Director of Day Camp

Responsible for all operations and staff of the Association Day Camp’s programming.
Job Description

This role will manage the growth of the program through effective, innovative, and forward-thinking approaches. The Director of Day Camps will work closely with the Director of Operations, and related staff in participant retention and to ensure the organization is providing timely, efficient, and consistent service. During after school program operations ~25% of this position time will be used to support our Weber operations.

  • A Bachelor's degree in Education, Recreation Management, Youth Development, Business Management or related is preferred
  • Experience with non-profit and/or youth program organizations preferred
  • 2+ years supervisory experience leading a team and producing desired results
  • Computer proficiency with thorough knowledge of: Microsoft Office suite and Google Platform. Familiarity with Web design and Desktop Publishing is preferred but not required
  • Must have exceptional customer service skills and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and credibility quickly
  • Capacity to develop and utilize systems to properly maintain relationships with prospective and existing families, participants, and supporters; Ability to build relationships with community leaders and develop partnerships to increase growth
  • Hardworking, energetic, problem-solving leadership style
  • Proficiency in developing and leading a team of staff and volunteers
  • Experience developing, managing, and monitoring budgets
  • Ability to manage time efficiently to maximize effectiveness in staff oversight, relationship building, and administration functions
  • Ability to obtain and become certified in CPR/First Aid, AED and Food Handlers on thirty days of hiring. Must have current driver’s license and obtain driver certification through the YMCA
Essential Functions
  • Oversees Association Day Camp administration to include creating and managing the annual budget and strategic planning, programs/activities, registration goals, camp structure and curriculum, data management and management of policies and procedures
  • Develops and supervises support staff schedules for programs and activities
  • Plans, implements, and oversees new and additional camping programs
  • Supports Weber after school operations during the months of October to April. Duties to include but not limited to grant fidelity, reporting assistance, and operational support
  • Builds warm and supportive relationships with staff, program participants and community in an effort to provide service that will exceed expectations
  • Responds to concerns and complaints in a way that makes each person feel valued, initiates action for prompt resolution to any problems
  • Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support to the Y
  • Continuously maintains a safe working environment for self and others
  • Successfully facilitates the open and close of camp for the season
  • Encourage health and wellness, honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and other character-based qualities at camp
  • Creates and maintains a positive and effective work environment with high staff morale through mentoring of staff, couching and guiding
  • Responsible for recruitment, training, development, and evaluation of Day Camp staff
  • Directs and manages all staff meetings and trainings
  • Ensures all staff meet training requirements
  • Creates and maintains communication channels with parents, institutions that have partnership with the YMCA, other organizations, and community relationships
  • Establishes enrollment goals (aligned with organizational goals), develops and implements a recruiting plan to register participants into the YMCA Day Camp Programs to ensure goals are met
  • Creates newsletters and utilizes social media camp events
  • Creates annual marketing calendar, with the assistance of the Regional and Marketing Directors
  • Manages marketing materials, under the guidance of Marketing Director and distributes through appropriate channels
  • Monitors program for retention of participants and makes adjustments as needed in a timely manner
  • Administer data management in collaboration with the Association Administrative Director