Our Adolescent and Young Adult Coordinator can expect to…
• Work with the program team to coordinate seasonal staff recruiting. In conjunction with the AYA Director, recruit, review, interview and select returning and new summer staff.
• Assist with all AYA participant recruitment, conversations and selection.
• Prepare sites for all programs, spring, summer, and fall.
• Assist the AYA Director to lead continual planning and execution of enhancements to current programs.
• Assist the AYA Director to plan and conduct a comprehensive orientation for all AYA seasonal staff and volunteers.
• Participate as a member of the “Program Team” in meetings and planning of Camp events.
• Create program and activity schedules for each session.
• Assist with creating the menu for the Hero’s Journey (HJ) program with dietary support and provide planning and support for all AYA program logistics.
• In collaboration with AYA director, coordinate with Ashford FD, CSP and LifeStar for program participation and support.
• Assist with the research and evaluation in implementing measurement tools to evaluate program success and stakeholder satisfaction for all AYA programs; create and implement changes to further improve and grow the programs.
• In conjunction with the AYA Director, rewrite/update the AYA program manuals annually.
• Update and plan the wilderness first aid curriculum.
• Update the HJ volunteer informational website and handbook.
• Assist in the planning and facilitation of other Camp events, such as Bandit Round Up, Holiday Party, Gala, Camp tours, etc.
• Participate in relevant AYA professional development opportunities as approved by the AYA director and camp director.
• Organize and order inventory for spring, summer and fall AYA programming.
• Be familiar with and adhere to the policies and procedures contained within the Camp Manual.
• Communicate and demonstrate the organization’s mission, AYA program goals, and create an intentional community for staff and participants in a strong social context of “Safety, Respect, and Love”.
• Be familiar with and adhere to the policies and procedures contained within the Camp Manual.
• Serve as a part of residential weekend leadership team at assigned Family Weekend programs.
• Assist with special projects and performs additional duties as assigned.

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• Demonstrated experience in adolescent programming.
• Professional experience in program development, particularly adaptive programming for adolescents with physical and cognitive challenges.

Required Skills:

• The ability to work fully onsite from June - August, and designated Hero's and Champion's Quest and family weekends. (Full onsite summer residential required from June – August)
• A familiarity with key software and database resources (e.g. Microsoft Office 365 Suite, Teams, Salesforce, FormAssembly, etc.) and adaptable digital skills.
• The ability to work a flexible schedule as needed to lead, supervise, or participate in AYA activities.
• The ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Preferred Skills:

• The ability to multi-task and prioritize work day/projects independently.
• Strong organizational and administrative abilities.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• The ability to operate computer for extended periods with appropriate breaks.
• The ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
• A valid driver's license and driving record that meets HITWG insurance carrier requirements.

About The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides “a different kind of healing” to more than 20,000 seriously ill children and family members annually - all completely free of charge. For many of these children and families, Hole in the Wall provides multiple Camp experiences throughout the year at the facility in Ashford, Conn., in more than 40 hospitals and clinics, directly in camper homes and communities, and through other outreach activities across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.

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