Resident Camp Executive Director

The YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas is searching for a Cause-Driven Leader with a passion and enthusiasm for resident camp and fundraising!
Camp Description
The YMCA brings to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay a traditional YMCA overnight camp experience for boys and girls from all over Virginia and Maryland.
Job Description

Under the direction of the Group Vice President and in harmony with the mission and purpose of the established policies and goals of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas, the Resident Camp Executive Director is responsible for the oversight and success of a multi-faceted, safe, quality, resident camp at Camp Kekoka. Key areas of responsibility include: build/maintain a robust center advisory board while partnering with the APYC Board of Directors, grow the center’s Annual Giving Campaign, and build community relations/partnerships. The Resident Camp Executive Director ensures regulatory compliance, training, and risk management in the area of programmatic safety. Major emphasis and responsibilities must be in the areas of budget, community relationships, board and staff development, philanthropy, and program growth.


1.    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred in a related field.  Y-USA Multi-Team Leader Certification (or equivalent) required within two years and must begin working towards certification within 6 months.

2.    Minimum of five or more years of experience in business operations, community involvement, relationship building, program/business line development, staff selection, development and multi-site experience preferred.

3.    Experience with resident camp and American Camp Association (ACA) guidelines.

4.    Certification as a Course Supervisor in the camp Challenge Course is required within 90 days of employment and maintained thereafter. Portfolio of 200 facilitation hours logged is preferred.

5.    Strong skills in fiscal management and financial development including annual campaign required.

6.    Highly motivated with the consistent ability to meet or exceed goals, cultivate and retain members, volunteers, and program participants.

7.    Ability to quickly build rapport and develop effective relationships with members, volunteers, program prospects and others to achieve goals.

8.    Demonstrated ability to multi-task and adapt to changing contexts and priorities.

9.    Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills with the ability to identify and leverage relevant data to use in planning and decision-making.

10.  Ability to understand, adapt to and interact with diverse people, teams, perspectives, and cultures.

11.  Proficient in using email, Internet, and other PC-based applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, customer service/tracking applications) with the ability to learn and adapt to new technology.

12.  Medical Administration Training (MAT) Certification is attained within the first 60 days of employment and maintained thereafter.

13.  Certification in CPR/ First Aid/AED/02 required within 60 days of hire.

14.  Complete and maintain required trainings to include: New Employee Orientation (NEO), Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), and Sexual Harassment.

15.  Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and Child Protective Services check.

Essential Functions

1.  Supports the mission, vision, and goals of the YMCA.

2.  Actively participates in association task forces, committees and/or other groups to promote center unity through association policies, strategies, and goals.