Program Generalist-AmeriCorps

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-765101
    • Job Location: Hartland, WI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: March 31, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Average Weekly Hours: Seasonal
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Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Program Generalist has the responsibility of developing and implementing 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 & Girls

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, at all times account for the location of all campers for which you have direct responsibility.

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

· Use discipline techniques only as approved by the Camp Whitcomb/Mason 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 in your cabin are supervised in a 1:8 ratios, which means for every 8 children there should be a minimum of 1 adult. When possible, assure 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 your 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 your 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 you are working with

· Utilize a natural and logical progression for learning. Utilize a wide range of resources available to you 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

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

· Perform administrative tasks such as typing programs, organizing pictures, filing forms, and other office duties

· 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

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

· Assist in the development of new curriculum and programs.

· Participate in ongoing trainings, special programs and events

Experience and Skills

Education Requirements:

· 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

· Certified or able to be certified preferred:

· YMCA or ARC Lifeguard Certification

· Ropes & Challenge course facilitator

Experience Requirements:

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

· 17 years of age or older


· 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.

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 position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Service Environment:

The service environment characteristics described here are representative of those a member 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 service environment is usually moderate.

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