a high level of professionalism
– Strategic thinker with demonstrated experience in managing projects with changing priorities and tight deadlines
– Demonstration of attention to detail and organizational skills
– Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, and some G-suite applications
– Ability to keep a calm demeanor during an emergency
– Ability to work outdoors in hot, humid, New Jersey Summer weather and ability to walk on rough/uneven terrain for multiple miles
– Ability to lift at least 30 lbs.
– Flexibility is required in working hours only in the case of emergencies

Benefits
• Bi-weekly pay
• Meals provided on overnights
• 2 camp T-shirt to tie-dye
• Reimbursement for first aid, CPR, lifeguarding, obtained for the position

• Healthy exercise, and fresh air every day

To apply:
Please send the following to Camp Director, Michelle Perkins [email protected], 609-737-3735 x37
Completed Employment Application (found on thewatershed.org)
Letter of Recommendation
Cover Letter
Resume

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Watershed Nature Camp - Group Leaders, Counselors and Junior Counselors (multiple openings)

Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology. We are located on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of The Watershed Institute.

Please read about our counselor openings here and apply for the ones that fit your age and experience.

Ages 18+ GROUP LEADER JOB DESCRIPTION

Ages 18+ Counselor Job Description

Ages 18+ Camp Substitute Staff Job Description

Ages 16+ Junior Counselor Job Description

Job application for all positions  Employment Application

 

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