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Program Director - Camp Nissokone

Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
Location: Oscoda
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

YMCA Camp Nissokone, 6836 F-41, Oscoda, Michigan, United States of America Req #600 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you'll discover more than just a job-you'll enjoy a career with the chance to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Director shall be directly responsible for the implementation of all programs at YMCA Camp Nissokone including summer camp, outdoor education and rental groups to provide a safe, healthy, unique environment for children and families to learn and grow. The Program Director will also assist the Executive Director with the operational details of all other programs and communications. This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. At the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.--We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become.--We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality.--We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.--We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential.--We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Ensure that camp environment, equipment and supplies are adequate, age-appropriate and safe.
  • Hire, supervise and train staff approximately 30 - 45 seasonal staff and volunteers.
  • Serves as international staff liaison in conjunction with the international YMCAs and other staffing agencies. Recruit, hire, train and assist with cultural transitions to working and living in the United States.
  • Recruits, develops, schedules, directs, motivates and provides in-service training for staff and volunteers.
  • Directs, supervises and monitors--camp--operations and program activities to meet YMCA objectives and adhere to state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Maintain/ensure adherence to guidelines from American Camping Association and State of Michigan (LARA).
  • Conducts inventory and monitors program equipment as needed. Plan and prepare supply requisitions and purchasing of program supplies.
  • Continue professional development through training programs and further education.
  • Assist with marketing and communications, and Annual Campaign.
  • Act as point person for group rentals/partnerships (including sales, customer service, program planning) before, during and after the camp experience.
  • Coordinate relevant guest information with other departments (food service, facilities, Camp Ohiyesa).
  • Actively participate in YMCA and ACA trainings and committees to effectively position YMCA Camp Nissokone in the YMCA and ACA movements both locally and nationally.
  • Support the philanthropic goals of the YMCA.
  • Works with the facility department to inspect equipment for safety hazards, damage, or wear.
  • Communicates to the Executive Director any suggestions, concerns or incidents that may need follow-up.
  • Act as Manager on Duty in absence of Executive Director.
  • Perform other tasks as deemed necessary by the Executive Director. YMCA COMPETENCIES:
    • Mission Advancement : Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.
    • Collaboration : Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships
      to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.
    • Operational Effectiveness : Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
    • Personal Growth : Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Education or a related field required.
      • 3-5 years of experience working in a residential camp setting is required.
      • Certification in First Aid/CPR/AED/oxygen administration is required within first 60 days of employment
      • Meets prerequisite qualifications required for Camp Director by American Camp Association (ACA) and State of Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
      • Must have ability to focus on multiple projects, excellent customer service skills and be a team player.
      • Strong organizational and time management skills are required.
      • Lifeguard certification / ability to attain Lifeguard Instructor Certification strongly preferred.
      • Must be able to implement and evaluate all programs conducted by YMCA Camp Nissokone and must be able to develop overall guidelines for programs/learning activities and work with rental Group Leaders / partners and staff to develop and operational schedules.
      • 2 to 3 years of supervisory experience is required including the ability to recruit, train, motivate, and supervise staff as well as the ability to work with committees.
      • Computer skills needed, particularly with Microsoft Office and email applications, along with ability to learn the internal YMCA software.-- -- WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.--Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time, to talk and hear, to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, to climb or balance, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, occasional bending or squatting.
        • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
        • Frequent aural communication is required, in person and on the telephone. Ability to sing around campfires, participate in high adventure activities (climbing, belaying, zip lining, horseback riding, canoeing, etc.), as well as hike and work in an outdoor wilderness environment. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit ("YMCA") is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. The YMCA does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring or other terms or conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, ethnicity, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military status or application or any other basis protected by state, federal or other applicable law. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children in our programs. We hold all staff, regardless of position, to the highest possible standards. We require all staff to be screened regularly and sign a code of conduct. All staff will be monitored when interacting with
          program participants. We take any inappropriate interactions between program
          participants and with staff very seriously and will fully cooperate with
          authorities in any case of abuse.--
          • YMCA Camp Nissokone, 6836 F-41, Oscoda, Michigan, United States of America

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