Outreach Specialist


Position Overview

Skilled at building and maintaining relationships with external partners? Have experience reaching and exceeding key metrics? Love engaging with potential stakeholders and managing logistics, coupled with exceptional in-person and virtual communication standards? The Outreach Specialist is an integral component of the recruiting team, and will primarily focus on building Galileo's employer brand among college audiences, with an emphasis on driving summer staff applications.


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. 


About Galileo

We have a totally audacious mission. 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. They don’t always get this incredible boost in other settings, but thousands of them have been getting this boost at Galileo since 2002.


It takes a village to bring these fresh, inspiring, ever-evolving camp programs to over 30,000 campers every summer, and our headquarters team is up to the challenge. We believe that WE are Galileo. United by a shared dedication to our mission to create a world of fearless innovators, we encourage innovation in everything we do, whether writing cutting-edge curriculum, staffing exceptional summer teams, purchasing and packing supplies, spreading the word about our camps or delivering top-notch customer service. Learn more of Galileo's mission and why the world needs innovators from our CEO & Founder, Glen Tripp.


Core Qualities, abilities and Motivation

  • Commitment to innovation education and to Galileo’s mission to develop innovators who envision and create a better world
  • Confidence contributing to a creative vision and ability to effectively work with others to realize that vision
  • Proven ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously; detail-oriented and organized
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands; ability to solicit and implement feedback
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Motivation and initiative whether working independently or collaboratively
  • Proven ability to effectively problem solve and come up with solutions on the fly
  • Excitement about joining a fun and highly-collaborative working environment


Required Experience & Education

  • College degree
  • 1-2 years outreach coordinator experience preferred
  • High level of professionalism, respect for candidate care and commitment to confidentiality
  • Experience working with children or in educational organization helpful, but not required
  • Strong time and workload management skills
  • Ability to interact professionally and enthusiastically with applicants via phone and in person
  • Computer savvy: experience with Excel, Word and the ability to pick up new systems quickly (applicant tracking system)


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive summer staff applications, contributing to the successful hire of summer staff
  • Serve as primary contact for campus relations, with focus on recruitment of college students
  • Create, schedule, and maintain a robust outreach calendar (including career fairs and presentations, info-sessions, and workshops) via phone and email campaigns
  • Support online advertising, including college board posting platforms and campus ad plans
  • Follow-up with and nurture strong potential candidates via e-mail and phone
  • Manage event registration and travel planning, as needed
  • With Outreach Manager, support development of outreach materials as needed (including email templates, online ads, event flyers, etc.)
  • Support other pipelines as needed, including HQ and Camp Director
  • Assist with other recruiting-related tasks (emailing candidates, reference checks, etc.) as needed


Schedule & Time Commitment

  • Training days, approximately 30-40 hours per week, Wednesday, January 4 – Wednesday, January 18
  • 40 hours/week, from Thursday, January 19 – Friday, June 2
  • Some evening and weekend work for outreach events required
  • Paid sick leave is accrued at a rate of one hour per every thirty hours worked. Accrual begins on the first day of employment. Paid sick leave may be used beginning on the 90th day of employment


Classification & Compensation

  • $17.50/hour
  • Temporary Employee (non-benefited)


Supervision Given/Received

  • General supervision provided by Viva Asmelash, Associate Director of Outreach


Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Some lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs.
  • Typing, writing, reading
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
  • Frequent sitting
  • Standing, walking, kneeling


Work Location
Galileo Learning, 1021 Third Street, Oakland, CA 94607


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