Job Title: Summer Camp Counselor
Department: Dayspring Emergency Shelter
Reports to: Camp Director

Works Closely With: Kitchen Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Shelter Case Manager, Shelter Shift Supervisor

Supervises:  None

Prepared by: Lori E. Casson, MSW

Prepared Date: April 12, 2022

Summary:  The Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for care, safety and well-being of the children attending Camp Discovery. The Summer Camp Counselor leads assigned group in recreational and educational activities. The Summer Camp Counselor provides a positive, nurturing environment while maintaining discipline and structure.  The Summer Camp Counselor oversees meals, snacks, transportation and daily activities.


  • Guides campers in participating safely in all activities.
  • Provides a positive, nurturing environment that encourages children to work toward goals of self-discipline, positive behavior and positive social interaction.
  • Enforces rules, policies and procedures of program.
  • Guide campers in learning discipline and maintaining appropriate behavior and interpersonal behavior in relationships with peers and adults.
  • Transport campers to and from activities and field trips.
  • Transport campers to and from all meals.  Oversee the provision of snacks.
  • Participate in and oversee all daily activities and field trips such as swimming, skating, arts & crafts, etc.
  • Assist co-workers (other camp counselors) in supervision of all campers.


  • Will assist campers/group in setting reasonable, short-term goals for self & group
  • Will oversee the tutoring program at Wellspring
  • Will document and record interactions with campers
  • Will maintain daily attendance records
  • Will plan and organize alternative recreational and educational activities for free time
  • Will coordinate activities of campers such as field trips and on-site service providers such as health screenings (dental) and educational services.
  • Attends all scheduled field trips
  • All Duties as Assigned



Dayspring Center, a homeless emergency shelter for families is seeking part-time and on-call Shelter Shift Supervisors.  The Shelter Shift Supervisor is responsible for meeting shelter resident’s needs as well as operations of the Emergency Shelter during the assigned shift.  The Shelter Shift Supervisor conducts intakes, provides structure, information and security for the families.  Must have a desire to work with people with diverse backgrounds and challenging situations.  Flexibility is a must. Experience or education in Social services is desired.  Please send resumes to the address below.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Contact Information
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 44105
Indianapolis, IN 46244
Phone:  (317) 635-6780


Development Coordinator
Immediate Opening!

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Full Time –  Flexible work schedule
  • Full benefits package includes health insurance, pension, and more


Dayspring Center is a non-profit agency providing emergency shelter to homeless families with children.  The Development Coordinator works with the Executive Director to implement Dayspring’s Fund Development Plan and ensure adequate funding to support the agency’s core operations and programs.  The Development Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of grant process including research new funding opportunities as directed by the Executive Director, preparation, submission, final reporting and management.
  • Develop relationships with funders, both new and existing, in order to secure and cultivate funding and expand donor base (recurring, corporate, church, and community organizations).
  • Compose and oversee distribution of donor appeal letters and acknowledgement of all contributions.
  • Manage Dayspring’s donor database including entering and acknowledging contributions, running queries for reporting purposes, and donor research.
  • Compose monthly e-news, special notifications, and a quarterly newsletter. Familiarity with Mailchimp a plus.
  • Plan, organize and oversee fundraising events. Includes preparation of event budget, secure sponsors, in-kind donations, and other items needed for event.
  • Increase community awareness of Dayspring Center’s mission through participation in community fairs and engagement opportunities for groups


  • A minimum of 2 years experience in nonprofit fundraising or degree in related field is preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to meet critical deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Bloomerang data/donor base software helpful
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and detail-oriented skills
  • Must be able to work as a team, accept specific direction, and also work independently
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is required
  • Adherence to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principals and Donor Bill of Rights
  • High ethical standards and commitment to core values
  • Ability to work flexible hours including occasional nights and weekends
  • Ability to understand the needs as well as share the mission and programs


Strengthened by Diversity

We believe that the best ideas come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences.  Committed to inclusivity, diversity and equity Dayspring Center offers equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of race  color, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age, parental or veteran status.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Lori E. Casson, MSW,   Executive Director
Dayspring Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 44105
Indianapolis, IN   46244-0105
or email to:
No phone calls please!