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Camp Paradise Valley- Summer Camp Program Director

Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Burkesville
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Camp Paradise Valley- Summer Camp Program Director 1881 Salvation Army Camp Rd, Burkesville, KY 42717, USA Req #12936 Saturday, February 20, 2021 The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a temporary job opening for a Camp Program Director for Camp Paradise Valley located in Burkesville, KY. Job Summary Supervises, plans, schedules and monitors the planning and delivery of program activities and events.Assists in the management of the overall camp operation at the direction of the Camp Director.Supervises all programs conducted at the camp through subordinate specialists for various programs such as aquatic/lakefront activities, nature, arts & crafts, horseback riding, bicycling, archery, outdoor skills/camping, challenge course and audio/visual.Designs and delivers program activities that are safe, fun and appropriate to the camper's age and abilities. Essential Functions :Supervises and monitors the day-to-day operations of the camp including the various programs conducted at the camp to include waterfront activities, nature, arts & crafts, horseback riding, bicycling, archery, outdoor skills/camping, challenge course and audio/visual; ensures that programs run smoothly and in compliance with established procedures.Performs all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelines as well as American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation standards.Coordinates the weekly schedule of events with Camp Head Counselors and ensures that it is conducive to a pleasant experience for the campers.Supervises program specialists; instructs and trains program specialists in the proper methods and procedures for conducting sessions; monitors session plans for compliance with established program policies and procedures.Plans, develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates camp programs based on changing needs of campers; develops programs or assists leaders in developing programs to target the enrolled campers.Counsels staff and campers in conflict resolution; keeps the Camp Director abreast of conflicts affecting daily operations.Develops, implements, trains and enforces program and safety policies and procedures; prepares and updates procedure manual; leads campers and staff in emergency situations.Assists with program staff meeting.Assists in ACA training of staff and ACA paperwork.Builds and maintains effective working relationships with campers, staff and other key personnel to facilitate a smooth camp operation.Ensures campers and staff follows safety procedures in all program areas.Oversees daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.Provides recommendations and concerns to Camp Director regarding program specialists' performance.Prepares statistical and other routine reports on a regular basis; provides the same to the Camp Director on a predetermined schedule.Works with the Camp Director in planning, coordinating and supervising activities related to programming.Acts as liaison to weekly program staff to assist with their program needs.Maintains clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.Participates enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions.Sits with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed.Keeps personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection.Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director.Provides leadership and serves as a mentor to camp staff. Leads staff meetings as assigned by the Camp Director. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the principles and practices of youth and children's activities program development and administration.Knowledge of the principles and practices of child and youth behavior and development.Ability to build and maintain effective mentor and professional relationships with children and youth.Ability to perform live saving techniques, C.P.R. and first aid procedures in emergency situations.Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff.Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility management.Ability to motivate, lead, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel.Ability to develop, implement, and enforce program policies and procedures.Ability to develop program plans and goals based on camp needs.Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work in order to accomplish work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines.Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.Ability to meet attendance requirements.Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Education and Experience Two years progressively responsible experience administering and developing youth programs preferred OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Licenses and Certifications CPR and FirstAid Certification Physical Requirements and Working Conditions Some physical requirements of the Camp Program Director position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate activities are required.Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available.Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions. Additional Information Camp Staff Orientation will be held June 7- 13, 2021 and participation is required. The 2021 Summer Camp program will be held June 14- July 24, 2021 . If you are unable to work the entire program session, please let us know on your application. All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission. To apply, please select the "Apply Now" icon at the bottom of this posting. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. When an application is selected for review, typically, only applicants who indicate the relevant education and experience requirements, as indicated in the job description for the position, may be considered for job openings. Please FULLY complete the application, answer questions completely, honestly and to the best of your ability. Please also upload a copy of your resume (when available). Those applicants requiring accommodation to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department at the applicable location.

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  • 1881 Salvation Army Camp Rd, Burkesville, KY 42717, USA

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