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

Bookkeeper (part time)

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. Your will focus primarily focus on financial management/reporting and accurate data entry. There is ample opportunity for training and growth for the successful candidate.

Responsibilities

Accounting:
Enters the majority of Trail Blazers financial transactions 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:
2 years bookkeeping experience required, preferably in a nonprofit setting
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
Knowledge of QuickBooks/Xero strongly preferred
Well-versed in accounting principles
High level of skill with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Foundational Skills:
Process-focused; seeks to use systems to improve effectiveness and increase efficiency
Strong organizational and project management skills
Detail-oriented, and able to ensure data integrity and confidentiality
Positive attitude and strong team player
Able to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to communicate financial information

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

To apply:
Send a resume including your hourly rate to rpeerbooms@trailblazers.org with “Part-Time Bookkeeping Position” in the subject line

Apply to UOS After School

Now Hiring for 2018-2019 – Click Here to Apply

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 2018-2019 school year! Click here for a list of our current positions.

Apply to Overnight Camp

Click here to apply for a position on our Overnight Team!

Spend your summer taking on outdoor adventures with kids in a rustic and back-to-basics camp setting. Live in a platform tent and become adept at latrine use — if you can use a latrine for 9 weeks, what can’t you do?! Our staff lead multi-day backpacking hikes, biking treks, and canoe trips. They spend time at a working farm or scaling rock walls. They cultivate gardens, lead archery activities, and become masters at maker space arts and crafts. No matter your role, you’ll end your day around the campfire with co-workers and campers ranging in age from 5 – 17.

Staff arrive on camp 1.5 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.

Dates are June 21- August 25 for most roles, which includes training. Some roles, such as lifeguards and leadership staff, begin training June 14.

Pay starts at $2100 for first year domestic group leaders.

Here is a list of summer jobs and a description of each role.

Click here to apply!

Apply to Brooklyn Day Camp

Click here to apply for a position on our Day Camp team!

Trail Blazers  Day Camp is going into its 5th summer of outdoor adventures. Every day finds us 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. If you love working with children ages 3-10 and you love being outdoors, have we got a summer for you!

Training dates for domestic staff are June 21st- 23rd, and June 28th – 30th. Leadership staff must also attend training June 14th and 15th (to be confirmed). International staff arrive to begin training on June 21th.

Camp runs from July 1st – August 23rd.

Pay starts at $2500/summer for first year domestic group leaders.

Here is a list of summer jobs and a description of each role.

Click here to apply!

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