Extended Day Program Leader, Headfirst Summer Camps: 2020-2191

The Position:

The curriculum for Extended Day spans a wide variety of ages and interest areas, allowing campers to explore beyond the structure of their daily camp program, and the Extended Day Program Leader leads their team of counselors to provide the highest level of enthusiasm to the end of the camp day. Reporting to the Assistant Director - Programming, the Extended Day Program Leader is a dynamic leader and motivator for both their team and their campers. 

What You'll Do:

  • Care for all Campers. You actively engage campers of all ages throughout our wide variety of programming. By maintaining enthusiasm and focus during busy afternoons, you will build connections with every camper, creating an environment that both challenges and supports them.
  • Communicate Professionally. Our parents and camper families are unique, and we know that it takes a certain level of care and attention to detail to allow each camper to achieve their personal best. You will communicate both camper achievements and challenges to parents as needed with poise and care.
  • End the Day Strong. At the end of an eventful camp day, you maximize the engagement and enjoyment of every camper that joins Extended Day programming. Whether it is through STEM activities or quiet story time, you use our Extended Day curriculum to finish the camp day as strong as it started.
  • Support your Team. You will work directly with your group of Extended Day counselors, providing feedback and direction as well as mitigating any issues that arise. As a master of organization, you manage all Extended Day supplies and resources, alerting headquarters as needs arise.
  • Train Your Team. Facilitation of training is an essential element of your role. You will use Headfirst provided resources to train your staff on expectations, roles, responsibilities and best practices to ensure the productivity, engagement and overall job satisfaction of your team.
  • Handle the Curveballs. No two days are the same at Headfirst, and every member of our team will see unanticipated challenges come their way. You may be asked to help problem-solve, lend a hand with inter-departmental projects, and take on other responsibilities as requested.

About You:

  • You have completed at least two (2) years at an accredited undergraduate institution or have equivalent educational experience.
  • You have one (1) year of relevant professional experience working with children, preferably in an athletic or educational setting.
  • You are mission-driven. Here at Headfirst, we’re inspired to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults everywhere, and we want you to be too.
  • You are curious, flexible and ever-learning. You constantly seek out new ways to improve the eHeaheHeadfirst camper experience and your own contributions to it through continued refinement of your knowledge, skills & abilities.
  • You are a self-starter. By approaching daily hurdles head on, you face every day with a natural sense of urgency and a sincere emphasis on team over self.
  • You are a coachable and motivated teammate. You are a down-to-earth individual who has the desire and capacity to grow through experience, challenging yourself to go above and beyond the call of duty.

What You'll Gain:

  • Coaching & Professional Development Skills. You will be the guide and leader for your program and will provide your team of counselors with valuable feedback to improve what they do, every day.
  • Adaptive Thinking. Thinking on the fly? You’ll get that at Headfirst – whether it’s adapting a project or knowing when to use a name-game, you’ll be best in class when it comes to thinking on your feet.
  • A Team like Family. There’s something about camp that brings people together. Here you’ll get to meet new friends, while forging stronger bonds with people you know.

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