Assistant Camp Director

The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for managing the summer camp operation of our large successful day camp program.
Camp Description
YMCA Camp Lincoln is a camp located on Great Pond in Kingston, New Hampshire, United States. It is run by the YMCA of the Exeter area. Camp Lincoln is most active as a summer camp, but also offers other programs and amenities, such as homeschooling, outdoor education, and corporate functions.
Job Description

The Assistant Camp Director will reside onsite, year round and provide direction and management across all aspects of the camp operation and will be fully responsible for all aspects of the Outdoor Education (OE) and group rental programs through the respective seasons. In collaboration with the Director of Camping Services, the Assistant Director is responsible for managing the summer camp operation of a large successful day camp program serving over 600 campers per week including, staff supervision, program quality, camper behavior management, customer satisfaction and communications.

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university specializing in Recreation Management, Outdoor Education, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years professional related experience.
  • Teaching, facilitating, teambuilding experience preferred.
  • Strong experience in program design, development and evaluation.
  • Experience and certification in aquatics preferred.
  • Experience and certification in high ropes preferred.
  • Supervisory and staff development experience.
  • Administrative experience; ability to communicate both verbally and in writing is essential.
  • Team Leader Certification from YMCA of the USA preferred or may be obtained within the first two years.
  • Personnel values consistent with the YMCA mission and core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • Strong working knowledge of computers and all common programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to effectively delegate responsibilities to others and support them in their endeavors as necessary.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • CPR/ First Aid Certification.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, work weekends and evenings throughout the year.
  • Assistant Director is required to live onsite.
Essential Functions
  • Oversee all outdoor education, group rentals, weddings, birthday parties and winter programs at YMCA Camp Lincoln.
  • Responsible for staff supervision, program quality, evaluation and budget of approximately $50,000-75,000 annually.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Adventure Trip program including staff recruitment, program design, development and participant engagement with additional budget responsibility of $55,000.
  • Assist in developing, implementing and coordinating efforts for recruitment and retention of campers, rental groups, and outdoor education groups.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Camping Services, develop, implement, and coordinate all aspects of the summer camp operation including recruiting, onboarding, training and supervising seasonal staff.
  • Ensure that all programs conform to American Camp Association (ACA) Standards, YMCA best practices and state/ federal legislation.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Camping Services, ensure that all facilities, property, program areas and equipment and maintained to a high standard.
  • Assist with special events, alumni relations and fundraising campaigns.
  • Be actively involved in local affairs and serve on local advisory groups and boards.
  • Build positive relationships with other organizations and groups to leverage Camp Lincoln’s position and impact to our community members.
  • Work with the Registration & Communication Manager and Director of Finance to ensure that all payments and contracts are processed in a timely manner.
  • Assist in evaluating camp programming on a continual basis to advance mission impact and financial sustainability.
  • Assist and support Director of Camping Services in all aspects of the annual camp budget (building budget, variance reports, forecasting etc.)
  • Resides on site, year-round. Supports Camp need/ programming (weekends, evenings, point person for international staff).
  • Other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.   Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapports and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.   Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgements, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participate sin meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goas and deliver a high-value experience for members.   Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an oneness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assess personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills