Mount Hermon

  • Ponderosa Lodge Adventure Specialist

    Job Location US-CA-Mount Hermon
    Posted Date 8 months ago(9/28/2017 2:28 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Summer Staff
    Projected Position End Date
  • Overview

    Summer Staff - Organized Camp

    Position Objective:

    The Adventure Specialist provides oversight and maintenance of all adventure activities at Ponderosa (including, but not limited to climbing tower, zip line and ropes course activities) and the staff who lead them. Ensure that students have an adventure experience in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.


    Key Job Accountabilities:

    • Care and maintenance of all adventure equipment, including daily and regular inspections. Maintain all adventure areas. Timely reports of damage or broken equipment are reported to the Activities Lead.
    • Ensure the safety and all campers in adventure activities.
    • Empower, lead and train rotating counselors in all adventure events ensuring that cabin activities run smoothly.
    • Evaluate program and inventory of equipment at the end of the summer.
    • Meet regularly with the Ponderosa Lodge Activities Team.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Activities Lead. 

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • All rotating counseling staff serving in Adventure.
    • Adventure Assistant.


    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.



    • College graduate preferred.
    • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.

    Work Experience:

    • Prior experience in team sports and ropes course activities.
    • Prior experience in camping ministry is beneficial and preferred.

    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.
    • Possess proven leadership experience and skills along with a strong background in ministry and leadership of high school/junior high campers and college staff.
    • Able to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.

    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 sitting, standing, squatting, stooping, twisting, and hiking.

    Additional Requirements/Skills:

    • 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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