JOIN OUR NETWORK OF TALENTED SEASONAL SUMMER STAFF!
Be Part of Our Movement to Inspire the Next Generation.
Become an Summer camp staff member and help us change the way kids play! At Kids in the Game, you’ll be part of a network of 200+ coaches who are working with kids from early childhood and up, providing sports and skill development, and making a positive impact in their lives.
WHO WE ARE:
Kids in the Game is dedicated to providing positive opportunities and experiences through sports and creative play. Every summer, we serve over a thousand NYC children through our summer day camps, which combine sports instruction with creative movement, arts and STEM enrichment, field trips, swimming, and more. We're committed to being the best part of every kid's summer! Our team is a youthful bunch and we want to make sure every summer is filled with happiness, relationship building, safe spaces to be yourself and most importantly FUN!
Our work is focused on achieving five ultimate impacts:
- Enhancing emotional intelligence
- Creating a positive sense of self
- Narrowing the income inequality gaps
Kids in the Game is a Certified B Corporation and we’re committed to doing business for good. We are striving every day to have a positive impact in the lives of our youth, and we believe that it all starts with being the best part of their day.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Kids in the Game is hiring for Administrative Assistant Directors at our Riverdale and Inwood summer camp locations. The Administrative and Operations Assistant Director is responsible for being the Camp Directors director support for camp family communication, pre summer registrations and document collection, payments and invoices, and being the face of camp at drop off and pick up. You will be a vital part of the overall success of our camp family interactions and relationship building, plus all of our camp documents. Most importantly you will be providing a supportive, safe, and fun environment for the campers. As the Assistant Director in charge of Administration and Operations: They will report to the Camp Director and manage the camp’s operations and administration. This Assistant Director will be in charge of keeping track of weekly registration information, camp payments, helping to create weekly rosters and parent information sheets. They will be in constant communication with the parents about all things camp related topics alongside the Camp Director.
- Weekly reports on missing payments and documents from families before attending camp
- Being the "face" of camp at drop of and pick up. Supporting the leadership team at the front with parent questions and engaging with the families
- Support in registering new families week by week
- Accept/ Check any payments, forms, and consents that are brought in
- Enroll any campers/families on on-site computer if dropping in for camp
- Every morning at camp work with the other directors to contact absent families
- Engage with families by sending out daily updates and reminders; fun newsletters recapping the week and what is to come
- Work with the camp director to create weekly group (and swim or field trip) rosters and make updates as needed
- Keep files of all camp family forms; medical, trip consents, swim lessons, etc
- Keep all camp binders organized
- Order office supply materials as needed
- Support in weekly inventory of camp supplies and updating the camp budget documents
- Connect with the Programming and Off Site Assistant Directors about special event logistics, bussing/field trip/swim information and support them in any communication
- Make yourself available to parents for questions, concerns and praises.
- Attend orientations, prepare a general outline for campsite, help formulate camp groups, assign staff to positions, preparing the site and conducting staff trainings. Dates TBD but likely Saturdays before camp begins
- Ensure that all program equipment and supplies are ordered, available and properly maintained.
- Recognize, prevent and correct safety hazards; guard the health and safety of all campers and staff.
- Act as a key player in problem solving with staff issues and parental concerns.
- Assume equal responsibility of general housekeeping tasks. This includes bagging trash, campsite clean-up, and bus clean up.
- Demonstrate organizational skills and have a plan. Plan for the known and have a plan for the unknown
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE ABOUT US
- We are a youthful, passionate, committed team of individuals that care about our youth and city
- We are committed to developing innovative, creative programs that promote creative play and sports skill development
- We work hard and push each other personally and professionally to keep growing
- We offer you the freedom to reach new parts of NYC while working in diverse communities
- We are an active team and regularly participate in company social leagues, team-building activities, and sporting events
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
At Kids in the Game, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding dynamic personalities to our team.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all of our interns and employees. We recruit candidates from across the city, state, and country, from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We have developed partnerships with organizations that allow us to target our hiring practices to include chronically discriminated against or low-income groups, and improve their access to high-quality employment opportunities.
- Pre Summer Camp Expectations: April to end of June - 10 to 15 hours per week supporting pre camp efforts
- Summer Camp Dates: Late June– August 2023 (8 weeks); Monday – Friday (7:30a – 5:00p)
- Locations Available:
- Inwood - 108 Cooper St, New York, NY 10034
Compensation: Based on experience - Total Summer Salary (not including training and pre summer stipends) - $5,600 to $6,400
- Commit to 8 to 9 weeks of the summer Monday to Friday 7:30 to 5:00pm. Assist with after care if needed weekly; plus pre summer support starting in April
- Be a lead of your camp and work collaboratively with Camp Director, other Assistant Directors and Division Leaders
- Be the point person for registration and payments and communication about this with parents
- Be there for the kids safety and always aware of what is going won with them and your staff
- Communicate quickly and efficiently with supervisors and other senior team members. Use of organization wise communication channels and policies (Slack, Email, Text, Google Calendar, etc)
- Attend and help lead mandatory Core Trainings and all staff team buildings, before and during camp season
- Show enthusiasm and eagerness to learn new skills and tackle projects. Ask questions and be willing to take feedback.
- Effectively establish and maintain working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers
- Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally
- Creatively problem solve in a variety of situations.