The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Hero's Journey Program Coordinator

Ashford, CT

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by Paul Newman, is a nonprofit, year-round center serving more than 20,000 children and families coping with chronic and life threatening illnesses, all completely free of charge. Camp’s goal is to ensure that every child with a serious medical condition has the chance to experience the world of possibilities that Camp has to offer. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where, according to Mr. Newman, every kid can “raise a little hell.”

Position Description

The Hero’s Journey program coordinator will continually review and develop the Hero’s Journey program in cooperation with the Hero’s Journey manager.  In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Hero’s Journey program coordinator will at all times model and transmit the Camp culture of Safety, Respect, and Love.

Our Hero’s Journey Program Coordinator can expect to…

  • In conjunction with the Hero’s Journey Program Manager, recruit, review, interview and select returning and new summer staff.
  • Assist with participant recruitment, conversations and selection
  • Prepare site for all spring, summer and fall programming
  • Assist in spring, summer and fall programmatic designs
  • Assist in planning and facilitation of staff and volunteer orientations
  • Participate as a member of the “Program Team” in meetings and planning of Camp events
  • Create menu and provide planning and support for all Hero’s Journey program logistics
  • Ensure volunteers feel trained and supported for all Hero’s Journey programming
  • Rewrite/update the Hero’s Journey Program manual annually
  • Update and plan wilderness first aid curriculum
  • Update our volunteer informational website and handbook
  • Participant in relevant Hero’s Journey professional development opportunities as approved by the Hero’s Journey manager and camp director
  • Organize and order gear and supplies for spring, summer and fall programming
  • Be familiar with and adhere to the policies and procedures contained within the Camp Manual
  • Work 1/3 of camp’s family weekend programming
  • Be onsite and residential during the Summer Program (approx. June 1-August 31), and designated Fall Hero’s Quest and family weekends
  • Work a flexible schedule as needed to lead, supervise, or participate in Hero’s Journey activities

Our Hero’s Journey Program Coordinator should have…

  • The ability to establish positive relationships with a variety of people in multicultural environments
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to bring a creative edge to procedural data processing, communications, and activities
  • Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communications skills targeted at diverse internal/external stakeholders (e.g. reports, written communications, presentations etc.)
  • A sense of humor and the ability to find a balance between focused professionial endeavors and unstructured fun
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed to lead, supervise, or participate in Camp activities.
  • A willingness to work outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions (hot, cold, stormy), and move about our 340-acre camp facility
  • A familiarity with key software and database resources (e.g. Microsoft Office, Salesforce, FormAssembly, etc.) and adaptable digital skills
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in education, psychology, social work, recreational therapy or equivalent experience in related field
  • Demonstrated experience in adolescent programming
  • Professional experience in program development, particularly adaptive programming for adolescents with physical and cognitive challenges
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record which meets our insurance carrier requirements

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides a very competitive salary, a generous benefits package, and growth opportunities for high contributors. Due to the volume of resumes received, you will be contacted only if there is interest in pursuing your application. No phone calls please.

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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.