All positions are equally important to the success of Concordia Language Villages programs. It is of prime importance that all candidates enjoy working with and have the ability to supervise young people (minors, ages 0-18) in the close proximity of the Village setting. Please read each job description carefully to fully understand the qualifications and responsibilities of each position.
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; sex that matches the sex of villagers in the cabin/housing unit.
Ability to stand, use hands/fingers (dexterity) and lift up to 10 pounds continuously; walk, work in extreme heat, hear and listen, reach with hands and arms and lift up to 25 pounds frequently; sit, stoop, kneel, crouch; work with chemicals, work around noise, work in dirt/dust, work in extreme cold occasionally; operate kitchen equipment safely; determine the cleanliness of dishes, food contact surfaces and kitchen area; comply with Minnesota Food Code in food preparation; maintain appropriate inventory of food and supplies, work with the foods used to prepare our international cuisines without impact upon the worker’s physical health.
Ability to use a computer; use a telephone; order supplies; drive a van and complete errands in town; carry and load supplies; maintain Village record system.
Ability to lift/assist villagers and staff; read and follow directions on medication labels, health forms, physician orders and parent letters; use a telephone; maintain written record system; quickly get to remote locations on Village property over uneven terrain; observe and assess sanitation and safety conditions of the Village; communicate with parents, staff and administration about villager health concerns; possess endurance to meet emergency needs.
Ability to train staff; observe staff and villager behavior; see and respond to hazards; work with different age and skill levels; plan, conduct and evaluate designated activities; observe, assess, and coach the work efforts of staff being supervised; use a telephone.
Ability to use equipment and tools; drive; assess and complete maintenance needs; communicate with staff; have physical strength to lift, dig, load, mop, repair, etc.