Director

Job ID 
2014-4485
# of Openings 
4
Camp 
ESF Dream Camp at Girard College (Philadelphia, PA)
Targeted Job Start Date 
6/30/2014
Job Location 
US-PA-Philadelphia
Targeted Job End Date 
8/1/2014
Type 
Seasonal Full-Time
More information about this job:
Position Summary:

A Director is responsible for the direct care and supervision of all campers and Team members, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers and Team members.

Position Objective/Purpose:

We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of Team members and campers.  The candidate must be capable of building positive relationships, providing top-notch customer service and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.  This position will require the candidate to complete multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the professional standards of ESF.

Position Scope Factors:

Counselors are employed in the following camps;

  • Mini Camp: 3 year olds (Haverford School, Episcopal Academy, Greenwich Academy, Moorestown Friends, and Montgomery locations only)
  • Day Camp: 4 – 8 year olds
  • Senior Camp: 9 – 15 year olds
  • Dream Camp: 6 – 16 year olds (Trinity College & Girard College locations only)
  • Aquatics: all ages
  • Activity Specialist: All Day Camp Activity Specialists
Essential Job Responsibilities:
  1. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
  2. Complete paperwork as assigned
  3. Serve as a positive role model to campers and Team members
  4. Monitor the organization, supervision, and administration of all activities and assemblies
  5. Conduct morning briefings daily with Team
  6. Conduct mid and end of summer Team member evaluations
  7. Assist and support the Site Director in any camp operation or activity
  8. Coordinate daily schedules
  9. Attend all ESF events
  10. Model behavior & group management strategies for groups
  11. Monitor safety and security of all campers and Team Members
  12. Conduct tours of the camp facilities and program areas to prospective camp families when applicable
  13. Oversee sign-in of campers into Club OT
  14. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
  15. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
  16. Have fun
  17. Other responsibilities as assigned
Position Competencies for Success:
  1. Understand and support the mission of the organization
  2. The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
  3. Positive attitude
  4. Commitment to the growth and development of youth
  5. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
  6. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions
  7. Patient, caring and creative
  8. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
  9. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child
Experience Requirements:
  1. Previous experience working with children in a supervisory or administrative capacity
  2. Performance management and facilitation experience (preferred)
  3. 1 – 3 years administrative/leadership experience (required)
  4. Staff supervision experience (required)
Certification Requirements:
  1. Teaching certification (preferred)
  2. First Aid/CPR (preferred)
Education Requirements:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree
Other Skill Requirements:
  1. Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community
Reporting Relationships:
  1. Reports directly to and takes direction from Site Director.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  1. Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
  2. Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
  3. Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
  4. Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!

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