Program Director

Program Director - Camp Campbell
Job Description

The Program Director is responsible for the supervision and operation of all Day and Overnight Camp and Childcare programs.  This includes human resources, staff training and supervision, mentoring, program development, fiscal management, and volunteer recruitment.  As a member of the branch management team, the Program Director will actively participate with the Annual Giving Campaign, volunteer recognition event, Board and Cabinet meetings and both Association and branch level events as needed.  Responsibilities include implementation of Association and branch strategic plans and policies and procedures.

  1. Three years’ experience managing others and developing programs for youth & teens.
  2. Strong background in program and budget management / administration.
  3. Four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and work experience.
  4. Proven success in staff and program development as well as an understanding of all aspects of youth camping and childcare.
  5. Excellent written and verbal skills, organizational and decision-making skills.
  6. Strong ability to lead and work within diverse populations.
  7. Certified in CPR and First Aid (or be certified within 30 days of hire).
  8. Complete YMCA child abuse prevention within 30 days of hire.
  9. After School Director: 48 semester college units required or successful completion of NCLB test. 3 semester (4.5 quarter) units in Admin, 3 units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or School Age Courses, and 9 semester (13.5 quarter) units from the following: recreation, physical education, human services, units earned toward an elementary or middle school teaching credential, or Early Childhood Education, Child Development or School Age Courses (classes include, but not limited to  child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum) and 4 years of work experience. All classes must be completed with a passing grade. 

SALARY: $78,500 - $80,00/Year 

Essential Functions
  • Oversee effective daily operation of childcare and camping programs.
  • Build developmental assets in youth and teens through quality programs and communication.
  • Seek opportunities to expand programs serving the Association’s and local community.
  • Promote programs through presentations, written materials, and personal contacts.
  • Develop program to include new aspects each year and exceed ACA standards.
  • Provide effective communication and leadership to camping staff.
  • Assure compliance with YMCA health & safety, ACA, and California licensing standards.
  • Collect written program evaluations for all programs that fall in purview of responsibility. Take corrective action to make appropriate adjustments to rectify reoccurring issues.
  • Deliver programs that align with the HEPA and American Camp Association standards.
  • Developing and maintaining yearly budgets and establishing and sustaining positive relationships with program participants, their families, staff, and prospective campers.
  • Hires, trains, and provides continuous support and feedback to program staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport 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. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, 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 participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses 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 in technology.