Mount Hermon

  • Kidder Counselor - Male

    Job Location US-CA-Etna
    Posted Date 9 months ago(9/28/2017 11:28 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Summer Staff
    Projected Position End Date
  • Overview

    Summer Staff - Organized Camp

    Position Objective:


    Kidder Creek Counselors are responsible to model a genuine lifestyle of Christian discipleship, providing for campers safety and well-being while befriending and nurturing spiritual growth through program activities and curriculum in manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision, and values.


    Key Job Accountabilities:


    • Live with and lead approx. 7-8 campers each week. Lead small group Bible studies.
    • Seek out and connect to campers guiding them spiritually through activities and curriculum.
    • Share in the responsibilities of keeping camp areas including cabins, living areas, workspaces and supplies clean and orderly.
    • Attend all staff meetings and events.
    • Actively participate in and contribute to the broader program with enthusiasm.
    • Actively engage and help build the summer staff community with your attitude, words, and actions.
    • Ensure smooth execution of the program specifically by being on time, prepared, and willing to assist with immediate and/or unforeseen needs.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisors.


    Supervisory Responsibilities:


    • None.


    General Qualifications:

    A mature follower of Jesus, still growing and developing in their faith.  Fully in accord with Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) mission, vision, values and statement of beliefs. Committed to living these out personally, and instilling them in the organization.  Of strong moral character and integrity.



    • At least 1 years college experience preferred.
    • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.


    Work Experience:


    • Prior camp counseling experience preferred.
    • Prior experience working with elementary, junior high and high school students.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Ability to articulate the gospel of Jesus Christ as communicated in Scripture.
    • Ability to demonstrate a personal, committed and thought-through faith in Christ.
    • Positive role model, listener, enthusiastic leader, and friend.
    • Possess creativity, willingness to learn and ability to teach and lead Bible studies.
    • Able to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.
    • Ability to lead worship preferred.
    • Attention to detail and follow-through, creative and able to adjust to challenges of the program.
    • Flexible and adaptable to changing job assignments and schedules with short notice.


    Key Job Accountabilities

    Physical Demands:

    • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
    • Requires lifting and transporting 25-50 lbs. of gear and equipment up and down stairs.
    • The employee is frequently required to run, swim, stand, sit for long periods and use steep trails and stairs.
    • The employee is frequently required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl.
    • The physical environment requires the employee to talk and hear both in person from close and long distances and by phone or radio.
    • Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, use of both eyes, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades; depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to be in the sun for extended periods of time.

    Additional Requirements/Skills:


    • Will be required to work secondary assignments and rotation week assignments of Adventure, Recreation and/or Housekeeping duties.
    • Assist in service needs (maintenance, food service, and housekeeping) at camp as assigned by the Kidder Creek leadership team.
    • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in Mount Hermon’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements.
    • Adherence to company dress code and professional standards for personal grooming and appearance.
    • Satisfactory completion of background investigation, or valid work permit, as well as ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


    *This job description reflects essential functions of this position. It does not restrict management’s right to reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



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