Tuesday, October 14, 2014


We are looking for a RECRUITMENT MANAGER for a full time year around position with benefits. The Recruitment Manager has an office at Northwestern Settlement, 1012 N Noble, Chicago, Illinois for about 7 months of the year. The office moves to House In the Wood, Delavan, Wisconsin during Rowe Outdoor Ed Programs (about 6-8 weeks during Fall, Winter, and Spring) and during Summer Camp June through August. Housing and food are available while working at House In the Wood however on site residency is not required. Some travel around the city of Chicago required. Hours will exceed a 40 hour work week depending on projects or season.

Responsibilities are:
  • Recruit and register campers for summer camp. Responsible for "filling" summer camp. Provide on site administrative support for summer camp. 
  • House In The Wood liaison for Rowe Elementary School Outdoor Ed Programs. Provides on site administrative support during Rowe sessions.
  • Year around communication with all participants in our programs.
  • Represent House In The Wood in Chicago.

We are looking for:
  • Ability to relate to parents, children and co-workers.
  • Above average computer skills.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and meet goals with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with office environment, resident camp and children preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

More Information:
Contact Val Wright at recruitmentjob@houseinthewood.org  or 262-728-2752 for full job description.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to recruitmentjob@houseinthewood.org. Accepting resumes until position is filled. First interviews start October 27.

House In the Wood is operated by Northwestern Settlement, Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nathan Puckett Leaving

Kali and Nathan
Kali and Nathan pause for a check-in at Workbee.

Nathan has been the "face" of summer camp this last year as parents visited the Settlement in Chicago to register their children for summer camp. He has worked to set up a system that makes it easier for parents to register and for staff to get the information they need to set up cabin groups and care for the health needs of our campers.

He started here in Spring of 2013 as a cabin counselor with our Rowe Elementary School Outdoor Education Program. Since then, he has helped in all areas of camp--transportation, discipline, parent communication, website design, office work and assistance in cabins and programs when needed.

House In the Wood is operated by Northwestern Settlement, Chicago, Illinois