Regional Director, Summer Camps, San Francisco Bay Area

Location
US-CA-Oakland

 

Our Regional Directors are passionate about working with kids and making an impact. They are the keepers of our camp experience, from securing school partners to managing our talented Camp Directors and everything in between to ensure that our camp programs flourish. They do this through a true commitment to our mission, and with an innovator’s mindset - it's the cornerstone of how they lead, get work done and inspire staff. They embody our values of being visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined, and reflective. They are Galileo. 

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 a strategic problem-solver who loves to tackle new and varied challenges using an innovator’s mindset, a flexible approach and an ability to build relationships quickly. 

 

  • You believe in and care personally about Galileo’s mission. You believe that the potential to innovate can be developed through hands-on experiences fostered by risk taking, courage and expression. You want to be surrounded by people that share this belief, you aspire to embody it yourself and you want to bring this to more people around you.

 

  • Relationship-building is your jam. You’ve got a knack for storytelling, bringing people along to your vision, building trust quickly and knowing what resonates with what audiences.

 

  • You get.it.done. You are a strategic, hard-working do-er who can manage a variety of projects simultaneously. Changing deadlines? Multiple stakeholders? Shifting altitudes of work? Easy breezy. You are committed to quality, are prepared to put in long hours when necessary, manage your time well and can see the forest and the trees to get the best results most effectively.

 

  • You’re a lifelong learner. Growth mindset is your mantra. You’re eager to build on, redesign and learn from  information that you gather, varied problems that you solve, and opportunities you uncover.

 

  • You feel personal responsibility for results. You view impact through the lens of measurable outcomes and hold a commitment to excellence. 

Who are we? 

At Galileo, we believe the world needs innovators and that innovation can be taught. We also think kids who learn to explore and who are willing to tackle challenges despite their fears 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 educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year online and in-person. Each of our employees takes personal responsibility for bringing our values to life and to make our company and culture better. Here, values aren’t just lip service — we aim to be visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective each day, and back that effort up with structure to ensure our success. People who joyfully work hard together, seek feedback to improve themselves, feel deeply accountable for their work, are mission driven, and play well with others tend to thrive in our culture. 

 

We’re a certified B Corp, were recently ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area (and have been on the list for twelve plus years running), have been named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies in America, and over 97% of our summer staff say they would recommend working for us. Joining Galileo means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to Inclusion and Diversity, broadening our impact and a stellar staff experience

Position Description

What’s the job, really?

As a Regional Director on the Galileo Field Operations team, you’ll manage a region of 3-8 camp locations, impacting hundreds of children and staff members in each community. You will contribute to the development of Galileo programs and to our organization as a whole. 

 

  • You’ll brilliantly build and maintain relationships with host school partners. You’ll work to identify ideal sites and navigate communities to create momentum for district and school partnerships. You’ll wow potential partners while performing outreach to schools, making presentations, and negotiating facilities contracts.

 

  • You’ll hit your numbers. You’ll skillfully confirm and drive camper enrollment, revenue, and profit goals for your sites based on history, community demographics, and cost structure.

 

  • You’ll hire, train, collaborate with and develop a team of 3-8 site directors. You’ll be a supportive manager with high expectations, who takes this part of your role seriously. You’re good at team-building and will actively build upon your team’s potential to push them to greatness in ways that have an astounding ripple effect.

 

  • You’ll liaise cross-functionally, ensuring the success of your region. You’ll work closely with cross-company stakeholders on projects ranging from creating and executing effective grassroots marketing campaigns to assisting with recruiting outreach and analyzing staff hiring performance.

 

  • You’ll consistently act, achieve and operate. Working from a results-oriented mindset and, with exceptional executional savvy, you’ll get things done. You’ll know the priorities and non-negotiables, and will quickly cut through obstacles to achieve more in a day than most. You’ll set the bar high for yourself and for your team, and will consistently exceed expectations.

 

What are we looking for?

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, advanced degree preferred

  • Experience in multi-site operational management, managing projects, programs, or services

  • Minimum 5 years experience working in education (K-8th) and managing people, ideally a team

  • Readiness to stick around: we find that our Regional Directors benefit from a three year minimum commitment

 

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to only apply when they match all criteria. Even if you don't necessarily meet every checkbox in this job description, but you think you have what it takes, we encourage you to still apply. We'd like to learn more about you and see if you could be a great fit for Galileo.

 

Physical requirements

These requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

  • Constantly operate a computer (including typing, reading)

  • Frequently remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time

  • Frequently move about indoor and outdoor environments at multiple locations

  • Constantly communicate in-person, virtually, and from a range of distances

  • Frequently assess operations and performance through on-site visits at multiple locations



Benefits & Compensation

 

  • Base and bonus potential to be discussed during interview

  • Employee medical and dental benefits provided by Galileo; employee-paid dependent care and multiple ancillary benefits available

  • We believe that a balance between work and life is essential to happiness and success, so work hard and take the time you need; 25 personal days per year

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

 

Work Location

Galileo Headquarters: 1021 3rd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

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