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Children’s Programming Operations & Camp Manager at Hawthorne Valley Place Based Learning Center - 13942

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Children’s Programming Operations & Camp Manager
Hawthorne Valley Place Based Learning Center
327 CR 21C
12037 Ghent , NY ,
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Job Description: 

The Place Based Learning Center is seeking a Children’s Programming Operations & Camp Manager to support needs related to residential and day children programming and to manage activities and staff of the Residential Summer Camp Programs.

This position reports to Place Based Learning Center Director, supervises Interns and Summer Camp Counselors, and works collaboratively with all members of the Place Based Learning Center and other co-workers at HVA.

Hours and Type of Employment
- Full time management salaried position with benefits
- 40 hours per week during school year, more during summer camp

Duties & Responsibilities: 

School Year Program
- Daily Scheduling of staff for program activities
- Outreach to Schools for children’s programs K-12
- Teacher/Principal/Parent Liaison for visiting schools
- Performs hands-on activities with children on an as-needed basis, i.e. during training periods, staff vacations, etc.
- Assists with animal care
- Camp

Manager of six-week summer camp program with the assistance of residential, camp managers and full-time staff
- Reviews residential and field camper applications and determines acceptances with Director
- Creates and performs outreach and recruitment strategies to ensure full camp sessions
- Recruits, trains, and manages summer camp staff along with other camp managers
- Acts as first line of communication with campers, parents, and camp staff
- Implementing an established residential summer program with room for developing new programming with other staff
- Tours camp families with other staff

- Develops and implements appropriate evaluation tools for all programs.
- Helps in the creation and development of public relations and marketing materials for the children’s programming

Care, Hospitality, Public Awareness
- Provides a nurturing, responsive environment to campers, visiting students, their teachers and chaperones

Education & Experience: 

- Extensive knowledge of outdoor and farm-based education, summer camp management
- Personnel experience
- BA or BS degree or equivalent
- Understanding of and commitment to Waldorf education

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Physically capable of performing all farm chores and all aspects of place-based, experiential programming
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral
- High competence with computer skills such as Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel, email and database management
- Demonstrated interpersonal competence
- Ability to create, plan, organize, and carry out the operational needs of the program
- Love of children and an ability to engender respect for others while maintaining an open and caring attitude
- Ability to discipline while being firm without being harsh
- Willingness to collaborate with others
- Flexibility and an open attitude to new ideas

Application Instructions: 

To apply, send your letter of interest and resume to Matt Davis at

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