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Camp Program Manager (Bay Area, CA)


Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Camp Phoenix

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San Gregorio, CA


Position: Program Manager
Reports to: Camp Director
Employment dates: Program Manager onboarding and planning (Flexible dates/hours) 6-8 hours total beginning in
July. July 16-19(All staff training) July 20-August 8(camp dates) plus one Leadership Training weekend (early July TBD, if available)

Camp Phoenix is summer school, reimagined. We empower youth from low-income backgrounds to overcome the summer opportunity gap by blending sleep-away camp, with the rigors of discovery-based learning.
Through joyful academics, enrichment, and community building, our unique, overnight summer program propels middle-school students to reach their fullest potentials as leaders, achievers, and community
change agents. Founded in 2012, Camp Phoenix brings youth to its campsite in San Gregorio each summer, where mornings are spent in common core-aligned, exploratory math and literacy groups. Throughout
the day campers engage in outdoor and social-emotional learning: sleeping under the stars, cooking breakfast as a team, picking berries from local farms, and peering into tide pools at the nearby beaches. Through the powerful combination of academics and overnight camp, we uniquely position our campers to make growth in academics, while also growing their identities as individuals and young leaders.

The Program Manager sits on the Camp Phoenix Leadership Team and is responsible for developing all programming outside of academic instruction and ensuring that the vision for Camp Phoenix lives within the daily activities of our campers. The Program Manager manages Program Specialists and Program Counselors towards execution of programs, and work closely with Counselors and Head Counselors to ensure programming aligns to campers’ interests and enables them to explore their own talents, try new things, foster community, and build critical leadership skills.

>> Qualifications
• Must be a strong, positive team player and enjoy working in kid-centered environment.
• Interest in fostering social change through the empowerment of youth growing up in low-income communities.
• Love for personal growth and learning. You thrive in an fast-paced, challenging environment where you can grow professionally and stretch your leadership.
• Strong communicator and large group presentation/facilitation experience required
• Program design experience for after-school or summer programs preferred
• 1 years of experience facilitating activities for groups of 20 youth or more required
• Prior summer programming experience preferred
• 1 year of experience managing a team preferred
• Experience working with middle school-aged students preferred
• College degree required
>> Responsibilities
• Be a role model for campers at all times, demonstrating Camp Phoenix core values
• Internalizing Camp Phoenix’s vision, core values, and Program and Goals
o Improve on Camp Phoenix’s curriculum, adapting it to the needs and interests of youth
o Develop new programming for different parts of the schedule, aligned to community, leadership, achievement, try new things, and outdoor appreciation/conservation. Institutionalize successful new programs by documenting lesson plans, materials and instructions
• Facilitating training for Program Specialists and Program Counselors
• Support and manage program specialists to ensure they are equipped to execute their roles and provide ongoing feedback to encourage their professional development.
• Coordinate schedule for program specialists including time off and days off
• Participate in Leadership Team meetings to problem-solve any in the moment challenges, access progress towards program goals, and be a thought partner to other LT members.

>> To Apply
Please submit an application at the link provided. Applications will be
accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled

Compensation Information:

>> Compensation
The position is based on a stipend for the duration of camp and includes staff training. Benefits include a day off
per week, food and lodging, and opportunity to spend three transformational weeks making significant impact on
children growing up in low-income communities. Our program is located about 9 miles south of Half Moon Bay,
just off the coast of the Pacific Ocean and Highway 1. Additional compensation for staff with lifeguard certification
and/or advanced guitar-playing experience. Stipend starts at $1825.

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