Summer Camp Program Director (Chicagolan posted by Galileo Learning

Job Description: Galileo is looking for program visionaries to direct current or new Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest sites for the 2020 season.
Camp Type:Day Camp
Job Location:
Job Description
Job Type Administration and Support Staff
Position Program Director
Employment Type: Seasonal
Min. Education Required:No
Min. Experience Required:3 to 5 years
Experience Description:
Gender Preferred: No
Preferred Religion:
Start Date:01/06/2020
End Date:08/21/2020
Required Skills: ‌• 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.
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, 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. ‌• OPPORTUNITY. As Galileo grows, we’re often looking for Regional Directors, curriculum creators, and other full-time staff. We also have an extensive list of recruiting partners, which connect our staff 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.
Room and Board: NO
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 ( for more details. ‌• 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.
Contact Info
Aileen Wen510-595-7293
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