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Assistant Camp Director, Walnut Creek

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionGalileo 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. We also partner directly with schools and districts through our "Galileo X" program to provide expanded learning opportunities to students in under-resourced schools.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 . We were named one of the . 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.Job DescriptionAssistant Camp Directors play a vital role in creating a positive camp experience for campers, their families and our Summer Staff. As a member of the Camp Leadership team, you will support the smooth operation of a single camp location- supervising staff, planning programs, delighting parents, and so much more! YOU WILL

  • Oversee the daily operations of camp, working closely with the Camp Director to ensure a joy-filled program.
    • Flex your creative problem-solving to effectively prioritize throughout each day.
    • Maintain a constant eye toward camper safety and customer experience.
    • Act as the "manager on duty" any time that the Camp Director is not onsite.
    • Own daily operational and administrative tasks as assigned to support a successful camp program.
    • Act as one of two "key holders," performing opening and closing duties as scheduled by the Camp Director.
    • Courageously lead by example with humor and optimism.
      • Exemplify student-centered leadership by centering the camper experience in all aspects of your work
      • Balance fun with safety and operational excellence
      • Coach staff to connect with students across diverse age groups, ability levels and support needs.
      • Assist the Camp Director in leading the camp staff team, and directly supervise a team of Summer Operations Interns.
        • Support the CD in managing and coaching staff on camp policies and procedures.
        • Provide feedback on classroom instruction and behavior management.
        • Train staff on our inclusive, restorative justice approach to camper behavior management.
        • Assist in managing camp rotations and provide support as needed.
          • Be ready to wear many hats, and enter each situation with finesse and determination.
          • Provide coverage, stepping in to fill staff duties when team members are out.
          • Lead camper groups and/or facilitate Galileo curriculum as needed.
          • Regularly assess to ensure Galileo curriculum is facilitated as designed, and provide timely feedback to staff.
          • Contribute to and lead daily camp activities.
            • Manage check-in/check-out procedures to ensure efficiency and accurate daily attendance.
            • Lead the team by example to provide exemplary customer service to each camper, family, and guardian at all times.
            • Encourage collaboration among staff to plan and participate in all camp activities.
            • Promote a positive camp experience at all times with your energy and camp spirit.
            • Actively participate in camp chants, songs, and perform skits in opening and closing ceremonies.
            • Provide excellent customer service and support to families.
              • Communicate with families as needed about their camper's experience.
              • Coach staff on best practices for professional communication.
              • Resolve escalated matters, which may be beyond the expertise of an entry-level staff member.
              • Maintain safe environments for all campers and provide leadership and camp spirit to all campers.
                • Constantly assess engagement and group dynamics, as well as the needs of individual campers.
                • Develop your management skills as the owner of your camp's Extended Care program.
                  • Independently manage the Extended Care program (including staff), with mentorship from the Camp Director.
                  • Maintain operations for a smooth Extended Care experience for campers who join us before/after regular camp hours
                  • Act as the "manager on duty," taking full responsibility for camper and family experience, staff development, etc. PAY AND PERKS
                    • Your exact pay will be determined based on a variety of factors, geography, including work-site location and tenure.
                      • One free week of camp for your own child!
                      • $50 Friends and Family Discount
                      • Priority scholarship nominations
                      • Membership in the Galileo Alumni Community of over 20,000 inspiring changemakers! Qualifications
                        • College coursework in Education or Child Development preferred, but not required
                        • 2+ years of work experience in K-8 education, or a combination of relevant education and work experience
                        • 1+ years of demonstrated leadership experience, supervisor experience is preferred
                        • Experience caring for, supervising, coaching, and/or mentoring children in groups of 15+
                        • Availability to consistently work [Full-Time / Part-Time] hours, Monday - Friday, for the duration of camp.
                          • For consistency and camper safety, we prioritize applicants who are able to commit to working for the full duration of camp (4-8 continuous weeks, depending on the camp location).
                          • Applicants with less than 4 continuous weeks of availability will not be considered for this role.
                          • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus, but not required
                          • Ability to balance multiple tasks while working with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm.
                          • Ability to complete all pre-camp tasks, including background checks, state-mandated certifications, electronic onboarding paperwork and online training prior to the start of camp.
                          • Valid CPR/First Aid certification OR ability to become certified prior to the start of camp
                          • Must be 18 years of age by May 13th, 2024 At Galileo Camps, we value divergent thinkers who bring many different experiences and viewpoints to the table! We also strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply. Additionally, 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 apply only when they match all criteria. If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, we encourage you to apply.Additional InformationSCHEDULEAll camps operate Monday - Friday. Staff are also required to attend two pre-camp set-up days, which vary by site and may be scheduled between Thursday - Sunday before camp opens. Shifts vary by position and location and can start as early as 7:00 a.m. and end as late as 6:00 p.m.Camp set-up dates, start dates and duration vary by location - find your location on our page to view site-specific dates. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
                            • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
                            • Typing, writing, reading
                            • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
                            • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
                            • Frequent sitting
                            • Standing, walking, kneelingGalileo Learning complies with ADA requirements and may provide reasonable accommodations that allow qualified employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please note that our job descriptions are a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks and duties.In accordance with local and state laws, you may be required to complete certain steps after an offer of employment has been accepted, such as a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check and mandated reporter training, and/or provide additional documentation for certain roles; this will not affect consideration of any persons' application.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. 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

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Walnut Creek , Assistant Camp Director, Walnut Creek, Executive , Walnut Creek, California

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