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Summer Camp Program Director - Bay Area (2020) at Galileo Learning - Oakland

Job Information

Date Posted: 11/22/2019 Application Deadline: Continuous
Employment Type: Full and Part Time Length of Work Year: January - end of summer
Salary: $12,000-$15,000/season, with 20%-40% increases per year Number Openings: (At time of posting) 30
Contact: Galileo Team Email: outreach@galileo-learning.com
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Job location: Multiple sites across the Bay Area, Southern California, and Chicagoland

Job Summary

Job Summary

Galileo is looking for program visionaries to direct current or new Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest sites for the 2020 season. Summer Program Directors (internally referred to as “Camp Directors”) are outstanding leaders who assume overall leadership of a summer day camp location, including staff hiring and management, day-to-day operations, and creating a joy-filled camp culture. We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply. WHO ARE YOU? • You’re inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, youth empowerment, and creating safe, inclusive spaces all speak to the very heart of who you are. • You’re an experienced, creative, fun-loving leader. You’re as comfortable resolving conflict between two campers as you are mentoring your staff or putting your own unique spin on a classic game. • You’re communicative and trustworthy. As a relationship-builder and mentor, you measure your own success in large part by the success of those around you, and care deeply about helping them meet professional development goals. • You’re an organized, problem-solving manager. You love fine-tuning operational logistics, ensuring program efficiency, and learning new strategies for driving overall performance. • You’re ready to grow. You know that true mastery requires commitment, effort, thoughtful feedback, personal reflection, and implementation of lessons learned. WHO ARE WE? We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—are happier, more creative and more confident when faced with life’s challenges. And we think kids with these skills are more likely to change our world and be the masters of their own. Founded in 2002, Galileo operates summer day camp programs at 70+ locations

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Galileo is looking for program visionaries to direct current or new Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest sites for the 2020 season. Summer Program Directors (internally referred to as “Camp Directors”) are outstanding educational leaders who assume overall leadership of a summer day camp location, including staff hiring and management and day-to-day operations. Hear directly from past and current Camp Directors.

 

About Galileo

Founded in 2002, Galileo operates summer day camp programs at 50+ locations throughout the Bay Area, SoCal, and Chicago. Our mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and we reach this mission through employment of our unique pedagogy, the Galileo Innovation Approach.

We’re ranked #1 for Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times (and been on the list for ten consecutive years!), and were named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies. Being a Galileo Camp Director means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to inclusion and broadening our impact. Learn more about our financial assistance program and other community efforts.

 

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

 

 

Benefits

  • Lasting positive impact. As a Galileo Camp Director, you’ll develop meaningful, multi-year relationships with staff members, campers and families. You’ll inspire the spark of camp, helping kids see themselves as true changemakers.

  • Leadership training & professional development. You’ll receive unique and exceptional training including weekend management training retreats, weekly individual coaching throughout the camp season, 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.

  • Opportunity. As Galileo grows, we’re often looking for Area Directors, curriculum creators, and other full-time staff. Successful Camp Directors are likely candidates for such opportunities. Galileo also has an alumni network which connects people with outstanding opportunities outside of Galileo.

  • Free camp. We offer either free camp sessions and/or significant camp discounts to all Galileo staff, depending on role.

 

Core Requirements

  • Innovation education, youth empowerment, and creating safe, inclusive spaces all speak to the heart of who you are.

  • You're an experienced, creative, fun-loving educator.

  • As a relationship-builder and mentor, you measure your own success in large part by the success of those around you

  • You’re an organized, problem-solving manager.

  • You’re ready to grow.

 

Experience & Education

  • College graduate or equivalent work experience

  • Experience working with K-8th grade children

  • Demonstrated leadership experience (staff hiring and management experience a plus)

  • Ability to work part-time January through May/June (~15 hours per week), and full-time in summer

  • Camp experience is a bonus, though not required

 

Camp Director Responsibilities

Most Camp Directors have full-time jobs during the school year, and commit ~15 hours each week to their Camp Director role pre-camp (January-May/June), with 3-4 additional weekends of training. As summer rolls around, Directors work 55-65 hours each week during camp (and most camps run 5-8 weeks). Review the Camp Director yearly timeline here.

  • Master operations, nurture staff, and craft your camp culture to ensure campers have their most magical summers ever.

  • Hire, train, supportively manage, and collaborate with a team of anywhere from 5-50+ summer staff.

  • Actively evaluate staff potential—both strengths and areas of growth—and thoughtfully push your team to greatness.

  • Leverage existing training and resources to masterfully manage your time and responsibilities.

  • Work closely with your manager to create and build partnerships: local marketing and recruiting efforts, plus host school and camper family relationships.


 


 

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications



           


          Application Deadline

          Continuous

          Date Posted

          11/22/2019

          Contact

          Number of Openings

          30

          Salary

          $12,000-$15,000/season, with 20%-40% increases per year

          Length of Work Year

          January - end of summer

          Employment Type

          Full and Part Time

          Job location:

          Multiple sites across the Bay Area, Southern California, and Chicagoland