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    Organization: Galileo Educational Services Position: Vice President of Marketing & Operations Location: Oakland, CA Company Background Galileo Educational
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 13, 2004
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      Organization: Galileo Educational Services
      Position: Vice President of Marketing & Operations
      Location: Oakland, CA

      Company Background
      Galileo Educational Services was founded in 2001 to provide
      opportunities for young people to discover and pursue their
      passions. Through collaboration with The Tech Museum of Innovation,
      Klutz Press, and Art in Action, Galileo delivers unique summer
      enrichment programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Galileo
      served 5,000 children in 2004 and has plans to serve 7,500 children
      at 11 campuses in 2005, with continued aggressive growth after that.
      Glen Tripp, who played a key role in developing Score! Educational
      Centers into a national service provider, leads the company.

      Vice President of Marketing & Operations
      Galileo is currently hiring a VP of Marketing and Operations. This
      person will oversee Finance, Recruiting, Training, Purchasing,
      Customer Service, and Marketing. The VP will manage a combination of
      full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff in the Finance, Recruiting,
      Training, Purchasing, and Customer Service areas. For Marketing,
      however, the VP will be the main creator and implementer of our
      plans.

      Glen Tripp will manage the VP directly. Glen also manages curriculum
      development and the company's two Area Managers, who in turn
      oversee the camp programs. While the VP will not have direct line
      responsibility for the programs, he or she will work very closely
      with the Area Manager team.

      The key 2005 performance metrics for this position include:
      • Generation of 10,000 customer inquiries
      • Generation of 7,500 program enrollments
      • Successful hiring of 300 summer staff employees
      • Successful hiring of 6-8 part-time or seasonal home office
      staff members
      • On time creation of company budgets, forecasts, and scenario
      analyses
      • Hitting or surpassing company profitability targets
      • Subjective review of
      o Successful leadership and development of those you manage
      o Key contributions to company strategy
      o Contributions to Home Office team and environment
      o Your ability to sing camp songs or juggle

      You must be a college graduate with at least 7 years of work
      experience. Ideally you have worked in a multi-site educational
      service environment, have developed marketing campaigns, and have
      overseen the hiring of many people.

      Compensation consist of a combination of base salary, profit
      sharing, and subjective bonus. Medical and dental insurance are
      also provided.

      Selection Process
      The new VP will begin work by October 1, 2004. To apply, submit a
      cover letter and resume to jobs@... (write "VP Mktg &
      Ops" in subject heading). The cover letter should describe why you
      are interested in working 1) for a small but rapidly growing
      company, 2) in the supplemental education space, 3) in a multi-site
      environment and 4) in the particular role described. Successful
      candidates will be interviewed in person by several staff members.

      Camp Galileo Program Description
      The company's flagship program, Camp Galileo, offers a high-energy
      day camp experience for K-7th grade children. Campers engage in
      hands-on art, science, and outdoor activities along with traditional
      camp standards like opening ceremonies, group games, and skits.

      Based at local elementary schools rented for the summer, Camp
      Galileo operates between five and eight weeks. Campers are able to
      sign up for one-week increments, but since we provide several weeks
      of unique curriculum, many sign up for multiple weeks. Camp
      programming runs six hours per day for five days. Morning and
      afternoon care is also available.

      Three things make Camp Galileo stand out among day camps:
      • Highly credible institutions like The Tech Museum of Innovation
      create our curriculum and deliver our staff training, and we utilize
      their brands in our marketing materials
      • Professional educators, artists, and scientists instruct our
      campers.
      • We make it convenient for parents to enroll (and to cancel),
      which is not the norm in the world of summer camps.

      The Galileo Educational Services Home Office
      Galileo's small support staff is headquartered in the Rockridge
      neighborhood of Oakland, California. Curriculum development, staff
      recruiting, marketing, enrollment, and logistics are managed out of
      this office. We all wear multiple hats throughout the year, and yes,
      we are busy ALL YEAR LONG. We dress casually, plan carefully, have
      fun, and none of us is above buying and delivering earthworms for a
      last minute camp project. We also never lose site of our key
      performance metrics: Customer leads generated, conversion rate,
      camper retention, and parent survey results.

      Please review www.campgalileo.com and www.galileoed.com for more
      information about the company.
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