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Summer Service Camp Supervisor: Pittsburgh Project, The Pittsburgh Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Organization: The Pittsburgh Project
Contact Name: Lauren Pfeiffer
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 2801 North Charles Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15214  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
Service Area(s): Administrative / Office Work
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
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City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000+ volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries. Job Description: The Summer Camp Supervisor provides oversight for summer service camp staff and camp participants from 3:00 pm until 11:00 pm, as well as some Saturday and Sunday morning responsibilities. He/She provides spiritual leadership and community building activities for a team of 15-20 college-age people who are serving senior high and junior high students and elderly homeowners in Pittsburgh. He/She is also responsible for providing leadership and troubleshooting for all service camp leaders and students. The Pittsburgh Project is a non-profit, Christian organization with a 30-year track record of developing servant leaders and serving the city's most vulnerable residents. We operate a summer camp for 1400-1600 urban/suburban young people, over 8 weeks, that deploys them to perform free home repairs for Pittsburgh's in-need, elderly and disabled homeowners. The Pittsburgh Project is seeking an energetic, responsible, self-motivated leader for the Summer Service Camp Supervisor position. It is expected that the Summer Service Camp Supervisor will strive to live his/her life in a way that is honoring to God. The Summer Service Camp Supervisor responsibilities include the following: Camp responsibilities (70% of position)
  • Lead service camp staff training and orientation (May 30-June 9)
  • Oversee service camp staff as they minister to camp participants during afternoon free-time (4:00-6:00 pm) and at dinner (5:45-7:00pm)
  • Check-in with, troubleshoot for, and provide leadership for all service camp participants
  • Oversee and emcee evening CLUB, discussion groups, and evening activities, making sure they are well-run, spiritually significant, youth-engaging and on-schedule
  • Serve as a liaison for service camp needs and troubleshoot any issues that may come up with the worship band, kitchen staff, and facilities staff, as needed
  • Lead evening prayer for staff and service camp participants
  • Lead weekly service camp staff check in and bonding time
  • Lead opening day service camp staff meeting (noon on Sunday or Monday)
  • Lead mid-week leaders meeting for the adults that participate in service camp (930pm Wednesday)
  • Lead closing-day morning send-off for service camp participants (either Friday or Saturday AM)
  • Meet with service camp staff for discipleship, spiritual direction and support as they experience the joys and challenges of ministry, at least weekly
  • Organize activities that facilitate spiritual growth and community building among service camp staff
  • Administrative responsibilities (30% of position)
  • Create a weekly staff schedule that assigns service camp staff to their weekly roles and program assignments
  • Meet with staff to develop and run through testimonies
  • Provide oversight of the development and implementation of the morning skit and evening club game
  • Provide leadership in developing discussion group curriculum
  • Create slides for morning quiet time/reflection/devotions in sanctuary
  • Provide lunch for opening day service camp staff meeting
  • Provide snack at weekly service camp staff check in (not opening day)
  • Mediate staff or camper/leader conflicts
  • Contribute to community life by serving where needed
  • Meet weekly with the Director of Homeowner Services and/or Homeowner Services Manager
  • The Summer Service Camp Supervisor must be at least 23 years old and profess faith in Christ. If needed, lodging along with most meals. Requirements
  • At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be a Christian
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
  • Able to make at least a summer (May 23-August 12) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing and any outside income sources you have.
  • Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)
  • For more information or to apply visit cityvisioninternships.org. For more information about this site visit The Pittsburgh Project.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

Benefits Offered:

  • Housing or Rental Stipend

This cost includes:

Length of Trip

Summer (June-Aug)

Initially Posted: 04/13/2015
Last Updated: 04/15/2018

(this opportunity is not scheduled for a specific date)