• Day & Junior Day Camp Assistant Program Leader, Headfirst Summer Camps: 2019-2015

    Program Leaders - Seasonal

  • The Position:

    The Day & Junior Day Camp Assistant Program Leader for Headfirst Summer Camps will work on-site at our Bethesda, Maryland location as the leader and curriculum expert of our Day & Junior Day camps. Our curricula are formatted to be both camper-centered and purpose driven, allowing our youngest campers to experience the world through the power of play. Each week has a unique, immersive theme that is built to capture the imaginations of campers and counselors alike, and the Day & Junior Day Camp Assistant Program Leader is instrumental in bringing these worlds to life. They are a passionate educator who will use their expertise to guide both campers and counselors through curriculum, facilitating powerful experiences throughout the entire summer.  Most importantly, the Day and Junior Day Camp Assistant Program Leader is an empathetic and caring leader that knows the importance of executing curriculum to the standards we promise to Headfirst families.

    The Work:

    • Bring the Magic of Day Camp to Life. You are the expert on all things related to Day & Junior Day Camp and use your skills to ensure the team surrounding you is ready to implement each week’s curricula with energy and enthusiasm. Whether it is exploring the wonders of the arctic or learning about the human body, you’re not afraid to step out of your comfort zone and bring the magic of camp to all campers.
    • Encourage Campers. As the youngest on site, our Day & Junior Day campers are often learning how to be independent for the first time. When necessary, you provide individualized attention and support, ensuring to meet each camper where they are in their developmental journey with patience.
    • Think Strategically. Our curriculum is what sets us apart, and you naturally look for ways to innovate and improve upon what we develop. By working closely with our headquarters team, you anticipate issues before they occur as well as appropriately communicate challenges along the way.
    • Communicate Positively. As an on-site leader, you are equally comfortable coaching your team and communicating with parents as needed. Additionally, you will provide detailed feedback on curriculum to our headquarters team, ensuring we are able to adapt and grow in order to reach our highest potential.
    • 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:
      • Completed at least three (3) years at an accredited undergraduate institution.
      • At least one (1) year of in-classroom experience working with students.
      • Housing in the DC-metropolitan area and transportation to the location of your employment.
      • CPR & First Aid Certification or ability to complete CPR & First Aid Certification prior to June 1st, 2019.
    • 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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