The Camp Program Manager is responsible for implementing and managing the Camp I Am Special (CIAS) program. These duties will include office management, registration, activity development, volunteer training, volunteer supervision, supervision of campers and facility operations.
Essential duties and responsibilities
-Establish and maintain records for summer camp applications, ensuring accurate and complete records. -Manage camp registration and payment process. -Supervise and train seasonal staff and volunteers. -Manage preparing, scheduling, conducting, and tracking all staff and volunteer training. -Manage and care of the camp facility and equipment in program areas, including notifying supervisor when supplies need to be replenished and ensuring program areas have proper supplies prior to the start of camp sessions. -Act as a leader and role model to other staff members through enthusiastic participation in all programming and communicate with other staff members in a way that is positive and encouraging. -Ensure proper safety procedures are followed by staff during activities. -Consistently teaching and modeling appropriate interactions between staff and campers in a variety of social situations. -Model behavioral interventions as taught and outlined in training model. -Utilizing approved behavior management techniques including use of de-escalation strategies. -Maintain a positive, outgoing and excited attitude when supporting campers -Maintain camper safety at all times. -Responsible for tracking and recording volunteer background screening and service hours. -Responsible for completing reference letters, service hour forms, and outreach correspondence with churches and schools. -Immediately reports all incidents, injuries and /or unsafe conditions to supervisor. -Responsible for ACA / COA standards, training, mentoring staff, and maintaining accreditation reports. -Must be available to work all weeks of camp. -Perform other duties as assigned
-Ability to safely drive and operate a golf cart. -Ability to work closely with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or other vulnerable populations. -Ability to supervise, manage and lead staff by example effectively and professionally. -Ability to effectively plan and implement services in a compassionate way that promotes client outcomes. -Ability to report to work on time, follow directions from supervisor and accept constructive feedback. -Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. -Ability to interact effectively, compassionately, and respectfully with clients, visitors, staff and board members. -Strong typing and computer skills are required, including knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and other software programs. -Excellent organizational skills and able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. -Ability to remain calm and work in a fast-paced environment. -Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines. -High level of personal initiative and ability to work with minimal oversight. -Ability to act calmly in crisis situations and to resolve conflicts in a constructive and effective manner. -Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to foster a cooperative work environment. -Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change. -Ability to understand and follow agency policies and procedures. -Ability to learn agency specific software. -Excellent customer service skills.
Education and Experience
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in education, recreation or another related field. -Experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental differences in residential or recreational settings. -At least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. -Certification in Infant and Adult CPR/AED. -Certification in Lifeguard Training, preferred.