AFter-camp director & programs COORDINATOR
Dates: June 1 – August 21
At Camp Urban Adamah, we offer campers a taste of organic farm life through fun and dynamic hands-on programs at our urban farm. Our programs are designed to create a space for children to thrive and express their natural curiosities and passions, all within a vibrant, loving, and inclusive Jewish community. This summer, Camp Urban Adamah is offering two weeks of programming for children ages 3 – 5, and seven weeks of programming entering 1 – 5 grade that feature hands-on projects and activities exploring themes that integrate nature-connection, farm-to-food-making, crafts, sustainability, and community-building.
The After Camp Director & Programs 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. This person is the key staff person in making the last part of a child’s day at camp positive and fun. After-Camp group size can range from 10 – 24 campers, is multi-age, and is staffed at a 1:6 ratio.
Program & Activity Leader: The After-Camp Director & Programs Coordinator inspires a calm, afternoon atmosphere on the farm by setting an afternoon routine that is consistent and children can feel relaxed in. The After-Camp Director & Programs 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 After-Camp Director & Programs 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 After-Camp Director & Programs Coordinator ensures appropriate communication with parents during pick-up should any behavioral or logistical content need to be delivered.
Logistics Coordinator: The After-Camp Director & Programs 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 Director & Programs 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 The After-Camp Director & Programs Coordinator maintains farm cleanliness after other staff have finished clean-up, and puts away / cleans any materials used in the After-Camp program.
Management & Supervision: The After-Camp Director & Programs 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 Director & Programs Coordinator is responsible for giving timely feedback to After-Camp Counselors with guidance from the Camp Director.
Safety: The After-Camp Director & Programs 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 After-Camp Director & Programs Coordinator keeps 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 After-Camp Director & Programs Coordinator is available to administer basic first aid when necessary and implements emergency protocols in conjunction with the Camp Director.
MAIN CAMP RESPONSIBILITIES
Logistics & Program Support: The After-Camp Director & Programs 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 other Camp Directors, including sending reminders or follow-up communications to parents.
Small Groups Support: The After-Camp Director & Programs 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. They will also have experience working with young children ages 3 – 10 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, rather a desire to explore and share Jewish environmental wisdom and spirituality.
DATES & TIMES
The After-Camp Director & Programs Coordinator begins on June 1 for position training and preparation.
Office Training: June 1 – June 10 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sprouts Staff Training: June 10 – 12 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sprouts Camp Sessions: June 15 – 26 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Main Camp Training: June 30 – July 3 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Main Camp Sessions: July 6 – August 31 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Other than on training days, hours will be 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and include a 40-minute break, 15-minute break, and time to prepare for the After-Camp program. The After-Camp Program runs from 3:00 – 5:30 PM daily.
The After-Camp Director & Programs Coordinator is supervised by the Camp Urban Adamah Director.
$9,180 for the Summer 2020 season.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please complete the online application form below. 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.