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Summer Camp Director
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Education and Training
Specialty Director
Location Township of Franklin, New Jersey, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
Summer Camp Director - Going Places Summer Camp, Franklin County, NJ
Are you who we are looking for? If you enjoy working with and inspiring elementary-age students in a summer camp setting, our Summer Camp Director position may be for you!
The Summer Camp Director will provide operational leadership for our 3-week Going Places Summer Camp program. The candidate will build a successful team of camp instructors, while having a positive impact on students, parents, partners and local community.
If you thrive in an environment that promotes success through creativity, innovation, and collaboration, you will excel as a member of our team. Join our growing team of committed individuals with a passion for children and learning!
About AlphaBEST and Going Places Summer Camp AlphaBEST Education, a leading provider of after school and summer programs, and FableVision, an award-winning, educational media and storytelling company, co-developed of "Going Places" Summer Camp featuring the award-winning book by FableVision's founders and twin brothers Paul and Peter H. Reynolds. Going Places Summer offers engaging, immersive activities and challenges based on the book's themes, which illustrate the critical life skills known as the "4Cs" - communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
We can't fully achieve our mission of learning through wonder without staff who exemplify these same beliefs and are passionate about making an impact on our youth. Summer camp is not for everyone, but we don't want just anyone - we want the most passionate and engaging staff around for our students! So, are you ready for Wacky Wednesdays, wearing crazy hats, finding ways to make all campers feel included? Then please, join us this summer!

Overseeing a variety of enrichment classes including instructors and onsite coordinators
Building and maintaining relationships with partners, parents, and students
Support, coach, and inspire a cohesive team of camp instructors
Ensure that all curriculum and program elements are being executed as intended
Organize and maintain inventory of curriculum supplies
Deliver and collect curriculum and materials at the beginning and end of each session
Create weekly camp instructor schedules, and provide coverage for instructors in the event of an unexpected delay or absence
Provide exceptional customer service to partners, parents and students
Clearly and efficiently communicate to AlphaBEST support team as needed


Strong performance-driven proactive leader with the ability to inspire and motivate a team to exceed tactical and strategic objectives
Genuine love and interest in working with children and/or education
Experience working and leading in youth development setting
Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
Passion to cultivate individual talents, motivate successfully, display commitment, and seek continuous enhancement
Demonstrates a sense of urgency and the ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Treats people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires trust of others, works with integrity and upholds organizational values.
Demonstrates passion, humility, positive attitude, is mission-driven and self-directed
Ability to partner with diverse work groups and with employees at all levels
Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm each day
Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands while balancing multiple tasks efficiently
CPR/First Aid certified OR willing to become certified by start of camp

LOCATION - Franklin County, NJ (Exact location TBD)
CAMP DATES - 7/10 - /14
7/17 - 7/21
7/24 - 7/28

College degree preferred but not required
Preferred experience with elementary students
Experience leading a team preferred
Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus


Staff may work anytime between 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position, and day (Camp hours - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming
2-12 hours of online training before camp begins
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.

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 a flexible environment, both professionally and personally. COMPENSATION AND PERKS We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:

Salary $25.00 - $30.00
Staff are compensated at a regular hourly rate, with overtime at 1.5x the hourly rate in accordance with state and federal requirements. Exact hourly rate is based on location and is included in the offer letter.
Staff will be compensated at an hourly training rate for 2-12 hours of online training to be completed before camp, and for 2 days on-site setup/training
Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal non-benefited positions and do not include paid vacation time.

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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