Facilities Coordinator, Chicago Cubs Baseball Camps: 2017-1686

The Position:

Reporting to the Site Leader, the Facilities Coordinator at Chicago Cubs Baseball Camps acts as the epicenter of successful camp operations, spending each camp day outdoors and on the move as they ensure all camp programs and activities are prepared for ballplayers. The Facilities Coordinator must provide a smooth and efficient operation of the site so that ballplayers can get the most out of their Chicago Cubs Baseball Camps experience. The Facilities Coordinator’s duties are physically rigorous, and they must possess a tenacious work ethic, strong organizational skills, and an indomitable positive attitude.


Camp Dates and Locations (Chicago)

June 18th – Welles Park, Chicago, IL

June 25th – IC Catholic Prep, Elmhurst, IL

July 9th – Northeastern Illinois U., Chicago, IL

July 16th – Harper College, Palatine, IL

July 23rd – Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, IL

July 30th – Benet Academy, Naperville, IL

August 6th – Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL

August 13th – Richard E. Staples Park, Lake Zurich, IL

The Work:

Pre-Camp Season

  • Attend and help facilitate Chicago Cubs Baseball Camps trainings in early summer.
  • Participate in all required webinars and online trainings.
  • Master and provide input on facilities procedures, protocols, and policies.
  • Assist with the mobilization of site (including, but not limited to, set up, equipment organization, and operational & logistics planning).

Camp Season

  • Work with the Site Leader to anticipate, identify, and resolve all issues related to camp operations, implementing the Headfirst Professional Sports Camps policies, procedures, and safety protocols in order to ensure a safe and functional camp.
  • Regularly audit all programs to ensure all necessarily inventory is accounted for and organized, expeditiously addressing any issues as necessary to maintain smooth camp operations.
  • Take personal responsibility for maintaining the safe operation of all camp equipment, ensuring that all equipment is properly maintained and in working condition.
  • Complete the daily set-up and take-down of camp equipment (such as carpool signage, tables, chairs, water coolers, bases, tees, etc.).
  • Perform routine campus “rounds” to refill water, collect lost & found, and deliver equipment to programs.
  • Assist with moving all supplies and equipment onto site location.
  • Remain constantly “on-call” for any needs that arise during the camp day.
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with facilities partners, including school administrators and custodial staff.
  • Exhibit the characteristics of a team player and leader as new tasks, projects, and responsibilities arise.
  • Participate in and help facilitate all required in-season trainings, webinars, and team meetings.
  • Attend all special events as assigned, interacting with families and assisting with set up/clean up.
  • Report any issue, question, or concern regarding the ballplayers promptly to the Site Leader; notify appropriate on-site and/or HQ leadership immediately of any evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical conditions, individuals appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances around ballplayers, or any other potentially dangerous conditions or situations.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in working with ballplayers, ballplayer families, leadership and other team members, and facility partners, while upholding the Headfirst Professional Sports Camps core values at all times.
  • Adhere to state law, Headfirst Professional Sports Camps policies and procedures, and contractual obligations.
  • Take on additional responsibilities as assigned by the Site Leader or HQ staff and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.

The Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • High school degree or equivalent educational experience.
  • Must have driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated technical and mechanical experience.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain a CPR/First Aid Certification before May 31, 2018.
  • Desire and ability to perform physically-rigorous tasks, and to spend the majority of the summer working outdoors.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. multiple times a day.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully at all times and in all situations.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of age, interest, skill, and developmental levels.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, follow instructions, and properly implement Headfirst processes and policies in order to ensure the safety and emotional well-being of campers and team members.
  • Ability to approach each day and its unique challenges with enthusiasm, patience, and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to successfully complete a background check subject to applicable law.
  • Ability to successfully perform all essential job functions (please note: this description reflects the current assessment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please contact the Headfirst Summer Camps Talent Department for more information.

The Character:

  • An impassioned enterpriser who shares The Headfirst Companies’ core mission and values, and believes in our ability to work together to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults.
  • A highly motivated self-starter who is autonomous and dependable.
  • A team player who approaches professional hurdles with a strong sense of individual responsibility and a sincere emphasis on team over self.
  • A consummate professional who has the ability to prioritize and multi-task, managing several projects concurrently, sometimes under pressure, and often with tight deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and professional demeanor.
  • A vocal, energetic, and enthusiastic leader who possesses the charisma, passion, and polish to serve as an ambassador of The Headfirst Companies.
  • A doer who has an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on finishing the job every day.
  • A problem-solver who assumes responsibility beyond what is asked, and takes initiative
  • A flexible, coachable, and down-to-earth teammate who has the desire and capacity to grow through self-reflection, and by both providing and receiving thoughtful, constructive performance feedback
  • A patient individual with a stellar sense of humor.

The Headfirst Companies are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers.


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