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Job Description: Children’s and Teens Leadership Roles

Children’s and Teens Leadership Roles

Overview

2015

 

Below you will find a list of our current leadership roles in the Tijuana Children’s and Teen Programs and a description of each of these roles. The table shows the filled positions and the number of people needed each day in the open leadership roles.  Following the table are descriptions of the leadership positions. 

 

As we have discussed, as travelers become experienced in the program they are expected to step into leadership roles in the program. Some of the roles that require pre trip planning or continuity each day are already assigned.   Many of the roles can be switched daily and thus you can start to find your favorites.  Some may already know what they like and can choose to stay with a role for several days.

 

We ask that you review the descriptions below and consider two you would most like to be assigned to during this July’s trip.  Please let Theresa Clark and Tina Lipscomb know your top two choices. 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Roles and Needs For Children's and Teens Programs

 

 

 

Leader Title

Name(s)

Number Needed Daily

Children's Program Coordinators:

Theresa Clark, Tina Lipscomb

All week

 

 

 

Teen Program Coordinators:

Margaret Benett, Lisa Wolk, Melissa Deguara

All week

 

 

 

Children's Craft/Activity Coordinators: 

Irene Fu, Katie Woo

All Week

 

 

 

Outdoor Program Leads: 

Michael Downey, Noah Clark

All Week

 

 

 

Children's /Teens Site Translator and Trouble Shooter: 

 

1

 

 

 

Check in/Set up: (must speak Spanish)

 

2

 

 

 

Assistant Children's Program coordinator: 

 

1

 

 

 

Assistant Teen Program Coordinator:

 

1

 

 

 

Activity Room/Table Lead:

 

3

 

 

 

Young Children's Room Supervisors:

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s and Teen’s Program

Leadership Roles Descriptions

 

Children’s Program Coordinators:  Organize and run the Children’s programs and are ultimately responsible for the programs.

 

Teen Program Coordinators:  Organize and run the Teen programs and are ultimately responsible for the overall programs.

 

Craft/Activity Coordinators:  The craft coordinators are in charge of getting the crafts ready for each day and explaining the crafts to the group in the morning meeting.  The craft coordinators bring out the needed supplies for the day and direct the room set ups with the runner and craft/table lead.  The craft coordinators adjust the crafts for supply or other concerns when needed. 

 

Outdoor Program Leads:  The outdoor leaders are in charge of running the outdoor activities for the program.  The outdoor leaders are responsible for organizing the activities and having all of the equipment and safety barriers ready for the day.  The outdoor program ensures that all children stay with in the boundaries established at each site.  There must be at least two people in the outdoor program and one must speak Spanish.

 

Children’s /Teens Site Translator and Trouble Shooter:  The site translator makes all the daily announcements and calls out all needed rotations and group changes such as snack time or new games.  The translator works in a craft or outdoor activity but is not a lead so that they may be called on for translation needs and issues management such as coordinating with the guards or maintenance or other site/Parish personnel.

 

Check in/Set up:  The check in coordinators make sure there is a table, name tape, wrist bands and teen name tags for check in and sit at that table and check in the children and put on their band color by age group.    The check in team also makes sure the water is set up for the day, all the tables are covered, translation sheets are up, mega phone is in hand and the rules are ready. 

 

Assistant Children’s Program coordinator:  The assistant makes sure the daily staffing is sheet is filled in each evening with right type and number of staff for each program.  The assistant coordinator prepares the sheet of who will support which program each day as required in the below staffing needs.  The assistant coordinator is also responsible for ensuring all staff takes their supplies and is in transport to and from the afternoon site.  The assistant coordinator takes role in the morning and afternoon before leaving TI.

 

 

Assistant Teen Program Coordinator:  The assistant makes sure the daily staffing is sheet is filled in each evening with right type and number of staff for each program.  The assistant coordinator prepares the sheet of who will support which program each day as required in the below staffing needs.  The assistant coordinator is also responsible for ensuring all staff takes their supplies and is in transport to and from the afternoon site.  The assistant coordinator takes role in the morning and afternoon before leaving TI.

 

Activity Room/Table Lead:  Run a craft activity for a full day at both sites.  Manage the room, supplies, clean up and instruction and safety of the entire activity.  A room/table must always have two people in attendance.  Ask the runner for support.

 

Young Children’s Room Supervisors:  Manages all of the activities, supplies and clean up of the 4 to 6 year old room.   A room/table must always have two people in attendance.