Aug 23, 2021

Regional Director, Summer Camps

  • Galileo
  • Remote (Chicago, IL, USA)
Full-Time Remote/Virtual Community Engagement and Outreach Operations and Facilities Product and Program Management Remote/Virtual Role

Job Description

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 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 and do so in a strategic way.
  • 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.

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. 

It takes a village to bring best-in-class, ever-evolving camp programs to tens of thousands of campers each summer. At HQ, we believe that we are Galileo; through the work of each contributor and team, we bring our values to life, and constantly make our company and culture better. Because here, values aren’t just lip service — we aim to be more visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective each day, and back that effort up with structure to ensure our success. People who work hard, seek feedback to improve their work and themselves, feel deeply accountable for excellent work product, and play well with others tend to thrive in our culture. 

We like each other, we joyfully work hard together, and united by a shared dedication to our mission to create a world of fearless innovators, we encourage innovation in everything we do. We’re also a certified B Corp, and uphold a company-wide commitment to Inclusion & Diversity, camper inclusion and broadening our impact. Learn more about our purpose from our CEO & Founder, Glen Tripp. 

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.

Position Description | Regional Director, Summer Camps 

  • 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 focus on business development to 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 coach 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 minimumcommitment

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

Position Description | Regional Director, Summer Camps ● 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 andtake the time you need; 25 personal days per year
  • We offer a significant camp discount to year-round and seasonal employees 

Work Location 

Chicago: Remote, but based in Chicago area


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