Summer Camps Programs Director

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 11:30pm


Petersburg, PA
United States

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Oversight of Summer Day Camps includes, but is not limited to: managing the daily operations of six to eight weeks of on-site day camps for children ages four to twelve and Leaders-in-Training ages 12–18; developing relationships and communicating with families and children; ensuring curriculum meets client interests; cultivating relationships with PSU Colleges, Departments, and faculty to support PSU student engagement in blended learning opportunities; training, supervising, and hiring, training, and evaluating seasonal staff, PSU students, and volunteers in the delivery of camp programs; developing a budget and monitoring expenses to maximize financial resources; developing long-term plans for camp schedules and supporting marketing efforts to maximize camp enrollment; and maintaining accurate records of program related documents.

This position will also support Penn State, Outreach and Online Education, and Shaver’s Creek’s missions by actively participating in Center-wide strategic planning, ad hoc committees, several annual festivals, weekend Visitor Center Services, hiring committees, supervising seasonal staff, and other duties as assigned. Alongside a joy for teaching audiences of all ages in and about the natural world, successful candidates will have previous experience with youth summer camp administration. A successful candidate will become an integral member of a Shaver's Creek staff that prides itself on a culture of collaboration, shared decision making, respect, and trust from leadership to make decisions in individual program areas that benefit the strategic goals of the whole.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Master’s degree preferred. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and self-management skills, ability to maintain confidentiality and accurate record keeping are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel are required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

Candidates should also possess a strong environmental ethic consistent with the mission of Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center; a zero-waste facility situated 12 miles from University Park campus within Penn State’s 7,000 acre Stone Valley Forest.

How to Apply:

Apply at the Penn State jobs site:

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