St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence.
SUMMARY: The Summer of Service (SOS) Student Leader will provide guidance, supervision, and mentoring of school age children at an eight-week day camp on the grounds of Holy Rosary Parish and will implement the Catholic Charities curriculum while living and working in community with other student leaders. This position will work under the direction of the St. Mary’s University Office of Community Engagement staff and Holy Rosary Parish, Guadalupe Cultural Center or Family Service Association staff as a day camp facilitator for successful implementation of established curriculum and to ensure the best success outcomes for our community partners, day campers, and peer student leaders.
JOB DETAILS: Position begins May 2023, live in community until July 28, 2023 with two weeks of orientation and training and one week of retreat after the day camp ends. Workday is from 8a – 5p with communal meals at the end of the workday. Position pays $200/week with on-campus housing and includes meals. Transportation is not required. Interested applicants should reach out to Theresa Canales, email@example.com for any questions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Attends all developmental training and essential skills training (CPR and first aid, as required);
- Implements the curriculum provided under the direction of Catholic Charities;
- Works in concert with Catholic Charities and Office of Community Engagement leadership to maintain high standards of customer service to student day campers and their families, as required;
- Maintains clerical and administrative tasks, as required;
- Attends and participates at all staff pre-training, spirituality development and community engagement efforts;
- Assists colleagues and Catholic Charities staff with preparation, supervision and camp clean up (before camp session begins/daily during camp days/after camp session ends)
- Performs other duties as assigned.
• Must have been enrolled at St. Mary’s University during preceding Spring semester and planning to attend in the following Fall semester.
• Must be committed to an eight-week life of community living under the Marianist principles.
• Must be in good academic and student conduct standing.
• Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance.
• Must demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality.
• Must demonstrate a capacity for leadership while working with community members of primary, middle school and high school age.
• Must be committed to working collaboratively with a diverse and dynamic community.
• Must be able to pass required training, specifically CPR and First Aid.
• Must have one positive referral from one St. Mary’s University staff/faculty.
• Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and Zoom or similar platforms)
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are necessary in person, writing and by phone; Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively across
• Ability to analyze/solve problems and exercise judgment in resolving or referring special or non-routine situations. Skills in short- and long-term planning.
• Strong organizational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and detail oriented.
• Excellent customer service skills with ability to provide service to the university community; Professional demeanor, appearance and strong work ethic.
• Ability to take initiative, work independently, meet timelines, organize information, attend to details, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office
• May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek to accommodate events and projects.
· Must be able to move across the university campus to conduct day to day business.
· While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.
· Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
· Frequently communicates with others using approved technological resources; must be able to exchange accurate information through designated systems within a timely manner.
· Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.
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.