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Youth Camps Lead (4129U) 16935
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 12, 2021
Title Youth Camps Lead (4129U) 16935
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Athletics and Recreation Services
    Child and Social Services

Youth Camps Lead (4129U) 16935

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 4/20/2021

This is a continuous recruitment with multiple positions to be filled.

Departmental Overview

Cal Youth Programs & Camps continue to uphold the Cal tradition of excellence. Since 1960, we have offered a wide variety of safe, enriching, recreational summer camps, and year round activities and experiences for kids of all ages. Visit us at


Cal Youth Camp Leads provide leadership to assigned seasonal Camp Programs. Camp Leads are responsible for management of assigned staff, development, implementation, and evaluation of Camp Program Activities, and overall communication with parents and families. Camp Leads serve on seasonal summer camp leadership team, and report directly to the Youth Camps Supervisor.

  • Provide training, support and coaching to staff (Camp Asst. Leads, Camp/Program Instructors) working in assigned camp program(s); Provide direction and feedback as necessary.
  • Maintain and promote the health, safety, and well-being of camp staff
  • Organize, implement, and document professional development program, including bi-weekly staff meetings.
  • Ensure staff are adhering to and understand all stated policies and procedures of the Recreational Sports Department, and UC Berkeley, while providing a safe, fun, and educational skills-based experience for all youth campers/participants.
  • Maintain schedule of staff, and secure substitutes for all elements of the program.
  • Help campers, and staff adjust to camp life and each other
  • Motivate campers and staff to enthusiastically participate in all programs and activities

  • Prepare, maintain and process all forms and paperwork accurately and promptly (rosters, accident reports, timesheets, equipment, staff paperwork, etc.).
  • Develop and maintain a process for quality control and risk assessment in programs. Provide a comprehensive end-of-camp report including assessment, recommendations, inventories, etc.
  • Communicate and work closely with supervisor on all aspects of customer service, paperwork, facility, program development, and staff supervision.

  • Supervise, organize, and document camp schedule, including attendance, activity rotations, check-in, and release of campers.
  • Organize and run parent orientations. Promote theme days or group traditions to help campers and staff feel united as a group and add enjoyment to the camp.
  • Communicate and resolve with parents of campers on campers' progress or perceived problems
  • Administer first aid as needed and in accordance with training/certification
  • Evaluate existing programs and logistics on an ongoing basis and develop methods to improve program and service delivery.
  • Ensure staff have safe and appropriate equipment and supplies.
  • Develop and manage a system to return lost and found items to participants
  • Adapt to new situations and sudden changes or problems.

  • Display appropriate behavior (action and language) around campers, parents, and staff.
  • Follows all camp policies and procedures including, wearing required camp uniform and following agreed upon work schedule.
  • Demonstrate good judgment.
  • Maintain Red Cross First Aid CPR certifications
  • Fill in for Camp staff or receptionists as needed.
  • Complete all tasks in a timely manner as specified or requested by your supervisor
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks as requested by supervisor.

Required Qualifications
  • At least two years (or 24 months) previous experience working with youth in a recreational setting, or equivalent experience.
  • Has advanced knowledge of program planning/development, program structures, classroom management, and youth learning styles
  • Has strong management skills and knowledge of group dynamics
  • Position requires work leadership and inter-personal skills, and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally.
  • Service orientation, program management, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking, ability to develop original ideas, creative problem solving skills in a varied and challenging environment.
  • Must be able to work effectively, across all organization levels, internally and externally
  • Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking.
  • Must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of basic computer applications.
  • Knowledge of campus policies and procedures.

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification.

Licenses or certifications:
  • Red Cross Infant/Child/Adult CPR / First Aid certification.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Some college or Associate Degree and/or Bachelors Degree

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information
  • Part-time, contract appointment.
  • Approximate duration is April - September 2021.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts, employment start dates may be delayed or offers may be withdrawn.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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