Summer Program Director

The Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya experience is so much more than summer camp, learn more on our Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya website! 
Job Description

The Summer Program Director works closely with the Executive Director of Camping Services and the Marketing team of the Greater Green Bay YMCA Association Offices to develop and direct high quality summer camp programming and to plan and implement effective marketing strategies to acquire and retain campers and guests. The Summer Program Director also serves as a critical program support element to our Weekend Family Programs and Outdoor Experiential Education Programs. 

Employment Type: Full-time (35+ hours per week, eligible for the Y's full benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and retirement)

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field
  • 3-5 years of camp experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Excel, InDesign, and Photoshop competency
  • Basic photography and videography skills
  • High Ropes Course experience preferred
  • Wilderness First Responder preferred
  • Wilderness Trip Experience preferred
Essential Functions
  • Supervise and manage all aspects of Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya’s summer camp programs.
  • Interview and hire exceptional youth role models of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Create a strong culture of youth engagement through camping programs. Actively create systems to measure the engagement and impact of camp programs.
  • Facilitate in attaining and maintaining ACA accreditation.
  • By collaborating with the Association Offices Marketing team, the Summer Program Director develops and implements results driven marketing plans for Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya. Projects include:
    • Brochures
    • Flyers
    • Post cards
    • Email blasts
    • Yard signs
    • Ads
    • Videos
    • Marketing booths
    • Social media
  • Collect and analyze camp performance via registration data, surveys, and first hand observation.
  • Design yearly camp programming to ensure high quality, competitive, relevant, ACA compliant programming.
  • Plan and facilitate leadership training, summer staff training, assist in OEE training.
  • Manage the camp website, keeping it current, user friendly and relevant.
  • Write and develop camp policies, procedures, and staff manuals.
  • Act according to facility protocol to ensure safety of all staff, children and volunteers which includes:
    • Follow employees and volunteers screening requirements and use screening tools to screen for abuse risk.
    • Provide employees and volunteers with on-going supervision and training related to abuse risk.
    • Provide employees and volunteers with regular feedback regarding their boundaries with children.
    • Require employees and volunteers to adhere to policies and procedures related to abuse risk.
    • Respond quickly to policy and procedure violations using the organization’s progressive disciplinary procedures.
    • Respond seriously and confidentially to reports of suspicious and inappropriate behaviors.
    • Follow mandated reporting requirements.
    • Communicate to all employees and volunteers the organization’s commitment to protect children from abuse.
    • Report essential abuse risk management information to VP, Chief People Officer & Risk Management Officer.
  • Act as Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director; uphold appropriate communication, task completion, and decision making.
  • Support all other areas of camp programming as needed.
  • This position will need to work weekends throughout the summer and may be required to work weekends during the shoulder season.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential
  • Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations
  • Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.
  • Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s work and impact in the community
  • Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence
  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment
  • Advancing Our Mission and Cause: As a cause driven leader, you will support Camp U-Nah-Li-YA in its mission to improve the world through improving people by living and teaching the Y’s core values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY. This mission and the core values will be a focus of all interactions and aspects of job performance. All staff will demonstrate the desire to serve others and fulfill Camp needs.