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Rochester Institute of Technology Camp Coordinator in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Camp Coordinator


K-12 University Center

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with the RIT community (faculty, staff, students) to identify program themes reflective of RIT areas of expertise and RIT culture.

  • Recruit, hire, and train RIT students for the role of camp counselor/outreach assistant (academic year and summer). Monitor work of student workers and provide coaching towards performance improvement.

  • Assist the Senior Director in all aspects of camp development, ensuring compliance with all applicable policies and youth safety standards.

  • Ensure that camp activities and programs are safe, engaging, and are intentionally designed to foster interest and sense of belonging in STEAM and at RIT.

  • Helps create and foster a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation among camp staff and within the Office of Pre-College Programs.

  • Collaborate in the seasonal development of program registration processes, the annual camp guide, marketing materials, and a participant recruitment/outreach plan.

  • Provide onsite coordination and leadership for summer camp, Saturday and school break programs, and special events, including Imagine RIT and the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium sub-regional competition, in support of the Office of Pre-College Programs.

  • Liaise with the RIT Project Lead the Way Office and coordinate collaborative programming.

  • Communicate effectively with youth, their parents, teachers, and administrators.

  • Foster an inclusive and welcoming camp environment.

  • Provide mentorship and guidance for positive youth development.

  • Provide mentorship to RIT students interested in careers in youth development.

  • Coordinate campus experiences for visiting youth organizations and schools (field trips).

  • Represent RIT’s Camp Tiger in the community.

  • Provide outstanding customer service to all participants and stakeholders.

Based out of RIT’s Downtown Center (40 Franklin St.), with the majority of programs, including camp, taking place at RIT’s Henrietta campus. The Program Coordinator must be able to participate in activities that may involve sitting or standing for long periods, long periods of walking, and lifting supplies up to 25 lbs. They must have regular access to transportation to enable travel between sites and be able to qualify (LENS) to drive RIT vans. Bachelor’s degree required. Experience working with youth and at summer camp is required. Must have availability to work on Saturdays as needed and extended days during summer camp (generally the month of July).

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Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

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Additional Details:

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Required Qualifications:


  • 3 years of camp experience

  • 3 years of experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.

  • 3 years of team leadership experience

  • 3 years of experience in the design and implementation of educational/camp programs for youth.


  • Outstanding customer service skills

  • Ability to model kindness, curiosity, confidence, and empathy in interactions with youth, staff, and teammates

  • Experience with behavior management

  • Experience with staff management and development

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; must be adept at communicating with audiences of all backgrounds and education levels

  • Outstanding attention to detail

  • “Make it happen” mentality and approach to problem-solving

  • Ability to work in spreadsheets, familiarity with the Microsoft office suite

  • Values and supports individual differences. Able to work with diverse populations.

  • Values transparency, accountability, and communication. Embraces a team attitude.

  • Ability to listen, strategize, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities.

  • Ability to work independently, managing and prioritizing multiple demands. Knows when to elevate issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Dungeons & Dragons or other tabletop role-playing games

  • Experience supporting neuro-diverse youth and/or staff

  • Significant knowledge of RIT

  • Familiarity with ASL

  • Bilingual (Spanish)

What do we believe at RIT?:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Work Location:

Off Campus Location

Job Summary:

RIT’s Office of Pre-College Programs seeks a passionate, experienced, and highly-motivated youth development and education program professional with an unshakably positive attitude for a full-time, year-round Program Coordinator position. Under the leadership of the Senior Director and in cooperation with the Office of Pre-College Programs team, the Program Coordinator will assist the Senior Director in all aspects of development and implementation of the Camp Tiger summer day camp (grades 3-12), as well as, in the development and implementation of compelling youth programming open to the public on Saturdays and during school breaks.

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