Summer Staff Selection Specialist


Position Overview
Summer Staff Selection Specialists will be part of the hard-working, fast-moving People Operations team that will screen thousands of candidates to ensure Galileo’s 2017 camps are staffed with exceptional talent. Selection Specialists read resumes, conduct interviews, schedule candidates, and identify great camp staff with a constant commitment to candidate care.


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 work effectively 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 strength at problem solving effectively and coming up with solutions on the fly
  • Demonstrated ability to do quality work while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excitement about joining a fun and highly-collaborative working environment


Required Experience & Education

  • College degree
  • High level of professionalism, respect for candidate care and commitment to confidentiality
  • Experience working with children or in an educational organization helpful, but not required
  • Experience with screening candidates (resume review, phone and/or video interviews) helpful, but not required
  • Ability to type minimum 40WPM


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Application and Video Review

  • Conduct daily review of online applications and candidate video submittals
  • Determine which candidates to invite to virtual interview and/or schedule for in-person interview
  • Contact candidates with incomplete applications to encourage completion
  • Follow up with candidates when clarification is needed (re: location, position, etc.)


Candidate Interviews and In-Person Interview Scheduling

  • Conduct 15 to 30-minute virtual screening interviews for candidates via phone and/or video chat (may vary by week, with up to 50 per week)
  • Review each application prior to interview or in-person interview scheduling, identifying areas to discuss
  • Take detailed notes during and after conversations with candidates
  • Make decision about next steps for candidates (pass on to in-person interview or reject)
  • Contact highly qualified candidates for brief phone screening and in-person interview scheduling
  • Follow up with candidates who need to be scheduled for in-person interviews



  • Train for and perform other recruiting functions including online outreach, interview confirmation calls and reference checks to support full team throughout season


Schedule & Time Commitment

  • Training days, approximately 30-40 hours per week, Wednesday, January 4 – Wednesday, January 18
  • 40 hours/week; some overtime may be required March-June
  • Staggered start dates between Thursday, January 19 and Wednesday, March 1, staggered end dates between Friday, June 2 and Friday, June 30
  • 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 Shelly Whittet, Selection Manager, Summer Staff


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
  • Frequent sitting
  • Standing, walking, kneeling


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


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