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Summer Camp Director-Harriman State Park in New York

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Job Ref:  1867
Company Name:  The Boys' Club of New York
Industry:  Community/Social Services/Non-Profit
Job Type:  Contract
State:  New Jersey
City:  New York
Zip Code:  10974
Salary:  Contract

Position: Summer Camp Director

Location: March-May; based in New York City

June-August; based on site-Harriman State Park

Schedule: 25 hrs./week March 1 – May 30, 40 hrs./week June 1 – August 30

FLSA Status: Part-Time, Contract


Founded in 1876, The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY) is a youth development organization with the mission to empower boys and young men, ages 7 to 21, by providing effective programs and a supportive community. BCNY provides evidence-based programs to address the evolving social, emotional, health, creative, educational, and vocational needs of our members in meaningful, lasting ways. BCNY develops programs to cultivate positive qualities in members and strives to continually deepen and broaden our impact.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Summer Camp Director is a key member of the BCNY team. The Camp Director is responsible for supervising and supporting the Camp Superintendent and all part-time program, administrative, and maintenance staff at our summer camp, located in Harriman State Park. The Camp Director is tasked with creating a comprehensive and responsive program culture and providing services for members in a safe and secure environment. With support from the administrative offices, he/she will manage all aspects of camp operations, including property, program quality, regulatory compliance, employee hiring, payroll, etc. Additionally, the Camp Director will be responsible for curriculum and program implementation and evaluation of the summer program.

Key Responsibilities

Supervise 5-10 part-time staff across program, operations, and maintenance departments
Plan instructional and recreational schedule for all grades/sessions in partnership the Chief Program Officer and partnering organizations
Ensure the safety of all members and staff at all times
Ensure the safety of camp facilities in conjunction with the Camp Superintendent
Manage property issues with support from maintenance staff
Recruit, hire, and onboard new part-time staff
Develop summer camp culture using a range of coaching strategies to improve instructor and staff effectiveness
Ensure that staff utilize appropriate behavior interventions and intervene as necessary
Manage daily operations and assess program quality through observations
Oversee food service program and staff, including maintaining appropriate documentation and compliance
Triage emergent facilities, maintenance, and program issues to Camp Superintendent and Chief Program Officer
Observe lessons and provide on-going, specific, actionable, positive, and constructive feedback to ensure that staff can translate the feedback into improved instruction
Model engaging and appropriate instruction
Meet with parents individually and in groups to discuss summer program and camp policies
Participate in clubhouse events including staff meetings, special events, and parent meetings, prior to summer camp
Plan and deliver high-quality professional development for summer camp staff during orientation
Manage camp expenses, ensuring quality program implementation within budgetary limits
Create a positive work atmosphere that fosters teamwork and a constructive exchange of ideas
Maintain appropriate summer camp certification and compliance regulations
Communicate and implement emerging BCNY policies

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree in Public Administration, Educational Leadership, Youth Development, Social Work, or Management strongly preferred
Minimum 3-5 years camp-related work experience
Experience successfully supervising staff
Experience working with boys and young men in a camp/wilderness setting
A sound understanding of the social and cultural issues facing urban youth and families
Experience with budgets and financial oversight of programs, physical plant, and property
Demonstrated experience working with a broad constituency such as parents, alumni, and community groups and articulating leadership and management philosophy
Experience managing partnerships, community, school engagement, and facilities
Excellent supervision, management, and leadership skills, including knowledge of mentoring, evaluating, and inspiring staff
Strong communication skills
Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively
First Aid and CPR certification desirable
ACA/DOH training and certification strongly preferred

Resume and cover letter required.

The Boys’ Club of New York is an equal opportunity employer.

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