Youth Leadership Coordinator

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Hidden Villa
Job Overview

Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness preserve is seeking an energetic, responsible team player for the position of Youth Leadership Coordinator. Hidden Villa is a non-profit, public benefit corporation with a 60-year history, focusing on environmental education. We use our organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco.
Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy.

Desired Qualifications

● Previous camp staff experience in a supervisory capacity
● Current CPR, First Aid, and CA Food Handler certifications; or willing to obtain
● Ability to creatively schedule programs, facilities and staff
● Ability to develop and teach workshops
● Ability and experience in supervising youth programs
● Ability to coach and give feedback to a diverse group of staff and teen campers
● Excellent communication skills
● Social justice teaching experience and/or experience working with underserved youth populations
● Desire and ability to work with teens in an outdoor setting
● Ability to live onsite in a community with little privacy
● Strong interest in developing camp programs
● At least 21 years of age
● Flexibility and patience
● Ability to utilize youth work appropriate self-care techniques
● Desire to learn and grow

Responsible To: Camp Directors

General Responsibility: Responsible for co-managing Youth Leadership (YL) Programs including Leaders in Training (LIT) and Counselors in Training (CIT). This includes curriculum development and implementation. Responsible for supervision of all campers in each YL program. Youth Leadership staff will also serve as part of the all camp leadership team.

Specific Responsibilities
1. Oversee scheduling of activities for each camp session and coordinate time off for staff in your camp.
2. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all campers in your camp.
3. Conduct written and oral evaluations of Leaders in Training and Counselors in Training program participants.
4. Attend Leadership Training and be an active leader in All Staff Training.
5. Produce a written report at the end of the summer.
6. Work as a mentor in the LIT and CIT programs, teaching teens to work with children as well as leadership & life skills.
7. Create a fun and exciting camp experience for teens in your charge
8. Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group
9. Work with Youth Leadership Staff when there are camper adjustments or discipline problems
10. Act as a role model among other staff members, demonstrating a high level of professionalism at all times
11. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and others assigned as required

Essential Functions
1. Ability to train and supervise staff and teens, and assess ability and skill levels appropriate to lead activities.
2. Abilities to observe camper and staff behavior, assess appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
3. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.
4. Physical strength required to lift 40lbs. and respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.


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Benefits: $450 per week + experience. Outdoor living space and meals provided.
Hidden Villa is committed to diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected category.