Grinnell Chamber

Summer Program Leaders

Part time
Posted: 01/17/2024
Grinnell, IA
Ashley Risting



LINK Grinnell is searching for program leaders willing to use their passion and skills to help create an inspiring, creative, warm, enriching, educational, and fun environment for the children (ages 5-12) of Grinnell in our summer program! 

Essential Responsibilities: 

● The position is responsible for the care and supervision of children assigned to his/her group in the LINK Grinnell Summer Program weekdays with shifts throughout the day between approximately 7:30a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

● Work with a variety of team members to use your specific skills in a team setting to create an environment in which children and adults can thrive.. 

● Provide leadership and supervision to children at all times; serving as a positive role model and following all state licensing requirements. 

● Assist the director and site supervisor as needed to ensure overall success of the program. 

● Continue to grow responsibilities and educational knowledge with experience and the director/site-supervisor guidance.



Hours/Compensation: This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Compensation is commensurate based on experience and/or education. Position to start at a minimum of $12/hour. 

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to to apply for employment. Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled.. 

Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by



Skill Requirements: 

● Must demonstrate a strong desire to work with children. 

● Candidate must be nurturing and display friendly characteristics; must be able to relate well with children and be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. 

● Must be willing to work as a member of the team to ensure children are cared for in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment. 

● Must be able to communicate effectively including exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. 

● Must display critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. 

● Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously with little or no supervision. 

Employment Standards: 

● Must be at least 16 years of age; preferably someone interested in or pursuing a degree in child development, early childhood or elementary education, or youth programming. ● Capable of lifting 50 pounds on a regular basis. 

● Ability to work in a variety of weather and temperature conditions. 

Conditions of Employment: 

● Position requires a criminal background and abuse registry check, including fingerprint verification. 

● Position includes continuing education classes in CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Abuse Training Program, and Essentials Child Care Preservice program. 

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