Employment

We’re counting down to the magical days of D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC), and we’re looking for energetic and talented people to join our Summer Team.  Applications for employment to D-E 360° SC are now being accepted. We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)! Our programs, which run from June 25 – August 3, 2018,  serve about 700 students annually.  We are successful because of the wonderful talent and commitment that our faculty and staffers bring each summer.  If you’d like to join our team in serving BOLD learners, fill out an application to become a faculty member, volunteer, teaching assistant or camp counselor.  The deadline for application is Thursday, March 1, 2018.  

Priority consideration is given to applicants who apply early as well as to those who can commit to the full length of the program to which they are applying.  For first-time D-E 360° SC applicants, an interview is required.  We have scheduled group staff interviews for the following dates: Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14.  Appointments for faculty one-to-one interviews will be made directly. NOTE: Inquiries for positions should be made only by applicants.  We cannot negotiate terms for employment/volunteer positions with third parties, including parents.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE APPLICATION PORTAL:

We’ve updated our online database system to CampBrain.  This is the link to our new application system/database https://de360staff.campbrainstaff.com/.  Please use the New User sign up to get a user and password. You can save your progress and continue later if necessary.  You will see two application options, Counselors & Volunteers and Faculty and Administrative Personnel. Choose the option that applies to you.  Then you will see nine sections that need to be completed before submitting an application.  

If you have specific questions about the application or programs, please contact HR Coordinator, Sofia Aviles.

Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting

All new faculty and staff must complete all Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting requirements before employment can commence.

Note: All minors under the age of 18 who work in New Jersey must have an employment

certificate also called “working papers.”

Interviews

All applicants who are new to D-E 360° SC are expected have a live interview to be considered for any position they are seeking.  Once the application is submitted, potential candidates will be notified and an interview will be scheduled. Note that candidates for teaching faculty and professional staff positions are expected to provide a resume and references.

Positions Available

Faculty

  • Athletics
  • Cooking
  • Culture/History
  • Math
  • Math/Logic
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • English
  • Coding
  • Science

  • Archery July 9 – July 20 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Badminton July 9 – July 20 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Capoeira: Martial Arts July 9 – July 20 (10:40 AM – 12:50 PM)
  • Cheerleading July 23 – August 3 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Cricket: The British Game June 25 – July 6 (8:20 AM – 10:30 AM)
  • Krav Maga: Martial Arts June 25 – July 6 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • LAX June 25 – August 3 (10:40 AM – 12:50 PM)
  • Soccer July 16 – July 20 (8:20 AM – 10:30 AM)
  • Sports Camp: Speaker June 25 – June 29 + July 9 – July 13 +July 23 – July 27 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Sports Camp: Sports Stats July 2 – July 6 + July 16 – July 20 + July 30 – August 3 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

  • French Cafe Cooking June 25 – June 29+ July 9 – July 13 + July 23 – July 27 (10:40 AM – 12:50 PM)

  • Fake News July 9 – July 13 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Investigative Reporting July 23 – July 27 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

  • Algebra 2 June 25 – July 27 (8:20 AM – 1:35 PM)*

*seeking a NJ certified math teacher with demonstrated experience in preparing students for the NJ PARCC test

  • Chess July 30 – August 3 (10:40 AM- 12:50 PM)

  • Acting July 23 – August 3 (8:20 AM – 10:30 AM)
  • Beginning Improv July 23 – August 3 (10:40 AM – 12:50 PM)
  • Theater July 23 – August 3 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

  • 3D Origami July 9 – August 3 (8:20 AM – 10:30 AM)
  • Architect’s Studio July 9 – July 13 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Art & Nature July 2 – July 6  (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Art & Nature July 23 – July 27 (10:40 AM – 12:50 PM)
  • Body Knitting June 25 – June 29 & July 2 – July 6 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Geometric Art July 9 – July 13 (10:40 AM  – 12:50 PM)
  • Jewelry Making July 9 – July 27 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Sketch It! July 30 – August 3 (10:40 AM – 12:50 PM)
  • Sketch It! July 9 – July 13 (8:20 AM – 10:30 AM)
  • Watercolors July 2 – July 6 (10:40 AM – 12:50 PM)
  • Wood Working July 9 – July 13 (10:40 AM – 12:50 PM)

  • ESL Dates TBD (8:20 AM-10:30 AM)

  • Advanced App Design in Swift June 25 – July 27 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Advanced Coding for the Web June 25 – July 27 (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Introduction to Web Development in Javascript June 25 – July 27 (10:40 AM- 12:50 PM)
  • Building Your First App in Swift June 25 – July 27 (10:40 AM- 12:50 PM)

  • Advancement Physics   June 25 – July 27 8:20 AM – 1:35 PM

Staff

  • Athletics Assistants
  • Health Office Interns
  • Discoveries & Adventures Counselors
  • Enrichment Camp Counselors
  • Junior Summer Camp Counselor
  • Science Lab Assistant
  • Student Volunteers (ages 14+) – to serve as Discoveries & Adventures Counselors or Teaching Assistants
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Technology Coordinator

The mission of the Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections program is to engage learners in the joy of discovery through a variety of experiences. These include:

While it is our priority to promote student learning by placing strong emphasis on faculty and staff excellence, we also strive to make your employment/volunteer experience a rewarding one. We provide faculty/staff orientations that introduce you to the culture of our community as well as Summer Connections tuition remission for faculty/staff with children who fit the eligibility for our summer programs. We are located on a 50+acre campus with right outside of New York City.  Our campus is accessible by both private and public transportation.  

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Dwight-Englewood is a non-profit corporation accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Dwight-Englewood does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in its admissions or employment, or in the administration of any of its programs.

Volunteer & Staff Position Descriptions:

  • Discoveries Counselors (Grades Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Junior Summer Camp Counselor (Grades Preschool and Kindergarten)
  • Adventures Counselors (Grades 1-4)
  • Enrichment Teacher’s Assistants (Grades 5-12)
  • Athletics Assistant
  • Health Office Interns
  • SC STEM Challenge Immersion Teacher
  • Scholars Teachers
  • Scholars Science Lab Assistant

The Discoveries Program is designed to foster independence and creativity for children in Preschool and Kindergarten (ages 3 – 5). Teachers and qualified assistants provide a stimulating environment. Children are introduced to various elements of the classroom such as practical life, cooking, sensorial activities, arts, crafts, music, and movement.

APPLICANTS FOR THE DISCOVERIES PROGRAM ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE.

Hours: 7:45 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Specifically, the responsibilities of a Discoveries counselor include but are not limited to:  

  • Attending a mandatory orientation before the program begins  
  • Meeting with the director on a daily basis for important information, direction, and feedback  
  • Supervising the campers throughout the day (in the classroom, during lunch, on the playground, etc.)  
  • Assisting the lead instructors with organizing and cleaning up materials for class activities  
  • Assisting the director with administrative tasks like copying, taking attendance, and keeping track of computers  
  • Helping teachers provide material for the weekly newsletter  
  • Accompanying children to the Health Center  
  • Assisting the director and teachers with pick-up and drop-off time
  • Interacting with parents  
  • MAKING STUDENTS FEEL RESPECTED, COMFORTABLE, AND CARED FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAM

*All staff members are expected to:  

  • Enjoy interacting with children  
  • Participate in all activities  
  • Use good judgment and act responsibly  
  • Be present and arrive on time to all meetings and activities  
  • Use electronic devices ONLY during breaks (cell phone and iPod usage when counselors are with the students is strictly prohibited and cause for dismissal)  
  • Dress appropriately for the school atmosphere  
  • Serve as a role model and set the tone of leadership  
  • Be honest
  • Be considerate  
  • Be courteous and use good manners  
  • Respect the work of others  
  • Respect and care for materials and property  
  • Follow safety rules  
  • Be responsible for their own actions  
  • Respect the rights of the members of the community.

The Junior Camp Program is designed to foster independence and creativity for children in Preschool and Kindergarten (ages 3 – 5). Teachers and qualified assistants provide a stimulating environment. Children are introduced to various elements of the classroom such as practical life, cooking, sensorial activities, arts, crafts, music, and movement.

APPLICANTS FOR THE DISCOVERIES PROGRAM ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE.

Hours: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Tuesday – Thursday

Specifically, the responsibilities of a Junior Summer Camp counselor include but are not limited to:  

  • Attending a mandatory orientation before the program begins  
  • Meeting with the director on a daily basis for important information, direction, and feedback  
  • Supervising the campers throughout the day (in the classroom, during lunch, on the playground, etc.)  
  • Assisting the lead instructors with organizing and cleaning up materials for class activities  
  • Assisting the director with administrative tasks like copying, taking attendance, and keeping track of computers  
  • Helping teachers provide material for the weekly newsletter  
  • Accompanying children to the Health Center  
  • Assisting the director and teachers with pick-up and drop-off time  
  • Interacting with parents  
  • MAKING STUDENTS FEEL RESPECTED, COMFORTABLE, AND CARED FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAM

*All staff members are expected to:  

  • Enjoy interacting with children  
  • Participate in all activities  
  • Use good judgment and act responsibly  
  • Be present and arrive on time to all meetings and activities  
  • Use electronic devices ONLY during breaks (cell phone and iPod usage when counselors are with the students is strictly prohibited and cause for dismissal)  
  • Dress appropriately for the school atmosphere  
  • Serve as a role model and set the tone of leadership  
  • Be honest
  • Be considerate  
  • Be courteous and use good manners  
  • Respect the work of others  
  • Respect and care for materials and property  
  • Follow safety rules  
  • Be responsible for their own actions  
  • Respect the rights of the members of the community.

The Adventures Program is a full-day program that guides students through a variety of activities that focus upon building individual initiative and group participation. Each week, new themes lead children to discover and explore basic ideas in science, math, language arts, geography, and other academic areas. Hours: 7:45 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

Specifically, the responsibilities of an Adventures counselor include but are not limited to:  

  • Attending a mandatory orientation before the program begins  
  • Meeting with the director on a daily basis for important information, direction, and feedback  
  • Supervising the campers throughout the day (in the classroom, during lunch, on field trips, etc.)  
  • Assisting the lead instructor with organizing and cleaning up materials for class activities  
  • Assisting the Director of Adventures & Discoveries with administrative tasks like copying, taking attendance, and keeping track of computers  
  • Chaperoning field trips  
  • Helping teachers provide material for the weekly newsletter  
  • Accompanying children to the Health Center  
  • Assisting the director and teachers with pick-up and drop-off time  
  • Interacting with parents  
  • MAKING STUDENTS FEEL RESPECTED, COMFORTABLE, AND CARED FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAM

*All staff members are expected to:  

  • Enjoy interacting with children  
  • Participate in all activities  
  • Use good judgment and act responsibly  
  • Be present and arrive on time to all meetings and activities  
  • Use electronic devices ONLY during breaks (cell phone and iPod usage when counselors are with the students is strictly prohibited and cause for dismissal)  
  • Dress appropriately for the school atmosphere  
  • Serve as a role model and set the tone of leadership  
  • Be honest  
  • Be considerate  
  • Be courteous and use good manners  
  • Respect the work of others  
  • Respect and care for materials and property  
  • Follow safety rules  
  • Be responsible for their own actions  
  • Respect the rights of the members of the community

This modular program of enrichment classes is designed specifically for motivated students in all grades. Each class challenges participants with age- and grade-appropriate problem-solving tasks in a variety of settings and disciplines. Drawing upon a wide range of human and technological resources, students are encouraged to develop the skills of working productively in both small and large groups.

Hours: 7:45 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Specifically, the responsibilities of an Enrichment teacher’s assistant include but are not limited to:  

  • Attending a mandatory orientation before the program begins  
  • Meeting with the director on a daily basis for important information, direction, and feedback  
  • Supervising the students throughout the day (in the classroom, during lunch, between sessions, etc.)  
  • Assisting the teacher with organizing and cleaning up materials for activities  
  • Assisting the director with administrative tasks like copying, taking attendance, communicating with the Summer Connections Office, and keeping track of computers  
  • Helping teachers provide material for the weekly newsletter  
  • Accompanying children to the Health Center  
  • Interacting with parents  
  • MAKING STUDENTS FEEL RESPECTED, COMFORTABLE, AND CARED FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAM

*All staff members are expected to:  

  • Enjoy interacting with children  
  • Participate in all activities  
  • Use good judgment and act responsibly  
  • Be present and arrive on time to all meetings and activities  
  • Use electronic devices ONLY during breaks (cell phone and iPod usage when counselors are with the students is strictly prohibited and cause for dismissal)  
  • Dress appropriately for the school atmosphere  
  • Serve as a role model and set the tone of leadership  
  • Be honest  
  • Be considerate  
  • Be courteous and use good manners  
  • Respect the work of others  
  • Respect and care for materials and property  
  • Follow safety rules  
  • Be responsible for their own actions  
  • Respect the rights of the members of the community.

Sports camps expose children in grades Preschool through Grade 12 to a variety of athletic activities each week. Each camp is designed to give students the opportunity to develop the important skills of coordination and movement with carefully chosen physical exercises. Coaches teach skills, rules, and strategies for the sports offered each week. Students run through drills and play games.

*Two of the positions are for tennis assistants. If you have tennis experience, please highlight that in your application when asked for skills.

Hours: 7:45 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Specifically, the responsibilities of an Athletics assistant include but are not limited to:  

  • Attending a mandatory orientation before the program begins  
  • Meeting with the director on a daily basis for important information, direction, and feedback  
  • Supervising the students throughout the day (in the gym, during lunch, between sessions, etc.)
  • Assisting the coach with organizing and cleaning up materials for activities  
  • Assisting the director with administrative tasks like copying, taking attendance, communicating with the Summer Connections Office, and keeping track of equipment  
  • Helping teachers provide material for the weekly newsletter  
  • Accompanying children to the Health Center  
  • Interacting with parents  
  • MAKING STUDENTS FEEL RESPECTED, COMFORTABLE, AND CARED FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAM

*All staff members are expected to:  

  • Enjoy interacting with children  
  • Participate in all activities
  • Use good judgment and act responsibly  
  • Be present and arrive on time to all meetings and activities  
  • Use electronic devices ONLY during breaks (cell phone and iPod usage when counselors are with the students is strictly prohibited and cause for dismissal)  
  • Dress appropriately for the school atmosphere  
  • Serve as a role model and set the tone of leadership  
  • Be honest
  • Be considerate  
  • Be courteous and use good manners  
  • Respect the work of others  
  • Respect and care for materials and property  
  • Follow safety rules  
  • Be responsible for their own actions  
  • Respect the rights of the members of the community

Health Office Interns support the Health Director in providing health care oversight for all D-E 360° SC programs. This role requires high standards in all aspects of health and wellness. You will serve as a role model to campers and staff by your actions, appearance, manners, language, and general conduct. Hours: 7:45 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attending a mandatory orientation before the program begins  
  • Maintain Health Office activity records including, but not limited to, treatment log, medication log, near miss/accident reports, and medical records documentation for all program participants.
  • Obtain and organize health and immunization reports provided by participants. Inform camp Health Director of relevant health information. Enter information in appropriate databases or other formats.
  • Act as a liaison between Resident Director and parents regarding health needs and relevant paperwork for campers.
  • Coordinate special dietary needs with Kitchen Staff.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of the campus water stations, Health Office treatment area and equipment.
  • Inventory and order medical supplies and equipment, and replenish First Aid kits for program staff as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned by Camp Health Director.

Description:

Lead teacher for our STEM Challenge program will be the primary classroom instructors for a one-of-a-kind summer STEM workshop for middle school kids. Lead teacher will coordinate and facilitate classes where students learn design, engineering, and coding to meet a series of STEM related challenges. They will introduce fundamental concepts that empower students to bring their ideas to life.

Qualifications Include:

  • Excellent rapport with middle school students
  • Experience teaching coding
  • Ability to create an encouraging, vibrant, inclusive and exciting classroom environment for all students
  • Experience and familiarity with the principles of student-centric instruction and project-based learning
  • Passion, interest, and curiosity for STEM, making, and technology
  • Ability to mentor and support adult learners in the Professional Development component of our workshop
  • Must pass criminal & background check in accordance with NJ State law

Responsibilities Include:

  • Attending a mandatory orientation before the program begins  
  • Participate in training and orientation to learn the principles of our unique approach to Project Based Learning.
  • Facilitate three work-sessions each day delivering our curriculum and utilizing our PBL approach.
  • Support student making in a positive, energetic environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by program coordinator.

For questions, contact Trevor Shaw, Director of Academic Technology at shawt@d-e.org

The Scholars Program offers students in grades 9 – 12 a more intense academic option. The offerings in this program are mostly credit bearing and can be taken in place of courses during the academic year. Other courses can be taken to build the skills and confidence necessary for students to succeed in advanced courses the following year. A number of students register for scholars classes use the summer coursework as an opportunity to build a bridge/review for AP classes and SAT Subject Tests.

Scholars teachers are expected to be particularly skilled at delivering a traditional semester’s worth of course content in compacted five-week term.  Student teaching assistants are provided as a support for teachers.  Introductory classes: 8:20 am – 10:30 am AND/OR 10:40 am – 12:50 pm. Advancement classes: 8:20 am – 1:35 pm.  

Specifically, the responsibilities of a Scholars Teacher include but are not limited to:   

  • Attending a mandatory orientation before the program begins  
  • Attending up to two Open Houses upon request  
  • Scheduling time before the program begins to set up the classroom and other spaces  
  • Communicating with the director on a regular basis  
  • Preparing and delivering lessons  
  • Preparing materials for daily lessons  
  • Observing and evaluating students’ performances and development  
  • Assigning and grading class work, homework, tests and assignments  
  • Maintaining accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development  
  • Preparing progress and final reports which include grades and comments
  • Interacting with parents  
  • Representing the Enrichment Program, Summer Connections, and Dwight-Englewood School according to the mission
  • *All faculty members are expected to read, understand, and adhere to the guidelines and policies set forth in the Dwight-Englewood School employee handbook

The Scholars Program offers students in grades 9 – 12 a more intense option. The offerings in this program are mostly credit bearing and can be taken in place of courses during the academic year. Other courses can be taken to build the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in the following year.

Hours: 7:45 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Specifically, the responsibilities of a Science lab assistant include but are not limited to:  

  • Attending a mandatory orientation before the program begins  
  • Scheduling time before the program begins to meet with the Science Department Chair  
  • Meeting with the director on a daily basis for important information, direction, and feedback  
  • Supervising the students throughout the day (in the classroom, during lunch, between sessions, etc.)  
  • Communicating with science teachers to get a daily list of materials they will need  
  • Organizing and cleaning up materials for activities  
  • Assisting the director with administrative tasks like copying, taking attendance, communicating with the Summer Connections Office, and keeping track of computers  
  • Helping teachers provide material for the weekly newsletter  
  • Accompanying children to the Health Center  
  • Interacting with parents  
  • MAKING STUDENTS FEEL RESPECTED, COMFORTABLE, AND CARED FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAM

*All staff members are expected to:  

  • Enjoy interacting with children  
  • Participate in all activities  
  • Use good judgment and act responsibly  
  • Be present and arrive on time to all meetings and activities  
  • Use electronic devices ONLY during breaks (cell phone and iPod usage when counselors are with the students is strictly prohibited and cause for dismissal)  
  • Dress appropriately for the school atmosphere  
  • Serve as a role model and set the tone of leadership  
  • Be honest  
  • Be considerate
  • Be courteous and use good manners  
  • Respect the work of others  
  • Respect and care for materials and property  
  • Follow safety rules  
  • Be responsible for their own actions  
  • Respect the rights of the members of the community