Camp Director: Camp Jupiter (Prospect Park)
About Camp Jupiter:
Camp Jupiter is an outdoor adventure summer day camp for campers ages 11-14 located in Prospect Park. Through foam swordplay, engaging games/puzzles, STEM-focused design and build challenges, and team sports, campers work with their friends each week to develop new skills, solve problems, and ultimately become heroes. Learn more here.
We are looking for a Camp Director to run the daily operations of Camp Jupiter and create a safe, exciting, and engaging environment for the campers that come to Jupiter for intense team games, epic adventures, and unforgettably magical moments.
Candidates must be able to work part-time from March-June 2018 and full-time for the 9 week summer season from June 18 - August 17, 2018. Position start date in early March is flexible.
The Ideal Director is:
A polished professional with a college degree and significant experience working with kids and managing teams in a camp environment
Fun, creative, and committed to a positive camp experience for campers and staff
Extremely organized with an eye for detail; able to create and maintain effective systems
Calm and decisive under pressure; able to quickly take action to overcome obstacles
An effective delegator, an assertive and inspiring leader that can get their team excited
Skilled and experienced at finding creative solutions to problems
An honest, clear, and effective communicator and team-builder
A fan (or knowledgeable in the subjects) of mythology, classics, and/or ancient history
Minimum two summer-seasons of experience in a supervisory camp role, or equivalent combination of other education experience with at least one summer season's experience in a supervisory camp role
Completed bachelor’s degree
Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
Ability to work in a fast-paced outdoor environment for 9 summer weeks in often hot and humid conditions
Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
Strong organization skills and attention to detail
Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately, both internally with staff and externally with campers and families
Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for the entire 9-week camp season
Current CPR for Professional Rescuer and Advanced First Aid certification preferred (recertification will be provided if current certification expires before Summer 2018)
Current Driver’s License preferred but not required
Position requires NYS SCR background check, as well as a NYS DCJS Sex Offender Registry check
EXPERTISE AND/OR TRAINING SKILL EXPERIENCE:
Conflict Resolution skills
Promoting Positive Behavior (Staff and Campers)
Training on company databases and systems, NYC camp permit and operations requirements, and NYC public park protocol, particularly for Prospect Park
Participate in Camp Director’s orientation through NYC DOHMH
Participate in Plato Learning leadership training
Assist Program Directors in structuring and coordinating pre-summer and ongoing training for all staff
Assist in pre-summer camp planning and organization, including conceptualizing and implementing camp activities and curricula
Communicate with parents, community partners, and other outside liaisons prior to and throughout the summer
Ongoing communication and reporting to Program Directors throughout the summer
Monitor the health and safety of all campers and staff, including summer camp Health Director responsibilities
Manage consistency and growth in overall program content and structure
Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct personnel and volunteers as needed
Review and evaluate staff performance
Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals
Coordinate with main office on management of online registration database, as well as staff and parent communication resources
Coordinate with Field Operations Manager on camp supplies and materials
WORK HOURS AND DATES:
The camp environment is demanding, requiring intense dedication and work ethic from each staff member. Depending on the time of summer or the specific week or day, the needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. We seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in this environment and contributing to the camp’s success.
The 2019 season will run for 10 weeks from June 17th to August 23rd.
Part-time commitment from March - June 2019
Full-time commitment from June 17 - August 23, 2019
Minimum expected camp hours for Director: Monday-Friday, 7 am - 5 pm
Hours beyond minimum expected require approval from a supervisor
Competitive rate offered. This is a temporary, seasonal position and does not include benefits or paid leave. Time commitment expectations are detailed above; we are committed to competitively compensating staff.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Fast-paced work outdoors all day during the summer season
Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
Typing, writing, and reading
Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
Use hands and fingers to help with camp supplies and operate equipment
Frequent sitting, standing, walking, running and kneeling
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