Leadership and Community Partnerships Program Director

Join the Atlanta Y's overnight camp as a Leadership and Community Partnerships Program Director!
Job Description

Under the direction of the Overnight Camp Executive Director, the Leadership and Community Partnerships Program Director will successfully plan, administer, and evaluate programs including Advanced Leadership Academy Programming, Community Partnerships, and a year-round community programming. This position is primarily responsible for the design, implementation, and successful achievement of participant and revenue targets in each department listed.  

Also, this position will play a key role in delivering the highest quality of programming for overnight camp during the summer months.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience overnight camps, Leadership, community, or youth programming, or hospitality OR 4+ years of experience overnight camps, Leadership, community, or youth programming
  • Background in staff team development, outdoor recreation, and relationship management
  • Live On-Site during all program times
  • Seeks, cultivates, and supervises volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Hands on experience with utilizing data to make an informed decision
  • Personal commitment to service and hospitality
  • Pass a Motor Vehicles Record and have own transportation
  • CPR within 30 days of employment and maintain throughout employment 


  • A bachelor’s degree required in management, outdoor recreation (resident camp), hospitality or related field
  • If internal to the YMCA, a minimum YMCA Multi-Team certification
  • 1+ years of supervisory experience
  • 1+ years of experience with a non-profit
  • 1+ years of experience in resident camp, day camp experience, or retreat experience
Essential Functions
  • Design, Develop, and implement a plan to attract and recruit new Advanced Leadership Academy participants through Camp High Harbour campers, YMCA branches, and community partners.
  • Plan logistics, safety, curriculum and staffing of Advanced Leadership Academy Programs that meet all local, state, YMCA, and American Camp Association standards
  • Create and oversee the execution of a year-round Leadership program.
  • Cultivate Community Partnerships local to camp and in surrounding areas
  • Conduct pilots for new programs; develop plans and manage best practices through engagement of the staff team.
  • Market, recruit, book and oversee the group rental processes for weekend and weekly group rentals.
  • Provide professional support during summer months to oversee overnight camping programs and other key areas/programs of camp as needed by the Executive Director
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, supervise, and evaluate the overnight summer camp employees and volunteers.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, campers, community leaders and participants.
  • Effectively manage budgets; hold staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
  • Monitor progress towards branch’s goals by running and reviewing all necessary reports.
  • Coordinate marketing efforts to maximize enrollments and provides ongoing support to the Executive Director on related issues.
  • Lead the Y’s presence at community outreach, including day camp and teen programming.
  • Coordinates marketing efforts to maximize enrollments and provides ongoing support to the Executive Director on related issue.
  • Collaborate with the Association's key departments to lead, coordinate and support implementation of key initiatives related to marketing, social media and communications, human resources, and financial development.
  • Serves as a key staff leader to the annual fundraising campaign.