Summer Camp Director - Summer at BB&N


Job Description

BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community that enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

The summer camp program at BB&N is one of the largest and oldest programs in the area. Established in 1949, the camp enrolls nearly 500 children per week in its typical eight-week program. Under the direct supervision of the Director, the camp employees nearly 150 staff each season.

The Director provides leadership and oversight of the summer day camp program at BB&N, building a program with a reputation for high quality service with strong financial performance. The overall goal for the Director is to build on the program’s strengths, provide initiative and leadership for future directions, and develop and implement strategies to assure that the program can meet its goals and challenges. This is a part-time position consisting of 8-10 hours per week during the school year and full time (40+) hours during the 12-week summer program. Hours of work are flexible during the school year. Regular camp summer hours are from 8am to 5pm with children on campus from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Apply by: December 16 2016


Camp/Organization: Summer at BB&N

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Year Round



  • Program goals are high and staff are trained and supported to meet the challenge
  • Problems addressed
  • Staff are well trained and perform at a high level
  • Director and staff abreast of trends and regulations in summer camp programs so that changes are anticipated and implemented smoothly
  • Director works collaboratively with campus constituencies to ensure that the program is an adjunct to the educational mission of the school
  • Staff are selected, trained, and evaluated to develop competency in their field and be an effective member of the staff and the school community
  • Budget developed according to annual budgeting guidelines. Budget implemented and managed throughout year to meet projections. Variances communicated to Assistant Head for Operations/CFO as soon as possible with a plan for recovery.
  • Records created and maintained as required by school policy and procedure and any relevant external professional or government regulations
  • Department policy and procedure is documented and complies with regulations and current standards in summer camps
  • Support and presence at student and faculty events and activities
  • Support and participation at School events for the whole School
  • Decisiveness in a culture of consensus
  • Clear, guided decisions communicated with tact and rationality
  • Encouragement and comfort with participation and dialog
  • Positive perception of the department/campus’s office and this institution by all who are in contact with the department/campus’ office
  • Those who deal with department/campus’s office are treated with respect and feel as if they are important
  • Office projects a sense of calm, efficiency and competence
  • Information dealt with in strictest of confidence and discretion
  • Uses appropriate channels of communication
  • Cooperative working relationships with colleagues
  • Contribution to the team effort, including assistance with other duties and functions as may be required



  • Bachelor’s degree and six year’s progressively responsible experience with solid knowledge of summer camp programs. 

In addition, the Director will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Leadership to develop and articulate the program’s vision and work effectively in the accomplishment of goals
  • Expertise in summer camp programs and related policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Team leadership to assure that the staff is competent, educated for their role, accountable, recognized, and developed to provide for current and future needs
  • Highly effective communication, both in-person and in writing
  • Effective listener, ability to work to build consensus
  • Clear, concise, and persuasive written material
  • Knowledge of school
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization
  • Presence that inspires confidence, including giving and receiving feedback, promoting an ethical climate, balancing needs and demands of multiple constituencies
  • Models personal integrity, consistency and reliability
  • Commitment to diversity and knowledge of and ability to work with cross-cultural populations
  • Collaborative
  • Effective public speaker
  • Creative approach to building and maintaining effective scheduling and accounting systems
  • Change agent
  • Problem resolution; demonstrated by willingness to confront, ability to handle hearsay, positive reaction to setbacks, solid evaluation and conflict resolution
  • Accessibility
  • Ability to represent BB&N positively to the community
  • Diplomacy and tact, discretion with confidential information
  • Computer literacy and the knowledge to make effective technology decisions with regard to the camp
  • Flexibility to work long hours, including evenings and weekends


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Colleen O'Connor

<p>80 Gerry's Landing Road <br />Connecticut</p>