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Overview

EDMO is a national education nonprofit that has been cultivating curious, courageous, and kind kids since 2004. Our award winning camps, classes, tutoring programs (and more!) are designed to engage kids’ minds and bodies. EDMO programs are hands-on, interactive and fun, unlocking the inner scientist, artist or coder in every child. At EDMO, we celebrate getting messy and making mistakes while encouraging creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Central to our mission is our commitment to providing equitable access to our programs regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Visit edmo.org to learn more.

 

Summer Camp Site Assistant

Varies, CA, United States
Full-time
EDMO’s summer team members spend 6 weeks of summer connecting with kids, honing leadership skills, and making a real impact – all while rocking wacky costumes and getting pied in the face! Our summer positions offer a unique opportunity to help kids uncover hidden talents and dive deeper into existing talents. Spend your summer pursuing your goals and developing invaluable, transferrable professional skills (including problem solving, management, and coaching).

 

The Site Assistant is the life line of camp, training on and being ready to hold any position that camp has to offer including Camp Director. Leading up to camp, Site Assistants will train on every role that camp has to offer. Once summer begins, Site Assistants are responsible for filling in wherever they are needed. When they are not subbing for a camp role, they will assist the Camp Director with operational oversight pertaining to their assigned location with a focus on coaching and mentoring other site staff. In addition to a full time summer component, this job includes a part-time spring component that includes training and preparation for camp.

Main duties include:

Participating in any pre-camp training, professional development, or in season meetings
Subbing for any role needed including Counselor, Instructor and Camp Director
Helping the Camp Director manage all aspects of Camp EDMO daily operations
Assisting Camp Director with management of other on site summer programs that are not EDMO (Salinas Location Only)
Coaching, mentoring and training site Instructors and Counselors
Providing high caliber customer service by anticipating and addressing any kid, staff or parent challenges and/or concerns
Communicating with parents as needed, to make sure they are up to date on what their kids are experiencing at camp
Ensuring all staff, campers, and parents are safe and have a positive experience in our program – this includes diligently following all EDMO Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions
Exhibiting the EDMO Vibe and demonstrating through actions and words each of the social emotional learning (SEL) skills of empathy, responsibility, initiative, collaboration, problem solving and emotion management, while also reinforcing these qualities in staff and kids
Requirements
Qualifications

This program requires:

Must be 18 years of age; Previous satisfactory experience working with groups of students;
Successful completion of the Instructional Assistant Exam coordinating with academic level required for the position (May waive requirement with proof of Bachelor’s degree with coursework primarily in English, AA degree or completion of 48 college- level units).
If you are missing any of the qualifications listed below, please don’t be discouraged! We are ready to train and be flexible for the right applicant. Please still apply if you are enthusiastic about this work and think you would be a strong fit.

 

Preferred qualifications are:

Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or relevant experience
Experienced coach with teaching or educator support experience
A background in or familiar with SEL and STEAM learning methodology
High level of experience providing feedback
Classroom teaching experience preferred
Creative, patient and positive attitude with a willingness to problem solve
Experience (and a love for!) working with kids
High sense of responsibility and dependability
Previous camp experience preferred
Patience, flexibility, and adaptability
Self starter, motivated, but also team player
Credentialed teacher a HUGE plus

 

CPR/First Aid Certification is required by the full time start date. Certification must include an in-person CPR component. If you are not already certified, some compensation will be available.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Minimum Hourly Wage: 25
Maximum Hourly Wage: 29

About EDMO

When you work at EDMO, you are not just taking a job, you are joining a movement, where each member brings their talented, kind, and authentic selves to create a community like no other. At EDMO, we empower every person to make an impact. Whether you're working directly with kids via in-person or you’re part of our remote office team planning the magic behind the scenes, YOU play an important role in the good EDMO does each and every day.