• Soccer Counselor, Headfirst Summer Camps: 2019-1941

    US-DC-Washington, DC
    Counselor & Junior Counselor - Seasonal

  • The Position:

    Soccer Counselors with Headfirst Summer Camps will work on-site at our NW Washington, DC location in our soccer programming for rising Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our soccer curriculum uniquely combines sports and education to facilitate growth in our campers throughout the course of the camp day and the entire summer. While serving as a role model for their campers in teamwork and sportsmanship, our Soccer Counselors will produce transformative experiences through our curriculum, encouraging each camper to build character through the lens of sports instruction. Soccer Counselors will work closely with the Soccer Program Leader, focusing on building connections with their camp group and taking personal responsibility for each camper’s well-being, enjoyment, and development.

    The Work:

    • Drive Campers to the Goal. You can transform the simple act of playing a soccer scrimmage into an opportunity for growth. While there is no specific level of soccer experience required, you must have the enthusiasm to encourage even the most reluctant camper to participate.
    • Care for Campers. You work directly with campers throughout the summer and are responsible for allowing campers to develop their learning through hands-on exploration. With the help of your Soccer Program Leader, you will work to bring the bring the best out of every camper throughout the summer.
    • Contribute to the Community. As a counselor with Headfirst Summer Camps, you are part of something larger than yourself, and you thrive as part of a team. You know how your actions can directly impact everyone around you and are constantly looking for ways to build up your fellow counselors.
    • Take on the Challenge of the Day. You will be responsible for your group of campers, always keeping their emotional and physical safety as your top priority. Due to the wide variety of abilities and interests captured in our Soccer program, you understand the importance of individualized coaching and personal attention
    • Handle the Curveballs. No two days are the same at Headfirst, and every member of our team will see unanticipated challenges come their way. You may be asked to help problem-solve, lend a hand with inter-departmental projects, and take on other responsibilities as requested.

    The Requirements:

    • You have:
      • Graduated from high school – or have equivalent educational experience. (If you are still in high school, please apply for our Junior Counselor role)
      • Housing in the DC-metropolitan area and transportation to the location of your employment.
    • You are:
      • Mission Driven. Here at Headfirst we’re inspired to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults everywhere and want you to be too.
      • A Positive Leader. You will be working directly with fellow on-site leadership and headquarters team members, as well as setting the standard of excellence for other seasonal team members.
      • Driven by the Details. You love organization and planning ahead and know that being effective in your role is tied to remembering the minor details.
      • A Coachable, Motivated Teammate. You know what it means to go above and beyond the call of duty.

    The Headfirst Companies are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers.


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