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Summer Camp Director - North Bay

Company: EDMO
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

EDMO is a national education nonprofit that provides equitable access to out-of-school learning opportunities designed to help every person cultivate a sense of self, own their impact, and show up in the world with curiosity, courage, and kindness. Since 2004, our award winning camps, classes, tutoring programs (and more!) have engaged kids' minds and bodies. Whether in person or online, all EDMO programs are hands-on, interactive, and fun - built to unlock the inner scientist, artist, or coder in every kid. At EDMO, we celebrate getting messy and making mistakes while encouraging creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Team members enhance social-emotional skills such as collaboration and empathy alongside our campers, making EDMO an environment where all people grow. Visit to learn more.

Job Description

EDMO's summer team members spend 5-10 weeks of summer connecting with kids, honing leadership skills, and making a real impact - all while rocking wacky costumes and getting pied in the face! Our summer positions offer a unique opportunity to help kids uncover hidden talents and dive deeper into existing talents. Spend your summer pursuing your goals and developing invaluable, transferrable professional skills (including staff hiring, management, and coaching).

Leading up to camp, Camp Directors hire and train camp staff. Once summer begins, Camp Directors are responsible for operational oversight pertaining to their assigned location. In addition to a full time summer component, this job includes a part-time spring component that includes training, hiring, and preparation for running camp.

Main Duties Include

  • Participating in any pre-camp training, professional development, or in season meetings
  • Managing all aspects of Camp EDMO daily operations for your on-site location
  • Hiring, training and managing a team of Instructors and Counselors
  • Providing high caliber customer service by anticipating and addressing any kid, staff or parent challenges and/or concerns
  • Communicating with parents as needed, to make sure they are up to date on what their kids are experiencing at camp
  • Ensuring all staff, campers, and parents are safe and have a positive experience in our program - this includes diligently following all EDMO Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions
  • Setting up and packing up camp, making sure that all needed materials are received and that anything necessary is returned at the camp's closure
  • Managing host locations and relationships, making sure that locations and partners are treated with respect
  • Exhibiting the EDMO Vibe and demonstrating through actions and words each of the social emotional learning (SEL) skills of empathy, responsibility, initiative, collaboration, problem solving and emotion management, while also reinforcing these qualities in staff and kids
    Reports to: Region Manager

    Manages: A team of Instructors and Counselors


    If you are missing any of the qualifications listed below, please don't be discouraged! We are ready to train and be flexible for the right applicant. Please still apply if you are enthusiastic about this work and think you would be a strong fit.

    Preferred Qualifications Are
    • Bachelor's Degree in education or a related course of study
    • Experience working with youth of all ages
    • Past involvement/experience in a summer camp environment as staff (or as a camper!)
    • Experience hiring and managing a team of employees
    • Experience (and a love for!) working with kids
    • High sense of responsibility and dependability
    • Experience communicating and engaging with parents
    • Ability to be creative and flexible with problem solving and multitasking
    • Experience facilitating groups of children and/or working youth programs with proven classroom management
    • A large supply of costumes and/or a plethora of skits and songs in your back pocket is a PLUS!
    • Willingness to wear a mask, remain social distant at all location sites, and be meticulous about diligently following all EDMO Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions as it pertains to matters of safety
      CPR/First Aid Certification is required by the full time start date. Certification must include an in-person CPR component. If you are not already certified, some compensation will be available.

      Additional Information

      Our North Bay openings include: Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Novato.
      • These are our current openings, more locations within this region are likely to be added.
        This position is part-time during the spring and full-time during the summer. Exact dates to be discussed during the interview process. Dates depend on program sites with programs running from June - September, at a duration of 5-10 weeks.

        Monday - Friday Hours: The hours for this position are 7:30am-6pm once camp is in session

        Salary: Part time role in spring with around 100 hours of training paid at $25/hr

        Full Time role for 5 -10 weeks during the summer with a salary of $1300/week

        Must be fully vaccinated with the COVID - 19 vaccine to work with EDMO.

        For 2022 in-person programming: To ensure the safety of everyone in the EDMO community, we will be monitoring all local and state COVID-19 policies to determine the safest protocols.

        Staff will be expected to agree and uphold all safety protocols that are necessary once programs start.

Keywords: EDMO, Petaluma , Summer Camp Director - North Bay, Executive , Petaluma, California

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