Senior Summer Camp Counselor | Camp Program Manager
Part-time in Spring, Full-time in Summer
Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you love teenagers? Are you always up for an adventure? Love being outdoors one day and dressing up the next? Are you flexible? Do you have respect for structure and tradition? Are you a creative problem-solver? If you possess these attributes and qualities, then look no further, you have found your summer home!
Senior counselors at the Benjamin Franklin Experience are unlike any other job you’ll ever have. As one of the finest experiential education programs in the country, we know how to create a rich and rewarding summer. One day, we’ll work with environmental scientists in a mountain stream, the next, cut a soundtrack for a TV show, the day after, fabricate lighting fixtures at a $200 million-dollar construction site. We’re giving you the chance to work hard, play harder, and enjoy the best summer you’ve ever had.
This is a deeply rewarding position requiring a lot of hard work. It offers unparalleled learning opportunities and introductions to extraordinary business leaders, mentors, and professionals from dozens of industries. Ideal candidates recognize the uniqueness of this opportunity and are ready to become a part of and have fun with an incredibly dedicated and passionate team.
This position requires someone who is adaptable, multi-talented, and comfortable wearing many hats. You will:
- Work directly with teenagers, and be responsible for their physical and emotional well-being;
- Act as a liaison to parents;
- Oversee elements of operational management, including the application and enrollment process through a cloud-based CRM;
- Supervise two interns;
- Write a lot;
- Present to or work with C-level executives from major corporations.
- Exceptional integrity to uphold the values and standards of BFE;
- Emotional intelligence and maturity to discern, communicate, and address the needs of the children in your care;
- Confidence and leadership in thoughtfully commanding a room full of teenagers;
- Willingness to share personal feelings and stories and participate in group exercises;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information;
- Gracious interpersonal skills in business settings;
- Versatility, and adaptability in new tasks and circumstances—ability to handle pressure;
- Exceptional organizational ability;
- Confidence in being proactive and ability to work independently;
- Ability to maintain clear focus and prioritize tasks for the team;
- Persistence and tenaciousness in following up and completing tasks;
- Ability to maintain a positive attitude and remain composed working under widely varying circumstances: on film with celebrities, turning over rocks in a muddy stream; articulating information to C-level leaders of multinational corporations; empathizing with a teenager in crisis.
- Child development, education, and/or psychology training/degrees strongly preferred;
- Ability to troubleshoot basic Chromebook functions (document setup, login, etc.);
- Exceptional business writing skills, proper use of grammar, professional voice, ability to proofread;
- Knowledge of proper business form and etiquette;
- Proficiency with a variety of software, and ability to learn new software including: Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel), Bookkeeping software (Quickbooks), Google Apps, Salesforce or Zoho Software Suite;
- Social media platforms and management software (Twitter, FB, Instagram, Hootsuite, etc.)
PART TIME (Spring—March through May)
- Correspondence with applicants and parents to complete course enrollment;
- Correspondence with current and prospective executive volunteers;
- Completing background checks on prospective mentors and instructors;
- Arranging transportation for students;
- Various administrative tasks as needed (mailings, printing, invoicing);
- Drafting general business correspondence (either original or from verbal instructions) to facilitate the planning and execution of experiences.
FULL TIME (Summer—June through August)
- Ensuring the physical safety, and emotional well-being of students;
- Implementation of experiences as instructed by the Program Director;
- Enthusiastic participation in all experiences, and willingness to relate openly within a group setting;
- Working with experience hosts on logistical details, set up needs, and scheduling;
- Assistance with set up of computers, and managing gear and equipment;
- Managing Food and Event Interns, providing assistance and troubleshooting as needed;
- Attendance monitoring, and ensuring all students are picked up after leaving class;
- Monitoring student interactions, knowing when to address issues, and when to bring them to the attention of the Director;
- Answering parent questions and maintaining a list of emergency contacts for all students;
- Collecting and printing handouts and distributing materials to students;
- Serving as liaison to bus drivers and managing transportation issues.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field, and minimum 4 years experience in a professional environment that utilized one or a combination of the skills related to this position.
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT TERM
* OFF the week of July 4th
PAY: Salary: DOE ~ $40,000.00 /year
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, AND resume to Administrative Coordinator, Alice Thompson, alice(at)franklinexperience.org by the application deadline, MARCH 4th. Please demonstrate that you have researched the program, and explain your understanding of the importance of this role in creating seamless experiences for our students.
Please send application questions by email only. No phone calls, please.
Applicants invited to the interview phase of the hiring process must pass a background check, and will be asked to participate in a role-playing exercise with a group of Benjamin Franklin Experience alumni as part of the interview process.
Benjamin Franklin Experience (BFE) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of BFE to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.