Fieldston Emerging Leaders Counselor
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Riverdale, New York
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 11/1/2019
Job ID: 48773
Position/Title: Fieldston Emerging Leaders Counselor
Employer: Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Department: Summer Programs
Category: Teaching
Type: Other - Teaching
Status: Summer
Job Description/Responsibilities:
Who are we?

Are you interested in a rewarding summer with activities and classes taught by professional educators? Fieldston Summer Camps provide a fun and eventful summer for all ages. Fieldston Emerging Leaders Camp, Future Leaders Camp, and Fieldston Outdoors are comprehensive programs covering a spectrum of subjects and interests designed to engage and provide campers with a memorable summer experience. Our programs and classes range from outdoor adventure, to educational, sports, and programs that are designed for campers to enjoy their summers.

Fieldston Emerging Leaders

Fieldston Emerging Leaders is a collection of two-week programs designed for rising 9th-12th grade students. Within the Emerging Leaders camp, campers have the option to choose amongst an Outdoor Enrichment Wilderness Program, a Counselor in Training Program, as well as a S.T.E.A.M. Program with various specialties. With our Outdoor Enrichment Wilderness Program, campers go on backpacking and camping trips across the country, learning skills from leadership to outdoor cooking and wilderness survival. In our Counselor in Training Program, campers go through a leadership development course and end the summer prepared to apply to be counselors at a camp. Our S.T.E.A.M. courses are academic in nature, and campers have the opportunity to learn about Computer Science and Hackathons, Pre-Health Sciences, Fashion Design, and Rube Goldberg Machines. The Emerging Leaders Camp truly does have something for every high school student to explore.

The camp is in session between June 13 - July 31, 2020.

We are currently recruiting qualified Program Instructors to teach the following courses:

Outdoor Enrichment Program - Backpacking Field Instructor*
Counselor In Training Program - Leadership Instructor*
S.T.E.A.M. - Computer Science Bootcamp/Hackathon Instructor
S.T.E.A.M. - Pre-Health Sciences Instructor
S.T.E.A.M. - Fashion Design Instructor
* Applicants for the Outdoor Enrichment and Counselor In Training Programs will be expected to lead students on overnight trips. Experience teaching in an Outdoor or Wilderness capacity is expected. Wilderness First Aid is a minimum medical certification required for these positions.


Plan and submit lesson plans as required.
Support youth development through camp activities.
Effectively develop a positive rapport with participants.
Maintaining safety and confidentiality.
Supervise participants during program hours, ensuring camper safety and the development of positive relationships with instructors.
Motivate campers with effective communication.
Must know and adhere to site specific safety standards.
Maintain clean and safe work environment, notify supervisor of any hazardous issues.
Participate in professional development, including a pre-program training.
Must attend staff meetings as assigned.
And other duties as assigned.
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 0-1 Years

A Bachelor’s Degree or some college level course work
Must have experience working with High School students
Some teaching experience strongly preferred
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
Respect for diversity
Ability to inspire and motivate
CPR/First Aid Certifications or the ability to obtain one
Flexible team player, with the ability, and willingness to work with adolescents, staff, and families
Ability to be a mentor and be a resource to campers, staff, families and embrace/foster cultural inclusiveness
Inspired through creativity and able to bring these talents to the work site.
Application Notes:
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To be considered for the above mentioned position, please submit a resume, and contact information for three references. Please do not email or call the school directly.


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