• STEM Counselor, Headfirst Summer Camps: 2019-1974

    Counselor & Junior Counselor - Seasonal

  • The Position:

    STEM Counselors for Headfirst Summer Camps will work on-site at our Bethesda, Maryland location in our science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) focused curriculum for rising Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Our STEM curriculum is designed for campers to explore and develop their interest in a variety of disciplines including robotics, coding, and environmental conservation. The week-long themes allow campers to dive deep into hands-on challenges and real-life application beyond the classroom. During the summer, the STEM Program Leader will diligently provide instruction and ensure smooth execution of programming. STEM Counselors are patient, caring educators with a strong attention to detail, knowing that their work is pivotal to the success of our camp programming. Above all, they focus on fostering connections within their camp group, taking personal responsibility for each camper’s well-being, enjoyment, and development.

    The Work:

    • Show Off the Sciences. STEM Camp covers a vast array of themes and projects, and you provide top-of-the-line enthusiasm through everything you do. While expertise related to specific aspects of our unique curriculum is not required, you must be willing to take on and learn new subject matter.
    • Care for Campers. You work directly with campers throughout the summer and are responsible for allowing campers to develop their learning through hands-on exploration. By working closely alongside your STEM Program Leader, you will work to bring the bring the best out of every camper throughout the summer.
    • Contribute to the Community. As a counselor with Headfirst Summer Camps, you are part of something larger than yourself, and you thrive as part of a team. You know how your actions can directly impact everyone around you and are constantly looking for ways to collaborate with and build up your fellow counselors.
    • Take on the Challenge of the Day. You will be responsible for your group throughout the day, keeping the emotional and physical safety of your campers as your priority. Due to the wide variety of abilities and interests captured by our STEM program, every camper has different criteria to set them up for success.
    • Handle the Curveballs. No two days are the same at Headfirst, and every member of our team will see unanticipated challenges come their way. You may be asked to help problem-solve, lend a hand with inter-departmental projects, and take on other responsibilities as requested.

    The Requirements:

    • You have:
      • Graduated from high school – or have equivalent educational experience. (If you are still in high school, please apply for our Junior Counselor role)
      • Housing in the DC-metropolitan area and transportation to the location of your employment.
    • You are:
      • Mission Driven. Here at Headfirst we’re inspired to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults everywhere and want you to be too.
      • A Positive Leader. You will be working directly with fellow on-site leadership and headquarters team members, as well as setting the standard of excellence for other seasonal team members.
      • Driven by the Details. You love organization and planning ahead and know that being effective in your role is tied to remembering the minor details.
      • A Coachable, Motivated Teammate. You know what it means to go above and beyond the call of duty.

    The Headfirst Companies are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. 


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