ESF Camps

  • Phillies Baseball Academy, Academy Specialist

    Job Location US-Phillies Baseball Academy | US-DE | US-NJ | US-PA
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Phillies Baseball Academy (multiple locations in PA, NJ, DE)
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    A PBA Academy Specialist is responsible for the supervision of campers and Team members within their Conference.  They assist in monitoring the organization, supervision, implementation and administration of all activities and schedules.

    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

    Instructional Specialists are hired in Sports Camp in the following age groups;


    Rookie: 1st & 2nd grades

    A: 3rd & 4th grades

    AA: 5th &6th grades

    AAA: 7th + grades


    Travel required each week.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    1. Within their assigned Division (Rookie, A, AA, AAA), ensure the PBA Daily/Weekly Schedule is completely followed including all safety and security policies and camp traditions outlined in trainings and the PBA Components Book
    2. By utilizing the PBA Curriculum, prepare, organize and facilitate daily baseball skill instruction within their assigned Division (Rookie, A, AA, AAA)
    3. Teach baseball skills and monitor staff as they teach the skills and fundamentals of baseball
    4. Assign and prepare Team Coaches to facilitate instructional stations during skill development
    5. Serve as a positive role model to campers and Team members
    6. Model behavior & group management strategies for Team Coaches
    7. Monitor safety and security of all campers and Team Members
    8. Conduct Team Meetings
    9. Conduct mid-summer and end of summer Team evaluations
    10. Assist and support the Field Manager & Operations Manager in any camp operation or activity
    11. Act as liaison between ESF & PBA and camp families
    12. Identify and meet camper needs ages 6-14
    13. Conduct tours of the camp facilities and program areas to prospective camp families when applicable
    14. Oversee sign-in and sign out of all campers
    15. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
    16. Follow the PBA Code and maintain the PBA Look at all times
    17. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
    18. Have fun
    19. 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. Professional (MLB affiliate Minor Leagues, Independent League), collegiate or high school baseball coaching experience (preferred)
    4. Former baseball playing experience (required)
      1. Professional baseball player (MLB affiliate Minor Leagues, Independent League)
      2. Collegiate player (Division I)
      3. Varsity High School player (from a known top-tier program)
    5. 1 – 3 years administrative/leadership experience (required)
    6. Staff supervision experience (required)
    7. Youth coaching experience (required)

    Certification Requirements

    1. First Aid/CPR (preferred)
    2. Coaching certification (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 the PBA Field Manager and Operations Manager.

    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!


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Connect With Us!

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.