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Job Title: 2018 Summer Teen Leader - Outdoor Programs
Location: Asheville, NC United States
Position Type: Temporary
Post Date: 01/19/2018
Expire Date: 03/19/2018
Job Categories: Sports and Recreation
Job Description
2018 Summer Teen Leader - Outdoor Programs
JOB SUMMARY:
The City of Asheville invites you to apply to be a part of the 2018 Parks & Recreation department summer staff. Outdoor Program Teen Leaders will lead youth summer camp programs focusing on both outdoor adventure and environmental science based activities. Outdoor Program Teen Leaders will put together weekly schedules and lead all activities throughout the program.

8:30am to 6pm, some weekends and overnights
Contract begins Monday, June 4, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018

This position is a temporary/seasonal position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans and schedules activities for youth ages 6-16.
Acts as leader in group or individual games.
Prepares outdoor recreation equipment for use.
Supervises and/or participates in outdoor recreational activities (hiking, camping, biking, rafting, canoeing, swimming and nature exploration).
Organizes group activities.
Plans and leads activities both on and off site, including some overnight camping trips.
Administers first aid as needed.
Attends regular staff meetings and collaborates with other program leaders.
Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
General knowledge of the methods and practices of outdoor recreation programs including knowledge of the proper use of outdoor equipment and risk management systems.
The ability to instruct outdoor recreational activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, program participants and the general public.
Ability to enforce rules and regulations and maintain program standards.
Ability to prepare and maintain records.
Qualifications & Requirements
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
MUST be 21 or older.
Must have current NC or out-of-state driver's license and ability to drive program vehicles.
Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to two semesters of college level coursework and/or one year of related experience.
Adult and Child CPR/American Red Cross First Aid (must have obtained by first day of work), Wilderness First Responder (preferred).

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the following areas:
• Program planning and implementation for youth in an outdoor setting
• Prior summer camp or outdoor leadership skills preferred
• Prefer experience canoeing, rafting, hiking and leading outdoor programs for youth
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Ashley Fay
Contact Email:afay@ashevillenc.gov
Website:www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs
Company Description:
The City of Asheville is committed to being the employer of choice in the region and the best local government in North Carolina. If you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your career, we encourage you to join our team. The largest city in Western North Carolina and the 11th largest city in the state, Asheville is the county seat of Buncombe County with a diverse population of more than 84,000. Asheville was named one of “25 Best Places for Business and Careers” by Forbes.com. “Our Quality of Service, Your Quality of Life” is what we believe at the City of Asheville. More than 1,100 employees work each day to bring this quality of service to Asheville residents. The City operates under a council/manager form of government. The Asheville City Council sets policies and enacts ordinances, which are then carried out under the city manager’s direction. The city council is comprised of an elected Mayor and six council members. The city council is committed to effec¬tive strategic planning with clearly identified yearly and quarterly goals. The Asheville Way Continuous Improvement: Asheville employees are trained professionals who improve service delivery by balancing needs, resources and innovation. Integrity: Asheville employ¬ees demonstrate character with courage, honesty and pride. Diversity: Asheville em¬ployees value and respect a diverse community, work¬force and ideas. Safety and Welfare: Asheville employees value the safety and welfare of our employees and the citizens we serve. Excellent Service: Asheville employees strive to address needs with courtesy, compassion, timeliness, efficiency and commitment. The City of Asheville is a member of the Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition (WNC DEC). To learn more about the WNC DEC visit http://www.wncdec.com/ or search for WNC DEC on LinkedIn or Facebook. To learn more about the City of Asheville's employment opportunities visit www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs .
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