The Program Lead Role
The Program Leader serves alongside the Site Leader as a Drobots ambassador, a primary onsite liaison, and the additional communicator and “customer care” relationship manager between our company and the school’s director of summer camp programs. In addition to providing direct instruction to campers, the Program Leader is responsible for managing the staff, curriculum, materials, inventory and daily operations of Drobots’ Technology Camps at our partnered schools in your area. This role also includes, but is not limited to the supervision, responsibility, and communication of and with all Drobots instructors, attending campers and families, oversight of Drobots programs, and the overall safety, positivity and educational delivery of the company’s programs.
Why This Role Is Essential
Drobots is a third-party and turnkey provider of technology and STEM-based summer camp programs for schools and organizations (“schools”) across the country. Moreover, Drobots is contracted to provide complementary programming for schools that already have an existing camp model. In other words we are both the school’s partner and the visiting guest, fulfilling the majority of technology programs offered campus throughout the duration of the summer. Therefore, the Program Leader plays a vital and important role, one which is necessary to maintain strong relationships and quality assurance.
Who You Will Report To
The Program Leader reports to the talent and customer support teams at Drobots Headquarters in addition to the Drobots Camp Site Leader, when you work on location where a Site Leader is present.
In addition to providing direct instruction to campers, the Program Leader is also the on-location, day-to-day “last-word leader and final decision maker” for Drobots’ Technology Camps. This key member of the team oversees and is responsible for: the company’s core values, the enjoyment and positive energy of all camp programming, the Drobots personnel, the integrity and implementation of the curriculum, and and above all - the safety of all campers.
Training and Pre-Camp Responsibility
- Attend a mandatory weekend training (April 27-28), conducted at Drobots HQ in Maryland
- Attend a mandatory weekend training (June 2), conducted at the geographical and school location (TBA).
- Attend 2-3 weekday remote webinar trainings (May/June)
- Complete and fulfill any company rules and regulations and curriculum-related online trainings
Additional Tasks Include
- Attend and participate in company training(s) (possible travel involved) and help implement learned concepts at regional training with local staff.
- Proactive communication with Headquarters and school camp directors.
- Maintaining positive communication and relationships with the on-location Drobots staff and points of contact; parent communication; medical and emergency procedures manager.
- This position is expected to spend the majority of their time instructing campers along with the additional leadership responsibilities outlined.
Seasonal (Full Time) Summer Camp Jobs
Ideal applicants would demonstrate proficiency in two or more of the following areas
2D or 3D Video Game Design • Mobile App Development for iPhone, iPad & Android • Programming in Java, Lua, Unity, Python, or C related languages • Game Modding • Character Modeling • Robotics building and programming • Web Design and Digital Photography • Artificial Intelligence or Machine • Digital Video Editing • Cyber Security or Cryptography • Augmented Reality
Teaching and/or tutoring experience • Camp experience • Customer service experience
As a Program Lead, your primary responsibilities are:
- Creatively teach cool, innovative concepts to campers
- Use passion for instructing children to inspire and serve as role model for campers in grades 3-8
- To be punctual, professional, and flexible at all times
- Provide leadership to campers and instructors
- Coach and train team members on location
- Working hands-on with campers for the entire camp day
This position supports the program through a combination of leadership and instruction roles:
- Assess and teach the curriculum to meet the interests and needs of campers
- Represent Drobots Company and communicate with directors at school/facility locations
- Make critical decisions in the moment as "last work leader"
- Dedicate a few "non-classroom hours" throughout the week and on weekends
- Receive supplies and equipment at your residence and help to organize
This position calculates compensation at $16.73 per hour
Anticipated Work Hours Per Week:
32 - 40 hours per week
Locations & Dates:
This job listing is specific to certain program locations, occuring on certain dates throughout the summer. Before applying, please consider your ability to arrange reliable transportation to/from each of the following locations during the exact dates listed below:
- June 3 to June 21 - Alcuin School: 6144 Churchill Way Dallas, TX 75230
- June 3 to July 19 - The Hockaday School: 11600 Welch Rd. Dallas, TX 75229
- Strong commitment to educational programming for kids and teenagers
- Tech-savvy mindset and willingness to learn new skills
- Access to reliable automobile for entire duration of the summer camp season
- Access to a reliable mobile phone device (i.e.: iPhone, Android, etc)
- Strong organization skills and attention to detail
- Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
- Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
- Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
- Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
- Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with students and families
- Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for the duration of the summer
Experience & Education:
- 3+ years working as a teacher/educator
- 3+ years of management or supervisory experience
- Summer Camp experience (preferable, but not required)
- Extremely outgoing and professional personality