Employment Opportunities

Position Posted On:
True Friends
10509 108th ST NW
Annandale , MN  55302
Job Title:
Village Coordinator
Job Type:
Summer Employment
Hours Per Week:
Position Start Date:
Pay Rate:
200/week, includes room &board and meal
How To Apply:
Please download your application at The seasonal jobs are listed on the webpage. Click the “APPLY” bu
Contact Name:
Jon Salmon  
952 852 0123
Job Description:
Responsibilities to: Campers / Villagers • Provide a safe and fun camp experience. • Following camper cabin assignments will preview camper applications before participant's arrival. Notify staff of concerns or suggestions. Familiarize self with any medical or behavioral issues and programs. Ask supervisor for assistance as needed. • Communicate problems/concerns the cabin groups are experiencing to the appropriate supervisor as assigned in a expedient and accurate manner. • Act as liaison for caregivers and counselors, in supporting campers. • Read, assess and follow up on camper written and verbal reports such as “Report to caregivers” and “Behavior logs”. Work with Village staff to take actions to decrease the chances of re-occurrence. Report information to supervisor and complete the report. • Read, assess and process the end of the week Experience Summary. Provide guidance, and feed back to village staff. • Record certain participant information (placements, red flags, caregiver concern, etc.) by relaying it to a supervisor in a written document so it can be entered into that person's camp file. • In a timely manner will process of returning misplaced personal property of clientele after attending. Assist laundry staff in monitoring care of client clothing. • Response to camper / caregiver “Experience Surveys” as assigned by the Program Director / Manager. Staff / Volunteers • Active in the planning, organizing, and implementing of pre-camp orientation and other training as assigned by supervisor. • Responsible for the cabin assignments of all Village staff. Provide variety of experiences and determine teams that work well together. Responsible for problem solving and team building for Village staff. • Supervision and support to all village staff. Provide daily support and encouragement by helping in the cabin, problems solving, promoting team work and open communication. • Support village volunteers. Provide daily encouragement by helping in the cabin, problems solving, promoting team work and open communication. Observe their interactions with staff/volunteers and participants. Offer feedback, suggestions in a supportive manner. • Responsible for performance evaluations of Village staff. Observe their interactions with other Village staff and participants. Offer feedback, suggestions in a supportive and timely manner. • Responsible for the scheduling time-off for Village staff. • Responsible to schedule relief staff, and communicate verbally and in writing the schedule to each cabin, and the Program Manager. The Village Coordinator will serve as a “relief staff” in their village no less than 2 times per week. • Organize and implement nightly cabin or village meetings to discuss problems and celebrate successes. • Responsible to assigned village - be available and ready to help with problems that may arise after evening programs. Seasonal Program Manager or the Volunteer Village Coordinator will be back up during Village Coordinator evening off. Programs • Plan, implement and participate in village activities with village staff. • Responsible to design weekly activities schedule including camp outs for each cabin in the village. Work with Village counselors to provide a schedule that will meet the desires of the campers. • Work with village staff plan alternate activities for cabin groups during rainy days. Work with other village leaders. • Village Coordinator works with kitchen staff to plan menu and food needs for picnics and overnights. • Village Coordinator works with camping leader to plan for camp outs / and rained out camp outs. • Drive hayrides for assigned village. • In the event that a Day Trip leader is not available, be responsible for leading safe and fun day trips, while allowing the participants as much independence as possible. Manage day trip funds and document all expense: gas, food, and attractions. Route receipts to administrative staff. Assist participants with their personal money and purchases, if needed. • Communicate with dining hall staff regarding routine, set-up, programs in dining hall, special diets. May assist with the preparation of special diets. • Responsible for communicating special diet/mealtime information to the dining hall staff and to each cabin group. May make calls to parents/care providers for more information/clarification. All Camp • Attend and participate in daily Village Coordinator meetings • Attend and assist in leading weekly all-village meetings. • Manage the Villages responsibilities of 10:00 p.m. gate check. Train all of the Village staff, as well as participating in the gate checks themselves. • Ensure cabins and program areas are kept clean, neat and broken equipment is reported and/or repaired. • Participate fully in the check-in and check-out procedure; and assist with cabin and building clean-up • Coordinate with Transportation Head for the use of agency vehicles. • Is responsible to be organize and participate in staff activities (outings, gatherings) both during the weekend the weekend, as assigned by supervisor. • Responsible for reporting maintenance issues in a timely manner to maintenance staff. • Assist health care staff in setting up and dispensing medications when needed. • Coordination of town runs with administrative staff as needed. • Assist with ordering approved supplies • Write an end of the summer coordinator report along with the agency evaluation: a. Suggestions on staffing or budgeting b. Suggestions on job descriptions c. Comments on success/problem areas of summer d. List of needs • To perform any miscellaneous duties as requested by administrative staff.
Job Qualifications:
Job Requirements: The Village Coordinator should be at least 21 years of age. A college major in a related field is preferred, but experience in the field of developmental disabilities may be an acceptable substitute. One or more years of residential camp experience, preferably in a camp for people with developmental disabilities. Current certification in Basic First Aid, Child/Adult CPR and Community Water Safety. Be able to provide “spunk” and positive energy to camp.