Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, the Assistant Director will oversee the daily operations of up to two camp locations, making sure all safety protocols and camp objectives are being met. In addition, this position will be instrumental in making sure all camp activities and staff adhere to the adopted Youth Standards of Care. The Assistant Camp Director will schedule and conduct weekly training sessions with camp staff. The Assistant Camp Director will communicate with parents/guardians, Camp Coordinators, Camp Counselors, and the Camp Director on a daily basis.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Attends Camp Orientation and training prior to the start of the summer camp program.
- Assist with directing camp staff meetings as required
- Assists with training of summer camp staff.
- Supervises daily operations and implementations of summer day camp to ensure our day camp objectives are being met.
- Supervises Camp Coordinators, Camp Counselors and camp participants.
- Gives direction to staff in order accomplish daily camp activities.
- Plans, coordinates, and leads daily activities for youth.
- Assists with the overall management of the camp program, personnel management of the program, program development and health and safety management in accordance with City of Euless safety protocols and policies.
- Lead supervisor position on all field trips as assigned and ensures all safety protocols are met including but not limited to all necessary paper work, head count checks, incident/accident reports, etc. as well as being confident in handling any logistical issues.
- Transports youth in vans to various activity sites.
- Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Addresses crisis management, discipline and troubleshooting issues related to campers and/or staff.
- Ensures all accident, injury, and incident reports are accurate and complete and immediately reports any incidents and/or accidents, or disciplinary action to supervisor
- Must possess the physical ability to lead, participate and oversee all camp activities with campers and staff in all areas of camp facility. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
- Must be able to fill the role of camp counselor or coordinator as needed.
- Maintain a positive team atmosphere that includes campers, families, camp staff and volunteers.
- Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among staff.
- Interacts professionally and respectfully with the public, coworkers and others in the course of daily work.
- Handle questions, problems and concerns of parents/guardians before, during and after camp.
- Maintain clear communication with parents through telephone, email and in person.
- Evaluate the current season and make suggestions for the following season
- Complete evaluations mid-summer and end of summer for Camp Coordinators and Camp Counselors
- Communicate and work with the Camp Director as an effective, strong leadership team.
- Must maintain regular and timely attendance as well as neat personal appearance
- Drives city vehicle including van and trucks.
- Operates computer, printer, copy machine, telephones, recreational equipment, etc.
- 2 years of college; preferably in the field of education, parks and recreation, or a related field
- Minimum age of 19.
- Skill in dealing effectively and efficiently with youth.
- Understands and follows oral and written instructions.
- Knowledge of planning and coordinating daily activities.
- Works alone, or with minimal supervision and is a self-starter.
- Experience working with children is a plus.
- Must have a great attitude.
- Must have, a valid Texas Driver’s License.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug test and physical exam.
- Must pass a background check.
- Must be able to work various shifts, including some evenings
- Ability to work outside, in inclement weather, including heat and humidity, for multiple hours with few breaks.
- Frequently required to stand, bend, walk, run, stretch, twist, kneel, crouch, push and pull while working with youth.
FUNCTIONAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Sitting; standing; walking; running; stretching; twisting; kneeling; crouching; pushing/pulling loads up to 70 lbs.; verbal communication, lifting/carrying loads up to 55 lbs.; stair/ladder climbing; overhead reaching; near/distant vision; able to set up and take down athletic equipment; moving large and awkward objects alone; work is indoors and outdoors.