I. Summary: The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness and skill building. The Assistant Director is responsible for co-operating the children's resident and day camp with the Camp Director, assist with training and supervision of staff and assisting the Camp Director in administrative tasks. The Assistant Director is required to live on camp property for duration of the camp season.
II. Duration The Assistant Director will assume this role on June 1, 2018 in order to assist the Camp Director in opening camp until the move to camp on June 25. The Assistant Director will work Specialist and staff training weeks plus 6 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates camp is open are July 8 -August 17, 2018. Additional weekend coverage will be required for 2 additional weekends during the summer. The Assistant Director will remain on camp until August 19, 2018 to assist Camp Director and staff in the cleaning and closing of the camp facility.
III. Specific Responsibilities
Supervise specialist and general counselors in all activity areas
Establish evaluation tools to measure outcomes of programs success in Positive Youth Development model
Oversee daily operations of camp from 12:00 noon to midnight
Maintain office hours in the evening to manage communication with parents, camper homesick issues with staff as well as oversee staff time off shifts
Enforce camp rules and regulations; model standards for conduct as they pertain to camp staff and campers
Establish good rapport and communicate with parents or guardians of campers on all matters related to camper experience
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests and learning styles
Other duties may be assigned as required
IV. Essential Functions
Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness
Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns
Be able to observe camper behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior
23 years of age or older
Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field.
Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers and camp families
Incorporates Team Work and Flexibility into their daily work style
Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting
Residential Camp experience preferred
Previous experience in Camp Leadership and knowledge of 4-H and Positive Youth Development
Ability to supervise and organize youth and adults
Willingness to work nights and weekends
Basic computer skills including spread sheets, word processing and email
POSITION DETAILS: This is an exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application, including the following materials: cover letter, resume and three (3) references in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Contact Kathy @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any submission questions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
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