STEM (Knowledge is Power) Director

Camp Harbor View changes lives and transforms Boston’s communities by exposing historically marginalized youth to the possibilities of a future they may have never envisioned.

At Camp Harbor View, kids can be kids. At each of the five program areas (aquatics, leadership, sports, knowledge is power, and art) campers engage in quality programming and learn the skills they need to succeed outside of camp. Our core values of fun, respect, responsibility, character, courage, and community drive the camp experience and create a safe, fun environment for campers to develop as young leaders. Camp Harbor View staff are responsible for fostering that environment and have the great privilege to model our values for our campers. 

Camp Harbor View’s work is focused on providing opportunity to some of Boston’s most historically marginalized communities. We believe that by working together with the families in our program we will make progress in overcoming many of the barriers of systemic inequity and advancing educational and economic parity. We strive to build a staff and board that is reflective of the communities that we serve. 

Knowledge is Power (KIP) Director – STEM
Reports to: Camp Administration Team
Location: Camp Harbor View, Long Island, Boston MA (ferry transportation provided) 
Hours: Seasonal, Full-Time; June 21, 2024 – August 23, 2024; 8:15 am to 4:45 pm. Some pre-season hours April to June.

  • Manage the training, supervision, coaching, and scheduling of KIP staff, providing regular feedback through informal and formal observations and a performance evaluation twice per summer; 
  • Develop and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, including STEM activities, and collaborative programming across program areas and with program partners; 
  • Manage communication with KIP partners to ensure clear understanding of expectations and engagement with the camp community;
  • Assist with the supervision and positive behavior guidance of campers participating in programming at KIP and across the camp community, including, but not limited to, performances, lunch, and the ferry;  
  • Coach and mentor high school-aged youth in the Leader in Training (LIT) program, regularly communicating with the LIT staff regarding the LIT’s job performance;
  • Manage the budget, initial and end of season inventory, and security and maintenance of materials, equipment, and other resources belonging to the KIP program area;  
  • Collaborate with program partners to ensure the success of single day events, including the STEM fair and health care career fair; 
  • Research and leverage the most relevant educational research related to STEM education and deploy those strategies and competencies in daily programming through hands on learning; 
  • Serve as an ambassador to visitors, engaging them and articulating how the work serves the mission and the campers; 
  • Manage and ensure the maintenance and cleanliness of the KIP program area;
  • Manage program specific COVID-19 prevention and mitigation efforts; and
  • Other duties that support the Camp Harbor View community as specified by the Camp Administration Team and other year-round leadership. 
  • 20+ years of age;  
  • BA or BS in related field preferred, equivalent experiences considered; 
  • Experience developing and delivering STEM programs for youth; 
  • Supervisory experience required, experience in a camp or out of school time setting preferred; 
  • Formal classroom teaching experience preferred; 
  • Interest in and knowledge of trends in STEM programming, techniques and theory, and utilization of technology in the STEM fields; 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; 
  • Ability to supervise and teach middle school-aged youth.

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