Mount Hermon

Redwood Camp Counselor Lead - Female

US-CA-Mount Hermon
2 months ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Targeted Job Start Date
Summer Staff
Projected Position End Date


Summer Staff - Organized Camp

Position Objective:


Counselor Leads are responsible to provide emotional, personal, and spiritual well-being of Summer Staff, oversee staff community living, as well as counseling in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.


Key Job Accountabilities:      

  • Model a genuine Christian lifestyle, encouraging and nurturing Summer Staff to serve in a selfless manner.
  • Organize, facilitate, and communicate social and recreational events for Summer Staff, building community through healthy interactions.
  • Enforce community standards to ensure a harmonious living environment.
  • Assist counselors as opportunities arise, working alongside them and facilitating high performance (cabin management, curriculum facilitation, problem-solving, mitigate crisis, CPS reports, homesick campers).
  • Perform and oversee office duties related to counselor reports and ensure they are processed in a timely manner.
  • Provide feedback and evaluation to counseling staff by completing mid-summer evaluations and on-going quality control of job performance.
  • Invest, encourage, admonish, and lead counseling staff in helping maintain healthy community among staff and care for the needs of counselors-interpersonal, work, performance, and vision casting.
  • Lead counselor meetings each weekday in conjunction with the other Counselor Lead.
  • Coordinate with all Counselor Leads, under the leadership of the Director of Children’s Ministry, for specific staff development assignments to encourage community growth.
  • Organize, coordinate, and supervise custodial support for dorms ensuring a clean living environment.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  •  Redwood Counselors.


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.




  • High school graduate.
  • College graduate preferred.
  • Graduate work in a ministry or human services related field preferred.
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.

Work Experience:


  • Prior or current experience working with college age students in ministry settings.
  • Must have experience in leadership roles (while working with college age students and young adults).
  • Prior camp counseling experience preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess leadership skills and emotional and spiritual maturity.
  • Must possess a developed sense of empathy.
  • Must be willing to take initiative.
  • Ability to articulate gospel of Jesus Christ as communicated in Scripture.
  • Mature understanding and respect for authority and peers, as well as camp guidelines and
  • Must be flexible with an ability to adjust and problem solve in challenging situations.
  • Ability to engage in active listening.
  • Ability to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.
  • A heart to serve whenever.


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:


  • 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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