Directeur Sportif

The Directeur Sportif (DS) supports the General Manager by managing Wheel Kids’ daily functions and providing overall camp leadership through recruitment, training, management, and supervision of staff; design and development of activities and events; participation in daily and weekly camp activities; daily management support for all coaches and teams; and communication with families and outside vendors/service providers. The Directeur Sportif performs key administrative and programming responsibilities while building a program that will have a positive and unforgettable impact on kids.

The DS is a full-time position during the summer, with part- to full-time opportunities during the school year. A strong DS will be considered for advancement to General Manager.

Job Responsibilities

The DS works under the supervision of the General Manager (GM). The responsibilities listed below are typical but not exhaustive: the DS position requires flexibility, creativity, persistence and individual initiative. Primary responsibilities include:

Daily Operations:

  • Oversee daily operations of camp in consultation with GM. Prepare, manage, and maintain weekly camp routines, event schedules, staffing schedules, and procedures to ensure a safe, organized and professional experience for campers and staff.
  • Lead and manage Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Volunteer Coach and C.I.T. staff members, ensuring quality, professional performance.
  • Monitor staff adherence to employment policies and provide regular updates to GM. Work with GM to refine policies as needed and review changes with staff.
  • Monitor camp supplies (e.g., first aid, tools, t-shirts, etc.) and coordinate distribution and replenishment with GM.
  • Manage Extended Camp program, including staffing assignments.
  • Assign staff and campers to teams; monitor performance of teams and work with coaching staff to revise team assignments if needed.
  • Communicate daily with parents, providing excellent customer service.
  • Help resolve camper situations: behavioral, medical and emotional. Advise, monitor and assist coaching staff in effective resolution and intervention techniques.
  • Ensure camp facility and areas visited by camp are well maintained and left in excellent condition.
  • Establish an environment that fosters good morale and an enjoyable camp experience for campers and staff.

On-Going Operations:

  • Refine and develop company goals and create programming and systems to reflect and support these goals.
  • Create and refine a recruiting and marketing strategy for summer and year-round activities; analyze current enrollment trends and marketing strategies.Develop, maintain and evaluate records of all camp operations, programs and staff.
  • Prepare an evaluation and summary of current season, including staff, campers, activities and programs, and make recommendations to the GM for the following season.
  • Remain up-to-date with information on developmental needs of children.
  • Attend and help lead staff training and orientation.
  • Assist GM with preparations during the week prior to the beginning of summer camp.

Competencies

Successful fulfillment of the Directeur Sportif position requires the following minimum competencies:

  • Effective and timely communication: Express ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form, exhibit good listening skills and comprehension; work actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Workplace professionalism: Commit to a high standard of professional behavior, including reliability, collegiality, honesty, focus, and integrity.
  • Cost consciousness: Understand profit and revenue goals; efficiently use and conserve corporation resources.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making: Creatively analyze goals, opportunities, and problems to determine and implement solutions that reflect and support the corporation’s mission.
  • Planning and organizing: Keep track of documents, data, resources, correspondence, etc., ensuring efficient use of time and expense and effective communication; achieve workplace duties on time.
  • Customer support: Place high priority on retaining clients through excellent service and communication; maintain strategic and tactical balance between customer support and corporate financial health.
  • Persuasiveness, authority, and leadership: Provide staff with the vision and motivation for effective corporate operations; understand the talents and temperaments of staff to effectively motivate each employee to contribute individually to the corporation’s goals.
  • Delegation and team work: Work as part of a larger team by distributing workload as appropriate to staff competencies and ensuring that staff understands the goals and purpose of assignments, job descriptions, and overall corporate mission.
  • Negotiation: Put the corporation’s reputation and financial and operational success at the forefront when seeking partnerships, agreements, contracts, and other relationships with outside agencies, enterprises, customers, etc.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to modify plans and activities as needed for the overall success and development of the corporation.
  • Child focus: Understand children’s temperaments and motivations sufficiently to manage and guide them in a variety of programs and activities, and in a variety of behaviors, environments, and circumstances; willingness to delay personal goals or gratifications when needed for the safety, well-being, or enjoyment of the children.

Compensation

Compensation will be paid at a competitive hourly rate based on experience and qualifications. The DS position is a non-exempt, hourly position. The hourly rate is anticipated to be up to $30.

Assistant Director – Two Wheelers Club

The Assistant Director for Two Wheelers Club (AD) is responsible for the daily activities, management, direction, and safe functioning of the Two Wheelers Club program. The AD directs and participates in all Two Wheelers Club activities, and manages one to four Assistant Coaches, Volunteers, and C.I.T.s. The AD assists senior management with Two Wheelers Club staff training and management, design and development of program activities and events, and review of goals and activities for ongoing revision and refinement. The AD works under the supervision of and reports to a Directeur Sportif and the General Manager.

Job Responsibilities

Central to the AD position is effective management of a group of children and associated staff, adherence to critical Wheel Kids rules and policies, and close cooperation and coordination with supervisors and management. The AD functions as teacher, caregiver, cycling instructor, and program and staff manager. The responsibilities listed below are typical but not exhaustive. The AD position requires flexibility, creativity, patience, and persistence. It is expected that all Wheel Kids staff perform whatever tasks are needed to ensure safety and a positive experience for our participants. The AD’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Directing and providing delivery of Two Wheelers Club curriculum for approximately 16 children ranging in age from 5 to 8.
  • Supervising daily operations for Two Wheelers Club, including the preparation, management, and maintenance of weekly camp routines, schedules, and procedures to ensure a safe, organized, and professional experience for campers and staff.
  • Assisting with assignment of staff and campers to groups; monitoring performance of groups and revising group assignments if needed.
  • Managing Two Wheelers Club staff including Assistant Coach(es), Volunteer(s) and C.I.T.(s), and providing performance feedback to senior management.
  • Applying Wheel Kids safety procedures.
  • Coordinating activities with other camp staff and senior management.
  • Providing excellent customer service and ensuring that families are comfortable leaving their children in Wheel Kids’ care.
  • Performing all duties and functions needed to safely and effectively run the Two Wheelers Club program.

Additional responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Directing and/or escorting children and parents/guardians to the clubhouse facility or other staging area for Wheel Kids’ programs.
  • Handling/moving bicycles on stairs, ramps, etc.
  • Managing the sign-in and sign-out process, ensuring that staff members monitoring sign-in/sign-out adhere to Wheel Kids policies.
  • Leading bicycle skills learning activities, including “BikeCircuses,” maintenance workshops, vendor/visitor-sponsored events, etc. Note: proficient bicycling skills are desired but not required for the position.
  • Supervising and monitoring children during daily activities including group rides, general activities, play time, and special events.
  • Monitoring and enforcing discipline and behavior.
  • Displaying a positive attitude, leadership skills, compassion, respect, and patience, and being a role model for these attributes.
  • Helping resolve children’s situations: behavioral, medical, and emotional.
  • Ensuring that areas used by Wheel Kids are left in excellent condition (“leave no trace”).
  • Establishing an environment that fosters good morale and an enjoyable camp experience for children, families, and staff.

Competencies

Successful fulfillment of the Directeur Sportif position requires the following minimum competencies:

  • Child focus: Understand children’s temperaments and motivations sufficiently to manage and guide them in a variety of programs and activities, and in a variety of behaviors, environments, and circumstances; willingness to delay personal goals or gratifications when needed for the safety, well-being, or enjoyment of the children.
  • ECE education: Successful completion of 6 or more ECE units and six months or more of full- or part-time relevant childcare experience.
  • Effective and timely communication: Effectively express ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form, exhibit good listening skills and comprehension; work actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Workplace professionalism: Committed to a high standard of professional behavior, including reliability, collegiality, honesty, focus, and integrity.
  • Cost consciousness: Efficiently use and conserve company resources.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making: Analyze opportunities and problems to determine and implement solutions that reflect and support the company’s goals.
  • Organization: Keep track of documents, resources, correspondence, etc., ensuring efficient use of time and expense and effective communication.
  • Customer support: Place high priority on retaining clients through excellent service and communication; maintain strategic and tactical balance between customer support and company financial health.
  • Persuasiveness, authority, and leadership: Provide subordinates with the vision and motivation for effective job performance; understand the talents and temperaments of subordinates to effectively motivate them.
  • Delegation and team work: Work as part of a larger team by distributing workload as appropriate and ensuring that subordinates understand the goals and purpose of assignments and activities.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to modify plans and activities as needed for the overall success and development of the company and its clients.

Compensation

Compensation will be paid at a competitive hourly rate based on experience and qualifications. The AD position is a non-exempt, hourly position. The hourly rate is anticipated to be up to $22.

Head Coach

The Head Coach is responsible for the daily activities, management, direction and safe functioning of a team of up to 15 children. The Head Coach supervises one or two Assistant Coaches and one or more Volunteers and C.I.T.s. The Head Coach works under the supervision of and reports to a Directeur Sportif and the General Manager.

Job Responsibilities

Central to the Head Coach position is effective management of a team/group of children, adherence to critical Wheel Kids rules and policies, and close cooperation and coordination with supervisors and management staff. Head Coaches work with all Wheel Kids participants and at all Wheel Kids programs (e.g., Adventure Riding Camp, Two Wheelers Club, riding classes, private lessons, etc.). The responsibilities listed below are typical but not exhaustive. The Head Coach position requires flexibility, creativity, patience and persistence. It is expected that all Wheel Kids staff perform whatever tasks are needed to ensure safety and a positive experience for our participants. The Head Coach’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing a “team” of up to 15 children ranging in age from 5 to 15.
  • Managing coaching staff including Assistant Coach(es), Volunteer(s) and C.I.T.(s).
  • Applying Wheel Kids safety procedures during programs
  • Coordinating activities with other Head Coaches, Directeurs Sportif and the General Manager.
  • Working with other Head Coaches and Directeurs Sportif to appropriately subdivide children into groups.
  • Providing excellent customer service and ensuring that families are comfortable leaving their child in Wheel Kids’ care.
  • Performing all duties and functions needed to safely and effectively run the team.

Additional responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Directing and/or escorting children and parents/guardians to the clubhouse facility or other staging area for Wheel Kids’ programs.
  • Handling/moving bicycles on stairs, elevators, buses, trucks, etc.
  • Managing the sign-in and sign-out process, ensuring that staff members monitoring sign-in/sign-out adhere to Wheel Kids policies.
  • Leading bicycle skills learning activities, including “BikeCircuses,” maintenance workshops, vendor/visitor-sponsored events, etc.
  • Supervising and monitoring children during daily activities including group rides, general activities and play time, field trips and special events.
  • Directing the subdivision of team rides and staff in situations requiring a smaller group of riders.
  • Monitoring and enforcing discipline and behavior.
  • Displaying a positive attitude, leadership skills, compassion, respect and patience, and being a role model for these attributes.
  • Helping resolve children’s situations: behavioral, medical and emotional.
  • Ensuring that areas used by Wheel Kids are left in excellent condition (“leave no trace”).
  • Establishing an environment that fosters good morale and an enjoyable camp experience for children, families and staff.

Competencies

Successful fulfillment of the Head Coach position requires the following minimum competencies:

  • Child focus: Understands children’s temperaments and motivations sufficiently to manage and guide them in a variety of programs and activities, and in a variety of behaviors, environments, and circumstances; willingness to delay personal goals or gratifications when needed for the safety, well-being, or enjoyment of the children.
  • Curiosity: Possesses a desire to learn about many things, an ability to seek ways of learning, and the capacity to share the mind-set, process, and results with others.
  • Effective and timely communication: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form, exhibits good listening skills and comprehension; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Workplace professionalism: Committed to a high standard of professional behavior, including reliability, collegiality, honesty, focus, and integrity.
  • Cost consciousness: Efficiently uses and conserves company resources.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making: Analyzes opportunities and problems to determine and implement solutions that reflect and support the company’s goals.
  • Organization: Keeps track of documents, resources, correspondence, etc., ensuring efficient use of time and expense and effective communication.
  • Customer support: Places high priority on retaining clients through excellent service and communication; maintains strategic and tactical balance between customer support and company financial health.
  • Persuasiveness, authority, and leadership: Provides subordinates with the vision and motivation for effective job performance; understands the talents and temperaments of subordinates to effectively motivate them.
  • Delegation and team work: Works as part of a larger team by distributing workload as appropriate and ensuring that subordinates understand the goals and purpose of assignments and activities.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to modify plans and activities as needed for the overall success and development of the company and its clients.

Compensation

Compensation will be paid at a competitive hourly rate based on experience and qualifications, and as approved by the General Manager. The Head Coach is a non-exempt, hourly position.

Assistant Coach

The Assistant Coach provides assistance to the Head Coach in all aspects of running a group/team of Wheel Kids participants. On occasion the Assistant Coach may be called upon to temporarily take the lead of a group of children, performing as a de facto Head Coach. The Assistant Coach works under the direct supervision of and reports to a Head Coach and Directeur Sportif.

Job Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of an Assistant Coach is to support senior staff in providing management, leadership, and child-care support for Wheel Kids participants. The Assistant Coach receives direction from senior staff but also is expected to exhibit independent good judgement and appropriate decision-making in the service of Wheel Kids participants. The Assistant Coach position requires flexibility, creativity and persistence. The Assistant Coach is expected to perform whatever tasks are needed to ensure safety and a positive experience for participants; adhere to all Wheel Kids rules and policies; and work closely with supervisors and management staff. Assistant Coaches are required to work with all age and skill levels during Wheel Kids programs. The Assistant Coach’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing management and operational support to the Head Coach of a “team” of up to 15 participating children.
  • Performing whatever tasks are needed to ensure a safe, enriching and fun experience for each member of the team.
  • Adhering to and enforcing Wheel Kids safety procedures during programs.
  • Taking initiative and not relying solely on the Head Coach’s instructions for all duties.
  • Temporarily fulfilling the duties of the Head Coach as needed.

Additional responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Directing and/or escorting children and parents/guardians to the clubhouse facility or other staging area for Wheel Kids’ programs.
  • Handling/moving bicycles on stairs, elevators, buses, trucks, etc.
  • Staffing the sign-in and sign-out process; providing excellent customer service to parents/guardians in the process.
  • Participating in bicycle skills learning activities, including “BikeCircuses,” maintenance workshops, vendor/visitor-sponsored events, etc.
  • Supervising and monitoring children during daily activities including group rides, general activities and play time, field trips and special events.
  • Supervising and managing a sub-group of riders and a Volunteer and/or C.I.T. if the team is temporarily subdivided.
  • Engaging children in activities during off-bike time.
  • Monitoring and enforcing discipline and behavior.
  • Displaying a positive attitude, leadership skills, compassion, respect and patience, and being a role model for these attributes.
  • Helping resolve children’s situations: behavioral, medical and emotional.
  • Ensuring that areas used by Wheel Kids are left in excellent condition (“leave no trace”).
  • Establishing an environment that fosters good morale and an enjoyable camp experience for children, families and staff.

Competencies

Successful fulfillment of the Assistant Coach position requires the following minimum competencies:

  • Child focus: Understands children’s temperaments and motivations sufficiently to manage and guide them in a variety of programs and activities, and in a variety of behaviors, environments, and circumstances; willingness to delay personal goals or gratifications when needed for the safety, well-being, or enjoyment of the children.
  • Effective and timely communication: Exhibits good listening skills and comprehension; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Workplace professionalism: Committed to a high standard of professional behavior, including reliability, collegiality, honesty, focus, and integrity.
  • Cost consciousness: Respectfully uses and conserves company resources.
  • Organization: Keeps track of documents, resources, correspondence, etc., ensuring efficient use of time and expense and effective communication.
  • Customer support: Places high priority on excellent customer service and communication; defers to senior staff or management when needed to ensure appropriate information is conveyed to clients.
  • Team work: Works as part of a larger team by requesting and accepting assignments as appropriate.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to modify plans and activities as needed for the overall success and development of the company and its clients.

Compensation

Compensation will be paid at a competitive hourly rate based on experience and qualifications, and as approved by the General Manager. The Assistant Coach position is a non-exempt, hourly position.

Assistant Instructor – Middle School Bike Skills

  • Provides management and operational support to the Lead Instructor of the MSBS Class.
  • Perform tasks that are needed to ensure a safe, enriching and fun experience for each class participant.
  • Help with the sign-in process, bike inspection, helmet/bike fitting.
  • Provide excellent customer service, supervision and support to the student and parent class participants.
  • Display a positive and helpful attitude.
  • Help resolve any behavioral, medical or emotional issues that should arise.
  • Ensure that areas used during the class are left in excellent condition or as you found them.
  • Assist with handling and moving of bicycles during portions of the class.

Competencies

  • Bike knowledge: The ability to proficiently ride, perform various maneuvers on a bike and understanding the rules of the road.
  • Child focus: Understands children’s temperaments and motivations sufficiently to manage and guide them.
  • Bicycle and equipment preparedness: Able to assess ride-readiness and make minor repairs to bicycles and helmets as needed.
  • Effective and timely communication: Exhibits good listening skills and comprehension; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Committed to workplace professionalism: Reliable, collegial, honest, focused, and demonstrates integrity.
  • Customer support: Places high priority on excellent customer service and communication; defers to senior staff when needed.
  • Teamwork: Works as part of a team by requesting and accepting assignments as appropriate.

Desirable Certifications 

CPR and 1st Aid is extremely useful but not required. Please note, a LiveScan (fingerprint) background check will be required before classes begin. An LCI credential is NOT required.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Compensation

Compensation will be paid at a competitive hourly rate based on experience and qualifications, and as approved by the General Manager. The Assistant Instructor is a non-exempt, hourly position.