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  • Seasonal

TITLE:Assistant Camp Director
REPORTS TO:Camp Director
DATE:October 2017
STATUS:Seasonal
 

GENERAL PURPOSE:

  •       Implement procedures for the management and safe operation of camp.
  •       Direct staff in conducting activities to support and supplement camp program as assigned.
  •       The assistant director/program director acts for the camp director in the director's absence.
  •       Individual work plans will be developed and evaluated with the camp director in conjunction with Council program goals, budget and this job description.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.       Develop and direct program activities and camp processes based on Council program objectives, policies and procedures.

a.     Implement a program of activities which provides opportunities for girls to experience variety, challenge and growth suitable to their age, readiness and ability.

b.     Interpret and implement Girl Scout, Colorado Health Department & Child Protective Services and American Camp Association (ACA) standards in assigned program areas.

c.     Use democratic forms of government and adult/girl planning to implement program activities.

d.     Verify through observation that staff demonstrate caring and concern toward campers.

e.     Verify through observation that individual needs are considered in the conduct of activities.  Help staff adapt programs and procedures to meet special needs.

f.      Teach pre-camp and in-service sessions as requested.

g.     Train and support unit staff in utilizing resources.

h.     Make staffing assignments and verify through observation that activities are properly supervised, that equipment is safe and used properly and that progression is considered.

I.      Ensure that discipline is appropriate, handled with sensitivity and in accordance with camp policies.

j.      Act as role model through using appropriate words and actions in accordance with Girl Scout principles.

k.     Implement plans for maintaining the site, facilities and equipment.

l.      Implement an evaluation system that regularly reviews activities and processes in all program areas.

j.      Be prepared with activities for all kinds of weather and/or other changes.

 

2.    Maintain camp procedures according to plan.

a.    Assist procedures for camper arrival and departure days as assigned.

b.     Supervise procedures for requisitioning supplies and equipment.

c.     Review requests and itineraries; assure that program reports are written and properly filed.

d.     Prepare and follow up on all-camp kaper charts for campers and staff so that common camp areas, including staff areas, are kept clean.

e.     Maintain procedures for the use and care of facilities, equipment and livestock.  Report needed repairs and livestock needs.

f.     Direct the operation of dining hall procedures.

g.    Cancel or modify activity if weather or other hazards warrant, substituting related activities.

 


3.    Maintain health, sanitation, safety and security standards and procedures.

a.    Implement procedures to ensure that camp standards are practiced by campers and staff; verify through observation.

b.     Verify through observation that emergency procedures are understood and rehearsed in each activity area.

c.     Participate in or direct camp-wide emergency procedure rehearsals at least once each session.

e.     Implement security precautions and procedures, including scheduling and walking night patrol.

f.      Transport campers or staff as assigned.

g.     Function as health supervisor as assigned.

4.    Carry out assigned camp administrative tasks and act for the camp director as assigned or in their absence.

a.     Provide personnel and program information to the camp director to promote sound decision making and management, to improve staff performance or program, or to improve the camp's image with campers, parents or the public.  Support the camp director in decisions once they are made.

b.     Administer plans, policies, standards, procedures and activities are maintained in the camp director's absence.

c.     Act as supervisor for those persons normally supervised by the camp director in the director's absence, including acting as liaison with food service and maintenance personnel.

d.     Take charge in case of emergency in the director's absence, including contacting camp administrator, parents or functioning as health supervisor.  See that necessary follow-up action is taken.

e.     Conduct pre-camp and in-service training as agreed upon with the camp director.

f.      Direct activities to open and close camp for the season as assigned.

g.     Various office administration tasks such as: Mail, Copies, Reviewing Paperwork, Purchasing, etc.

5.    Supervise the work of assigned staff groups: Kitchen, CIT/Specialty Units, additional as assigned.

a.    Conduct regular program staff meetings to guide staff in planning and carrying out assignments.

b.     Coordinate program staff schedules, including time off, with activities of the camp.

c.     Carry out an ongoing program of observation and training to assure that standards meet the activity criteria and those relationships with campers and staff are nurturing and appropriate.

d.     Conduct regular individual conferences to help improve individual performance and camp program.

e.     Observe and/or rehearse emergency procedures in all program areas and activities.

f.      Conduct performance reviews and write work reviews for each supervisee.

g.     Inform staff of camp plans, policies and procedures that affect them.

h.     Orient new program staff, including volunteers, to the camp site, procedures and program.

I.      Motivate staff to develop and implement new program ideas and resources.

j.      Verify program specialist competence through direct observation.

6.       Contribute to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic and social groups in the Council as a whole, and between the diverse individuals employed by the Council or giving volunteer service.

a.          Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in the area of pluralism.

b.         Demonstrate sensitivity to racial, ethnic and social diversity of individuals and groups.

c.          Demonstrate a recognition and understanding of good customer service in all dealings and interactions as an employee of Girl Scouts of Colorado by maintaining constructive relationships with co-workers, girl members, parents, volunteers and the community.


7.       Participate as a professional member of the total staff in providing effective staff service to the Council.

a.       Be an active member of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., demonstrating the principles of the Girl Scout Promise and Law in all activities of the job.

b.       Present a positive image to parents and visitors through attitude, dress and courtesy.

c.       Perform other duties to foster a cooperative climate and a smoothly operating camp.

d.       Participate in pre-camp and in-service trainings, attend staff meetings and contribute to the planning and coordinating of the work of the total staff team.

e.       Keep such records and files as are necessary to complete the job.

f.         Participate in supervisory conferences and in the staff evaluation process.

g.       Respect the confidential nature of all information pertaining to staff, volunteers or campers.

h.       Adhere to all safety and security procedures at all times.

i.         Identify volunteer and employed staff members with potential for future volunteer and employed positions.

 

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.    Greet and escort parents and visitors, interpreting the purpose and philosophy of the camp.

2.    Supervise campers at meals and all-camp activities.

3.    Direct and plan All Camp Activities such as: Camp Fire, Camper Council, etc.

In accordance with the philosophy of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.

 

-EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF THIS JOB-

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Willing to learn and maintain program standards and camp policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout outdoor program or willingness to learn.
  • Outdoor education and camping.
  • Motivate and inspire girls and adults.
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with changing situations.
  • Adaptable to living in the camp setting.
  • Cope with emergencies with good judgment.
  • Group dynamics and behavior management.
  • Conflict management and problem solving.
  • Sound judgment and ability to make decisions in matters related to personnel, health and safety.
  • Valid driver's license, with a driving record and insurance acceptable to the Girl Scout insurance company.
  • Pass a FBI/CBI criminal record check; document legal employment status.
  • Maintain the standards, carry out the purpose and adhere to the policies of the Girl Scout organization.
  • Crisis management
  • Work with diverse adults and children.
  • Ability to work within a budget.
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Physical ability to move equipment up to 30 lbs.
  • Access to a vehicle.
  • Membership in Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and willingness to maintain the standards, carry out the purpose and adhere to the policies of the Girl Scout organization.
  • Leadership and organization skills.
  • Training/certification for specific activities if assigned.
  • Experience working with girls in groups.
  • Willing to take training.
  • Ability to give guidance to other adults and develop a team.
  • Ability to meet emergencies with good judgment.
  • First aid certification desirable.
  • Ability to act as a role model in accordance with the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate with other adults for the benefit of the girls.
  • Ability to organize content and methods to provide experiential learning opportunities for adults.

 EDUCATIONAL OR FORMAL TRAINING

B.A. or B.S. degree or commensurate work experience.
Current first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification
 

EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching experience in a formal or informal setting.
  • Successful experience in working with groups of children, youth or adults.
  • Camp experience in an administrative or supervisory position.
  • Work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in record keeping and purchasing.
  • Camp experience in an adult position desirable.

 MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED

  •          Office machines:  Calculator, copier, computer, fax, audiovisual equipment, telephone, hand held radios and CBs.
  •          Program equipment such as science & games, saddles, tents & cooking and other heavy or bulky items.
  •          Vehicle.
  •          Animals and cages.
  •          Ability to interpret maps, records and reports.

 WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  •          Campers come from throughout the country from families with various incomes.
  •          Camps are at altitudes of 7,200 - 9,000 feet.
  •          Camp living and activity areas are spread over many acres. Staff can expect to walk several miles each day.
  •          Program activities are outdoors and are often strenuous.
  •          Equipment for specialized activities is stored centrally and often must be carried to the activity site.
  •          Staff shares quarters with other staff.
  •          Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule.
  •          Ability to carry equipment and supplies up to 30 lbs. to outside meetings and events.
  •          Ability to set up tables, chairs and any necessary equipment.
  •          Must be willing to submit and pass a security check and a driving record check.
  •          Must be able to provide documentation of legal employment status.
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