Assistant Family Camp Director

New position to help assist our brand new Family Camp to grow in its first summer.  
Camp Description
Brand new creation of our family camp! With grant and donor gifts we are creating a family camp on the west bay of our youth residential camp.
Job Description

The YMCA of the Seven Council Fires' Camp Marrowbone is looking for an Assistant Director for the unique opportunity of opening a Family Camp for its inaugural summer. To offset and complement the Family Camp Director’s strengths and weaknesses, this Assistant Director should be charismatic and excited about event planning and facilitation.

The key component of this position will be the planning and executing of events such as Beach Parties, Dances, and other creative family fun. There will also be ample opportunities to lead excursions/trips off property. This position will also be trusted to lead camp if the Family Camp Director is leading an excursion himself. The Family Camp is on the same property as our Youth Summer Camp and assisting Youth Camp may be a part of the role at times.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a candidate looking for their first leadership role in camp. Our organization is in a phase of growth and full time employment may open up in the future. Our camp is located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation. Native American cultural knowledge is not a prerequisite for application, but an openness to learn is important to success in the organization.

  • Minimum age of 21
  • Upon hire, completion of or proof of YMCA provided First Aid and CPR certification

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of practices, procedures, activities, and programs as they relate to youth/child/adult development

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

  • Must agree to a background check and drug and alcohol testing

  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs

Essential Functions


  • Help the Director oversee the daily activities, general family camp, volunteer operations, and programs to ensure a quality experience

  • Work with special events, promotions, and any other special needs as they arise

  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate program and administrative records

  • Interact effectively with the camp staff as a total system, with campers’ best interests in mind.

  • Seek the help of the Camp Directors or CEO when necessary

  • Coordinate the various administrative tasks necessary for the Volunteer Program to run efficiently

  • Assist with the posting of activities and photos on the YMCA Seven Council Fires website

  • Communicate regularly with the Camp Director and camp staff and interact regularly with family campers, staff, and parents

  • Prepare and maintain accurate program and statistical records required by the YMCA Seven Council Fires, the YMCA of the USA, and regulatory agencies

  • Create material for interpretation and promotion of programs

  • Inspect the facilities, property, and equipment used for programs and through cooperation with other staff, ensure high standards of maintenance, cleanliness, safety, and repair

  • Represent the YMCA Seven Council Fires and actively participate in kindred organizations in the community

  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


  • Emotional Maturity

  • Innovation

  • Community

  • Developing others

Required Certifications

First Aid and CPR

Pay will be $350/wk plus room and board.