Staff Selection Specialist



Galileo is looking for astute, service-minded Staff Selection Specialists to join our fast-paced People Operations team. These seasonal team-members are the first to greet our applicants—including reviewing resumes, and scheduling and conducting interviews—all while embodying a constant commitment to candidate care.


We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.


Who are you?


  • You are intrigued or inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, and working in a professional, welcoming, deeply camp-inspired culture should sound like things you’re ready to explore or sign up for.


  • You’re a deeply accountable, performance-driven team-player. You take great pride in contributing your talents, leading to concrete success toward both team and individual goals. 


  • You can juggle—and juggle well. You can manage a variety of projects simultaneously. Incoming emails? Multiple stakeholders? Easy breezy. You manage your time well and keep your calendar in tip-top shape.


  • You’re nimble and eager to grow. You’re excited to join a high-functioning team, and continuously seek feedback to learn and grow. 


  • You care about people and the relationships you build with them. You communicate clearly and effectively, while acting with a deep sense of empathy.


Who are we?


We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—are happier, more creative and more confident when faced with life’s challenges. And we think kids with these skills are more likely to change our world and be the masters of their own.


It takes a village to bring best-in-class, ever-evolving educational programs to over 30,000 kids each year. At HQ, we believe that we are Galileo; through the work of each contributor and team, we bring our values to life, and constantly make our company and culture better. Because here, values aren’t just lip service — we aim to be more visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective each day, and back that effort up with structure to ensure our success. People who work hard, seek feedback to improve their work and themselves, feel deeply accountable for excellent work product, and play very, very well with others tend to thrive in our culture. Complainers don’t.

We like each other, we joyfully work hard together, and united by a shared dedication to our mission to create a world of fearless innovators, we encourage innovation in everything we do. We’re also a certified B Corp, and uphold a company-wide commitment to camper inclusion and broadening our impact. Learn more about our purpose from our CEO & Founder, Glen Tripp.

Position Description

What’s the team like?


The People Operations team is not your average Human Resources department. You’ll be on a team that approaches everything—from the way we attract and select candidates to the quality of service and the benefits offered to our employees—in a way that reflects the pride we take in hiring and retaining exceptional staff teams. 


What’s the job, really?


We’re looking for Staff Selection Specialists who not only enjoy delivering exceptional candidate or customer care, but also relish managing logistical details in support of the success of a team.


  • You’ll help manage the pipeline of incredible summer staff applicants, reviewing resumes in our applicant tracking system, leveraging resources to swiftly summarize notes, and updating candidate progress


  • You’ll lead candidates in a virtual interview experience to determine their potential for employment on our team. You’ll set the tone of camp, creating an inclusive space for candidates to shine.


  • You’ll make offers to those we’ve determined are eligible. You’ll welcome new staff to the Galileo fold, ensuring they feel confident in their decision and excited for their future with Galileo.


  • You’ll impeccably guide candidates and track associated communication throughout the hiring process, which may include everything from application follow- up to interview confirmation calls to reference checks. 


  • You’ll be the first voice of Galileo to hundreds of candidates. You will exemplify the special Galileo brand of candidate care, skillfully and warmly delivering advocacy and service to candidates via email and phone.


What are we looking for?


  • Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required


  • 1-2 years experience in an administrative role highly preferred


  • Demonstrated experience with the Microsoft Suite and Google products, as well as the ability to type 40 WPM 


  • Experience working with children or in an educational organization helpful, but not required


  • Inclusive mindset, with a deep commitment to building diverse learning environments 


  • Skill at and experience with soliciting and implementing feedback to improve performance


We welcome your application, even if you don't feel like you meet all of the requirements listed above.


Schedule & Time Commitment


  • Virtual Training: February 16th - 26th 


  • Full-time and part-time positions: March 1st through May/June


Benefits & Compensation


  • $18.00/hour


  • Temporary employee (non-benefited)  


  • Paid sick leave is accrued at a rate of one hour per every thirty hours worked. Accrual begins on the first day of employment. Paid sick leave may be used beginning on the 90th day of employment.


  • We offer a significant camp discount to year-round and seasonal employees  


Work Location


Due to COVID-19, Galileo currently adheres to a work from home policy. More information to be provided during the interview stage. 


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