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Kroc Center - Camp Counselor (Summer 2018)

Kroc Center - Camp Counselor (Summer 2018)

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Seasonal Full-Time

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The Salvation Army Mission:  The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Purpose Statement: Inspire people to discover their God given talents and develop their potential through artistic, educational, physical, and spiritual experiences in a Christ-centered atmosphere.


Summary/Primary Purpose: The Camp Kroc Counselor is responsible for providing leadership and monitoring of winter and spring break day camp activities at The Salvation Army Kroc Center. Included are the ongoing supervision, equipment care, and promotion of all programs related to Camp Kroc.



  1. Cheerfully provide service, leadership and mentoring to all day camp children, guests, staff and volunteers of all ages, ethnicity and backgrounds.
  2. Proactively ensure a safe and clean environment for all day camp staff, volunteers, members and participants.
  3. Provide leadership and monitor activities provided by the day camp program including programming in all areas (i.e. gym, sports fields, pools, game room, class rooms, resource room, theater, festival plaza, etc.)
  4. Handle any behavior issues or modifications.
  5. Have authority to make classroom decisions, including curriculum.
  6. Responsible for any parent reporting.
  7. Provide additional support to the program staff, instructors, interns and volunteers.
  8. Maintain good public relations for the day camp program at The Salvation Army Kroc Center.
  9. Participate in designated staff training and hold current C.P.R. and A.E.D. certifications.
  10. Attend all scheduled team meetings and staff meetings as directed by the Education Department.
  11. Schedule varies and can include evening and holiday hours.

All other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and experience in working with children.


Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.


Ability to be flexible and able to work on multiple projects or tasks simultaneously.

  1. Intermediate skills in Microsoft software to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.  As well as the ability to access payroll, timekeeping and personal data via a web-based system.
  2. Good communication skills both written and spoken, and ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  3. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters.

 Other Qualifications: Must pass all applicable background checks. Must possess a valid driver's license from the state in which you reside. Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Must successfully complete Safe from Harm training within 30 days of hire, as established by The Salvation Army.


Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  Must also be able to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  There are no special vision requirements for this position.


Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level is moderate.


All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.