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Summer Programs - Potomac Plus AM Director

Job Details

The Potomac School - McLean, VA
Seasonal

Description

 

The Potomac Plus AM Director is a seasonal position that reports to the Director of Summer Camp. This program will run from June 26-July 14, 2023 (no camp on July 3 and 4) and the expected hours of work are 7:45-8:45 am, Monday-Friday. The Director is responsible for managing day-to-day camp operations prioritizing safety of the campers. The  Director is a leadership presence in nurturing a sense of community and creating a healthy camp environment.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all the daily activities and ensure that they are age appropriate and offer a safe, engaging and high quality experience to the campers.

  • Maintain camper attendance records in Campbrain.

  • Communicate with camper families, if needed. Maintain a log of communication with camper families in Campbrain.

  • Ensuring all safety protocols and procedures established by Summer@Potomac are followed by campers and staff.

  • Ensure that campers arrive at their camps in a timely manner.

  • Actively participate in camp activities to build relationships with campers and staff.

  • Be easily accessible to the Assistant Counselor to support them, specially with camper discipline and emergency situations.

  • Working closely with the Summer Camp Director to manage the ordering of camp supplies and equipment.

  • Ensuring the proper use of Summer@Potomac facilities and equipment.

  • Communicate effectively with the Summer Camp Director to report any concerns about a camper’s and a staff member’s health, safety and behavior. 

  • Serve as a mentor and trainer to the Assistant Counselors. Schedule and spearhead weekly meetings with their team.

  • Schedule, supervise and evaluate Assistant Counselors. Communicate the Assistant Counselor evaluation with the Summer Camp Director.

  • Participate in staff orientations, pre-camp staff training, preparations for camp opening and meetings.

  • Adhere to the procedures and policies outlined in the Summer@Potomac Handbook.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age and possess a degree

  • At least 2 years of previous experience as a director, teacher, child care or a related field.

  • Prior experience in managing camps administratively is preferred.

  • Strong social, organizational, communication and computer skills are required.

  • Responsible, energetic, enthusiastic and have a positive attitude.

  • Physical ability to participate in activities with campers (run, sit on the floor, walk and stand for longer periods of time).

  • Ability to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences within a diverse population of campers and staff.

  • All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation which involves fingerprinting and TB screening.

 

In striving to fulfill its mission, The Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. We recognize that differences are a source of strength, and we know that everyone is enriched when each person's contributions and perspectives are valued.

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