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Director, Summer Day Camp

Director, Summer Day Camp

companyGalileo
locationLittleton, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/31/2024
ExpiresExpires: 3/31/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Company Description

Galileo is a nationally recognized summer day camp that's all about empowering young innovators to change the world! With over 70 diverse communities served and hundreds of thousands of kids inspired since 2002, we are a leader in the Innovation Education Movement.

Here, innovation, purpose and personal development converge, creating an environment where your talents shine, and your impact is celebrated. We invest, test and continually iterate to sustain a culture that values Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. In fact, we were named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the Nation in 2023. We have also been on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list more than 12 times, were named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies in 2017, and a Top 100 Real Impact Company in 2019.

If you are intrigued byinnovation education, project-based learning, and working in a professional, welcoming, kid-centered environment, join us!

Job Description

Camp Directors are key members of our field team at Galileo Learning. In this role, you will assume overall leadership of one of our summer day camp locations; managing and coaching staff, seamlessly overseeing day-to-day operations, and creating a joy-filled summer camp culture.

YOU WILL

  • You’ll be responsible for all aspects of daily camp operations and run an efficient and joy-filled program. You’ll flex your creative problem-solving skills as you juggle competing priorities and anticipate the needs of your camp community with agility and positivity.
  • You’ll collaborate with and cultivate a team of 10-50+ summer staff, coaching them toward success. You’ll be a supportive manager with high expectations, providing feedback on classroom instruction and behavior management, while thoughtfully pushing your team to greatness in ways that have a ripple effect.
  • You’ll create and build partnerships like a boss. As the face of Galileo in the community you serve, you’ll consider parent and partner perspectives in everything you do. You’ll wow our school partners with your care for camp facilities while consistently delivering exceptional service to our camper families.
  • You’ll leverage existing (and carefully crafted) training and resources to masterfully manage your time and responsibilities, efficiently tracking your workflow details and calendar in the pre-season and throughout the summer.
  • With support from our People Ops team, you’ll manage compliance processes, implement company policies, and uphold our camp safety standards. From supporting your team’s onboarding completion and approving weekly timecards to daily site safety checks, you will meticulously execute and uphold company policies.
  • In collaboration with our headquarters team you’ll ensure camp has all the necessary resources and supplies to run smoothly; developing effective systems for managing inventory and materials, keeping classrooms organized, and using your facility space to its full potential.

YOU ARE

  • You are intrigued or inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, and working in a professional, welcoming, camp-inspired culture sound like things you’re ready to explore or sign up for.
  • You are an organized, deeply accountable, service-minded powerhouse. You take great pride in leveraging your administrative talents to support others. It’s part of your personal brand to be a quick, thorough, and friendly email responder, and take ownership of anything on your plate.
  • You are a student-centered leader. You understand how to communicate and connect with children across the K-8 spectrum and courageously lead with humor and optimism, balancing fun with safety and operational excellence to center the camper experience in all aspects of your work.
  • You are adaptable and action-oriented. You’re a camp chameleon who can adjust on a dime to meet the shifting demands of diverse situations. You’re a born problem solver who embraces challenges with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm.
  • You Build Effective Teams. You create the conditions for staffers to apply their diverse skillsets and perspectives to achieve shared goals. You celebrate wins, coach staff toward success, and foster an environment where innovation and collaboration can thrive.
  • You are an Operations Expert. You understand what it takes to run a best-in-class youth program and are able to effectively prioritize and problem solve, with a constant eye towards camper safety and customer experience.

Benefits & Compensation

  • We anticipate total compensation for this role to range from $10,600 - $14,300:
  • While working full-time, for the Summer: $1275/ week (up to 8 weeks depending on the camp location)
  • While working part-time in the pre-camp season: $21/ hour (estimated 10 hours per week, February - early June)
  • Performance bonus: up to $500 based on job performance, paid at the close of the Summer
  • Returning Camp Directors who have previously held this position at Galileo Learning may be eligible for a modified compensation structure based on tenure, camp size, and geography, which may include additional bonus eligibility.
  • Free summer camp enrollment! You will have free camp sessions for your own children for every camp week you work or you can gift two weeks of free camp to others.
  • %15 Friends and Family Discount for those you love
  • Priority nomination for Innovation for All (financial assistance) scholarship for anyone you know
  • Leadership training & professional development. You’ll receive unique and exceptional training including weekend management training retreats, weekly individual coaching throughout the camp season, mentorship, and access to Galileo’s network of prominent educational leaders. Camp Directors are given the tools, framework, community, and support to take ownership of and implement a fully-developed program.
  • Community. You’ll become part of a current and former Galileo staff network of over 10,000 inspiring changemakers. Former Galileans stay connected, and have even gone on to create successful non-profit organizations together!

LOCATION

Pre-camp: With the exception of weekend retreats and occasional events, most pre-camp season work is done remotely, but must be done from one of the employable states, listed above.

Summer: When it comes to camp assignments, we take your location preferences into consideration, and have an ongoing, open dialogue about location options throughout the process. You’ll be placed at one of our 70+ sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Chicago, Seattle, or Denver.

We are only able to employ candidates who are based in the following states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, or Washington.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
  • Regularly operate a computer (including typing and reading)
  • Constantly seeing, hearing, and communicating in person, virtually, and from a range of distances
  • Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
  • Frequently remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, sitting or standing
  • Regularly move about campsites, walking, kneeling, or standing for extended periods of time

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of work experience in K-8 education, or a combination of relevant collegiate coursework and work experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated leadership experience and ability to coach educators toward success- management experience a plus!
  • Ability to work collaboratively with an openness to feedback and a desire to grow professionally
  • Ability to work part-time, remotely, starting in January 2024 (8-12 hours per week), and full-time, on-site, starting in June 2024
  • Ability to travel to two onsite training events during the pre-camp season
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy, and exceptional enthusiasm each day
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands while balancing multiple priorities
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Valid CPR/First Aid certification OR ability to become certified prior to the start of camp
  • <CA only> Valid Mandatory Report Certification OR ability to complete certification prior to the start of camp

At Galileo, we value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Camp Directors start from a wide variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to: school teaching, camp counseling & leadership, after-school programming, coaching, museum education, and leadership in retail or customer service. In addition, research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to only apply when they match all criteria. Even if you don't necessarily meet every checkbox in the job description, but you think you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply.

Additional Information

During your onboarding process, you may need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check, and mandated reporter training (California only). More details will be provided during your onboarding process.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodations that allow qualified applicants/employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request accommodation, contact our People Services team. Please note that our job descriptions are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

During your onboarding process, you may need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check, and mandated reporter training (California only). More details will be provided during your onboarding process. 

COVID-19

All on-site employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation/exemption for medical, disability, or religious reasons. Vaccination status will be confirmed only after an offer of employment has been accepted and will not affect consideration of any persons’ application. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodation that allow qualified applicants/employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. Please note that our job descriptions are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties