The Education and Cultural Learning Department (ECLD) is a department of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. Summer Camp Staff are responsible for the direct student services to assist the Program Coordinator and ECLD Director 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: until the position is filled. 

Hourly:  $19
Duration: 40 hours + Overtime (June 13 – July 30)
Begin: June 13, 2022


  • Oversees site during operation hours 
  • Coordinates youth check-in/out 
  • Assists in activities on a weekly basis 
  • Collaborate with camp staff to execute plans for daily activities 
  • Supervises the youth and provides direct services 
  • Escorting and monitoring children on field trips to recreational locations such as gardens or amusement parks. As well as escorting and monitoring youth in company vehicles. 
  • Monitor the behavior of kids during activities to identify and respond to unruly behavior or deviations from camp guidelines 
  • Act as a role model for campers in activities that require cleanliness, punctuality, and sportsmanship 
  • Assists with delegating tasks to “volunteens” 
  • As part of their responsibilities, camp counselors maintain order within camp premises and ensure the safety and well-being of campers 
  • Maintain a record of campers’ personal information and attendance logs. 
  • Lead small or large groups on crafts, swimming, kayaking, archery, and other camp exercises. 
  • Implement policies for the safety of campers, equipment, and personal property 
  • Manages Department’s social media platforms 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Ability and willingness to regularly work weekends, overtime and evenings 
  • Ability to multi-task and have excellent management, planning, and organizational skills 
  • Must have excellent analytical, oral, and writing skills 
  • May need to undergo a background check 

Preferred Education: 

  • Require at least a high school diploma and previous experience working with children. Knowledge of sports, arts, or crafts is also necessary for the position.  

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experiences working with the American Indian community for 1 year, with a size of 6-12 Indian youth 
  • Outstanding organizational skills 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Cultural Competency of American Indian cultures and perspectives 
  • Community understanding and experience working with the American Indian community, specifically in Los Angeles County 
  • Experience with anti-bias/anti-oppression education 

Confidentiality: This position develops, maintains, and is responsible for safeguarding electronic and hardcopy files containing sensitive and proprietary information about the Tribe, tribal departments, and tribal citizens. The Program Associate must maintain the confidentiality of all work products or files pertaining to the Fernandeño Tataviam Tribe, tribal departments, citizens, and all other material that may identify individuals by name (either directly or by reference) set forth by the Tribe. Any violation in this matter may result in immediate termination of employment. 

Benefits: Administrative Holidays 

Drug Testing Policy: The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed. 

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: This position is an active environment. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Walking and standing are required daily. Overtime days are required for program outings. 

Tataviam and Native American Indian Preference: Preference for employment shall be given to Fernandeño Tataviam people and qualified Native American Indian applicants, in accordance with tribal law. 

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Read more about the ECLD at FTBMI.EDUCATION 




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