Job Details

Job Title: Summer Riding Program - Counselor

Department: Equestrian Studies

Reports To: Summer Riding Head Counselor/Director

Job Type: This is a full time, exempt position.

General Description:

The position is responsible for providing dorm supervision and guidance for the residential Summer Riding Program participants during the afternoon and evening activities in the dorm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide positive adult leadership for all summer riding program campers
  • Supervision of a “cabin” of 6-8 campers throughout each week of camp
  • Be actively engaged in camp and cabin experiences during both small and large group activities
  • Respond following summer riding program protocol to situations during camp that may involve campers, safety, facility and other staff
  • Assists with any “situation” that they might witness when it comes to the safety and/or inappropriate behavior of the campers
  • Communicate with director/head counselor about any potential problem situations
  • Keep assigned campers moving to various locations according to the schedule
  • Facilitate the beginning of morning and evening applied riding sessions
  • Meals: dining with campers and other staff (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Lead and participate in evening programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have experience living in a university dormitory, either through college enrollment or participation in residential camps.
  • Preferred experience with youth programs, both in programming and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and problem solve.
  • Any combination of education training or experience that provides required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs several times each day.
  • Ability to lift, push or pull 100 pounds or more.
  • Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, bend, walk or stand for long periods.
  • Ability to work irregular hours.
  • Ability to be exposed to dusts, fumes and odoriferous working conditions.
  • Ability to speak and read English fluently.
  • Ability to hear.

Work Schedule:

This is a 40-hour per week position beginning Saturday at 3:00 prior to the first day of camp. Counselors will attend a residential counselor training program from 3:00 Saturday until the official start of camp on Sunday at 2:00. Dinner will be provided on Saturday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Sunday prior to the start of the first week of camp. The same training period will be required of all counselors prior to the second week of camp.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer