Job Descriptions

  1. Sustainability Coordinator
    General: The job of the sustainability program coordinator is to design and support implementation of sustainability programs across the program components of our organization that help the participants become good stewards of the environment and gain awareness of careers in this field. The components of our program include but are not limited to: Camp Sun Splash, HomeworkHelps, Super Saturdays, etc. This position involves developing a relationship with the Sustainability Director for the City of St. Louis, MO; carrying out and maintaining existing sustainability programs; motivating participants to participate in new programs; as well as regularly collecting and reviewing data to produce regular reports. Job Responsibilities: • Show knowledge of and passion for sustainability and environmental justice to internal and external sources • Develop and introduce programs that emphasize the 3R’s to our non-profit, help our participants become environmental stewards, and outline careers in sustainability working as closely as possible with the City of St. Louis’ Sustainability Coordinator • Collect, track, and conduct basic data analysis • Synthesize complex information into graphs and tables for participant/staff discussion • Carry out responsibilities with minimal supervision and determine work priorities • Prioritize work tasks, multi-task, and maintain focus • Demonstrate use of available resources including internet, trade journals and list serves to increase knowledge of industry sustainability trends and opportunities for industry careers • Job Requirements: • Work toward a degree in environmental science, environmental justice, engineering, or equivalent experience in sustainability field (preferred) • Give attention to detail and employ good organizational skills • Exercise exemplary communication skills; ability to listen actively, receive and incorporate feedback, • Ability to work as a team player in a cooperative environment • Strong written communication skills Skills Required: • Show proficiency working with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and other database software • Open mindedness – strongly consider the ideas of others and trying new approaches o Willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities
  2. Social Media Specialist
    General: The Social Media Specialist is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring our Social Media strategy in order to increase brand awareness, improve Marketing efforts and increase donations. Our social media specialists will have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on each channel. This person is responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the brand so that potential donors are aware of the quality of activities our participants engage in and our needs related to funding these activities. Requirements: • Proven experience in social media marketing digital media • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge • Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, CRO and SEO • Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major social media channels • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability Fluency in English • Seeking certification or a degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations Qualifications preferred • Previous work with summer camps or interaction with large groups of children. • Outgoing and energetic personality. Job Responsibilities: • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, messaging and audience identification • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action • Set up and optimize pages for our non-profit within each platform to increase the visibility of social content of our programs • Moderate all user-generated for each of the platforms in our community • Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information • Collaborate with other staff members to manage integrity of social media content • Will publish an end of the summer newsletter • Will provide each person with a photo at the conclusion of each program season Skills Required: • Knowledge of social medial platforms like Face Book & Instagram; video editing software i.e. Shot Cut, Davinci Resolve, Hit Firm Express, VSDC, etc.
  3. Development Officer
    General: The Development Officer will lead the strategic fundraising efforts for our non-profit organization to raise funds to benefit successful implementation of our programs. The job relies heavily on making and communicating with contacts to convey the vision of our distinct programs in order to solicit donations. This person will foster collaborative relationships with organizations that teach and train in the successful development of short and long term fundraising plans. Requirements: • Seeking a Bachelors Degree or Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field (preferred) • Experience in managing fundraising for projects and teams (school, league, scouts, club, church, etc.) • Proven track record of success in fundraising (preferred) • Strong interpersonal, decision-making, and leadership skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Analytical thinking and ability to analyze data Job Responsibilities: • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and/or foundations, through visits and other forms of direct personal • Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with the President and Chief Executive Officer to plan solicitation strategies and leverage joint solicitation efforts. • Assists and/or leads in short and long range strategic planning activities to create and implement fund-raising goals and objectives. • Coordinates day-to-day strategies and activities to ensure their integration into the non-profits overall development program. • Develops effective use of the St. Louis Public Library's Foundation’s database and other institutional resources to ensure appropriate management of donors, prospects, alumni, and volunteers • Conducts research to identify prospects, with an emphasis on major gifts exceeding $25,000, and creates strategies to match prospects' interests to the priorities of the unit and the University. • Researches, writes, edits, and/or oversees the preparation of persuasive, accurate, and grammatically and syntactically correct solicitations, proposals, case statements, reports, correspondence, and other development-related communication materials in support of the unit's fund-raising activities. • In cooperation with the President/CEO, the Media Specialist and other parties, plans and conducts programs and activities designed to increase the visibility of the organization to internal and external constituencies. • May train and supervise staff and student employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work; may participate in the recruitment of volunteers, as appropriate to the area of operation. • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Skills Required: • Knowledge the St. Louis Public Library’s Foundations Services, MicroSoft Office, relevant software i.e. QuikBooks
  4. Day Camp Supervisor
    Day Camp Supervisor General : The Day Camp Site Supervisor is responsible for the implementation of the camp program, the well being of the campers, as well as supervision of the campers, teen camp counselors and the volunteers. Qualifications: Needs to be at least 21 years of age Enjoys working with youth, teens, and adults Has a full driver’s license Good oral and written communication skills Ability to manage and motivate a team of people Able to organize and manage work in an efficient manner Desirable Proficient in Micro Soft Office Have experience in planning major events College student or above Duties: Plans, coordinates, and oversees the overall camp program, Assists with training of camp staff Responsible for communicating with parents, guardians, teachers, and counselors and other camp staff prior, during, and after the summer camp The person must be an example at all times showing good leadership abilities, management and organizational skills while demonstrating patience enthusiasm, self-control and dependability Be knowledgeable of and adheres to all camp policies, rules, and guidelines Produces forms, letters and pertinent documents needed for the implementation of the camp. Handles questions, problems and concerns of parents/guardians before and during camp. Observes the peer culture to see if there are any problems and implement solutions as necessary Establishes a procedure for handling all difficulties related to health, behavior and other problems and report incidents in narrative Monitors and ensures appropriate student behavior and adherence to camp rules and regulations Schedules small group meetings with staff as needed Works closely, cooperatively and amicably with all staff members Handles emergency situations in conjunction with Camp Continuously assesses the overall program to see if there are any changes that need to be made for optimum functioning Completes and/or oversees the completion of all documents (agreement, schedules, program evaluation, information management system, etc.) required by the Harris Foundation Seeks advice and/or assistance when needed Work Day The Day Camp Site Manager will work from 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Breaks Are during Swimming and Lunch With two 15 minute breaks (can not be taken together) and a one (1) hour lunch free from working campers. The lunch break can be away from the camp site Reports The Day Camp Site Manager will ensure that there are adequate duties for the camp counselors including but not limited to communications specialist, supply coordinator, statistician, etc Ensure daily attendance for campers is compiled in an aggregate and disaggregate format on the forms provided Be knowledgeable of and adheres to all camp policies, rules, and guidelines Ensure camp counselors keep a journal with daily entries about their campers and the work day Will keep a daily journal of activities Actively engage all adult volunteers Make suggestions for the safety of the campers and efficiency of the camp operations Perform other duties as assigned. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by his employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor. NOTE: This opportunity is mainly conducted in the outdoors and students can VOLUNTEER TO MEET SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS OR FULLFILL AN THE REQUIREMENTS INTERNSHIP. If available and income criteria is met, pay at $10.00 per hour MAY BE AVAILABLE. LIMITED STIPENDS ARE AVAILABLE.
  5. Day Camp Counselor
    JGeneral: The Camp Counselor reports directly to the Camp Supervisor and will be responsible for assisting with the daily administration of the summer camp program including: ensuring the well-being and safety of all campers in his/her group, facilitating games and activities, providing daily feedback to the camp supervisors, filling out paperwork, maintaining daily logs, and making sure the camp equipment is returned to storage at the end of each day. Requirements: • Must be at least 16 years or older. Mature 14 and 15 year olds will be considered on an individual basis and only with a written recommendation from a supervising adult • Must be able to work without a cell phone in their possession during work hours • Maintain current Adult and Child CPR/First Aide certifications. Strong swimming skills are highly recommended • Must be available to work Mondays – Fridays, 9am to 5pm. • Must pass a criminal background check. • Must be able to attend mandatory training sessions June 10– June 14, 2019 • Must be available for duration of camp, which runs from June 17th through August 2, 2018 Qualifications: • Previous work with summer camps or interaction with large groups of children. • Experience in some fields of science such as earth science, biology, agriscience, ecology general knowledge of Missouri ecosystems preferred. • Outgoing and energetic personality. Job Responsibilities: • Be knowledgeable of and adheres to all camp policies, rules, and guidelines • Lead campers through hands-on activities, labs, presentations, field trips, and experiments. • Ensure that campers at all times are supervised and maintain a safe and enjoyable camp environment. • Act as a leader for all Counselors-in-Training (CIT’s), discriminating instructions for daily activities. • Aid camp supervisors in tracking each camper’s medical conditions as well as photo release restrictions. • Keep track of supplies for camp and convey to the camp supervisors any needs the camp has. • Perform head-counts of participants throughout the day. • Ensure participants are safe (properly hydrated, playing areas are free of hazards, etc.). • Follow all protocols found in the camp standard operating procedures. • Interact with parents/guardians during drop-off and pick-up times. • Complete duties for daily set-up and clean-up of the camp area. • Keep track of supplies at offsite events. Skills Required: • Public speaking, organization, leading small groups. CPR/First Aid • Lifeguard certification a plus This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by his employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.
  6. Field Trip Chaperone
    General: Maintain a level of authority and help students participate in the field trip program by making sure they are on task, listening attentively, following directions, and completing the activities assigned. Responsibilities/Requirements: Attire - Field trip chaperones must dress in professional and appropriate dress. The chaperone is acting in the role of another teacher and should be dressed accordingly. No cleavage , sagging pants, etc. Punctuality - Arrive promptly to the camp site at the designated time so that you can receive your assigned “group” and can give you information about the particulars of your responsibilities on the trip. Meet promptly at the area designated by the teacher for lunch or return to camp. Driving - All chaperones must return promptly to camp directly from the event. Chaperones cannot take extra time at the field trip destination or make stops on the way back to camp. Do not take phone calls or text while driving. Behavior - Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their group. This means that the students are a polite audience, respect property, clean up after themselves, follow the “rules” of the place they are visiting, and never run around or act in an unruly way. Escorting Students - Please ensure that your students stay with you at all times. If it is a trip where students need to walk from place to place, please ensure that you stay with your group – do not allow students to go from one place to another unsupervised. Bathroom Breaks - Try to maintain group bathroom time. However, if a student needs to use a restroom, please send the student with a buddy (unless another group is in the facility at the same time). Cell Phone Use – Keep your cell phone on you at all times in the event of an emergency. Do not use it to engage in business or personal matters while in the presence of children and. Money - Please do not take students into gift shops. Students are not allowed to purchase anything while on a field trip. Please do not purchase food items, drinks, or gift shop items for your child or for your group. Qualifications: • Must be able to provide a background • Outgoing and energetic personality. BACKGROUND CHECK: • Be knowledgeable of and adhere to all camp policies, rules, and guidelines Skills Required: • Public speaking, organization, leading small groups. CPR/First Aid Review https://www.ptotoday.com/room-parent/room-parent-articles/8721-field-trip-chaperone-checklist This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by his employee/volunteer. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as needed.
  7. Volunteer Coordinator
    General: We are looking for a competent Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and manage volunteers which includes being responsible for allocating responsibilities and retaining the best people. The Volunteer Coordinator will distinguish talent and do everything possible to motivate and inspire. The person in this position must have excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experience. The goal is to ensure that our organization is always staffed with the best most reliable individuals, and that they are correctly utilized and recognized for the fulfillment of our mission. Requirements: • Proven experience in operations i.e. officer in school, church or community organization • Experience in volunteering locally and/or internationally • Experience in recruiting through various channels • Working knowledge of databases and MS Office (especially Excel) • Able to communicate effectively with diverse people • Excellent organizational and team coordination abilities • A pleasant, outgoing personality • Pursuit of a degree in business administration, human resources, hospitality or relevant field preferred • Desire to learn Responsibilities: • Source and recruit volunteers through various techniques (databases, e-mail, social media etc.) • Collect information on availabilities and skills • Arrange for appropriate training when needed • Produce schedules for everyday activities • Assign responsibilities to the right people for special events • Coordinate teams of volunteers for large-scale actions • Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied and well-placed • Disseminate information for upcoming actions and events • Keep detailed records of volunteers’ information and assignments • Ensure the purpose of the organization and its actions is clearly communicated • Plan recognition: group events, thank-you letters, certificates, complete volunteer hour forms, etc. Skills Required: • Public speaking, Knowledge of MicroSoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, and video editing software i.e. Hit Film Express, Shot Cut, Davinci Resolve
  8. Administrative Support Technician
    General: The administrative support technician will work in cooperation with the Camp Director serving as the authority and expert source for information of all administrative functions. All external phone use, correspondence and messages, records, documentation, management, printing and duplication, publication and forms management, as well as supplies, will be under the direct supervision of the administrative support technician. Job Responsibilities: • Maintain attendance documents for campers, volunteers, and staff • Develop procedures that affect administrative management and program development within the organization • Identify and research a wide variety of administrative problems to determine the best solution when there is not one absolutely correct or appropriate solution and recommend course of action to be followed • Exercise judgment in selecting or adapting guidelines to difficult situations where existing guidelines do not apply directly to the problem at hand • Perform a full variety of administrative functions impacting the organization and have a substantial impact on program direction. • Exercise skill in recognizing the dimensions of problems and in expressing ideas verbally or in writing to resolve the problems. • Maintain all technical equipment including: cell phones, tablets, lap tops, etc. • Bring problems that cannot be resolved at the incumbents' level to the attention of a specialist. • Receive and process requests • Keep an inventory of all equipment and distribute equipment upon request. • Make all external telephone calls to agencies, parents, volunteers, etc. Job Requirements: • Give attention to detail and employ good organizational skills • Exercise exemplary communication skills; ability to listen actively, receive and incorporate feedback, • Ability to work as a team player in a cooperative environment • Strong written communication skills Skills Required: • Show proficiency working with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and other database software • Open mindedness – strongly consider the ideas of others and trying new approaches o Willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities