Day Camp Director

The Day Camp Director develops, organizes, and implements high-quality YMCA Day Camp programs.
Job Description

Manages, directs, and coordinates the Day Camp programs; Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.

  1. 21 years of age 
  2. Minimum of Associates Degree required, degree in related field preferred
  3. Minimum 240 hours experience as a child care teacher or center director in a group child care center 
  4. Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience overseeing a youth program 
  5. Must meet Wisconsin Licensing qualifications for Center Director; must meet qualifications for Center Director of 51 or more within 24 months
Essential Functions
  1. Manages, directs, and coordinates the Day Camp programs; Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  2. Assists the School Age Director with coordinating the before and after school age program and being in counts during a portion of the school year.
  3. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, and directs personnel and volunteers as needed.
  4. Evaluates staff performance and develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  5. Develops, manages, and controls day camp budgets; Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected; Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality.
  6. Ensures that YMCA program standards and Wisconsin State Licensing requirements are met and safety procedures followed.
  7. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
  8. Responds to all agency, parent, and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  9. Maintains proper records/department files.
  10. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  11. Compiles program statistics; monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the program.
  12. 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.

Required Certifications
  1. Bloodborne Pathogens/Child Abuse Prevention every year
  2. CPR