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All Alameda Island Kids staff must be mentally stable, interested in and knowledgeable about school-age children and possess strong interpersonal and relationship skills.

JOB TITLE: Site Director—Alameda Island Kids

ACCOUNTABLITY: Program Director

JOB DEFINITION: The Alameda Island Kids Site Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their school site program.



Organizational Mission

Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through innovative

programs, activities, and advocacy and to provide before and afterschool child

care services supporting youth and their families through Alameda Island Kids.

*Reflects the mission of Girls Inc. in carrying out all aspects of the job: strong, smart

and bold.

*Implements all policies and procedures of Girls Inc. of the Island City and

communicates them to staff, parents and children.


*Supervises all staff at the site

*Supervises up to 14 children during program activities and 6 children on field trips.

*Creates and follows emergency procedures.

*Creates and maintains a safe, nurturing environment for children and staff.

*Maintains necessary children’s files and staff licensing files on site.

*Plans and implements an age and developmentally appropriate program.

*Attends mandatory Girls Inc./AIK all staff meetings as scheduled.

*Plans and chairs monthly site staff meetings.

*Attends and participates in monthly Site Directors’ meetings.

*Plans and participates in set-up, clean-up and decoration of site.

Public Relations

*Creates and maintains positive relationships with parents, children, school site

staff and Girls Inc. administration.

*Consults with parents and school site staff.

*Assists children to resolve conflicts.


*Collects and receipts all appropriate fees and forwards to office in a timely manner.

*Purchases supplies for snacks and program and re-caps expenses.


*Participates in interviewing and discharging Teachers and Teacher’s Assistants, when

Requested by Program Director.

*Completes time record and collects and approves program staff time records and

forwards to Program Director.

*Approves program staff leave requests and assigns on-call substitutes to cover site.

*Evaluates all site staff.

*Counsels and disciplines site staff, with assistance from Program Director when


*Participates in recruiting needed staff and volunteers.

Performs other duties, as assigned by Program Director and/or Executive Director.


*Must be 18 years or older

*Minimum 12 units, Early Childhood Education or acceptable alternatives plus 3 units Administration or Supervision (as described in Section 101315 CA Health and Safety Code—Title XXII).

*Experience appropriate to educational and experience levels (as described in Section 101315 CA Health and Safety Code—Title XXII.

*(Prefer) BA/BS in child Development, Human Development, Recreation or Education.

*Current Infant/Child CPR certificate, Infectious Disease and Staff Health, and First Aid and Injury Prevention.

*Upon hire, employee must also provide/complete the following:

  • Mandated Reporting Training on-line AB 1207 Certificate

  • Immunization Records for: TDAP, TB, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Influenza (flu shot optional-can decline with written waiver in file)

Hours of Work: 

  • Exempt, full-time salaried position with benefits.

  • AM/PM schedule based on hours of operation at each school.

  • Site Directors work full-time during the school year, and have the option to take time off for 11 weeks during the summer or the option to work during the summer at Girls Inc. summer camps.

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  Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC) now in its 61st year has provided comprehensive Head Start/Early Head Start services in San Francisco for over 40 years.    

Currently, MNC has ten child development sites providing early education and care to over 400 infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Our staff provide nurturing early learning environments that reflect the values, language, and cultural identity of the children served. Teachers intentionally promote and support dual language learning (Spanish and English) and actively engage children in age-appropriate, stimulating experiences to bring about optimal learning for all children to grow to their fullest potential!   

MNC is seeking a qualified individual for an Early Head Start Manager under its Children Services Division. Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Early Head Start Manager will primarily be responsible of ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the Early Head Start program option including both the home-based and EHS center-based options. The EHS Manager will ensure the Creative Curriculum Infant/Toddler and Parents As Teachers (PAT) are implemented to fidelity. The EHS Manager will assist in the conversion of MNC’s Home Base program to full Center Based services in fall 2020.   

Primary Duties:   · Assist, coach, train and support EHS staff in understanding and implementing, policies and procedures to implement the Early Head Start (EHS) Program in accordance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), and local, state and federal regulations. · Assist in the development and evaluation of program policies and procedures, implementation of the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers, Parents As Teachers, CSEFEL Pyramid Teaching Strategies, CLASS and ITERS for the EHS program option. · Work collaboratively with FCP/ERSEA Manager in recruitment of families and monitor enrollment levels for the EHS program option. · Ensure staff and program resources reflect the multi-cultural diversity of enrolled children/families in the EHS program option. · Assist with the Head Start/Early Head Start program self-assessment to ensure continuous program improvement. · Ensure the use of the Creative Curriculum and Parents As Teachers curriculums are being used to fidelity in the EHS program option. · Monitors teaching staff throughout the year in writing and implementing appropriate bi-weekly classroom lesson plans for the EHS program option. · Coach, mentor, train, and supervise EHS Home Base Visitors · Conduct quarterly monitoring of the EHS Home-Based and center-based program options to ensure compliance with the HSPPS and local regulations including: regular file reviews, attendance and timeliness of service. · May assume classroom coverage in the absence of any of the teaching staff members and remain flexible about staffing schedule, which may be adjusted as program needs change and may include working in various classrooms. · Ensure the maintenance and filing of appropriate forms and documents in children’s files for the EHS Home-Based program option. · Work collaboratively with the Disabilities & Mental Health Manager regarding children with special needs and/or behavior concerns, facilitating Child Support Plans as needed. · Prepare and submit complete and accurate reports as required by program expectation and direct supervisor. · Work with EHS Home-Based Home Visitors, FSS, Health & Nutrition Manager and parents to ensure that required dental exams, physical exams and screenings are completed for each child in accordance with HSPPS. · In collaboration with EHS Home-Based Home Visitors ensure that 45-day developmental screenings. This includes ensuring the data is entered into ChildPlus and providing ChildPlus reports as requested. · Ensure that the timelines of 30, 45, and 90 days are met upon enrollment dates (e.g. homes visits, mental health notes, developmental screenings, ASQ-3, ASQ-SE, vision & hearing screenings) for the EHS program option. · Ensure the implementation and documentation of the transition plans of all Early Head Start children on or before they turn 30 months of age · Assist in the conversion and implementation process for the dissolution and conversion of the Home Base program to Early Head Start Center Base · Facilitate the relationships with outside community partners that are regularly involved in the classroom, e.g., mental health consultants, speech and language therapists, or other organizations or individuals as needed to enhance the classroom environment as they pertain to the EHS program option. · Stay abreast of federal, state and local laws and regulations including: New Initiatives, policy clarifications, OHS frameworks, and all special education and civil rights laws. · Develop written policies and procedures and provide training and technical assistance to EHS staff on how to implement program processes. · Participate in the Children’s Services management meetings and planning sessions to assist in the coordination and implementation of the EHS program option.   

Qualifications:   Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Welfare, or related field; or three years related experience and/or training; three years of supervisory responsibility; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Experience: · Must have a 16-hour certification in training and experience in the principles of child health, safety and nutrition.  · 3 + year(s) experience in preschool and infant/toddler setting.  · Meets the California Community Care Licensing requirements: which include the minimum 12 core ECE Units in addition to the six infant and toddler core units as listed on the Child Development Permit Matrix; including, 2 Units in Adult Supervision and 6 Administrative Units.  · Current or Previous Head Start Parent, preferred. Requirements:  · State of California Child Development Site Supervisor, Program Director Level Permit, preferred.  · Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)  · Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ)  · Current Immunizations (TB, Annual Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) (must be kept current)  · Clearance Child Abuse Index  · Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)  · Registered with the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry  · Must attend trainings that are required by funders (might be an evening or Saturday)  · CLASS, Infant and Toddler certified (or ability to obtain)  · Parents As Teachers certified (or ability to obtain)  · PITC trained (or ability to obtain) Language(s):  · English, Spanish preferred   Skills and Abilities:  · Personality - Independent thinker, possess excellent customer service skills, professional attitude, a high level of personal integrity, maturity, and business judgment required. · Performance - Able to multi-task, prioritize task, meet deadlines, able to do presentations and to maintain confident information. · Communication - Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Must be a well-organized professional who thrives in a team-oriented environment. · Stress Management - Ability to remain tactful under pressure and present a professional demeanor and communication style with co-workers in a multicultural setting.   Software:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer.    Decision Making:  Set priorities and standards of performance; Develop plans by which work can be accomplished.    Tools and Equipment: General office equipment, fax, copier, printer, phone, and computer.    Confidential and Sensitive Information: Maintain the highest level of confidentiality when dealing with client records.    

Benefits: · Competitive salary, based on experience · Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits · Employee Assistance Program provides staff with access to professional consultations around financial, health, and legal matters · Professional development opportunities, paid staff training days, and support for continuing education · Opportunities to participate in 403(b) retirement program with a matching plan and Flexible Savings Account (FSA) for medical reimbursement · Commuter benefits    

How to Apply:    Please apply by sending resume and cover letter with in the subject line. Please visit our web site for additional information on our company at:    We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.   

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Responsible for the overall management of the enrollment activities for the Child Development Department’s Head Start/Early Head Start, California Department of Education and Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) contracts. Duties include supervision of all enrollment staff, overall monitoring activities, and development of all policies and procedures related to enrollment activities.


  • Ensure that a viable wait list of children is maintained for the Early Head Start and Head Start options

  • Oversee CDE application enrollment process to ensure that all eligible families are enrolled in a timely manner.

  • Recruit, interview, hire, and provide performance reviews for staff. Hold regular 1:1 and team meetings.

  • Regular training for on Head Start and CDE regulations and policies.

  • Collaborate with Recruitment/Outreach Coordinator to develop annual Recruitment Plan

  • Organize and facilitate annual Selection Criteria Committee meeting by November of each year

  • Ensure attendance policies and activities including monthly reporting are carried out

  • Conduct Head Start and CDE program audit activities in accordance with monitoring schedule

  • Develop and revise enrollment procedures for EHS/HS and CDE contracts

  • Serve as lead contact for Office of Early Care and Education(OECE) on written and verbal correspondence and meetings

  • Responsible for regular internal and external reporting

  • Participate in both internal Management and external meetings to represent Enrollment teamRequirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Service field, Statistics, or Business

  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience

  • Minimum 3 years working in an educational/social services setting

  • Minimum 3 years working with enrollment or data processing

  • Minimum 3 years experience working with Families who are low-income.

  • Excellent oral and written communication


Compensation and Benefits:- Competitive salary - Fully paid employee health, dental and vision - 403b with matching contribution after 1 year - 13 holidays, 10 days vacation and paid sick leave - Lots of opportunity for advancement across the organization - Extensive paid training and professional development

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. Wu Yee Children’s Services is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Job Title: Summer Camp Program Manager (SCM)

Reports to: Studio Education Manager

Organization: Studio Art Department, Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

Compensation: $23-$25 Hourly DOE

Status: Temporary (Approximately Five Months), Full Time, Non-Exempt, No Benefits

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Schedule:  Starts as Part Time, leads to Full Time, Monday - Friday with some Weekend Days

The Summer Camp Program Manager (SCM) will oversee staffing, programming, and camp culture for our Summer Camp season. Responsibilities include facilitating training(s), planning staff meetings, managing camper information and groupings,interacting with families,maintaining and working within a budget, and maintaining camp resources and supplies. The Summer Camp Program Manager is specifically responsible for program development and health/safety management in accordance with Richmond Art Center policies. They will also work in collaboration with the Summer Teen Intern Program and the Teen Intern Coordinator. The ideal candidate actively cultivates a positive culture and climate for campers, parents, caregivers and staff.

About the Richmond Art Center:For over 80 years, the Richmond Art Center has served residents of Richmond and surrounding communities through studio programs, exhibitions, off-site classes, and community-wide initiatives. Our vision is to be a catalyst in Richmond for learning and living through art, and to honor our commitment to our community as a participatory space that seeks to equitably grow and sustain innovative art practices in Richmond and beyond.

About the Richmond Art Center Summer Camp Program:The Richmond Art Center’s Summer Camp Program provides an exciting visual arts immersion for youth ages five to fourteen. Summer Camp is held Monday through Friday for nine weeks from early June to early August. Camps are three hours each day with the Morning Camps,  Afternoon Camps and Aftercare. The SCM is responsible for managing Morning Check-In, Morning Check-Out, Afternoon Check-In, Afternoon Check-Out and coordinating Aftercare.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to

  • Collaborate to develop Summer Camp procedures, structures and policies for teaching artists, volunteers, interns, caregivers, and youth 

  • Collaborate on and facilitate hiring and training for all summer camp staff, volunteers, and interns for summer camp

  • Lead evaluation of the Summer Camp program including the experience for teaching artists, interns, youth and staff

  • Oversee, collect, consolidate camper registration forms and data

  • Schedule, supervise, and support Summer Camp staff, volunteers and interns 

  • Manage the purchase of Summer Camp supplies

  • Maintain fiscal records for summer camp supplies and budgeting

  • Collaborate with staff to develop lunchtime or aftercare activities and projects for campers

  • Cultivate and generate a positive team atmosphere that includes campers, families, teaching artists, administrative staff and volunteers

  • Support and supervise summer camp teaching artists 

  • Coordinate aftercare activities, projects and logistics with appropriate staff and caregivers

  • Manage communications to/from RAC Staff, Teaching Artists and caregivers

  • Communicate any issues, concerns, questions, or important updates to the Studio Art Manager

  • Address behavioral and classroom management concerns related to campers and/or staff


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Experience working directly with youth (ages 5yrs to 24yrs) 

  • Experience planning, coordinating and managing youth programs with culturally diverse audiences

  • Experience managing administrative work regarding planning, infrastructure and program timeline

  • Experience facilitating onboarding events and meetings for staff and families

  • Strong Spanish speaking and writing skills a plus

  • Deep desire to work with and invest in vibrant and diverse audiences and communities through art 

  • Practices, values and creates a supportive, safe, and inclusive learning environments for all Youth Summer Camp stakeholders

  • Practices restorative conflict resolution with youth and staff

  • Cultivates a positive culture and climate for campers, parents, caregivers and staff

  • Experience working with youth with a variety of learning needs

  • Experience delivering, managing and resolving concerns and conversations with parents or caregivers

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Google Suite and registration databases

  • Must have reliable means of transportation and communication

  • Must have the ability to pass CA State background check

  • Must have the ability to lift 30 pounds



The hourly range for this position is hourly DOE. Temporary Position, Non-Exempt, Not Eligible for Health Benefits


 (12hrs a week) from April 2020 through May 2020

The schedule expectations for this position in preparation and planning for “RAC Summer Camp 2020” include 12 hours over 3-4 weekdays, some flexibility with days

(40hrs a week) from June 2020 to August 2020

The schedule expectations during summer camp are Monday through Friday from 8:45am to 5:30pm

No Camps Scheduled the week of July 4th 

All overtime must be discussed and pre-approved

To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to


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About KIPP Bay Area Public Schools

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 15 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs. We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.

School Leader Job Description

The School Leader (or Principal) sets the tone, and is an ambassador of, a powerful vision for student achievement based on KIPP’s philosophy and Five Pillars. The School Leader must strategically implement the school’s mission through effective leadership and management of the school’s students and staff. The School Leader’s collaboration with their leadership team will result in an instructional program and school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life.


The School Leader manages and oversees all functions of the individual school site, including the following duties:

Prove the Possible

  • Cultivate a positive learning environment on campus that supports student achievement, behavior and character development.

  • Ensure follow through of grade level specific discipline and academic policies that address student needs and maintain high behavioral expectations for all students in order to drive student achievement.

  • Lead through a lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Drive Results

  • Develop organizational goals and objectives consistent with the mission and values of the school and KIPP Bay Area Schools.

  • Foster a school climate that supports both student and staff success and promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents that is aligned with the mission and values of the school.

  • Monitor progress of self, school, and staff on dashboards and Individual Development Plans

  • Manage student recruitment and enrollment process. Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance. Address any disciplinary issues immediately.

  • Lead long term strategic planning and medium term process improvement as needed. Design and facilitate school-wide professional development sessions throughout the school year.

Instructional Leadership

  • Manage, evaluate and develop a team of teachers.

  • Ensure use of effective, research-based teaching methodologies and practices, and consistency amongst team of teachers.

  • Monitor progress of all students.

  • Lead data-driven discussions about student performance and ensure data drives instruction.

  • Work with teachers to improve their teaching practice and approach to DEI through coaching, professional development, modeling, and collaborative planning.

  • Keep abreast of successful instructional methodologies and practices, with a focus on the Common Core State Standards.

  • Ensure learning environment and classroom instruction to maximize student learning.

Operational Management

  • Manage resources, maintain a budget, and oversee facilities and student records.

Manage People

  • Communicate the vision that supports the school’s goals and values.

  • Lead others through a vision of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Create an effective, collaborative team of people jointly responsible for the attainment of school goals and committed to achieving excellence.

  • Hold direct reports accountable to performance expectations and follow through with school protocols and procedures.

  • Manage some human resources at school site.

  • Recruit, select, hire, and manage the performance of all staff.

  • Continually monitor progress on all measures of school and staff performance.

  • Adhere to KIPP Bay Area Schools’ HR policies and state/federal employment laws.

Build Relationships

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve student performance.

  • Develop positive relationships with the local school district, local government, neighboring schools and other stakeholders.

  • Serve as school’s spokesperson. Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees.

Participate in KIPP Bay Area Public Schools Community

  • Actively participate in School Leader Community of Practice by attending monthly meetings, engaging in discussion, sharing best practices, and participating in Snap Shot visits.

  • Respond to requests from the Regional Support Office in a timely manner, working with regional staff to ensure compliance of all KIPP Bay Area Schools policies and procedures.

  • Conduct monthly 1:1s with Managing Director of Schools. With school staff, visit at least one other KIPP Bay Area school annually.

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support the KIPP Bay Area Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (required); Master’s Degree (preferred) A minimum of 3-5 years teaching in a low income school with demonstrated exemplary student results.

  • At least two years of leadership in a low income school with demonstrated exemplary student results.

  • A valid teaching credential in California or a transferable credential from another state

  • Deep knowledge of effective research based instructional strategies.

  • Ability to effectively manage instructional and non-instructional personnel.

  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness.

  • Excellent communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to implement effective business systems that ensure proper stewardship of school funds.

  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision‐making.

  • Knowledge in the selection, training, and supervision of personnel.

  • Cursory knowledge of the laws, rules, procedures, and programs specifically related to the operation of charter schools.


We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. Although KIPP does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.

Questions? Email Director of Talent, Dave Bress 

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We are looking for an individual to lead our environmental education programs and nonprofit communications. Candidates with a wide range of skills will be considered! Please send us a cover letter and resume. 

This is a full-time hourly position based in Oakland, Ca. For the full job description please click here.


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 The JCC East Bay Preschool program is seeking a warm and loving long term temporary Assistant Director (July-3 to 6 months) for our play-based preschool program. Our award-winning preschool & highly regarded afterschool programs are known for their exciting curricula & dynamic staff. The afterschool program serves over 500 children at two public schools in Oakland, & at our JCC sites in Oakland & Berkeley. Our day camp, Camp Tzofim, is a popular choice for East Bay kids & parents during the summer, & we have a large, active delegation to the national JCC Maccabi Games every year.  The JCC East Bay is a welcoming, inspiring home for people of all ages & life stages. We encourage intellectual, experiential & spiritual exploration of Jewish culture & tradition, build joyful, progressive & inclusive community, & inspire the active pursuit of Tikkun Olam (repair of the world). Our programs include Jewish holiday celebrations & a myriad of literary, cultural, fitness events, lectures & concerts throughout the year.   

The preschool is a 12-­‐month program. 

Job duties:  

· Maintain and update staff schedule, changing the schedule as needed for the program 

· Sub calling when teachers are out, maintaining and updating the google sub calendar and whiteboard 

· Assist Director with parent seminars, baby and toddler programs (registrations, flyers, etc.) 

· Occasional food shopping for program and events 

· Take minutes at all meetings, type and distribute notes 

· Make snack for classes · Assist Director in discussing strategies for children 

· Assist Director in parent and staff support 

· Order supplies for program and events 

· Other administrative duties as needed 

Requirements: good interpersonal skills, knowledge of licensing rules and regulations, knowledge of Jewish values, philosophy and traditions, neat and organized, ability to stay calm interactions with the community, respect and maintain the confidentiality of all children, families, and staff, create and work in Exec sheets, google docs, etc. 

· Experience working with children ages 2-­5 

· Classroom experience a plus 

· A commitment to play-based learning 

· 12 ECE units preferred or enrolled in ECE classes 

· Familiarity with Judaism/Hebrew is desirable 

· Creative, artistic and/or musical abilities highly valued 

· Must be ENERGETIC!  

· A playful spirit is essential 

· Must be able to sit on floor and chair, stand, walk, move quickly, attend to the needs of children and lift 50 lbs

The JCC East Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer & makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. JCC East Bay policy prohibits unlawful discrimination in accordance with federal, state, & local laws. The JCC East Bay complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act & is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require particular accommodations during the application & interview process, please inform us of your needs so that we can provide accordingly.    

About Jewish Community Center of the East Bay    

The JCC of the East Bay provides a comfortable and warm gathering place for Jews wishing to affirm their cultural and ethnic origins. Our members and visitors represent all facets of the Jewish community and many are unaffiliated with other Jewish organizations or synagogues. All programs emphasize and celebrate Jewish values and culture, and are open to everyone. Together, with an active Board of Directors, our dedicated staff, and our strong and active volunteer teams work together to build a strong community.  

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Berkeley Playhouse is currently seeking an Education Manager.

About Berkeley Playhouse

Our mission is to create theatre and programs that engage, ignite, and celebrate diverse Bay Area audiences through a thriving conservatory, a professional main stage season, educational outreach, and a commitment to the development of new family musicals. In support of our mission, we maintain and enhance the historic Julia Morgan Theater. A commitment to community, diversity, inclusion, and empowerment is at the heart of our work.

We’re looking for a strategic, detail-oriented, and positive person to manage our thriving performance-based education programs. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated management and leadership skills in a non-profit educational setting. Previous experience in a non profit of similar size and scope to Berkeley Playhouse is preferred.

The Education Manager reports to the General Manager and oversees and manages all aspects of our education department, which includes summer and holiday theater camps, afterschool “core” musical theater classes, our YouthStage performance program, and any education-related events, marketing initiatives and community outreach.

The Education Managers responsibilities comprise of these duties:

  • Manage the overall fiscal responsibility for education dept by effective planning and budgeting

  • Manages schedules and logistics of all education programs and performances, and ensures that effective policies and procedures are in place

  • Works with Executive committee of the Board of Directors and staff leadership to set education core values and philosophy

  • Helps manage casting and placement for youth productions

  • Oversees Youthstage registration

  • Manages parent communication, customer service and parent volunteer program

  • Effectively manages marketing initiatives in partnership with the Marketing Manager

  • supervision and effective oversight of all education operations and events, including all youth performances, classes and camps, trainings, public events and showings, and education staff meetings

  • Hiring, training, management and oversight of education staff, including teaching artists for camps, classes and youthstage.

  • Promotion, development and representation of Berkeley Playhouse and it’s mission through relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, students, parents, and the broader Bay Area community

Desired qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years managerial experience in same or similar field, with experience managing both programs and people

  • Exceptionally strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and able to manage multiple projects at once

  • A positive attitude and the ability to remain effective and diplomatic under pressure

  • Excellent time management skills and great attention to detail

  • A high degree of emotional maturity and flexibility

  • Knowledge of and experience in theater education, either as a manager or teaching artist preferred

  • Growth mindset with an eagerness to continuously improve

  • Able to thrive within atypical work hours and schedules (example: holiday camps or weekend performances)

  • Expertly manages projects from ideation through execution and evaluation

  • Sensitive managerial and leadership skills and ability to delegate in a complex, dynamic atmosphere

This is a salaried, full-time, exempt, position with benefits. Berkeley Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer. This position requires some evening, weekend hours,holiday hours and needs to be onsite during programming to ensure that education coverage is sufficient.

Please send:


2 references (email and phone number)

An introductory letter answering the following:

  • Why are you interested in working at Berkeley Playhouse?

  • How does your skill set match the demands of an Education Manager?

  • Salary Expectations

Job Type: Full-time

Application Question:

  • In a introductory letter, please tell us why are you interested in working at Berkeley Playhouse, how does your skill set match the demands of an Education Manager, and your salary expectations.

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Paid time off

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Position Role and Responsibilities

  • Conduct nutrition education and cooking workshops using approved Food Smarts curriculum and materials.

  • Plan for class, shop for food and gather necessary materials.

  • Post a summary of each workshop to our online community.

  • Coordinate and schedule workshops with site coordinators at congregate meal sites.

  • Create and translate promotional materials for scheduled classes.

  • Submit monthly workshop data.


  • Positive attitude while working with older adults and adults with disabilities.

  • Reliable, friendly and collaborative. Teamwork comes naturally to you.

  • Ability to embrace the flexible mindset required to be successful in a small but busy organization. Sense of humor a must!

  • Responsive to internal and external communication.

  • Maintain organized and clear records, including attendance sheets and paperwork.

  • Life-long learner. Eager to learn new things, in new ways, from a wide variety of people.


  • Bi-literacy required in Chinese (preferably both Cantonese and Mandarin).

  • Knowledge of San Francisco agencies and health resources a plus.

  • High comfort level with technology products. Leah’s Pantry uses Microsoft Office products, Google products and Dropbox.

  • Local travel required. Applicants must have access to a car with a clean driving record.

  • Demonstrated competency in cooking.

  • Demonstrated competency in oral presentations.

  • Demonstrated competency in learner-centered group facilitation.

  • Background check required.

  • California food handlers certification preferred.

  • Have had experience working with low-income and ethnically diverse older adults.


  • Expenses for mileage and parking will be reimbursed by Leah’s Pantry.

  • Hourly rate: $24/hour

  • Facilitators are paid as employees of Leah’s Pantry, not as subcontractors.


Copy and paste the link below to your browser and please submit your cover letter and resume through our website

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 to $60.00 /hour


  • San Francisco, CA (Required)


  • Chinese (Cantonese) (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Morning (Preferred)

  • Mid-Day (Preferred)

Required travel:

  • 100% (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused

  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks - learn more at

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more

  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education

  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma


  • Monday to Friday

  • Day shift

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Job Title: Vice President of Mission Advancement

Department: Mission Advancement

Reports to: President

Status: Fulltime

Date: January 14, 2020


ICA Cristo Rey Academy is a Dominican, Catholic, college preparatory that empowers girls from underserved communities to become confident young women able to realize their full potential. By providing an excellent academic curriculum, a unique corporate work study experience and the support of our spiritual community, we prepare students for a life of faith, purpose and service.

A quality education and strong moral foundation are necessary to succeed in today’s challenging and complex world. With a supportive network of dedicated educators and corporate mentors, ICA Cristo Rey delivers a unique learning experience incorporating 137 years of Dominican Catholic traditions, academic rigor, and a distinctive work study program. ICA Cristo Rey is a sisterhood like no other.

Vice President of Mission Advancement

ICA Cristo Rey seeks to fill the role of Vice President of Mission Advancement by March 30, 2020. Entering its 137th year, ICA Cristo Rey is positioned to look to the future. The Vice President of Mission Advancement is a key part of the school’s Leadership Team and outward facing leader, focusing on the financial viability and sustainability of the school. This role is very unique and requires both entrepreneurial thinking as well as an eye for best business practices, solid planning behaviors and experience in navigating a diverse network of stakeholders (i.e. investors, business partners, Board of Directors, and internal school constituents). The ideal candidate has experience building fundraising strategies and campaigns that generate $3 million - $4 million annually and understands the San Francisco Bay Area investment and philanthropic community. The Vice President, oversees day to day operations of the department and development of the fundraising and CWSP revenue strategy to meet

ICA Cristo Rey’s goals, mission, financial viability and sustainability.

The Vice President of Mission Advancement reports directly to the President of the Academy and in collaboration with the President, CFO, CWSP Director, and Principal (The Leadership Team), ensures business operations and financial performance meet the goals of the organization.

The Vice President of Mission Advancement must be an expert relationship cultivator and steward to engage and develop effective relationships with the Academy Leadership Team, faculty and staff, Board of Directors, investors, corporate partners, The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Congregation.

The Vice President’s responsibilities include:

Direct and coordinate operations of the Mission Advancement department in support of ICA Cristo Rey’s growth.

  • Working with the finance and advancement committees, build three year campaigns that forecast institutional advancement plans to ensure the institution’s financial sustainability.

  • Build fundraising campaigns to fund the annual plan, anticipating 7 –

10% increase in needed fundraising revenue.

  • Manage events, in conjunction with event chairs, Board of Directors, and

Department staff.

  • Monitor fundraising revenue margins for strong returns on investment, and develop or maintain internal control systems to ensure accountability.

  • Build solid relationships with the Advancement Committee of the Board and Board of Directors to accomplish fundraising, event and marketing objectives.

  • Be an outward facing figure in the community and work with the President and Board of Directors to meet or exceed annual fundraising quotas.

  • Assess department talent to ensure capability to deliver plans.

  • Identify, develop and mentor the mission advancement team.

  • Conduct personnel evaluations twice per year within the department.

  • Employs sound HR practices, policies and actions.

  • Approves employee schedules, time, and attendance documentation within the department.

  • Works evenings, weekends and attends Academy and other events when assigned.

  • May travel out of the area to attend meetings or in-service.

Formulate policies and strategic plans for future growth

  • Lead the development of long range plans to maximize CWSP revenue and fundraising revenue, with the goal of the CWSP and fundraising revenue to reach $4 million respectively, or $8 million collectively by 2023.

  • Formulate long range plans for the institution’s plant

  • Working with The Leadership Team, create efficient staffing structure to accomplish ICA Cristo Rey’s mission while also managing growth in expenses.

  • Assess department organization/structure for effectiveness and implement recommendations to drive growth and achieve long range goals.

  • Working with the Leadership Team, build staff training and incentive plans, maintaining efficient team structure and developing school culture for internal and external constituents

Minimum Qualifications/Education Requirements

  • Believes in the Mission of ICA Cristo Rey and will work with the administration and the Board of Directors to ensure financial sustainability of the Academy.

  • Five years of experience in similar working environment performing duties and demonstrating a substantial level of success in meeting goals.

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Combination of education and training in the area of mission advancement that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Familiarity with and exposure to building fundraising campaigns (political action method).

  • Remains up to date on best practices relevant to this position.

  • Supervisory/management experience required.

  • Meets time and attendance policies for the position and uses work hours productively and appropriately.

  • Follows procedures and ethics policies in completing work and in making decisions.

Salary and Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary dependent on experience

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Sister Diane Aruda,

President of ICA Cristo Rey Academy.

Deadline: February 13, 2020

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $150,000.00 to $170,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 5 years (Required)

  • Development: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • San Francisco, CA 94110 (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

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Lighthouse Community Public Schools

Social justice movements come in all shapes, and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational  movement that goes beyond our classrooms, working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to bey lifelong changemakers.Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,300 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. 95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges. We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement gaps for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding quality education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at


LCPS is seeking a dedicated and equity-focused Director of Special Education and Student Serviceswho exhibits an exceptional commitment to all young people. The Director of Special Education and Student Services oversees the planning, development, organization, management, direction, and implementation of all aspects of all Student Services programs for LCPS and our schools, including: Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS); crisis management, including services for homeless and foster youth; compliance, program, and staffing for students with IEPs and 504 plans; attendance; and mental health and wellness programs. The Director is also responsible for managing external partnerships and contractors that provide services for students and families and liaising with our SELPA. The Director should possess strong knowledge and experience of current Special Education laws as well as demonstrate strong skills in leadership, management and shared decision-making, and the ability to achieve results and to inspire the achievement of our teachers and leaders in administering effective and compliant special education and intervention programs that eliminate disproportionality where it exists and ensure access and achievement for all students.This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring, innovative, committed, and equity-focused organizational and instructional leader who is energized to lead within a Family of Schools and is passionate about transformational growth for the students, families, and staff you will serve and our Oakland community.



  • Oversight and implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Vision and Structures, including:

    • Collaborating with school leaders, teachers and other staff and partners to identify and assess student needs, identify students not making adequate academic progress and ensure appropriate interventions.

    • Monitoring the efficacy of supports, services, interventions, and resource and staffing allocations to ensure they are based on need and resulting in increased access and outcomes for students.

    • The interaction between discipline processes and tiered supports

    • Providing professional development in tiered systems of support for socio-emotional, behavioral and academic programs.

  • Management of Student Services, Crises and Complaints

    • Serving as lead for responding to serious student and family crises and complaints and supports principals and other site admin in managing and navigating student and family issues as they arise

    • Coordinating services for Homeless and foster youth

    • Guiding, directing, and participating in serious discipline processes, including student suspensions and expulsions.

    • Oversight of attendance systems across sites with a focus on ensuring disproportionality is addressed

    • 504 Compliance and coordination of programs and services

  • Oversight of the Special Education Program Model including:

    • Ensuring continuous improvement and coordination of Special Education services and compliance for Students with IEPs

    • Providing training for special education staff regarding new legal mandates, best practices, etc.  

    • Reviewing caseloads with school leadership and district staff on a regular basis to ensure consistency, compliance, and maximization of resources throughout our schools.  

    • Overseeing the supervision, evaluation, hiring and training of certificated (school psychologist and teachers) and classified staff (paraeducators) in coordination with site administrators and CAO.  

    • Serving as an administrator at complex IEP meetings as needed

  • Team Management & Facilitation

    • Seating, convening, and facilitating various teams to support student services and special education programs. May include: MTSS, Special Education, and Attendance teams, and other teams as need is identified.

    • Leading and coordinating professional development for teams as appropriate to support use of data and best practice in service of all students.

  • Student Mental Health & Wellness: 

    • Oversight of counseling programs and supports from both internal and external partners

  • Compliance & Fiscal Stewardship

    • Providing leadership and vision to ensure compliance in matters relating to student discipline, alternative education, child welfare and attendance, guidance services, and school safety.  

    • Monitoring and ensuring LCPS compliance with IDEA, ADA, OCR, CRDC and federal and state regulations and ensures that all practices in the district are legal and ethical for each student/family so that each child has the opportunity to achieve at a high level and be prepared for post-secondary success.

    • Management and monitoring of budget and fiscal resources related to student services programming, including from state/federal grants, for the purpose of ensuring that LCPS and program resources are efficiently and effectively utilized and to improve student achievement for all students. 

  • External Partner & Community Stakeholder Communication & Management

    • Managing external partnerships and contractors providing services (special education, counseling, etc.) for students and liaise with SELPA

    • Engaging in external community outreach and engagement in partnership with family engagement team, as needed, including support for enrollment processes

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • At least 5-7 years of successful Special Education teaching, pupil services, and/or instructional leadership experience required

  • Experience working in urban education serving students of color from low-income backgrounds

  • MA in education or related field required; administrative credential, preferred

  • Appropriate CA credential either in Special Education or Pupil Services, required 

  • Supervisory & management experience, including coaching and evaluation of teachers, paraeducators, and other staff

  • Knowledge and experience of overseeing compliance with Special Education laws, MTSS and effective intervention and acceleration systems, and other populations of students disproportionality under-achieving and/or under-resourced or accessed.

  • Experience working in Oakland schools preferred; charter school experience, a plus,

  • EL Education or Linked Learning experience, a plus.

  • Spanish fluency, preferred,


This position reports to: Chief Academic Officer (CAO). 


This position is a full-time salaried exempt 12-month position that follows the 220-day school year and summer schedule. Includes approximately 5 weeks of paid holidays/breaks during the school year in addition to 10 days of vacation time during the summer. Start date is July 1, 2020 with some paid time in the spring to provide opportunities to engage with stakeholders and work with the leadership team prior to fully coming onboard as negotiated with CAO.


Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package and generous time off and vacation policies.


People of color and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and why you are an optimal fit

  • 4-5 references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Title/nature of working relationship

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.   

Lighthouse Community Public School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

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TEL HI's Beacon at Francisco Middle School is creating the position of Student Success Coach to help create a more equitable and successful school experience for students who have been traditionally marginalized. We seek a creative, adaptable candidate to develop this role and become a key part of our mission and vision. The coach will work closely with the Beacon director and the school Wellness team to provide case management and outreach services to youth and families, serving up to 20 students in addition to any in need of drop-in support. Services include intake, assessment, goal setting and planning, advocacy and referrals to appropriate resources and therapeutic support.

The coach will provide at least one weekly support group for students during school or after school. The coach will be responsible for completing paperwork such as ongoing progress notes, quarterly evaluations and intake and closing documentation and will participate in the development of summer programming for 8th-grade students to better prepare them for high school. The coach will actively support Francisco and Beacon community events, programs, and workshops.

The Student Success Coach must be available Monday through Friday during and after school. Hours may vary slightly in accordance with the SFUSD calendar and program needs, including some nights and occasional weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build positive relationships with youth and their families

  • Work with a caseload of up to 20 youth throughout the school year, in addition to supporting youth during drop-in hours as needed

  • Support youth facing a variety of challenges and circumstances through one-on-one meetings, advocacy and referrals

  • Develop a case management plan for each youth including intake/assessment, service plan and goals, ongoing progress notes and evaluations

  • Work with support service agencies, their staff and programs

  • Document interactions with clients in case files and report to Francisco Beacon Director

  • Maintain consistent contact with families of youth to provide positive feedback, assess for additional needs and make referrals for support

  • Lead a weekly group to provide academic and/or behavior support to students

  • Provide classroom support to students as needed, based on teacher requests and referrals

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with school staff, including administration, social worker, counselors, teachers, and academic liaison

  • Participate in school Student Assistance Program (SAP) and other meetings to provide coordination and socio-emotional support to youth and families

  • Support program deliverables for the Beacon after-school and summer programs such as youth outreach, academic tutoring, goal setting sessions, and running leadership and other youth activities

  • Participate in evaluations including the Youth Program Quality Assessment process and administration of program surveys

  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required

  • Uphold TEL HI and Francisco policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor


  • A BA/BS in Social Work, psychology /education or related field preferred

  • Or 3+ years of relevant professional experience, including case management, mentoring, group facilitation, truancy interventions, counseling, collaboration with teachers and school personnel, and familiarity with school services and youth interventions

  • A passion for social justice and knowledge of the challenges faced by low-income San Francisco youth and families

  • Ability to be a strong team player who can also work independently

  • Understanding of community- and school-based programming and Youth Development Practices & Principles, the Common Core standards and Restorative Practices

  • Knowledge of MS Office, Excel, and Internet based research

  • DOJ, FBI, Child Abuse Index, TB clearances

The North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center at Francisco Middle School provides youth, families and community members with safe and engaging programming, offering academic support, enrichment, recreation and youth development and employment opportunities. Services are offered during the school day and after school throughout the school year and during summer at Francisco Middle School.

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) is a nonprofit organization located around the corner from Francisco Middle School. Its mission is to enhance the lives of the people in the community. Founded in 1890, TEL HI provides opportunities for individuals and families to enrich their quality of life. We focus on children, youth, families, and seniors to create and strengthen community bonds, to promote health and wellness and broaden education and cultural experiences. Program services include: Preschool (18 months to 5 years), Elementary School Academy (K-5th grade), Teen Programs at Galileo High School and North Beach Place Apartments, North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center at Francisco Middle School, and Senior Program. Visit

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume to Beacon Director Lorraine Orlandi.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $24.00 /hour

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Paid time off

  • Flexible schedule

  • Parental leave

  • Professional development assistance

  • Tuition reimbursement

Hours per week:

  • 30-39

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

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Our Regional Directors are passionate about working with kids and making an impact. They think innovation is important—so important that it’s at the cornerstone of how they lead, motivate, and inspire their staff. They are effective project managers, detail-oriented operations specialists, and visionary entrepreneurs. They care about our culture, our work, our development, and our community efforts. 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 live and breathe the Galileo mission. You believe in innovation. You believe that when kids are fearless, they learn and care more deeply. You believe that these fearless innovators will go on to change the world.

  • You’re a leader — a servant leader — at heart. You believe that the best managers are ones who serve and support their teams, and you measure your success in large part by the success of those around you. 

  • You’re a lifelong learner. Growth mindset is your mantra. You’re eager to build on and develop skills in project and people management.

  • You have an extensive hat collection. You wear many of them. You operate with an all-hands-on-deck mentality and understand that there’s no task too small, especially when your impact is so big.

  • You’re an adept time manager. Juggling isn’t just a party trick—it’s your specialty. You know when to switch gears from detail management to supportive mentorship.

  • You’re a glass-half-full hard worker. You’re committed to quality and are prepared to put in long hours when necessary. You take ownership over your own performance and strive to make Galileo—and yourself—better every day.

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 with K-8th grade range and managing people, ideally a team

  • Readiness to stick around: we find that our Regional Directors benefit from a 5 year minimum commitment

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

  • 401(k) provided after one year of employment; current Galileo contribution is 3%, with an employee contribution option

  • 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

SoCal Office, 100 W Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

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Galileo is looking for program visionaries to direct current or new Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest sites for the 2020 season. Summer Program Directors (internally referred to as “Camp Directors”) are outstanding leaders who assume overall leadership of a summer day camp location, including staff hiring and management, day-to-day operations, and creating a joy-filled camp culture.

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’re inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, youth empowerment, and creating safe, inclusive spaces all speak to the very heart of who you are.

  • You’re an experienced, creative, fun-loving leader. You’re as comfortable resolving conflict between two campers as you are mentoring your staff or putting your own unique spin on a classic game. 

  • You’re communicative and trustworthy. As a relationship-builder and mentor, you measure your own success in large part by the success of those around you, and care deeply about helping them meet professional development goals. 

  • You’re an organized, problem-solving manager. You love fine-tuning operational logistics, ensuring program efficiency, and learning new strategies for driving overall performance. 

  • You’re ready to grow. You know that true mastery requires commitment, effort, thoughtful feedback, personal reflection, and implementation of lessons learned. 


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.Founded in 2002, Galileo operates summer day camp programs at 70+ locations throughout the Bay Area, SoCal, and Chicago. Our mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and we reach this mission through employment of our unique pedagogy, the . We’re ranked #1 for Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times (and been on the list for ten consecutive years!), and were named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies. Being a Galileo Camp Director means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to and broadening our impact. about our financial assistance program and other community efforts.

What’s the job, really?

Most Camp Directors have full-time jobs during the school year, and commit ~15 hours each week to their Camp Director role pre-camp (January-May/June), with 3-4 additional weekends of training. As summer rolls around, Directors work 55-65 hours each week during camp (and most camps run 5-8 weeks). For more details on this unique schedule, review the , and . 

  • You’ll brilliantly build, lead, and maintain your camp community. From mastering operations to nurturing and retaining staff to creating camp culture and traditions, you’ll work to identify and execute on your program vision, ensuring our campers have their most magical summers ever.  

  • You’ll hire, train, collaborate with, and develop a team of anywhere from 5-50+ summer staff. You’ll be a supportive manager with high expectations, who takes this part of your role seriously. You’ll actively evaluate potential—both strengths and areas of growth—and will thoughtfully push your team to greatness in ways that have an astounding ripple effect.

  • You’ll create and build partnerships like a boss. As the face of Galileo in the community you serve, you’ll work closely with your manager on navigating grassroots marketing efforts, local staff recruiting, your host school relationship, and consistently delivering exceptional service to our camper families. 

  • You’ll leverage existing (and carefully crafted) training and resources to masterfully manage your time and responsibilities, efficiently tracking your workflow details and calendar in the pre-season.


What are we looking for?

  • College graduate or equivalent work experience

  • Experience working with K-8th grade children

  • Demonstrated leadership experience (staff hiring and management experience a plus)

  • Ability to work part-time January through May/June (~15 hours per week), and full-time in summer

  • Camp experience is a bonus, though not required 

  • Readiness to stick around; we find that our team and team members benefit from a 3 year minimum commitment


Benefits & Compensation

  • Financial reward. A first year California Camp Director typically earns $12,000-$15,000, with up to 20-40% annual increases in subsequent years. Galileo is unusual in that Camp Directors participate in—and benefit from—the financial success of their camps through our bonus program.

  • Lasting positive impact on kids, staff, families, and communities. As a Galileo Camp Director, you’ll develop meaningful, multi-year relationships with staff members, campers and families. You’ll inspire the spark of camp, helping kids see themselves as true innovators.

  • Leadership training & professional development. You’ll receive unique and exceptional training including weekend management training retreats, weekly individual coaching throughout the camp season, mentorship, and access to Galileo’s network of prominent educational leaders. Camp Directors are given the tools, framework, community, and support to take ownership of and implement a fully-developed program. 

  • Opportunity. As Galileo grows, we’re often looking for Regional Directors, curriculum creators, and other full-time staff. Successful Camp Directors are likely candidates for such opportunities. We also have an extensive list of recruiting partners, which connect our staff with outstanding opportunities outside of Galileo.

  • Community. You’ll become part of a current and former Galileo staff network of over 10,000 inspiring changemakers. Former Galileans stay connected, and have even gone on to create successful non-profit organizations together! Learn more about our staff . 

  • Free camp. We offer either free camp sessions or significant camp discounts to all Galileo staff.  


Work Location

January-May/June: With the exception of weekend retreats, summer staff interviews, and occasional marketing/recruiting events, most pre-camp season work is done remotely.Summer: When it comes to camp assignments, we take your location preferences into consideration, and have ongoing, open dialogue about location options throughout the process.


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