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Danish Summer Volunteer

Company: Concordia College
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title Danish Summer Volunteer Position Type CLV Seasonal - Summer Employment Status Seasonal Number of Months 2 General Employment Period

summer (Danish Language Village runs in June-July)

General Work Schedule (days of week)

depends on volunteer position (up to seven days a week)

General shift hours

depends on volunteer position (up to all hours of the day)

Minimum Salary not a paid position, it's volunteer Job Summary/Basic Function

The volunteer's position description is created for the individual volunteer. Some general statements apply:

  • Work under direction of dean and designated leadership staff members
  • Be attentive to maintaining a safe environment and to safety and well-being of villagers at all times

General Responsibilities of All Positions: Those that apply to volunteers:

  • Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in the "Personnel Policies," which are designated by Concordia Language Villages administration and individual Village deans.
  • For those staff members in a Village: Be advised the entire staff of each Village is under the direction of and is responsible to the dean. While some positions are supervised by other staff, the dean retains ultimate authority and responsibility for the Village.
  • Speak the target language as much as possible.
  • Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers.
  • Seek out opportunities to interact with international staff members related to cultural exchange.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a legal adult
  • Previous experience as a summer staff member (or regular employee) at Concordia Language Villages (if not, apply for the "volunteer" position that does not indicate "former staff")
  • Education or experience related to the specific volunteer activities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

. . . of all positions

Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities, ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships, interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.

Ability to assist villagers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury); possess strength, physical ability, and endurance to maintain constant supervision of villagers; observe villager behavior, assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques; possess visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group.

Preferred Qualifications Position Opening Date 06/06/2021 Position Closing Date 07/17/2021 Open Until Filled No Screening Begins 03/04/2021 EEO

Concordia College will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, veteran's status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or any other legally protected status.

Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of our application process, you arrange for the submission of two reference forms, if you are a new applicant or if on your first day of volunteering there will have been a 12-month or more break since your last day of employment or volunteering with Concordia Language Villages. Reference providers must be professional references - those who know your work, classroom abilities, or work with children. At least one reference form must be from a current or recent supervisor who knows you in a position of responsibility. The person who makes the hiring decision cannot provide a reference.

You MUST provide an e-mail address for each reference writer. The application system will automatically e-mail your reference writers; as a result, your reference writers will be able to download the reference form to their computer and then upload the completed form directly onto our system, and you will be able to track whether we have received the reference form. The process is quick, simple, and confidential.

If you cannot provide an e-mail address for your reference writers or provide an incorrect e-address, contact vilstaff@cord.edu. Log back into this application system to assure that your reference providers have submitted the reference form.

Employment Contingencies Background Check Quicklink for Posting https://hr.cord.edu/postings/7452

Keywords: Concordia College, Bakersfield , Danish Summer Volunteer, Other , Bakersfield, California

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