Program Director (Summer & Weekend Retreats) - Camp Oakes

Come be a part of a thriving camp community at YMCA Camp Oakes in Big Bear City, CA!
Camp Description
YMCA Camp Oakes is located in the Lake Williams community of Big Bear, an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California along the east shore of Big Bear Lake and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Big Bear is a four-season mountain lake escape, known for excellent fishing, snowboarding and skiing, hiking (Big Bear is on the Pacific Crest Trail), mountain biking and much more! It is 27 miles (43 km) northeast of the city of San Bernardino, and immediately east of the incorporated city of Big Bear Lake.
Job Description

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Position:  Program Director (Summer & Weekend Retreats) - Camp Oakes 

Location:  YMCA Camp Oakes, 47400 Monte Vista Dr, Big Bear, CA 92314 

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach, YMCA Camp Oakes is looking for their next Program Director to take its summer resident camp and weekend retreats to the next level. Position develops, organizes, and implements high quality YMCA summer resident camp and weekend retreat programming. 

Qualifications

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  1. Education & Certifications: Bachelor degree in related field strongly preferred.
  2. Additional Requirements: Criminal Clearance: Including Fingerprints and background clearance, TB Test. Must attend a new employee orientation within the first 90 days of employment.
  3. Experience & Background: Three plus years of related experience.   Ability to exercise effective, independent judgment, and to work independently, with limited supervision.  Computer literate with strong Microsoft Office products skills.  Ability to anticipate, initiate, and structure work to be performed. 
Essential Functions

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  1. Directs and supervises all summer and weekend program activities to meet YMCA objectives.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed for summer and weekend programs. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  4. Leads the summer marketing and distribution efforts, organizes camper recruiting efforts.
  5. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations and partnering YMCA associations.
  6. Develops and monitors summer and weekend program budget to meet financial goals and objectives.
  7. Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  8. Maintains, improves, and expands program facilities.
  9. Assists in YMCA Annual Campaign fundraising activities and special events.
  10. Responds to all camper and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  11. Assists with Board of Managers meetings and events.
  12. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of participation in program.
  13. Attend all staff meetings, trainings and other YMCA functions as required by Supervisor.
  14. Maintain open lines of communication with participant, staff and supervisor.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned. 
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

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Core Competencies (Supervisor): 

Mission and Community Oriented: Models honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. 

Practices inclusion and cross-cultural understanding. Models best practices of engaging and partnering with members and community. Assists in the orientation, training, and development of volunteers. 

People Oriented: Uses positional authority appropriately. Effectively engages group dynamics to develop diverse teams. Effectively tailors communications and influence strategies to the audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support. 

Results Oriented: Monitors qualitative and quantitative expectations. Encourages and supports curiosity, creativity, innovation and calculated risk-taking of others. Provides others with frameworks for decision making. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Cultivates relationships to generate funds. Effectively creates and manages budgets. 

Personal Development Oriented: Manages emotions appropriately. Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change.