Wellness Coordinator

Position Title: Wellness Coordinator

Reports To: Director of Summer Program

Nature of the Position: Seasonal and Residential

Dates: June 21 – August 6, 2020

Number of Positions: 1


Girls Leadership Description:

Girls Leadership equips girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice. Located on the Mills College campus in Oakland, California, our internationally-recognized residential summer program, founded in 2001 by girl experts and social entrepreneurs Rachel Simmons and Simone Marean, is a summer camp experience for girls like no other.


Job Description 

Girls Leadership seeks an experienced counselor dedicated to girls’ social and emotional development to work at its residential summer program from June 21 – August 6, 2020. The Girls Leadership Summer Program is divided into three sessions; 2 ten-day sessions serving 6th grade through 8th grade and 1 fifteen-day session serving 9th grade through 12th grade.


The Wellness Coordinator will support the campers with medication distribution, assessing and responding to basic medical needs, and emotional support.  This position is responsible for assessing when a camper might need a higher level of care and coordinating services for the camper. The Wellness Coordinator will transport and supervise the camper to medical appointments as needed.


This position receives one day off every session and two days off in-between sessions. Working as a member of the Girls Leadership staff is a unique, exciting and demanding opportunity. Creating the Girls Leadership community requires hard work, long hours, and significant commitment. Staff must maintain a high level of energy, patience, professionalism, and compassion from early morning wake-up to evening staff meetings. This intense work schedule requires stamina and dedication. The result is an incredibly rewarding job transforming the lives of adolescent girls.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support a safe, nurturing, inclusive community that celebrates each girl
  • Role model the values and skills of the Girls Leadership curriculum
  • Foster a safe and comfortable residential community
  • Provide direct service support to individual girls and provide recommendations to the program staff regarding girl wellness
  • Attend daily management meeting with the Director of Summer Program and Director of Residential Life to maintain wellness of every camper
  • Work with staff and Girls Leadership families to collect, organize and inventory medication on the first day of the program, and return medications to families at the end of the season
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized Wellness Center
  • Distribute medication at 7:30am  and 8:30pm daily (as well as other times throughout the day)
  • Offer “office hours” from 4:30 to 5:30 pm six days a week
  • Facilitate and coordinate cohort meetings each session with staff
  • Provide resources for staff to help address girls’ needs
  • Maintain and document records of girl wellness
  • Execute communication with parents and families as needed
  • Make appointments, when necessary, with medical/dental personnel in the community and accompany girls to the appointment
  • Maintain first-aid kits and ensure their distribution for off-campus trips
  • Accompany and support campers at the ropes course up to three, including belaying at the ropes course
  • Participate in program activities such as on campus field day, beach day and off-campus trips
  • Work closely with the Director of Residential Life and Director of Summer Program management team to monitor and care for the overall wellness of girls
  • Be CPR and First Aid certified


Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in regular staff meetings to debrief lessons and discuss girls’ progress
  • Engage in five full days of staff training at Mills College, June 21 – 28, 2020
  • Engage in two full days of clean up, pack up and staff evaluation at Mills College, August 5 & 6, 2020
  • Accompany and support at the ropes course and field trip with medical bag
  • Setup Wellness Center and support arrival of summer staff, June 18-21 (full time position only)


A sample of a typical day for Wellness Coordinator 

7:30    Camper Medication Distribution

8:00     Breakfast

9:00    Prepare for meetings, update records, phone calls

10:00    Director Meeting

11:00     CIT Advisory

12:00     Lunch Break

1:00    Advisory

3:30     Move Your Body – Support

4:30    Office Hours

5:30    Dinner

6:30     Evening Activities Support

9-11    Residential Hall Rounds (2 times a week)


** Note: The Wellness Coordinator is also on-call to provide girl wellness support, including after 9 pm



Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, nursing, or relevant field.  At least three years of experience working clinically and/or case management with young people, OR three years of experience overseeing student wellness in a residential setting, such as a boarding school or summer camp. Employment is contingent upon a clear background check,  CPR and First Aid certification by June 21, 202.. Must have a valid driver’s license and eligibility for insurance with agency’s vehicle. Graduate degree is preferred.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Foster an inclusive residential community through intentional language use, activities, and role modeling;
  • Possess an understanding of culturally responsive approaches and practices within a community;
  • Demonstrate excellent cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Demonstrate social and emotional intelligence;
  • Demonstrate the ability to care for oneself during a demanding work schedule;
  • Demonstrate a “can do” attitude;
  • Have experience with youth in a clinical setting;
  • Be passionate about girls’ empowerment and leadership;
  • Strongly connect with girls in grades 6-12;
  • Be detail-oriented and committed to excellence;
  • Approach crisis management and challenges calmly, creatively and proactively;
  • Work effectively with others as part of a team;
  • Be open to and participate in professional observation and regular feedback;
  • Have experience working with and mentoring colleagues.



  • $7,000 for 6 weeks of summer program inclusive of staff, June 21 – August 6, 2020
  • Room and board at Mills College for June 21 – August 6, 2020


To apply: 

Candidates should complete the online application and attach resume to their application. Girls Leadership Summer Program Application is available at https://tinyurl.com/glsummer2020

Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received. First review of applications will begin the week of February 1st. Position will remain posted until April 1st.