Job opening: VP of Marketing & Operations (Oakland)
- Organization: Galileo Educational Services
Position: Vice President of Marketing & Operations
Location: Oakland, CA
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
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
On time creation of company budgets, forecasts, and scenario
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
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
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.