Boy Scout Camp Ecology Director: Illinois

Boy Scouts of America
Fairmount, IL
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Camp Drake Ecology Area Director Job Description As a staff member for the 2018 season of Camp Robert Drake, the primary focus is to provide a safe, educational, and fun experience for both youth and adult campers. All Camp Drake staff members will reside on camp property during the week-long sessions (Sunday noon to Saturday noon) for the summer period, June 1, 2018 through August 1, 2018. Preliminary training seminars will be scheduled for staff members throughout the spring. The position of: ECOLOGY AREA DIRECTOR Directly reports to: PROGRAM DIRECTOR Each staff member will understand that Camp Drake is organized through a Council Camping Committee, comprised of volunteer and professional Scouters, with responsibilities for different areas of operations. This management team works to build a successful camp experience for the Prairielands Council. The responsibilities of the ECOLOGY AREA DIRECTOR shall include: 1.Implementation of a diverse Ecology program for Boy Scout and Cub Scout Resident camp at Camp Robert Drake involving recreational, educational, and advancement ideals. A.Organize the Ecology area for basic and advanced instruction. B.Assist in conducting specialty activities for both younger and older Scouts. C.Create an overall area schedule of events all throughout each day. D.Develop a “back-up” plan for rainy day program needs E.Conduct and record advancement opportunities for the specific BSA programs 2.Oversee health and safety procedures in ecology area to provide quality program opportunities in a safe manner and hazard-free environment. 3.Train and manage quality Ecology staff members. A.Training staff members to conduct a positive outdoor experience B.Provide the example of a Staff Leader as the area director C.Evaluate program staff members regularly, and provide a year-end summary. 4.Assist in maintaining the necessary equipment to operate the Ecology area. A.Review the Ecology equipment inventory and evaluate status B.Provide advice on the purchase of equipment based on need and budget limits C.Oversee the proper use, maintenance, and storage of program equipment. 5.Create an end of the summer report on the operations of the 2018 camp program 6.Additional duties as assigned by the Camp Drake management team.
Students who have completed their sophomore year in college with a major in one of the following fields: forestry, soil and water conservation, fish and wildlife, earth science, ecology, environmental specialties, etc.
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