Position Description

TALENT LIST: Humane Education Camp Counselor (Seasonal)
Location Headquarters
Job Code HECC
# of Openings 1
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PRIMARY FUNCTION: This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience with both children and animals.  Humane Education Camp Counselors will be responsible for supervising children and managing the daily activities within camp.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .

  • Actively supervising campers and ensuring each camper is accounted for

  • Collaborating with co-workers to plan activities and prep supplies each day

  • Implementing humane education lessons, animal interactions, animal related chores, crafts, educational games

  • Communicating with parents/guardians about each camper’s day

  • Ensure the health and safety of the youth in program

  • Ensure the camper sign-in and out process is run smoothly and safely

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. (1)

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Experience as an educator in a formal or informal education setting. Experience educating diverse and underserved communities is highly desired. Experience working with children 4-14. Knowledge of companion animals and their health and welfare issues is helpful. Animal care/handling experience desired. Associate or Bachelor’s degree in education or in college, working on this degree in English, psychology, communications, or related field preferred. Studies in Early Education and related majors are preferred

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Strong interpersonal skills with a dynamic personality to engage and excite the community about programs and services. Exceptional ease and diplomacy when communicating with the public, staff and volunteers while offering a high level of customer service. Ability to manage conflict and be tactful and fair-minded.  Ability to handle stressful and changing situations. Versatile, flexible, and willing to work within constantly changing priorities. Must maintain positive and productive relations at all times with employees, colleagues, vendors, service providers, volunteers, donors, participants, and others. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Cheerful, outgoing, and enthusiastic attitude

TECHNICAL SKILLS/TOOLS: Comfortable learning and using online information systems. Strong multi-tasking skills.  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

CONTACTS: Frequent interactions with people of all ages, including children. Comfortable handling cats, dogs, and other animals

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid driver's license and pass a background check

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. (1)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, feel, speak, hear and see.  Performance may also require prolonged periods of sitting and repetitive motion and occasional lifting/moving of up to 20 pounds with reasonable accommodations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. (1)

The employee may work in an area with high noise level, and potentially be subject to animal bites and scratches.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to cleaning chemicals, fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, dust, animal dander, and feces.

(1)        Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Compassion – showing empathy and sympathy for what others – both people and animals – are experiencing;

  • Communication – able to convey accurate and timely information both internally and externally;

  • Flexibility – willing and able to adapt to new circumstances and conditions;

  • Commitment – a pledge to the mission, fellow employees, volunteers, animals and the community;

  • Teamwork – willingness to collaborate and communicate to achieve a common goal;

  • Integrity – pursuing our mission with honor, fairness and respect for animals, individuals and the organization; and

  • Respect – showing consideration and professional regard for all aspects of the organization.

Must be committed to building a lifelong bond between animals and humans.



Required Sessions


Days of Week



(Summer Camp) *

June 29 – July 3, 2020




Summer Camp

July 6 – August 21, 2020


7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


* Training is required before camp begins in order to learn about our facility and the animals, create lesson plans, and prepare materials. 





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