CLEAR Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation at SUNY Potsdam! CLEAR offers a variety of programs throughout the year and all of our staff play an integral part in the successful implementation of our activities.

In compliance with SUNY policies, CLEAR staff undergo background checks and SUNY Potsdam student staff must also consent to screening of both their judicial and academic records.

Overnight Summer Camps and Tournaments


All applications for overnight summer camp positions must be submitted by the date indicated under individual listings.

For questions, please contact Alex Allen by calling (315) 267-2738 or via e-mail at allenaw@potsdam.edu.

Basketball Camp Counselors
Crane Youth Music Camp Counselors
Lifeguards
Aquatics Director


Basketball Camp Counselors
Applications are being accepted until the positions are filled.

Basketball Camp counselors are responsible for the primary supervision of all campers off-court and are required to be on call 24/7 while camp is in session. Counselors will primarily be tasked with monitoring hallways in Maxcy Hall and in the residence halls. Additional responsibilities include ensuring a 1:10 coach/counselor to camper ratio, collaborating with camp staff on various tasks, taking attendance before transporting campers, and any other duties assigned by camp administration. Counselors are required to live on-campus and all meals will be covered while camp is in session. Counselors will need to arrive on July 12, 2014, one day before the start of camp, for training.
Basketball Camp Counselor Application

Crane Youth Music Camp Counselors
CLEAR is not accepting applications at this time.

Lifeguards
Applications are being accepted until the positions are filled.

Qualified lifeguards are required to be on call during all camp sessions (dates included on application) and shall actively supervise participants in the camp's aquatic activities as detailed in the camp's safety plan. While on duty at the waterfront, qualified lifeguards shall not be engaged in duties or activities which distract them from the direct supervision of the waterfront. A qualified lifeguard shall:
  • (1) Be at least 16 years of age
  • (2) Meet lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR certification requirements.
If an applicant does not have a certification listed above, but plans on obtaining one, this information must be included with application materials.
Summer Camp Lifeguard Application

Aquatics Director
Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.

As described in the State Sanitary Code, Part 7, Subpart 7-2.5 Children's Camps, a camp Aquatics Director shall establish and oversee all activities in and on the water at the children's camp's waterfront and supervise all staff and campers participating in these activities. The Aquatics Director must be on-site during any swimming activities at the camp. The camp Aquatics Director shall:
  • (1) Be at least 21 years of age;
  • (2) Have a minimum of:
    • (i) one season of previous experience as a camp aquatics director at a New York State children's camp; or
    • (ii) two seasons of previous experience consisting cumulatively of at least 12 weeks as a children's camp lifeguard at a swimming pool or bathing beach which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time; or
    • (iii) at least 18 weeks of previous experience as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or bathing beach which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time;
  • (3) Have successfully completed a training course in lifeguard supervision and management;
  • (4) Possess a current certificate in an acceptable cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program;
  • (5) Be either:
    • (i) a progressive swimming instructor*; or
    • (ii) a qualified lifeguard, as defined in subdivision possessing lifeguard certification specific to the type of bathing facility at the children's camp.
*A progressive swimming instructor must assess the swimming ability of each camper prior to allowing the child to participate in aquatic activities. A progressive swimming instructor must be either a Water Safety Instructor certified by the ARC; or possess a current certificate issued by a certifying agency determined by the State Commissioner of Health to provide an adequate level of similar training.

The Aquatics Director will also be responsible for supervising the lifeguard staff. If an applicant does not have a certification listed above, but plans on obtaining one, this information must be included with application materials.
Aquatics Director Application

Non-Credit Programs
& Day Camps


Instructors
Want to teach for us? Tell us about yourself or submit a Course Proposal!

Instructors are also strongly encouraged to complete and submit an Instructor Application.

Non-Instructional Positions
For the majority of CLEAR positions applicants are expected to submit employment materials to:

CLEAR
389 VHE, SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam NY 13676

Questions may be directed to clear@potsdam.edu.

The following positions are open to SUNY Potsdam students. Please check individual listings to determine whether applicants are expected to complete an Employment Application or submit a cover letter, resume, and references. Please note that none of the positions are eligible for Federal Work Study.

Administrative Assistant
Day Camp Assistant
Day Camp Directors
Day Camp Workers
Graphic Design Student
Gymnastics Assistants
Lifeguards
Photographer
Drawing Models

Administrative Assistant
Duties include answering phones, calling customers, filing, copying, shredding, bulk mailings, campus errands, and typing. Additional tasks as needed may include program check-in, staffing, and photography; designing and posting marketing pieces; and completing special projects. The Administrative Assistant will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Employment Period: May 19 - August 29, 2014

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to the CLEAR office via e-mail at clear@potsdam.edu or in the mail as indicated above.

Day Camp Assistant
If you have lots of energy and are outgoing, we would like you to be part of our summer camps team! Our day camp programs include sports and academic camps and pre-school enrichment programs. Under moderate supervision, the Day Camps Assistant will provide support for the successful implementation of youth day camps throughout the summer months: June 1 - August 16 for approximately 35 hours each week. The Assistant will:

• Organize details for three specific camps: Princess Day Camps, July 7-10 and Adventure Day Camp, July 14-17. This will include pre-camp planning and preparation such as curriculum development, management and purchasing of supplies, scheduling staff, etc.

• Provide employee relations support by helping to interview, hire, train, supervise and/or evaluate staff for youth day camps, and helping manage payroll functions

• Manage camp check-ins by assembling and assigning check-in teams, and helping implement opening day camp check-ins

• Assume the role of CLEAR Coordinators in their absence as assigned

• Assist with marketing initiatives to include flier development and distribution, photography, drafting press releases, etc.

• Communicate with customers regarding complaints, registration discrepancies, and special requests

• Help accomplish various office functions as needed to aid in the successful operation of all CLEAR responsibilities

• Contribute to the development and implementation of other CLEAR programs as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to manage various details with attention to detail and precision, efficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, and skill in public relations and handling complaints.

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of an associate degree or equivalent bachelors coursework required. Experience working in an administrative/office setting recommended.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to the CLEAR office via e-mail at clear@potsdam.edu or in the mail as indicated above.

Day Camp Directors
CLEAR is not accepting applications at this time.

Day Camp Workers
Providing support for the overall implementation of summer programming, day camp workers exemplify a positive attitude and genuine enthusiasm for working with children. This six-week summer position will encompass a variety of responsibilities associated with numerous summer events on campus. Responsibilities may include:

• Carrying out established roles of a camp counselor by:

- Supervising campers during all aspects of
scheduled programs
- Assisting with teaching or leading activities,
as assigned by camp directors
- Maintaining good public relations with campers
and their parents/guardians

• Running Program check-ins

• Other duties as assigned could include but are not limited to:
- Photography
- Event Staffing
- Routine Clerical Staff

Requirements: Must be able to work as a team member and possess a high level of maturity, as well as be responsible, friendly, patient and enthusiastic, with a willingness to accept supervision and guidance. Must have experience working with children in a group setting. Selected candidates are expected to participate in summer employee training sessions and become CPR/First-Aid Certified (American Red Cross training course will be made available to those needing to complete updated certification). Completed coursework or certifications in childcare and/or childhood education preferred. Day Camp Workers must be available weekdays from June 29-August 9, 2014. Schedules will vary from week-to-week based on programming. Some evening and weekend hours may be necessary.

Compensation: Housing and a $1200 stipend.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to the CLEAR office via e-mail at clear@potsdam.edu or in the mail as indicated above.

Graphic Design Student
CLEAR is not accepting applications at this time.

Gymnastics Assistants
CLEAR is not accepting applications at this time.

Lifeguards
CLEAR is not accepting applications at this time.

Photographer
CLEAR is not accepting applications at this time.

Drawing Models
CLEAR is not accepting applications at this time.