Work with Us!

TBC has molded me into the person I have always wanted to be but lacked the confidence to become.

We Are Hiring!
Overnight, day camp and after school positions

Many of our staff members describe Trail Blazers as one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences that they have ever had. Read on to see if Trail Blazers is a good match for you.

We hire staff from throughout New York City, across the country, and around the world who are committed to putting the needs of our campers first, and to incorporating Trail Blazers’ values into each day.

We hire for three different programs, with multiple opportunities for crossover. We provide comprehensive training before our programs begin, as well as in-service training opportunities to ensure you are getting feedback, building skills and growing in your capacity as a youth development professional. If you love children, care about the environment, and are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and in your community, you might be a Trail Blazer at heart!

Make a Difference

As a role model, mentor, and leader, you will make a positive difference in the lives of children.

Experience the Environment

Your love for the world around you will grow as you teach and share nature activities with your kids.

Develop Your Skills

Leadership, tenacity, dedication, and teamwork are skills for success you will hone at Trail Blazers.

Your Background

Your academic or work experience relates to our program, giving you knowledge and skill to bring to the team.

Your Interests

Outdoor adventures, hands-on gardening, and community engagement projects are the types of activities that will prepare you for what we do.

Electronics Free Zone

No cell phones, no internet, no video games: we've been unplugged for 130 years, and expect our staff to give 100% of their attention to their camper groups.

Our Best Staff

Our best staff members:

  • Want to make a difference in the lives of children
  • Care about nature and the environment
  • Have previous experience working with kids
  • Take on and succeed at challenging goals
  • Possess high levels of enthusiasm and patience
  • Have obtained, or are pursuing, a degree in
    • early child education
    • environmental/outdoor education
    • sociology/psychology
    • criminal/social justice
    • social work
  • For summer, are enthusiastic about rustic camping
  • For summer, have experience with outdoor adventure-based activities
Apply to Work in the Office

Our administrative office in Prospect Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn is seeking a part-time bookkeeper.

The Bookkeeper will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Director of Operations and an overseeing CFO body, and will work 1-2 weekdays per week, with anticipated growth to full time. The position will primarily focus on financial management and reporting and accurate data entry. There is ample opportunity for both training and growth for the successful candidate.

Responsibilities

Accounting:
Enters the majority of Trail Blazers financial transactions – invoices, debit card payments, deposits of funds, etc. into the receipt/invoice processing and accounting systems (Receipt bank/Salesforce/Xero). Works with the Director to ensure proper accounting codes and classes for all expenses and revenue.
Handles all revenue processing, including donations, tuition and purchases
Assists with the annual budget process and quarterly budget reviews with each department.
Assists with the annual fiscal audit.
Participates in grant tracking.
Ensures accurate tuition recording
Ensures accurate payroll enrollment
Produces weekly financial report and payable reports, tracking budget targets
Collaborates with CFO on monthly reconciliations

Day-to-Day Business Management:
Accounts Payable – processes check payments and online payments to vendors and partners through our online systems
Manages and tracks office petty cash.
Ensures that cash needs are met at all times for programs and events.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, but not necessary.
Positive attitude and strong team player.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
Ideally at least 2 years of bookkeeping experience required, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
Knowledge of QuickBooks/Xero strongly preferred, but not necessary.
High level of skill with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook).
Ability to communicate financial information.
Detail-oriented, and able to ensure data integrity and confidentiality.

Foundation Skills:
Well-versed in accounting principles
Process-focused; seeks to use systems to improve effectiveness and increase efficiency.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Discrete and trust worthy

Benefits
This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
1-2 weekdays, some remote work is a possibility. We expect this position to grow to full time.
Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience.

To apply for this part-time position, please send a resume and your hourly rate to rpeerbooms@trailblazers.org with “Part-Time Bookkeeping Position” in the subject line.

Apply to UOS After School

Under One Sky is a year-round after school program that inspires urban youth to understand that everything is connected to the environment. We engage children and inspire them to make connections to the world around them through hands-on environmental science lessons, outdoor play and exploration, games and songs, team building and daily reflections.

Our after school staff are mentors and teachers to small groups of 10-12 elementary aged children. Each day, staff facilitate environmental science lessons, engage in conflict resolution and positive behavior management strategies, tailor the program and schedule to meet the needs and interests of the group, encourage children to set and meet personal goals and reflect on personal growth.

We are now actively hiring for the 2017-2018 school year! Click here for a list of our current positions.

To apply for an after school position, please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Bombardier at jbombardier@trailblazers.org, along with UOS and the position title in the subject line.

Apply to Overnight Camp

Now hiring – click here to apply!

Trail Blazers overnight camp is an outdoor adventure program in a rustic camp environment. Campers try new things and take on new challenges each and every day. It’s our job to keep them safe and healthy as we help them set goals, take risks, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Staff arrive on camp two weeks before camp starts to participate in training and practice the skills needed to be great in our roles. Our staff is made up of college students and graduates, aspiring teachers, childcare professionals, outdoor educators, and campers who have grown up at TBC.

Click here for a list of summer jobs and a description of each role.

Apply to Brooklyn Day Camp

Now hiring – click here to apply!

The PLG Brooklyn Day Camp is going into its 4th summer of outdoor adventures. Every day finds exploring Prospect Park, embarking on a field trip around the city, or heading up to our New Jersey camp site for an amazing day of playing in the forest.

Click here for a list of summer jobs and a description of each role.

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