Are you ready to make a positive impact on youth in low-income households? Do you love the outdoors? Come live on an enchanting 50+ acre rustic reserve at our camp nestled along the shores of Metcalf Pond in Fletcher, VT! Camp DREAM is seeking a dynamic and motivated Camp Community and Site Coordinator to join our team and become the driving force behind the care and enhancement of our campsite experience.
You will be maintaining and developing Camp DREAM's land and facilities to create outstanding, outdoor-focused programming for youth. This includes attending to the functions and operations of the Adventure Base. As the Camp Community and Site Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining and evolving our property and program options, in service to closing the opportunity gap for DREAM youth.
The DREAM Program is committed to dismantling systems of oppression that affect our youth and families. This organizational commitment means that members should join this space with an intention of learning, unlearning, and diving into ways that your involvement will directly contribute to DREAM’s mission of reducing the Opportunity Gap while also supporting the dismantling of other systemic inequities.
We seek members who contribute to The DREAM Program
’s diverse community, as having different perspectives, identities, and skills are what allow us to excel in our service. DREAM seeks members who are ready to engage in and foster an inclusive environment, and who strive to deliver culturally appropriate and relevant programming to the youth we serve.
Incoming members and staff should understand that we serve marginalized communities, which means that it is imperative that diversity, equity, and inclusivity are infused into every aspect of our work as an organization.
Curator of the Outdoors: Embark on the exciting journey of maintaining and improving Camp DREAM's beautiful landscapes, trails, and facilities. Whether it is cultivating our gardens, enhancing trails, or adding thoughtful touches to our buildings, your creative touch will shape unforgettable experiences for our DREAM youth.
Building Dreams: Gain and apply building competencies to oversee ongoing projects and facility upgrades. Bring your ideas to life as you transform our 4000+ square foot lodge and outdoor area into a welcoming space that nurtures camaraderie, connections, and skill building.
Supplies Maven: Source new supplies and equipment to enrich our camp programs and offerings. You will ensure our inventory is well-stocked while infusing new elements that inspire the camp's vibrant spirit.
Community Catalyst: Rally the DREAM spirit by organizing, supporting, and leading volunteer days and work projects. Your ability to collaborate and inspire will directly impact community building for all those who visit Camp DREAM.
Seasonal Adventures: Embrace the ebb and flow of camp life. During specific periods, you will join a team of like-minded individuals, working collaboratively to fulfill essential roles. Help cultivate the Camp DREAM space for youth with appropriate and intentional seasonal offerings.
Passion Personified: Bring your unique interests and projects to life. As a Camp Community and Site Coordinator, you will have the space to create and implement passion projects that align with your vision and enrich the camp DREAM community.
All-Weather Programmer: Contribute to the year-round vibrancy of Camp DREAM by helping design and execute diverse programs for our youth. From winter adventures to summer camp sessions, you will play a vital role in crafting experiences that spark joy and personal growth.
The Experience of Service as a Camp Community and Site Coordinator:
Connection to Nature: Revel in the outdoors while embracing the satisfaction of independent work. Find comfort in the serenity of our camp's surroundings, knowing you're contributing to a thriving community.
Community Cohesion: Be part of a team that comes together to achieve shared goals. Collaborative planning and cohabitation during certain times of the year; foster lasting bonds and meaningful interactions.
Flexibility and Balance: Enjoy the flexibility of a role that blends solitary tasks with collaborative endeavors. Revel in the balance between focused work and personal exploration in the stunning natural setting of Camp DREAM.
Skill Enrichment: Embark on a journey of personal and professional growth. Hone your outdoor skills, improve maintenance techniques, and gain valuable experience in operations and management.
Live-In Opportunity: As part of our commitment to fostering a strong sense of community and connection, we're excited to offer the option for the Camp Community Coordinator to live right here at Camp DREAM.
- Commitment to the entire service term.
- Commitment to the mission of AmeriCorps and DREAM.
- Desire to enhance existing skills and develop new skills necessary for service.
- Commitment to serve as a role model for youth.
- A passion for supporting the ongoing work around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Experience working or living in a diverse and inclusive environment with elevated, demonstrated awareness of issues of social equity and social and racial justice.
- Demonstrated practice or education serving diverse communities or populations of people of color in an equitable manner and a manner that is respectful and aware of the community's experience.
- Demonstrated ability to manage time and set priorities while giving consideration to those serving, your fellow team members, the organization, and the self.
- An internet connection capable of easily handling Google Workspace apps and specifically, a Google Hangout/Meet.
- Access to resources necessary to support your telework/service experience (electrical power outlet to keep devices charged, reliable wifi connection that can connect with our cloud-based softwares).
- Access to a reliable phone.
- Must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S.A. due to AmeriCorps requirements.
Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service OR be an out-of-school youth 16 years of age at the commencement of service participating in a program
- Have a high school diploma or its equivalent OR not have dropped out of elementary or secondary school to enroll as an AmeriCorps participant (and must agree to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to using the education award) OR obtain a waiver from the Corporation OR be enrolled in an institution of higher education on an ability to benefit basis
- Members must agree to the following Criminal History Checks to be performed in order to serve as an AmeriCorps Member: NSOPW (Public Sex Offender) Check, Statewide Criminal Repository Checks (for State of Service and State of Residence), and FBI fingerprint-based Criminal History Check. The member is aware that that their identity must be verified with a government-issued photo ID. The results of these checks will be kept confidential, but could affect eligibility to serve in AmeriCorps.
- Creativity, energy, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- A contagious energy for DREAM’s work.
- Experience working in an outdoor environment in all seasons.
- A Bachelor's degree or experience on a college campus.
- Exceptional communication and facilitation skills with a focus on direct communication.
- Current driver’s license, proof of insurance, and clean driving record.
- Computer proficiency: comfort with Microsoft Office apps, Google's GSuite and email communication; trello experience is a plus.
DREAM AmeriCorps Benefits:
- For a full time term of 11 months, the total compensation amount pre-tax is $19,100
- A living stipend is provided to you in biweekly payments. The stipend amount is dependent upon your weekly hours commitment, which can be either part time or full time.
- Living Stipend provided to you in biweekly payments.
- AmeriCorps members are also eligible for:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (food stamps)
- Child care assistance
- Student loan deferment (forbearance)
- Other publicly-funded benefits, such as heating and utility assistance.
- Upon the completion of the service term, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive the Segal Education Award, which can be used to pay education expenses or repay qualified student loans.
- In addition to benefits available through AmeriCorps, DREAM offers our full time long-term (900+ hours) AmeriCorps members a housing stipend of $100 per month, paid directly to your housing provider.
- As an AmeriCorps member at DREAM, you will have the additional support of a DREAM AmeriCorps Director to help you navigate your service term and apply for publicly funded programs.
- DREAM is invested in your professional and personal development, and holds AmeriCorps Development Days and a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the service term.
- If you engage in work-related travel outside a commute, DREAM will provide reimbursement for mileage.
Work environment: This position operates in multiple spaces. The spaces included may have characteristics similar to a professional office environment, an indoor/outdoor environment with active children and students, at our rustic Camp DREAM, and within the program sites we serve.
This role routinely uses computers and various softwares regularly, as well as standard office/school equipment (such as phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and printers) as well as equipment characteristic of an outdoor and indoor youth camp (pop-up shade canopies/tents, hand tools, activity supplies, food preparation equipment, storage spaces and sports equipment/toys).
Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee/member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
- This position requires comfort working in outdoor environments, regardless of the weather. This position can be very active and frequently requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee/member is regularly required to communicate with individuals who talk and hear.
- The employee/member will routinely lift and/or move items over 50 pounds.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee/member is regularly required to observe and comprehend using vision abilities that include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel may include local travel (high schools, partnerships and communities with which we work) and interregional travel (visiting other DREAM geographies and for retreats and special events) during the work hours described. Out-of-the-area and overnight travel will be occasionally expected.
AAP/EEO Statement: The DREAM Program is an equal opportunity employer and an incorporated 501(c)3 charitable organization. The DREAM Program prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
At will employment: The DREAM Program is an at will employer. Employment with The DREAM Program is voluntary and is subject to termination by you or The DREAM Program at will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. The policy of employment-at-will may not be modified by any officer or employee.
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