Assistant Director

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
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An Assistant Director at Shaver’s Creek Summer Camp works as part of the administrative team to ensure the highest quality program and staff support possible. They will be involved in facilitating staff trainings, creating program materials, logistics associated with camp, program and staff development, teaching if needed and cultivating a positive, flexible atmosphere centered around learning and growth. A lot of the program day is spent out in the field with staff and campers. All Assistant Directors float across the different camps at Shaver’s Creek, including Wee Wonderers (ages 4-5), Discovery (ages 6-8), Explorer (ages 9-11), Investigators (ages 12-14) and Boats and Boots (ages 12-14). They will also interact with the Leaders-In-Training participants regularly. The camp week runs Monday through Saturday morning. The camp day runs from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm, with required staff meetings before and after program each day. Friday night program runs through the evening (until about 10:00 pm) and then again on Saturday morning through a pancake breakfast and clean-up from the week. Assistant Directors participate fully during all of these times. Responsibilities and requirements of this position include the following: Prior Summer Camp and Environmental Education Teaching Experience: As this person will be supporting and mentoring Naturalist staff, prior experience is necessary. Present and Engaged: Throughout the entire day, from the 8:00 am staff meeting through the entire day of program and the afternoon staff meeting until it wraps up around 5:30 pm. On Friday’s this extend through the entire evening and into Saturday morning until clean-up is completed. Physically Able: This position is working with children outdoors for up to 13 hours. We are outdoors regardless of rain, heat, mud, and rough terrain. Two-Adult Policy: Complies with remaining in eye shot and ear shot of another adult at all times. You will never be alone with a participant. Taking Care of Yourself: Camp features rewarding experiences and long days. It is paramount to everyone around you that you are eating enough, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, and decompressing appropriately in a way that works for you. A qualified candidate will have a passion for working with children, prior experience in a summer camp setting, patience, a plethora of flexibility, be enthusiastic, want to grow, want to work as a team, and foster a desire to make the camp experience the best that it can be every single time for every single person. Prior experience designing program or supervising others in a camp setting is preferred. This is a paid position. You will receive CPR and First Aid certification as part of training. The summer camp season runs from June 1 through August 7, 2020. An Assistant Director needs to be able to commit for this entire time frame.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088