Summer Camp Program Assistant
Company: Galileo Camps
Posted on: February 11, 2020
Love the details? Get deep satisfaction from a job well done?
Love helping things run smoothly? Find delight in supporting the
administrative needs of a team and providing excellent customer
service? Obsessed with check lists and office organization? The
Program Assistant is the behind-the-scenes administrative and
programmatic support of some of our largest Galileo camp sites.
This role supports the Operations Coordinator in setting the tone
for service mentality and work ethic for every other camp staff
member. They role model the flexibility required at camp-there is
no job too big or too small. There is a lot of work to make the
camp office-and thus camp-run smoothly, and our Program Assistants
help turn those wheels Perfect for those that love databases and
camp songs alike. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo
in our jobs video gallery . We value having divergent thinkers who
bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo.
We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.
ABOUT GALILEO Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who
envision and create a better world. We know it's bold. We also know
that we can't achieve it without asking staff to be role models of
an innovator's mindset-visionary, courageous, collaborative,
determined and reflective. It's not always easy. Camp staffers work
hard. Very hard. You can expect days in which there's a lot to do
and not a lot of time to do it. But part of what makes our culture
great is that no one is too proud to complete any task that needs
doing. Our camp staffers bring camp magic to life-for campers, and
for themselves. This isn't your average summer recreation gig.
Galileans are expected to take ownership of their own performance
and make this place better every day. People with a can-do attitude
thrive here and those with a victim mentality don't. We manage to
keep this level of performance expectation high in a relaxed
environment; we take our work, not ourselves, seriously. Being a
Galilean means jumping into action to bring camp magic to life.
Depending on the day, that could mean creating a gorgeous sign that
highlights the Galileo Innovation Approach, donning a tutu for a
skit, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection.
Galileans know what it means to be a vital part of a team.
Galileans want to grow. Galileans like to have fun at work.
Galileans love sharing in-and helping to create-joyful experiences.
After all, we run summer camps. You get the point. WHAT YOU'LL GET
Purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, you'll
join a lifelong community that stands for innovation, credibility,
and expertise. We're a certified B Corporation that is ranked 1 on
the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, were named one of Forbes'
Best Small Companies and a Top 100 Impact Company, and are
authentically committed to inclusion and equity company-wide-which
includes joyfully upholding a robust financial assistance program.
Position Description SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS - Serve as an
ambassador of Galileo, demonstrating our mission and values in a
positive and professional manner and acting as a role model of the
Galileo Innovator's Mindset - Commit to building a safe,
child-focused community - Demonstrate professionalism and
accountability - Take initiative to analyze and solve problems -
Treat others with courtesy and respect - Respond to camper, family
member and colleague needs - Strengthen our relationship with host
site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site
employees as partners - Maintain a high standard of ethics,
integrity and confidentiality ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES -
Support administrative and management tasks, as directed by
Operations Coordinator, Assistant Camp Director, or Camp Director -
Support all aspects of camp, especially behind-the-scenes
operations and programming - Provide excellent customer service to
camp families via phone or in person, communicating with a
positive, professional and fun attitude - Support production of
weekly camper paperwork and database management - Maintain safe
environments for all campers ADDITIONAL DUTIES - Support camper
needs, including First Aid - Support Extended Care program,
including staffing assignments and activity planning - Provide
leadership, energy, and camp spirit for campers and staff - Support
camp operations, such as check in and check out procedures, and
T-shirt distribution processes - Provide support in classrooms as
needed - Participate in all camp activities, supervise snack,
lunch, and other camp programming - Delegate administrative
projects to Summer Interns and help manage their work - Support
management and organization of various camp documentation - Support
management of supply requests, expense reports and budget documents
WORK HOURS AND DATES The camp environment is demanding, requiring
consistent 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, both professionally and personally. GENERAL CAMP STAFF
HOURS INFORMATION: - Staff may work anytime between 7:30am and 6pm,
Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will
vary by site, position and day - Staff meetings: During regular
work hours before or after the start of programming - Before setup
days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training -
Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and
setup days in the days before camp starts - Camp cleanup:
Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-5
hours in your last week of camp, typically some additional hours at
the end of the day. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site
until cleanup is complete, which could be up to 6pm at the earliest
POSITION-SPECIFIC HOURS INFORMATION : The camp day runs, on
average, 8 hours for Program Assistants. Program Assistants'
typical schedule is from 7:45am-4:15pm. SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED
General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided
by your Camp Director. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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. - Some lifting and
carrying up to 60 lbs. - Typing, writing, reading - Seeing, hearing
and speaking, both nearby and at a distance - Use hand and fingers
to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment - Frequent
sitting - Standing, walking, kneeling
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