The Assistant Summer Camp Director in Marin Primary & Middle School's summer program is first and foremost committed to serving our mission of treasuring childhood. They are an integral part of the campers' activities as well as working closely with the Summer Camp Director in an administrative and programmatic capacity. This position, along with all camp employees, is responsible for the health and safety of our campers. They help to provide a fun, memorable and meaningful camp experience for our campers.
Within a developmentally-informed and play-based program, all camp employees are encouraged and supported to create meaningful experiences for young campers. We seek program staff who are innovative, flexible and ready to engage in the creative energy and learning process of children. At MP&MS we celebrate creativity, exploration, and positive development of the whole child.
Duties & Responsibilities
Aid director in program planning, camper management and day-to-day camp logistics
Work with, and assist in the supervision of, counselors in a supportive manner
Greet families and campers upon arrival and help orientate them to camp
Manage parent expectations by knowing your campers and conversing with parents at pick-up and drop-off times as needed
Help manage any non-staff issues that may arise including, but not limited to, camper behavior issues and parent complaints
Complete and distribute weekly newsletter, as well as other parent communications
Assist with planning and implementing recreational activities for the campers
Supervise campers outside of the classroom
Perform administrative tasks such as ordering supplies, copying and filing paperwork, and running errands
Return parent phone calls
Assist in leading field trips
Other duties, as assigned by the Summer Camp Director
Qualifications & Experience
Knowledge in the area of program planning
Prior experience working with children and staff in a leadership position
Ability to help children grow in character, experiences and insights
Ability to remain professional in all situations
Must be mature, enthusiastic, responsible, reliable, flexible and able to engage campers of all ages
Ability to guard the health and well-being of campers at all times
Capable of sustaining energy for participation in a full day's worth of activities
Effective communication skills and public speaking ability
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Self-motivated and able to follow through
CPR/First Aid Certified OR willing to become certified before the summer begins
In the course of a workday in the Marin Primary & Middle School summer camp, you can expect to:
Sit, walk, stand
Lift and carry up to 35 pounds routinely, and up to 50 pounds in an emergency
Bend from the neck and waist
Squat, climb, kneel, crawl
Twist from the neck and waist
Withstand exposure to noise, which may be excessive on occasion
Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
Some tasks require oral communications ability.
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.
The frequency with which any counselor may need to use any of the skills and physical requirements listed above vary on a daily basis. However, any of them may be necessary at any time on an emergency basis, and there are some situations in which one or more of them may be necessary for an extended period of time.
It is desirable that a camp counselor can drive cars and other vehicles.
MP&MS is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals have an equal opportunity for employment based on qualifications and merit, regardless of religion, race, sex, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military service status, or any other factor prohibited by state or federal law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and other conditions of employment. MP&MS also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities and for employees who request an accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
To apply, please visit: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/mpms/jobs/2740452-521246
At Marin Primary & Middle School, we believe that it's deep connections–between students, with teachers, and with ideas–that help kids know themselves and push through boundaries in school and in life. Every day we strengthen these connections so our students are able to tackle new ideas and challenges, pursue their goals with optimism and courage, and apply all they learn to the world they'll inherit.
Serving 320 students in preschool through grade 8, Marin Primary & Middle School’s vibrant learning community is located in the town of Larkspur, just 4.5 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Taking advantage of both the beautiful outdoor environment of Marin County and the cultural offerings of metropolitan San Francisco, MP&MS asks its students to Be Connected, Be Curious, and Be Courageous.
At Marin Primary & Middle School we make education meaningful, while encouraging pride in self, respect for others, and enthusiasm for learning.
We treasure childhood. We honor and enjoy children’s natural curiosity, competence, and exuberance.
We teach to reach children. Using teams of teachers and educational methods tailored to how children learn best..., we connect with our students, build trusting relationships, and make learning relevant, memorable, and fun.
We teach children to reach. Asking not “how smart is the child” but “how is the child smart,” we guide our students to see their full potential, and we equip them to pursue it with passion and purpose.
We inspire children to make a difference. We value academic excellence, personal integrity, and community action and encourage our students to become informed, engaged, and ethical global citizens.