Summer Youth Program Assistant

Job Closing: May 8, 2019

Division: Education

Job Code: 39-1021

Salary: $11.82 per hour

Status: Full-time, seasonal (summer), non-exempt

SUMMARY: Summer Youth Program Assistant will plan, implement, and supervise as needed for the Youth Summer Program Supervisor and Youth Services Manager. They will assist with planning and implementing new regulations within the Summer Program as well as assist the Youth Summer Recreation Workers as needed. They will assist and organize; promote activities including educational activities, arts and crafts, games, sports, and cultural activities while taking into account the needs of the youth participant(s).


  • Work in collaboration with the Youth Services Manager and the Youth Summer Supervisor.
  • Acting as a liaison between the Youth Summer Program Supervisor, Youth Services Program Manager and the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club (ABGC) Coordinator to ensure programming and materials are prepped for the summer program.
  • Establish contact with tribal and outside agency programs to plan and prep for summer programming such as but not limited to: cultural enrichment, physical enrichment, and or end of summer celebrations.
  • Meet with the Youth Summer Program Supervisor and the ABGC Coordinator to update, organize, and implement daily planning of events such as beach days, cultural events, educational activities, as well as guest speakers and presenters.
  • Assist in establishing and enforcing all Tribal employee policies and Summer Program Policies to Youth Summer Recreation Workers.
  • Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures and notify emergency personnel when necessary.
  • Exhibit leadership skills, dependability, patience, punctuality, teamwork, self-control, and enthusiasm.
  • Maintain and control equipment inventory.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: To supervise recreation workers and campers as needed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The individual should be energetic, self- motivated, compassionate, and hard working. The successful candidates will have strong educational leadership abilities and be knowledgeable of the unique needs of the Mohawk camp participants. Valid First Aid/CPR certification or the ability to attain certification upon hire.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Minimum requirement is a High School Diploma or equivalent and enrolled for the fall semester in an institute of higher education in the fields of Education, Recreational Leadership and/or relevant educational field; or An Associate’s degree (A.A.) from a two-year college or a two-year certificate program in Education, Recreational Leadership, and/or relevant field and related experience in a supervisory position and/or educational setting, or a four year degree in Education, Recreational Leadership and/or relevant field. Must have experience working with students in group settings.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent organization skills; to maintain summer worker payroll paperwork.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of daily situations.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


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


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.