Job Description


The Summer Camp Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and coordination of Camp Whiskers & Wags initiatives, nurturing a sense of compassion and respect for living beings and fostering humane attitudes toward animals; promotes the benefits of companion animals in the family and as part of a healthy community; under the direction of the Youth Education Manager, sets priorities for summer camp program, Camp Whiskers & Wags that align with HSPPR’s strategic plan.


Administration of Camp Program

Administer HSPPR summer camp duties, including programming and scheduling, phone and e-mail responses, camp registration, client services, and supply/space needs.

Act as a contact for all Humane Education inquiries, being able to communicate effectively and professionally with educators, staff, children, parents, and the public at all times and as needed.

Maintain records for compliance with state childcare licensing, including staff training, required inspections, child record-keeping protocol, childcare procedures and regulations, and nurse consultant procedures.

Substitute for Camp Counselors in the classroom and help facilitate camp-related activities as needed.

Substitute for Youth Education Manager as Camp Director if needed in emergency situations.

Monitor quality and effectiveness of camp program and modify as needed to keep camp program relevant.

Track and report statistics, including number of programs, contact statistics, and donations solicited/received.

Monitor trends in both animal welfare and education policy in order to modify or increase the effectiveness of camp program.

Provide positive and interactive learning environment for program participants.

Oversee the housing and care for the education animals.



Serves as contact for Junior Camp Counselors volunteers; leveraging existing network and cultivate new relationships to improve volunteer services and outreach related to HSPPR’s mission.

Actively supports staff and volunteers and promotes the development of skills related to the advancement of HSPPR goals and mission. Provides quality service to customers, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization. Implements recognition system for Camp staff and volunteers.


Provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for children and animals involved in the camp program.

Promotes a safe work environment, actively monitors the safety compliance of staff and volunteers; takes immediate action to correct hazards.

Properly reports, documents, and addresses animal behavior issues.


Public Relations

Represents HSPPR in a professional light and promotes our mission and goals.



Communicate effectively and professionally with campers, parents/guardians, co-workers, and the public at all times.

Documents staff and volunteer complaints. Handles complaints and/or concerns from, or about, Camp staff or volunteers with professionalism and good judgment. Evaluates volunteer performance and addresses issues promptly. Involves Youth Education Manager as necessary.

Communicates with and provides regular feedback and/or coaching to Camp staff and volunteers in a professional and timely manner.


Customer Service

Informs Youth Education Manager of developments that may affect HSPPR or the department including department progress, media exposure, public image, client concerns, and personnel issues.

Supports staff and volunteers; provide quality services to clients, volunteers, and employees recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.


Fiscal Responsibility

Assists with ordering, maintenance, and inventory of supplies and equipment for the camp program. 

Plans and organizes in anticipation of future needs.


Performance Management and Supervision

Assist in training, coordinating, motivating, evaluating, and recognizing Camp Counselor staff.

Direct and coordinate duties of Junior Counselor volunteers.


Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of HSPPR.

Appropriately documents observed animal behaviors utilizing objective language as required in relevant procedures and/or policies.

Perform all other duties as assigned.


Material and Equipment Directly Used

Various animal restraint and safety equipment such as but not limited to leashes, catchpoles, snappy snares, live traps, feral cubbies, nets, safety gloves, muzzles and ropes.

Operates vehicles during routine and emergency operations under varying road, weather, and lighting conditions.

Various computers with Windows software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, online scheduling software such as Acuity, and animal shelter software such as Chameleon.

Various office equipment such as faxes, telephones, printers, scanners and copy machines.

Medical equipment, medication and or supplies such as but not limited to, syringes, needles, controlled substances, and vaccines.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as but not limited to, ear protection, isolation gowns, isolation booties, face masks, safety glasses and gloves.  


Physical Demands:

Regularly sits at computer station, often in a shared office environment.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 or more pounds of moving weight and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 or more pounds of moving weight. 

Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and smell.

Regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, and is frequently required to stand and walk.  May be expected to be on feet for extended periods of time.

Must be able to use both hands and arms to grip, pull and push utilizing safety equipment such as, but not limited to catch poles, snappy snares, leashes, ropes, muzzles.

Consistently exposed to animals in the workplace and animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.

Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Must handle various animals of various sizes, may include aggressive animals and potential exposure to zoonotic diseases. 

Regularly exposed to noise, outdoor elements, and potential exposure to hazardous weather conditions.

Potential exposure to cleaning supplies and/or other substances containing toxic or caustic chemicals.


Education/Experience Necessary:

Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age due to licensing requirements.

BA/BS, with preferred emphasis in education or related field.

Minimum 5 years of verifiable experience in education, with preferred focus in elementary grades, and solid classroom management and child supervisory experience. Equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered.

Satisfactory experience includes experience in the care and supervision of four or more children from the ages of four (4) - eighteen (18) years old, unrelated to the individual, since attaining the age of eighteen (18).

Experience in a supervisory or managerial position.

Director-qualified for school-age large childcare center including one of the following:

A four (4) year college degree with a major such as recreation, outdoor education, education with a specialty in art, elementary or early childhood education, or a subject in the human service field; or

Two years of college training and six (6) months (910 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or equivalent part-time, paid or volunteer, experience, since attaining the age of eighteen (18), in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children; or

Three years (5460 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or equivalent part-time, paid or volunteer, experience and one of the following qualifications:

Complete six semester hours, or nine quarter hours in course work from a regionally accredited college or university; or

40 clock hours of training in course work applicable to school-age children and the department-approved courses in injury prevention, and playground safety for School-Aged Child Care Centers within the first nine months of employment.

Knowledge of procedures and requirements for Child Care Center and School Aged Day Camp Licensing preferred.

Adult, Child, Infant First Aid, CPR & AED, and Universal Precautions certification preferred.

Medication Administration training & certification preferred.

Knowledge of learning styles, educational processes and trends, and stages of child development.

Knowledge of animal behavior and animal handling experience preferred.

Superior presentation, communication, writing, organizational, and project development skills.

Ability to engage in “big picture” thinking, while also carrying out detailed tasks.

Demonstrated success in curriculum development and age-appropriate activities.

Valid Colorado driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable personal transportation.

Strong project management skills, including ability to balance multiple projects.

Sound judgment and ability to exercise complete discretion when dealing with confidential information.

Extreme flexibility and adaptability and a strong work ethic.


Schedule Requirements

This is a part time position, limited to 30 hours per week. Schedule will vary and may include weekend and holiday work.

  • Must be able to work the following dates:
    • Trainings on 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/1, 6/2, and 6/3
    • June 7th - 11th – Pet Pals
    • June 14th - 18th – Furry Friends
    • June 21st - 25th – Humane Helpers
    • June 28th - July 2nd – Shelter Super-Heroes

July 5th - July 9th – Week off for July 4th (*potential teaching opportunities may be available)

  • July 12th - 16th – Pet Pals
  • July 19th - 23rd – Furry Friends
  • July 26th - 30th – Humane Helpers
  • August 2nd - 6th – Critter Careers
  • August 9th and August 13th (if needed) – Clean up days


In accordance with Section 7.701.8 of the State of Colorado Child Care Facility Licensing Requirements: “Any applicant who knowingly or willfully makes a false statement or any material fact or thing in the application is guilty of perjury in the second degree as defined in Section 18-8-503, C.R.S., and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished accordingly.”