Employment

Are you interested in joining the Camp Nuhop team? We select staff based on maturity, sensitivity, and the ability to relate well with the young people who participate in our summer programs for students with learning disabilities. 

Our staff is dedicated to facilitating a positive experience for every child and helping them see themselves in a positive light. Staff and campers canoe, hike, and camp together—but most importantly, they take risks together and accomplish goals that may initially seem impossible to the camper. 


2019 Employment Details

Who works at Nuhop?

We only hire dedicated and caring people who are ready for the responsibility of working with children with special needs. We expect employees to create and maintain the structured, nurturing environment our children need to succeed. The hours are long and sometimes difficult, and you are repaid with sincere smiles, fulfilling experiences and life-long memories. With a busy schedule, counselors are busy too, but do have some time off during the summer. We allow for one night off during each session and one full day off in between camps.

All Camp Nuhop staff are responsible for the safety and success of all Nuhop campers. We promote unconditional acceptance of everyone in our Nuhop community; all seasonal employees are expected to live up to this ideal. You are required to attend ALL SCHEDULED DATES and meetings, including the Summer Staff in-service and six sessions of our special needs camps. The Staff in-service is designed to create staff community and to teach counselors our mission, camp activities, behavior management techniques, and more. Room and board is provided for the summer.

The Assistant Director and Mentor Staff Counselors will be responsible for attending an additional leadership in-service as directed by the Summer Director.

Camp Nuhop accepts applications the beginning of each calendar year until all positions have been hired. You will be notified shortly after we receive your online application.

Year Round Job Opportunities

Client Services Manager

The Client Services Manager is responsible for the coordination and management of professional relationships with clients.  The Client Services Manager will work with the Director Level Team to manage communications with client base to ensure the delivery of quality programs and support services.  The Client Services Manager will assist in staff training and program facilitation.

 

Qualifications: 

The Client Service Manager must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, recreation or a related field.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years full-time experience and/or related experience in education, recreation or an associated field, preferably outdoor or experiential education, education or therapeutic environments.
  • Have a commitment to the mission of Nuhop and an ability to promote this mission to clients and staff.
  • Have excellent communication and organizational skills, confidence and willingness to be positive and motivational with all.
  • Be flexible, patient and have strong initiative. 
  • Be a customer service oriented problem solver.  

Title: Client Services Manager

Reports to:   Executive Director

                       Associate Director

Supervises: Nuhop client base and seasonal/ contracted staff

Length of Contract: Full Time

 

Primary Responsibility: Client Management  

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

A. Coordination & Management

  • Organize and manage professional relationships with clients and Director Level Team.
  • Manage communications with client base including but not limited to:
    a. Scheduling: facility usage, meals & lodging, arrival and departure, transportation, food allergies & medications, paperwork collection and organizing, venue selection, site coordination and special request.
  • Work in collaboration with Directors to staff/ organize outdoor education, respite and summer camp programs as well as other Nuhop service areas.
  • Reporting group numbers and follow up with client.

B.  Curriculum Development

  • Assist in the development of innovative program models in a multitude of experiential programs including but not limited to:  outdoor education, respite, summer camp, teambuilding, challenge courses, retreats and corporate programs.

C.  Training

  • Organize & assist in the facilitation of internal trainings for seasonal and sub contractors.
     

Secondary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

A.   Nuhop Ambassador (Marketing):

  • Engage Client Base at Regional Trade Shows, Speaking Engagements and Marketing Driven Events and Programs.
  • Assist Director Level Staff and Nuhop Office Staff in the development and disbursement of marketing materials, sales collateral and web/ cloud based marketing processes.
  • Lead programs to ensure quality control and quality programmatic outcomes.  Major focus areas: Outdoor Education, Respite and Summer Camp.

B.   Facilitation

  • When needed lead programs to ensure quality control and quality programmatic outcomes.  

C.  Principle Activities (General):

  • Function as an effective member of the Nuhop team.
  • Communicate effectively to staff and supervisors.
  • Perform all assigned duties in an enthusiastic and timely manner. Night duties will be required.
  • Maintain general facility and equipment upkeep on a weekly basis.  Maintain facility for safety and cleanliness.
  • Work to develop and execute leading edge programs, which meet the needs of the clientele of Nuhop.

D.  Effect on end Results:

  • Each client of Nuhop will experience consistent and high quality customer service.
  • All programs administered by Nuhop will be conducted in a fun, safe and age appropriate manner.
  • Staff morale and retention will be consistently high.
  • Program evaluations will meet and exceed defined expectations.

Programs Manager

The Programs Manager is responsible for creating, planning, staffing and implementing a variety of Nuhop programs, including but not limited to: team building, corporate programs, challenge courses, retreats, workshops & rental services.  The Programs Manager will be responsible for managing the client communications and needs for the stated programs, collecting and managing programmatic information in order to provide high-quality experiences for all of our clients.

 

Qualifications: 

The Program Facilitator must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, recreation or a related field.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years full-time experience and/or related experience in education, recreation or an associated field, preferably outdoor or experiential education, education or therapeutic environments.
  • ACCT Level I or II Facilitator Certification for low and high ropes challenge courses preferred.
  • Have a commitment to the mission of Nuhop and an ability to promote this mission to clients and staff.  
  • Have excellent communication and organizational skills, confidence and willingness to be positive and motivational with all.  
  • Be flexible, patient and have strong initiative.  
  • Be a customer service oriented problem solver.  

Title: Program Facilitator

Reports to:     Executive Director

                         Associate Director

Supervises:    Nuhop clients and staff as directed.

Length of Contract: Full Time

Primary Responsibility: Program Management, Facilitation & Communications

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

A. Programming:

  • Assist Nuhop Directors in the management of existing Nuhop programs.
    Major Focus Areas include but are not limited to: team building, challenge course, retreats, workshops & rental service streams.
  • Ensure quality control through the planning, organizing and systemization of Nuhop Programs.
  • Train and manage the staffing of Nuhop programs.
  • Lead and facilitate experiential programs.

B.  Client Management

  • Organize and manage professional communications with client base to ensure quality control and programmatic outcomes.    

C.  Nuhop Ambassador (Marketing):

  • Engage Client/ Potential Employee Base at Regional Trade Shows, Speaking Engagements and Marketing Driven Events and Programs.
  • Assist Director Level Staff and Nuhop Office Staff in the development and disbursement of marketing materials, sales collateral and web/ cloud based marketing processes.

C.  Principle Activities (General):

  • Function as an effective member of the Nuhop team.
  • Communicate effectively to staff and supervisors.
  • Perform all assigned duties in an enthusiastic and timely manner. Night duties will be required.
  • Maintain general facility and equipment upkeep on a weekly basis.  Maintain facility for safety and cleanliness.
  • Work to develop and execute leading edge programs, which meet the needs of the clientele of Nuhop.

D.  Effect on end Results:

  • Each client of Nuhop will experience consistent and high quality customer service.
  • All programs administered by Nuhop will be conducted in a fun, safe and age appropriate manner.
  • Staff morale and retention will be consistently high.
  • Program evaluations will meet and exceed defined expectations.

Outdoor Education (Seasonal) Job Opportunities

High Ropes Course Instructor (Leads and Seconds)

Seasonal positions are available for the spring and fall seasons.

Qualified Individuals will have:

  • Experience working with youth
  • Previous experience working on ropes courses or climbing facilities
  • Preferred, but not required, - bachelor’s degree in education, outdoor education, environmental sciences, or related field
  • Current FBI/BCI background check, or be willing to obtain one

Responsibilities as a Lead Instructor include:

  • Safety and supervision of all clients and staff participating in the High Ropes Course
  • Explaining and demonstrating use of equipment (including: harnesses, helmets, lead ropes and carabineers)
  • Physical ability to climb and spend extended periods of time at 40+ feet

Responsibilities as a Second (assistant) Instructor:

  • Safety and supervision of all clients and staff participating in the High Ropes Course
  • Assisting in explaining and demonstrating use of equipment

Outdoor Education Instructor

Seasonal positions are available for the spring and fall seasons. Spring season runs from early March through the end of May. Fall season begins in late August and runs until late November.

Qualified Individuals will have:

  • Experience working with youth and working outdoors
  • Current FBI/BCI Background Check, or be willing to acquire one
  • Ability to stand/walk/hike for two to three hours at a time
  • Ability to direct and supervise others with professionalism and respect
  • A bachelor’s degree in education, outdoor education, environmental sciences, or related field is preferred, but not required

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching one to two hour outdoor education classes on subjects such as geology, ecology, forestry, canoeing, and orienteering
  • Leading team-building activities and high ropes course activities
  • Leading three to four mile hikes
  • Occasional night hikes and overnight responsibilities in 2-3 nights weekly in cabins (for individuals only looking for part time work, this would not have to include overnights)

Summer Job Opportunities

Assistant Director

The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the Summer Camp Director. Duties include, but are not limited to: administrative support, resource for tribe counselors, one on one behavior management, collaborating with the leadership team, facilitating meals and leading campfire activities. Those hired as an Assistant Director have shown skill as a leader, as a camp counselor, and dedicated multiple summers to Camp Nuhop’s summer camps. Experience working with children with learning disabilities, mood disorders, attention deficit, and behavioral nuances is a must.

Mentor Staff Counselor

Mentor staff counselors are responsible for closely supporting tribes and their counselors.  Mentor staff will assist with planning and implementing organizational procedures during staff orientation and during summer camp.  Mentor staff counselors should have an understanding of Nuhop’s mission and have shown prior skill as a counselor in our summer camps.

Counselor

Counselors are responsible for organizing, planning, and facilitating individual sessions, as well as handling day to day interactions with our campers. Counselors should have a positive attitude, as well as an understanding of children with special needs and the outdoors. Counselors should have completed at least one year of college.

Junior Counselor

Junior Counselors are typically older high school students who show maturity beyond their peers and desire experience working with individuals with special needs. They are responsible for set-up, prep-work and laying the groundwork for tribe activities so tribes are able to transition smoothly during camp sessions.

Lifeguard

The Lifeguard is responsible for facilitating deep water tests, keeping campers and staff safe while on the beach, organizing free swims, and other duties determined by the director, including joining a group as an extra hand and cabin duties.

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