Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Coordinator

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Drumlin Farm

Drumlin Farm Camp is full of outdoor exploration, farmyard activities, teambuilding, games, and much more. We are looking for staff to teach campers about farming, nature and wildlife of Massachusetts. You’ll work with the camp administrative team to interview, train, and create curriculum to support CITs’ ongoing learning and development. Create a welcoming, fun atmosphere, evaluate CIT lessons, and support all camp groups with CITs or teens.

Join a positive, welcoming staff community in a beautiful place to share your love of nature with children and youth! Campers are ages 4-17 and are divided into small groups by age to participate in one or two-week sessions.  

Responsibilities

  • Interview and establish goals with individual CITs. Develop and deliver 3-day CIT training including natural history, communication, group management, health and safety, and teaching techniques.
  • Assign CITs to groups; support positive, professional relationships among staff, CITs and campers.
  • Supervise CITs and staff, camper health and safety, pro-actively communicate with caregivers and staff, and provide leadership for campers, Counselors-in-Training, and camp educators.
  • Provide support and development to CITs and educators through regular check-ins, observation of lessons, evaluations, and feedback sessions. Communicate with camp director team regarding any issues that arise.
  • Assist in developing and delivering mandated, paid camp training.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years old with at least three years’ experience supervising children and/or teens
  • Must enjoy working with teens/ youth, be able to work both cooperatively and independently, be flexible, responsible, and a positive communicator
  • We encourage applicants with a diversity of interests and work experience to apply. Interest or studies in environmental science, education, psychology, biology, agriculture, food justice, or related fields are helpful
  • Must have the ability to lead groups over rough terrain
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity
  • Must have community CPR/First Aid certifications current through August 2021 or willing to obtain before June (we will offer a class).
  • Must pass background records checks (CORI & SORI)

Compensation and Benefits

Rate of Pay: Beginning at $15.00/hour depending on experience

Additional Comments

Schedule
Monday– Friday, 8 am – 4pm 

June 7 – August 13 (additional dates may be available through Sept 2)

Greater Boston and Worcester residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially. A detailed job description is available upon request.

How to Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Meghan Haslam, Camp Director (she/her)
Job# 3310

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