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.

Crane Youth Music Camp Counselors
Basketball Camp Counselors
Lifeguards
Aquatics Director
Medical Support Personnel
Medical Director


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

Basketball Camp Counselors
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 be primarily 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 11, 2015, one day before the start of camp, for training.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis - space is limited. First-come, first-served.
Basketball Camp Counselor Application

Lifeguards
Qualified lifeguards are required to be on call during all camp sessions (dates include 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 17 years of age, except:
i) for a maximum of 50 percent of the required total number
of lifeguards on duty who may be at least 16 years of age;
and
ii) lifeguards required for wilderness swimming who must
be at least 18 years of age; and
2) meet lifeguarding, first aid and CPR certification
requirements.

If an applicant does not have a certification listed above, but plans on obtaining one, please let us know.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis - space is limited. First-come, first-served.
Lifeguard Application

Aquatics Director
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 childre'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
has 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;
4) have successfully completed a training course in lifeguard
supervision and management
5) possess a current certificate in an acceptable
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program
6) Be either:
i) a progressive swimming instructor
1. 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. a Water Safety Instructor currently certified by
the ARC; or
b. possess a current certificate issued by a
certifying agency determined by the State
Commissioner of Health to provide an
adequate level of similar training.
ii) a qualified lifeguard, as defined in subdivision
possessing lifeguard certification specific to the type of
bathing facility at the children's camp.

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, please let us know.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis - space is limited. First-come, first-served.
Aquatics Director Application

Medical Support Personnel
Medical staff shall be on-site to respond to medical emergencies and assist the camp health director. Some responsibilities of the medical staff in collaboration with the medical health director are as follows:

1) Screening of camper medical records prior to camp;
2) Preparing a list of camper medical conditions to be shared
with the camp staff;
3) Witnessing Self-Administration of camper medications and
maintenance of an accompanying log when on duty;
4) Maintaining a log of camper visits to the infirmary;
5) Providing the first level of care for campers with injuries and/or
illnesses;
6) Making random checks of campers to check for dehydration or
other issues relating to health and safety;
7) Accompanying campers as need to off-site trips;
8) Living on campus throughout the duration of the camps and
being on call in case of an emergency;
9) Preparation of reports of Injury, Illness and other reportable
conditions that must be filed with the Department of Health
within 24 hrs. of occurrence;
10) Maintaining excellent communications with health care
providers and other camp staff to insure overall camper health
and safety.

Medical staff must be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and possess a current first aid certificate. All certifications must be within the past year from the camp dates (July 17, 2014-July 16, 2015). Medical support personnel are required to live on campus throughout the duration of the camps and must be on call 24/7 in the case of an emergency.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis - space is limited. First-come, first-served.
Medical Support Personnel Application

Medical Director
Information about the Medical Director position and an employment application are available on the SUNY Potsdam Website.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis - space is limited. First-come, first-served.

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
Graphic Design Assistant
Gymnastics Coaches
Lifeguards
Photographer
Drawing Models Day Camp Assistant
Day Camp Directors
Day Camp Workers


Administrative Assistant
CLEAR is not accepting applications at this time.

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

Gymnastics Coaches
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.

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

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

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