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Each summer we hire 8 staff to run our 4 SWOP sites in Chisholm, Virginia, Mtn. Iron, and Eveleth/Gilbert. At each of the 4 sites, we hire both a Site Lead and Site Assistant to work with the 10 youth participants throughout the 6 week program. These individuals not only lead by example by modeling the SWOP spirit of community service and volunteerism, but they are also resourceful and well connected in their host communities which allows them to facilitate a variety of relationships and experiences for participants. In 2021 we are hiring at all 4 sites and have added some intermittent substitute positions which will fill in as needed as well. Please see below to learn more about these positions and how to apply.

Site Lead

The SWOP SITE LEAD is the person responsible for setting up and running the SWOP Summer Program in the community to which that person has been assigned.  The Program runs from June 8th through July 22nd from 8:00am to 1pm each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (except the vacation week of July 5th through July 9th).  The Site Lead will have the assistance of a Site Assistant in delivering Program services to the youth.  The Site Lead will have the following special duties:

  1. Supervisory responsibility for the youth and Assistant, including assurance that Program requirements are followed, adhering to budget parameters and monitoring for safety;
  2. Be responsible for Program planning including developing and following through with the contacts necessary to deliver Program curriculum such as work sites and speakers; and
  3. Being responsible for onsite problem-solving including reporting problem issues to the Executive Director consistent with her/his directives.

Both the Site Lead and the Site Assistant are tasked with the following:

  1. Being caring and responsible adult role models for the youth assigned to them;
  2. Seeing that the youth are provided with the full range of Program experiences;
  3. Promoting a respectful and caring environment for all; and
  4. Modeling and encouraging community minded spirit among the youth.
  5. Model, monitor, and enforce COVID cleaning protocols, mask mandates, etc. as outlined or recommended by SWOP COVID Plan, MDH, and CDC.

SUPERVISOR:  SWOP Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Clearance of a SWOP background check;
  2. Possess a valid MN Driver’s License and Insurance, and willingness to drive youth in a provided van, if necessary;
  3. Have a personal cell phone and email access;
  4. Ability to plan and problem solve to meet Program requirements;
  5. Willingness and ability to assure that others act in accordance with Program rules and in a manner consistent with the safety needs of the youth;
  6. Skilled in motivating and building relationships with youth; and
  7. Willingness and ability to promote community volunteerism and to actively suppress discriminatory conduct based upon perceptions of race, color, religious affiliation, national origin, economic status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Full Description/Compensation Plan and Application:

Site Assistant

The SWOP SITE ASSISTANT is the person responsible for assisting the SITE LEAD in running the SWOP Summer Program in the community to which that person has been assigned.  The Program runs from June 8th through July 22nd from 8:00am to 1:00pm on each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (except the vacation week of July 5th through July 9th).  The SITE ASSISTANT will have the following special duties:

  1. As assigned by the SITE LEAD, engage in the instruction of youth in the life skills and work curriculum as set forth in the Program requirements;
  2. Assist as directed in the organization of activities including the set-up of supplies, facilitation of transportation, and delegation of work assignments among the youth;
  3. Assist as directed with the collection and submission of required records; and
  4. Coordinate with Site Lead to monitor for active participation and rule compliance by all youth.

Both the Site Assistant and the Site Lead are tasked with the following:

  1. Being caring and responsible adult role models for the youth assigned to them;
  2. Seeing that the youth are provided with the full range of Program experiences; 
  3. Promoting a respectful and caring environment for all; and
  4. Modeling and encouraging community minded spirit among the youth.
  5. Model, monitor, and enforce COVID cleaning protocols, mask mandates, etc. as outlined or recommended by SWOP COVID Plan, MDH, and CDC.

SUPERVISOR:  SWOP Executive Director and Site Lead

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Clearance of a SWOP background check;
  2. Possess a valid MN Driver’s License and Insurance, and willingness to drive youth in a provided van, if necessary;
  3. Have personal cellphone and email access;
  4. Skilled in motivating and building relationships with youth; 
  5. Willingness and ability to promote community volunteerism and to actively suppress discriminatory conduct based upon perceptions of race, color, religious affiliation, national origin, economic status, disability, age or sexual orientation. 

Full Description/Compensation Plan and Application:

Intermittent Substitute

The SWOP Intermittent Substitute is the person responsible for assisting the SITE LEAD (or SITE ASSISTANT if acting in SITE LEAD role) at a given site on days when they are needed.  The Program runs from June 8th through July 22nd from 8:00am to 1:00Pm on each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (except the vacation week of July 5th through July 10th).  The INTERMITTENT SUBSTITUTE will have the following special duties:

  1. Be available as needed throughout the summer program at any of the 4 SWOP sites;
  2. Assist as directed in the organization of activities including the setup of supplies, facilitation of transportation, and delegation of work assignments among the youth;
  3. Coordinate with Site Lead to monitor for active participation and rule compliance by all youth.

Intermittent Substitute, Site Lead, and Site Assistant are all tasked with the following:

  1. Being caring and responsible adult role models for the youth assigned to them;
  2. Seeing that the youth are provided with the full range of Program experiences; 
  3. Promoting a respectful and caring environment for all; and
  4. Modeling and encouraging community minded spirit among the youth.

SUPERVISOR:  SWOP Executive Director and Site Lead (or Site Assistant, if acting as Site Lead)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Clearance of a SWOP background check;
  2. Possess a valid MN Driver’s License and Insurance, and willingness to drive youth in a provided van, if necessary;
  3. Have personal cellphone and email access;
  4. Skilled in motivating and building relationships with youth; 
  5. Willingness and ability to promote community volunteerism and to actively suppress discriminatory conduct based upon perceptions of race, color, religious affiliation, national origin, economic status, disability, age or sexual orientation. 

EXPECTATIONS:

  1. Maintain accessibility through cell phone and email;
  2. Consistently demonstrate law abiding and respectful behavior in the presence of youth;
  3. Follow Program rules and be attentive to the safety needs of youth;
  4. Be accountable to Supervisors;
  5. Maintain regular and punctual attendance, supplying maximum reasonable notice to the Lead and Executive Director in the event that timely attendance is not possible on a given date; 
  6. Demonstrate dedication to the principle of community volunteerism including service at two or more SWOP fundraising events during the Program or within the 12 months preceding the Program for which the Site assistant is hired; and 
  7. Actively address or report to Site Lead any observed discriminatory conduct based upon perceptions of race, color, religious affiliation, national origin, economic status, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Full Description/Compensation Plan and Application:


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