Director of Teen and Community Education
Job Type


Education with Independent Living Groups/Summer Program:

Continually review teen and community education curriculum; revise, update and develop new program sessions that address age-appropriate skill development needs.

Provide program presentations, contribute to updating marketing materials and attend networking opportunities for recruiting new groups for programming.

Work with BBBSCO departments and other resourceful connections for teens to steward relationships, increase engagement and customize programming as needed.

Maintain positive relationships with new and existing staff/leaders.

Recruit, train, supervise and schedule program staff to ensure appropriate staff, and number of staff are available for each program activity; provide training and feedback year-round for staff.

Coordinate and implement summer camp and year-round weekend programming for teens, utilizing best practices and providing oversight and supervision to all related camp activities.

Coordinate transportation needs for participants and all “first day” registration logistics and the check-in process. 

Greet each assigned group upon arrival and oversee day-to-day program activities; manage groups’ “lost & found.”

Provide oversight to medical program and personnel. 

Assist with issues concerning teens.

Coordinate with the Director of Camp Experience to assign group hosting responsibilities.

Coordinate assigned groups’ schedule at camp: program activities, meals, lodging and additional resources.

Inventory and ensure all program materials/supplies are available and in good working order before groups’ arrival.

Maintain clean and organized program supplies that correlate with related programming and curriculum.

Train program staff on new program adjustments and state standards according to age and educational needs

Observe program staff during training and continually during educational programming sessions to ensure quality standard of program delivery.

Maintain budget of program supplies and promptly and continually manage assigned programmatic funds.

Ensure program staff are trained and knowledgeable on basic first aid and youth mental health first aid.

Develop and collect data from evaluations that reflect the quality of programs and workshops.

Submit payroll information on program staff.

General Responsibilities:

Assist with on-going marketing of camp: updating brochures, newsletters, website, social media platforms.

Help to maintain positive relationships with community, parks, user groups etc.

Attend appropriate continuing education opportunities and partner meetings.

Help ensure all policies and safety measures dictated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and the American Camp Association (ACA) are implemented and followed by staff and in accordance with local, state, and county codes.

Communicate with staff and organize program to help ensure that program areas, sites and materials/equipment are properly maintained and set up appropriately, complying with any standards relating. 

Work with other camp staff and assist with other aspects of camp as necessary to ensure camp runs smoothly.

Communicate with Camp Director to determine areas of need and prioritization.  

Participate as a team member to continually improve the overall program, curriculum and sites/areas; assist with any assigned program development or related projects.

Regularly participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio trainings and all team meetings.

Other Duties When Necessary:

Supervise any assigned AmeriCorps members and assist with training of environmental education program staff.

Be available to cross-train and substitute roles with the Director of Environmental Education and Sustainability, Director of Camp Experience, Administrative Assistant; assist with user group details, environmental education programming details, summer and weekend camp programming details.

Drive agency vehicles and trailers as needed.

See to all other camp issues as needed and requested by the Camp Director

Direct and assist with coordination of camp-sponsored community events, fundraising events and grants.

Support and collaborate with partner agency efforts by participating in outside workshops and events; assist with partner event staffing.



Position Requirements

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience: background in education or social work preferred

· Work on-site on a year-round basis; some overnight stay required – occasionally work at the Columbus Main Office

· Must be computer literate with the ability to learn new software applications

· Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook, video conferencing platforms; Advanced Excel knowledge preferred

· Must have viable transportation, valid drivers’ license and insurance to meet job responsibilities

· Must be able to lift program and basic camp supplies/materials

· Desire to engage in local community as a representative of Camp and agency

· Flexibility in hours on a seasonal basis; working weekends as necessary

· Knowledge of and ability to work with teens in an educational setting

· Maintain basic first aid/CPR certifications, at a minimum 

· Ability to communicate effectively with clients and co-workers, outside agencies, user groups, children and families served, and community members