Program Generalist-AmeriCorps - Camp Whitcomb Mason (Hartland, WI)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-599826
    • Job Location: Milwaukee (Hartland), WI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: January 12, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Program Generalist-AmeriCorps has the responsibility of developing and implementing outdoor/environmental education programs at Camp within Boys & Girls Club locations and within the community.

AmeriCorps Summary:

AmeriCorps members agree to complete a term of National Service; as they support Boys & Girla 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


Care and Supervision of Children-When on duty as a AmeriCorps staff, at all times account for the location of all campers for which he/she have direct responsibility.

Provide an atmosphere in which campers can grow and learn in line with the mission and vision of Boys and Girls Clubs and Camp Whitcomb Mason.

Use discipline techniques only as approved by the Camp Whitcomb-Mason Behavior Management Plan and training.

Allow campers to participate in all scheduled camp activities.Provide opportunities for leadership within the cabin.

Allow campers input in "Cabin Time" activities.

Seek immediate medical help for any sick or injured camper or yourself.

Report medical emergencies as designated by the Camp Whitcomb Mason Emergency Action Plan

Assure at all times that children are supervised in a 1:8 ratio, which means for every 8 children there should be a minimum of 1 adult. When possible, ensure that there are at least two adults with every group of children.

Attend all meals and sit with campers during the meals.

Act as a positive role model while at the pool, waterfront, or archery range or other high risk program areas.

Only use techniques which are safe and appropriate. Provide careful supervision of campers during these times and at all times follow the directions of the program staff or lifeguards on duty.

Provide consistent rules and guidelines in the program area

Develop programs in line with the assigned program area which promote the mission and vision of the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Assure all programming is developmentally appropriate for the age group.

Utilize a natural and logical progression for learning.Utilize a wide range of resources available, including by not limited to athletics supplies, aquatics supplies, the natural world, and other supplies not typically considered for athletics purposes.

Teach diversity concepts.Facilitate programs with an experiential education style.

Assure that your area of responsibility is clean, free of food, and orderly

Hand in maintenance request forms anytime you notice areas or items in need of repairs

Clean areas assigned to which may include but is not limited to sweeping, mopping, washing windows, and taking garbage to the dumpster area

Assist with the set up and take down of camp including pre-camp cleaning and landscaping which may include laying wood chips, distributing fire wood, cleaning bathrooms, organizing program areas, or general housekeeping duties

Be available the entire weekend of the camp triathlon.Provide assistance in setting up the bike trails, run course, and swim course

Provide assistance in cleaning camp prior to the event. Act as a volunteer during the event in whatever area you’re assigned to.

Be available the weekend of the Lumberjack Brunch.Provide assistance with the setup and take down of the brunch.Provide programming during the Brunch.

Communicate the Club’s mission and philosophy to staff, members, parents, camp users and the community

In conjunction with supervisor, plan and implement summer programs including but not limited to residential and day camp programming

Develop program outcomes to maintain a quality program.

Coordinate, promote and encourage participation of members in Environmental/Outdoor Education and summer programs within the Clubs

Work weekends and evenings in rotation with camp staff to servegroups and Boys & Girls Clubs retreats

Create a climate/atmosphere that energizes and encourages youth to feel safe, happy and to have fun.Develop special program projects as assigned

Develop and promote programs at area schools.Assist in the development of new curriculum and programs.

Participate in ongoing trainings, special programs and events.

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.


While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel.The member is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.The member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


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


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.


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



1 year of full time experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.

17 years of age or older.


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