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POWDR Summer Woodward Copper Overnight Counselor in Copper Mountain, Colorado

Job Title: Summer Woodward Copper Overnight Counselor

Job Status: Seasonal

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation: Proposed hiring rate of $12.50 to $13.04+, actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.
  • Benefits: This is a seasonal position eligible for season pass for employees/dependents and privileges at several other resorts. Several discount programs (i.e. food & beverage, retail/rental, tickets, etc.) also available.

Job Summary:

The Woodward Copper Summer Camp Counselor will be responsible for living with a group of campers and tending to their unique needs. Camp Counselors will have responsibilities including monitoring camper whereabouts, assisting campers with wake-up and bedtime responsibilities, assisting the Activities Specialist with camper recreation, and ensuring campers' psychological needs are met.

This individual will be assigned a group of approximately 6 to 12 campers of a similar age. The counselor and campers will be of the same gender. As a group of campers will be assigned both day and counselors to cover their week, the counselor will coordinate with the campers' day counselor/coach to ensure smooth daily transitions.

Camp Counselors will communicate with the Housing/Travel Specialist, as well as the campers' coaches and medical staff when necessary, to ensure any physical and psychological needs are attended; e.g., daily medications, challenges in class or room. Camp Counselors will convey important communication to the Housing/Travel Specialist, as well as coaches/day counselor and Athletic Trainer staff when necessary, to ensure campers' needs are foreseen, understood, and dealt with appropriately; e.g., homesickness, peer challenges, overnight issues.

Camp Counselors will be an integral part of all-around camp life. Camp Counselors will be responsible for knowing where his / her campers are at any time during his / her shifts. Camp Counselors may also be responsible for monitoring larger groups of campers during meal times or other times as deemed necessary by the Operations Manager and/or the Housing/Travel Specialist. The Operations Manager and Housing/Travel Specialist will schedule and train the counselors as needed for assistance with camper recreation, which may include off-site activities.

Camp Counselors will also be integral in the serving of camper meals during camp meals, cleaning camp facilities including but not limited to the Barn, the Cage, the EDGE Cafe, EDGE lobby, camper rooms, vehicles, camper rooms, camp laundry, as well as stocking and folding retail merchandise at the Barn and Cage. Counselors can assist in the transportation of campers by driving 15 passenger vans. Other duties can include assisting the park crew with summer terrain park maintenance by digging, raking, and moving features.

The Counselor is a seasonal position. Days and hours may vary but will include weekends and holidays. Must be able to work in all camp environments within a variety of hours. Good written and oral communication skills and team player attitude required. Candidates must be available to work until the end of the summer camp season.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Live with campers in a responsible, caring way
  • Coordinate with all camp programs
  • Communicate camper information to supervisory staff in a professional, discreet manner
  • Monitor campers' physical whereabouts
  • Participate in recreation activities enthusiastically
  • Assist in the serving of camper meals during camp meals
  • Assist in the cleaning of camp facilities including but not limited to the Barn, the Cage, the EDGE Cafe, EDGE lobby, camper rooms, vehicles, camper rooms, camp laundry, etc.
  • Assist in the stocking and folding of merchandise at the Barn
  • Assist in the maintenance of summer terrain park features
  • Maintains a positive attitude in an eight to ten hour day, and on stressful high volume days, in order to uphold the highest standard of professionalism (including appearance and behavior at all times) as a member of the Woodward Copper staff.
  • Be knowledgeable in all departmental aspects of Woodward Copper policies and procedures, and to be able to perform the frontline duties wherever/whenever required.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with Copper Mountain Inc. and Village at Copper employees, parents, public, and other members of the Copper Mountain community
  • Drive campers safely in a 15 passenger van
  • Overnight Counselors can NOT have a second job within Woodward Copper or Copper Mountain. NO second job as a coach, agent, or any other CM job.
  • Exempted from accruing Overtime and also have an EDGE housing deposit of up to $200, $150 returnable deposit with a non-returnable $50 processing fee.

Administration Duties:

  • Keep record of class lists for tracking purposes.
  • Fill out end of session feedback forms for campers to take home.

Guest Service Duties:

  • Be knowledgeable in all departmental aspects of Woodward Copper policies and procedures, and to be able to perform the frontline duties wherever/whenever required.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with Copper Mountain Inc. and Village at Copper employees, parents, public, and other members of the Copper Mountain community
  • Meet with parents in the case of camper behavioral issues and during arrival and departure days.

Other Duties as Assigned:

  • This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for this job and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of POWDR-Copper, the responsibilities of this position may change. The job must be prepared to accept new responsibilities and transfer others.
  • Functions as an ambassador of Copper Mountain, modeling and sharing the Copper "culture" with our guests and employees. Upholds the most professional image. Continually strives to exceed our guest's expectations and create memories for our guests and staff.

Personal Attributes:

  • Is honest and has the highest integrity
  • Is able to handle and manage confidential information
  • Professional appearance. Adheres to all grooming guidelines
  • Follows established policies and procedures
  • Is supportive of Core Values
  • Sets the example for others and is above reproach
  • Is comfortable to challenge established policies and procedures, but once established, is supportive of those rules.
  • Is organized in tasks. Sees projects through to the finish. Has good follow-through and makes it a habit of getting back to people on issues.
  • Can handle fast paced, potentially high-pressure environment
  • Is flexible with hours and days of work
  • Is able to work any hours of the day, any days of the week
  • Prioritizes and re-prioritizes personal time and work, to have good balance in life

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry items up to 50 lbs.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this position, a criminal background check will be conducted after position is accepted. This background check will be done in accordance with standards enacted under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Must have a valid US Driver's License
  • This position may require the use of a motor vehicle and the employee is subject to comply with the Driver's Standards of Copper Mountain
  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Bending, reaching, climbing
  • Pushing/Pulling
  • Prolonged standing
  • Confined sitting
  • Eye/hand coordination
  • Visual concentration on equipment
  • Concentrated reading and writing
  • Rapid reaction to physical changes (operating equipment)
  • Peripheral, color, and depth vision
  • Extended periods of outdoor exposure
  • Extreme cold
  • Extreme heat and sun exposure
  • Variation in temperature from hot to cold

Preferred Experience and Special Skills:

  • Minimum 1-2 years' experience working with children required.
  • Minimum 1 year guest service experience preferred.
  • Previous cleaning experience preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year camp experience preferred.
  • Previous resort experience in a high volume customer oriented environment preferred.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills required.
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation and 3 work related references.

Copper Mountain, LLC is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law, are not taken into account in any employment decision. We offer competitive benefits, employee housing, and a unique work atmosphere. All of our job opportunities are located at Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado. 90 miles west of Denver, we are situated in the heart of Colorado's playground. All candidates must fill out an application to be considered for employment.

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