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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.

 

Site Director

Varies, CA
Full-time (summer)
Part – time (spring training)

 

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 staff hiring, management, and coaching).

Leading up to camp, Site Directors hire and train camp staff. Once summer begins, Site Directors are responsible for operational oversight pertaining to their assigned location. In addition to a full time summer component, this job includes a part-time spring component that includes training, hiring, and preparation for running camp.

 

Main duties include:

Participating in any pre-camp training, professional development, or in season meetings
Managing all aspects of EDMO daily operations for your on-site location
Hiring, training and managing a team of 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
Setting up and packing up camp, making sure that all needed materials are received and that anything necessary is returned at the camp’s closure
Managing host locations and relationships, making sure that locations and partners are treated with respect
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

 

Reports to: Region Manager

Manages: Site Assistant and a team of Instructors
Requirements
Must have high school diploma or the equivalent
Must be at least 18 years old
Must have passed the County Aide Proficiency test OR have 48 college units OR have an AA degree or higher or agree to take our Instructional Assistant Exam

 

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 education or a related course of study
Experience working with youth of all ages
Past experience in a summer camp environment as staff (or as a camper!)
Experience hiring and managing a team of employees
Experience (and a love for!) working with kids
High sense of responsibility and dependability
Experience communicating and engaging with parents
Ability to be creative and flexible with problem solving and multitasking
Experience facilitating groups of children and/or working youth programs with proven classroom management
A large supply of costumes and/or a plethora of skits and songs in your back pocket is a 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.

 

Additional information

This position is part-time during the spring and full-time during the summer. Exact dates to be discussed during the interview process.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Minimum Hourly Wage: 30
Maximum Hourly Wage: 32

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.