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Summer Program Director, Irvine Area, (2023)

Company: Galileo Learning
Location: Irvine
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Galileo Learning brings best-in-class educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year through 50+ in-person summer day camps across the country. We believe the world needs innovators and that innovation can be taught. Join us!
We have been on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list more than 12 times, have been named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies, were named a Top 100 Real Impact Company, are a Diversity Jobs Top Employer and are authentically committed to diversity, equity and inclusion-which includes upholding a robust financial assistance program.
Summer Program Directors (internally referred to as "Camp Directors") are outstanding leaders who assume overall leadership of one summer day camp location, including staff hiring and management, day-to-day operations, and creating a joy-filled summer camp culture.

  • You'll receive paid professional development and management training to prepare you for camp.
  • From mastering operations to nurturing and retaining staff to creating camp culture and traditions, you'll work to identify and execute your program vision, ensuring our campers have their most magical summers ever.
  • Be a supportive manager with high expectations, provide feedback on classroom instruction and support, and thoughtfully push your team to greatness in ways that have a ripple effect.
  • As the face of Galileo in the community you serve consistently deliver exceptional service to our camper families.
  • Masterfully manage your time and responsibilities, efficiently tracking your workflow details and calendar in the pre-season.


    • College degree or equivalent work experience
    • Experience working in schools, after-school programs, camps, or with K-8th grade children in another capacity and a genuine love for and interest in working with children and/or education
    • Demonstrated leadership experience (management experience a plus) and ability to work collaboratively on a team, with an openness to feedback and a desire to grow professionally
    • Ability to work part-time starting in late January 2023 (10-15 hours per week), and full-time in Summer
    • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy, and exceptional enthusiasm each day
    • Valid CPR/First Aid certification OR ability to become certified prior to the start of camp
    • (CA only) Valid Mandatory Report Certification OR ability to complete certification prior to the start of camp

      At Galileo Camps we value divergent thinkers who bring many different experiences and viewpoints to the table! Successful applicants start from a wide variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to: school teaching, camp counseling & leadership, after-school programming, coaching, museum education, childcare, instructional design, and leadership in retail or customer service. -

      Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to only apply when they match all criteria. Even if you don't necessarily meet every checkbox in the job description, but you think you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply.

      • Total compensation is expected to range from $8,600 - $14,000 for this seasonal position; this is a good faith estimate, exact pay will be determined based on a variety of factors including length of program, bonus earnings, and years of employment with Galileo Camps.
      • Leadership & Pre-camp Training is paid at an hourly rate of $20.
      • Summer Camp weeks are salaried, starting at $1,200/ week with performance and enrollment bonuses!
      • Unlimited free camp for your child(ren), OR two free weeks to be gifted (including AM/PM Extended Care)
      • $50 Friends and Family Discount for those you love
      • Priority nomination for Innovation for All (financial assistance) scholarship for anyone you know*
      • Additional perks and travel stipend, may be available at select sites

        Work Location
        Pre-camp: With the exception of weekend retreats and occasional events, pre-camp season work is done remotely.
        During camp: Summer Camp weeks are fully on-site. You'll be placed at one of our 50+in-person sites throughout the SF Bay Area, Southern California, Chicago, or Seattle. (Please note that Galileo Camps does not provide housing for Summer Day Camp roles.)
        We are only able to employ candidates who are based in the following states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, or Washington.
        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

          During your onboarding process, you may need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check, and mandated reporter training (California only). More details will be provided during your onboarding process. -
          All on-site employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation/exemption for medical, disability, or religious reasons. Vaccination status will be confirmed only after an offer of employment has been accepted and will not affect consideration of any persons' application. -

          Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, and we invest in training and resources for our teams to support our commitment to providing equal opportunities to all employees and job applicants. We strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

          We comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodation that allow qualified applicants/employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. Please note that our job descriptions are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties

Keywords: Galileo Learning, Irvine , Summer Program Director, Irvine Area, (2023), Executive , Irvine, California

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