After Camp Director & Programs ASSISTANT
Start Date: June 3, 2019 | End Date: August 23, 2019
This summer, Camp Urban Adamah is offering nine weeks of programming for children ages 3-5 (Sprouts) and children entering first to fifth grade (Main Camp) that feature hands-on projects and activities exploring themes that integrate nature-connection, farm-to-food-making, crafts, sustainability, community-building, and Jewish values.
The Program Assistant and After-Camp Program Coordinator provides programmatic support during main camp hours and then leads the Camp Urban Adamah’s After Camp Program, which helps make camp accessible to many working families in our community. As After-Camp Program Coordinator, this person is a key staff in making the last part of a child’s day at camp positive and fun. After-Camp group size can range from 10 to 24 campers, is multi-age, and is staffed at a 1:6 ratio.
After Camp Responsibilities
Program & Activity LeaderThe After-Camp Program Coordinator inspires a calm, afternoon atmosphere on the farm by setting an afternoon routine that is consistent and children can feel relaxed in. The Program Coordinator sets up daily afternoon activities for children of different ages to engage in, including art projects, sports games, card games, puzzles, or other fun activities that children may engage in safely and in a largely self-driven way. The Program Coordinator upholds behavioral expectations clearly and consistently, asks for extra support from the Camp Director when necessary, and helps the children transition from a larger-group camp experience to a smaller, more intimate group setting. The Program Coordinator ensures appropriate communication with parents during pick-up should any behavioral or logistical content need to be delivered.
Logistics CoordinatorThe After-Camp Program Coordinator ensures that all aspects of the After-Camp program run smoothly, including all program activities, afternoon snack, and pick-up times. The After-Camp Program Coordinator prepares and offers an afternoon snack, and tracks sign-out during pick-up time to ensure all children are accounted for, asking for support from the Camp Director to make any needed phone calls to parents. Along with the After-Camp Counselors, the Program Coordinator maintains farm cleanliness after other staff have finished clean-up, and puts away/cleans any materials used in the After-Camp program. The After-Camp Program Coordinator is also in charge of ensuring campers board the San Francisco shuttle each afternoon during two weeks of the summer.
Management & SupervisonThe After-Camp Program Coordinator manages and collaborates with the After-Camp Counselors to implement the program, maintaining clear and open communication about any program support necessary, including working with particular children one-on-one, and clean-up. The After-Camp Program Coordinator is responsible for giving timely feedback to After-Camp Counselors with guidance from the Camp Director.
SafetyThe After-Camp Program Coordinator ensures the safety of all children who are part of the After-Camp Program, including ensuring children stay on Urban Adamah premises until picked up by the appropriate person. The Program Coordinator keep a birds-eye-view of the farm and is aware of where all children are at any given moment, as well as who might need extra support or assistance. The Program Coordinator is available to administer basic first aid when necessary and implements emergency protocols in conjunction with Camp Director.
Main Camp Responsibilities
Logistics & Program SupportThe Program Assistant and After-Camp Coordinator supports camp by shopping for camp supplies, providing extra programmatic support to groups or campers as requested by the Camp Director, and is available for other administrative support to the Camp Directors, including sending reminders or follow-up communications to parents.
Small Groups SupportThe Program Assistant and After-Camp Coordinator will support counselors when needed with logistics or teaching support, and serves as an extra set of eyes to monitor program quality. In some cases, they may be asked to lead specialty elective time or shomrei adamah farm activities.
The ideal candidate will have experience leading a children’s program and collaborating with other staff. The ideal candidate will have experience working with young children ages 3-12 in an educational and outdoor setting and have experience leading sensory-rich activities. The ideal candidate has experience in administrative and logistical roles and is well-organized and detailed oriented. Ideal candidates have a background in farm and garden-based education, project-based learning, and/or Jewish experiential education. Music, art, drama, and movement are all great learning modalities to bring to this position. Generally we want teammates who are kind, enthusiastic, good listeners, willing to try new things, generous, willing to be silly, flexible, creative, caring, and able to maintain a positive team attitude throughout a full work day. Jewish background/knowledge is not necessary, but is helpful.
DATES & TIMES
Camp Set up
June 3, 2019 (9am-5pm)
June 5th – June 7th, 2019 (9am-5pm)
Sprouts Camp Sessions:
June 10th-14th, 2019 (9am-6pm)
June 17th-28th, 2019 (9am-6pm)
Main Camp Training:
July 1st-July 5th, 2019 (9am-5pm)
Main Camp Sessions:
July 8th-12th, 2019
July 15th-26th, 2019
August 5th-16th, 2019
August 19th-23rd, 2019
Other than on training days, hours will be 9am-6pm, and include a 40-minute break, 15-minute break, and time to prepare for the After-Camp program. The After-Camp Program runs from 3pm – 5:30pm daily.
Counselors are supervised by the Camp Urban Adamah Director.
$7,300-7,585 for Sprouts and Main Camp. This includes two weeks of training and 45 days of camp. This is a temporary seasonal position that conforms to the legal requirements of such positions; as such it is not bound by overtime pay requirements and does not include any benefits.
You will be asked to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and how your experience relates to the job responsibilities described above. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.