The Camp Director will oversee the daily operations of up to four camp locations and is accountable for the overall management of the program. Specifically, this position is responsible for personnel management, program development and ensuring 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 Summer Camp Director will assist the Recreation Supervisor with the hiring and training of summer camp staff. This individual will communicate with campers, parents/guardians, Counselors, Camp Coordinators and the Assistant Camp Directors on a daily basis.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts Camp Orientation and training prior to the start of the program
- Conducts Camp staff meetings as required
- Responsible for the overall performance of all levels of camp staff.
- Provide timely guidance/feedback/evaluation for all staff, including end of season staff evaluations.
- Ensures that all campsites are adequately supervised to department standards.
- Supervises the overall management of the cam program, personnel management of the program, program development and health and safety management in accordance with City of Euless safety protocols and policies.
- Utilize team-building projects to create a positive work environment.
- Supervises and leads Assistant Camp Director, Camp Coordinators, Camp Counselors and campers.
- Gives direction to staff in order to accomplish daily camp activities.
- Plans, coordinates, and leads daily activities for youth.
- Ensures the safety of all campers and counselors; ensures safety protocols are being adhered to
- Accompanies youth on field trips.
- Transports youth in vans to various activity sites.
- Directly responsible for ensuring that camp staff is aware and following all safety protocols are met on all field trips including but not limited to all necessary paperwork, head count checks, incident/accident reports, etc. as well as ensuring staff confidence in handling any logistical issues.
- 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.
- 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.
- Addresses crisis management, discipline and troubleshooting issues related to campers and/or staff.
- Must be able to fill the role of camp counselor or coordinator as needed.
- Ability to foster 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 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 21.
- 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 must.
- 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran