Headfirst Camps

Site Leader, Washington Nationals Baseball & Softball Camps: 2019-2113


The Position:

The Washington Nationals Baseball Camps Site Leader will work on-site at each of our camp locations throughout the summer and will be the role model for all campers and staff – showcasing unparalleled levels of dedication, integrity, and professionalism within the Headfirst Professional Sports Camps community. The Site Leader must always prioritize operating a safe and secure camp, taking personal responsibility for the physical and emotional well-being of every program participant. The Site Leader role requires the ability to not only coach your staff up, but also provide constructive feedback while working closely with the Headfirst Professional Sports Camps headquarters team to ensure that each ballplayer and team member on-site has a safe, enjoyable, and enriching experience.


What You'll Do:

  • Manage Camp. The people have spoken, and we have been voted one the best summer experiences - therefore, we need a Site Leader that is up for the challenge of maintaining that standard. You will manage the day to day operations of your site including all on-site processes, safety procedures, our unique curriculum and of course, our team of valuable staff members.
  • Create a Culture. We believe a camp is only as good as it’s team – and you are who we trust to lead this team to success. You will create a culture of excitement, teamwork, positivity, respect, and professionalism for everyone who encounters your site.
  • Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk. As our Site Leader, the spotlight is always on, requiring that you demonstrate a positive attitude, clear and respectful communication, appropriate attire and grooming, and a diligent work ethic. You will guide daily All-Camp meetings and not just preach our “Lessons of the Day” - but live by them as well.
  • Build Relationships. Being the face of camp means you are the first point of contact for anyone that steps foot on site. Working with ballplayers, their families, your teammates, headquarters, and facility partners to find solutions, ease concerns, and strengthen relationships is a crucial aspect of your role.
  • Handle the Curveballs. At Headfirst we believe obstacles are temporary and embrace any challenge as an opportunity to improve. As the leader of this team, you will have to quickly think on your feet and deviate from your plan while keeping camper safety as the number one priority.


About You:

  • You have:
    • Experience managing a team of direct reports and comfort with public speaking (to parents, staff, and groups of ballplayers).
    • A career or equivalent experience in education.
    • Minimum three years of camp experience or experience in coaching and working with children.
    • CPR/First Aid Certification, or ability to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification prior to camp starting.
    • Ability to receive orders for inventory replenishment and willingness to transport these packages to the camp-site.
  • You are:
    • Highly Motivated. A self-starter who approaches professional hurdles with a strong sense of individual responsibility and a sincere emphasis on team over self.
    • A Coachable Teammate. You are a down-to-earth individual who has the desire and capacity to grow through self-reflection, and by both providing and receiving performance feedback.
    • A Leader Through Action. Always doing the right thing is how we conduct business. You are a vocal, energetic, and enthusiastic leader who possesses the charisma, passion, and polish to serve as an ambassador of The Headfirst Companies.
    • Passionate. Here at Headfirst we’re inspired to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults everywhere and want you to be too.


What You'll Gain:

  • Leadership Experience: As a member of our leadership team you are the “go-to” person for everything related to the operation of your camp. Here, you will grow as a leader by managing a team of coaches and developing a unique on-site culture.
  • Customer and Client Interactions: Our campers and their families come from a diverse range of backgrounds. As one of the go-to leadership representatives on-site, you’ll learn to handle all aspects of customer interactions with respect and confidence.
  • Communication Development: Throughout the summer you will hone your public speaking and communication skills, adapting your approach to the unique needs of your team, campers, and their families.
  • Problem Solving and Strategic Thinking: Every camp day presents completely new challenges, and throughout the summer you will learn to think on your feet and become a decisive decision-maker.
  • Management Skills: Between managing weekly schedules, implementing procedures, and executing a comprehensive curriculum - you will learn to skillfully prioritize multiple tasks and delegate to your team of coaches.


Dates & Locations:

  • July 6 - July 10: Norwood School in Bethesda, MD
  • July 13 - July 17: Loudoun County Parks and Rec in Loudoun County, VA
  • July 20 - 24: Location TBD
  • July 27 - July 31: Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA
  • August 3 - 7: Loudoun County Parks and Rec in Loudoun County, VA
  • August 10 - August 14: Norwood School in Bethesda, MD

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