Mount Hermon

  • Ponderosa Lodge Recreation Specialist

    Job Location US-CA-Mount Hermon
    Posted Date 7 months ago(9/28/2017 2:01 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Summer Staff
    Projected Position End Date
  • Overview

    Summer Staff - Organized Camp

    Position Objective:


    The Recreation Specialist provides oversight and maintenance of all recreation activities at Ponderosa (including, but not limited to bmx biking, skateboarding, laser tag, paintball activities along with all the activities that happen on the sports court and the rec field) and the staff who lead them to ensure that students have a recreation experience, in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.


    Key Job Accountabilities:

    • Care and maintenance of all recreation equipment, including daily and regular inspections. Maintain all recreation areas including, but not limited to the rec sheds by the sports court and the rec field. Timely reports of damage or broken equipment are reported to the Activities Lead and Resource Manager.
    • Ensure the safety and all campers in recreation activities.
    • Empower and lead rotating counselors in all recreation 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:

    • Rotating counseling staff serving in his/her area.


    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 biking, paintball and skateboarding.
    • 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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