Summer and School-Year Quest Team Member

Collegiate School seeks a part-time Quest Team Member to join its summer camp staff and then its after-school program for students in Grades JK-6. The Quest Team Member position works with students participating in summer camps and the after-school program during the school year. Work hours during the summer are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and during the school year, 2:30-6:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Fridays. Throughout the year, there are several days, including school holidays and parent teacher conferences, when the after-school program is open all day. On these days, Quest Team Members should expect to work 5-6 hours per day between 7:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This is a non-exempt, part-time, non-benefited, 12-month position. The Quest after-school program is licensed and regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
General responsibilities include:
 
Summer Camps       
  • Help in the execution of summer camps run in the Cougar Quest space.
  • Facilitate a variety of activities including, but not limited to sports, indoor/outdoor play, arts and crafts, and cooking.
  • Actively supervise children during a wide variety of enrichment activities that may take place on or off campus.
  • Help maintain a safe, clean and cozy learning and play environment for students.
  • Help serve as the lead contact during drop-off, pick-up and extended camp.
  • Help supervise a staff of high school and college ages students.
  • Positively interact with parents and campers helping answer questions, walk them around campus and feel at home
 
After-school
  • Leading small study groups and assisting 1st-6th Grade students thoroughly complete homework assignments.
  • Facilitating a variety of activities including, but not limited to sports, indoor/outdoor play, arts and crafts, and cooking.
  • Actively supervising children during a wide variety of enrichment activities that may take place on or off campus.
  • Help maintain a safe, clean and cozy learning and play environment for students.
  • Regularly attend monthly staff meetings and other planning meetings as needed.
 
Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications and competencies:
 
  • Have previous experience working with children ages 4-12 in a group setting.
  • A degree in a child-related field, preferably early childhood, elementary or secondary education is preferred.
  • Consistently demonstrate kindness, patience and respect toward students, parents and colleagues.
  • Have a good driving record and a willingness to learn how to drive a minibus to transport students to and from activities and events.
  • Demonstrate high levels of flexibility, a strong work ethic, and a team-oriented attitude, ready and willing to step in and help in any way needed.
  • Exhibit professionalism, timeliness and a positive attitude.
 
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. We seek professionals to uphold and advance our mission to create a diverse and inclusive community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional and physical development of each student. With our core values of honor, love of learning, excellence, respect and community, we develop minds that seek and hearts that serve. Our exceptional faculty and staff not only deliver preeminent programs but prepare the next generation of inquisitive thinkers, responsible citizens and compassionate leaders.
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. Employment decisions at the School are based on merit, qualifications and skills.
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