CampOut Specialist - New York
New York/New Jersey
Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides “a different kind of healing” to more than 20,000 seriously ill children and family members annually – all completely free of charge. For many of these children and families, Hole in the Wall provides multiple Camp experiences throughout the year at the facility in Ashford, Conn., in more than 40 hospitals and clinics, directly in camper homes and communities, and through other outreach activities across the Northeast.
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is currently seeking a highly motivated and uniquely qualified person for the position of CampOut Specialist. This position will be located in our New York Regional office in midtown Manhattan, NY. The CampOut Specialist will develop and deliver The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp style activities and interactions to campers and their families, individually and in groups, in community settings throughout New England. He/She will collaborate with on-site professionals to offer supportive and uplifting programs for children and families affected by childhood illness. He/She will bring the spirit of The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp (safety, respect and love) to all activities and interactions.
Essential Functions of the Position:
- Plan activities and events for campers and their families, including individual and group activities (games, arts and crafts, computer/multimedia projects, etc.), group outings to local museums, parks, attractions, etc. Arrange site for activities, invite participants, and coordinate all logistics. Recruit and manage volunteers from local community as needed.
- Identify communities and areas associated with one or more campers. Communicate with camper families and identified organizations to offer and promote the CampOut program, secure agreement to participate, and schedule and coordinate visits.
- Drive CampOut vehicle to designated locations, such as community centers, homes, parks, donated corporate space, public venues, or other sites, throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- Lead or coordinate all activities on site.
- Adhere to all Camp and program site mandated policies, procedures and trainings regarding access, HIPAA, health and safety, etc.
- Maintain inventory of supplies and materials for use in programming.
- Continually evaluate and assess the effectiveness of activities and events and make changes for continuous improvement of program.
- Maintain specific records on the evolution of program activities and their effectiveness.
- Cultivate relationships in and out of the Camp community that will provide new program ideas and opportunities.
- Collaborate with other Camp staff, including Hospital Outreach, volunteers, and alumni, in research and development toward the enhancement of program offerings.
- Manage CampOut schedule and budget for efficient program delivery.
- Complete and submit all required paperwork on time (reimbursement forms, monthly statistics, etc.).
- Attend and contribute to Camp meetings as scheduled.
- Represent the Camp as assigned at fundraising or other public events.
- Assist with special projects and perform additional duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
- Previous experience working with children dealing with chronic or life-threatening illness.
- Strong preference for previous professional experience within the SeriousFun Network Camps.
- Preference for teaching or event planning experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work, or other related field.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook.
- The ability to establish positive relationships with a variety of people in multicultural environments.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
- Services may be delivered in indoor or outdoor public locations, such as museums, parks, community centers and attractions.
- Ability to transport approximately 40 pounds of supplies to service delivery sites, using cart or other means.
- Ability to demonstrate all activities.
- Occasional attendance at indoor or outdoor HITWG events.
- Valid driver’s license and driving record which meets HITWG insurance carrier requirements.
- Ability to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends.
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides a very competitive salary, a generous benefits package, and growth opportunities for high contributors. To apply, click "Apply Now" and send your resume and cover letter. Due to the volume of resumes received, you will be contacted only if there is interest in pursuing your application. No phone calls please.
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex, and is committed to a diverse workforce.