Catholic Charities Jacksonville – Camp Manager for Camp I Am Special

Posted Sep 03, 2023 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Nov 01, 2023


The Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office is seeking a full-time, exempt Camp Manager for Camp I Am Special (CIAS). This position is located in Fruit Cove, FL and supports the operations of Camp I Am Special, which provides camp experiences to children, teenagers, and adults with intellectual and developmental differences and other disabilities.

Catholic Charities offers a competitive non-profit compensation package with competitive pay rates and comprehensive benefits; 100% employer paid health insurance, paid time off, sick leave, 12 paid holidays, paid parental leave, life insurance, flexible spending account, short-term disability, long-term disability, supplemental 403B retirement plan, and pension. The hiring range for this position is $42,000 to $46,000 annually. To apply please submit a cover letter, application and resume. Catholic Charities is an EEO and e-verify participating agency.

Essential duties and responsibilities

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 Other Duties and Functions: • Develop an atmosphere and work processes which treat all clients with dignity and respect. • Attend all Agency, departmental, and partnership meetings as required. • Consistently demonstrate a positive, friendly, respectful and caring attitude with staff, clients, volunteers and visitors, projecting a welcoming atmosphere to all. • Organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve complex problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities. • Adhere to agency standards of ethical conduct and maintain professional boundaries with staff, volunteers and clients. • Adhere to agency standards involving the handling of highly confidential and sensitive information. • Display sensitivity to the served population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. • Participate in in-service activities, training, continuing education, conferences and workshops for professional development and compliance with grant and Agency policies. • Keep detailed records per Agency and department guidance. • Correctly enter required information in the prescribed databases, in a timely manner. • Comply with regulatory, statutory, contractual, grant and Agency standards for timeliness, completeness and accuracy when preparing and maintaining paperwork and required reports. • Comply with Diocesan and Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. general policies, regulations, and procedures.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • 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. Other Requirements • Clear a Level II background screening. • Clear a reference check (professional and personal) • Clear a local background check from the county in which you reside. • Clear a Motor Vehicles Records check. • Provide proof of and maintain a minimum personal auto insurance according to agency standards. • Provide a copy of all certifications prior to your first day of employment. • Clear an E-Verify check. • Valid Florida state driver’s license. • 10% travel is required for this job. • This position requires that you drive your personal automobile or vehicle on agency business on behalf of Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. Therefore, you must be at least 21 years old and have a current valid Florida Driver’s License with no more than 5 points on your Florida driver’s license within the last three years and no DUI convictions. You are required to carry automobile liability insurance in the amount of at least $50,000 for each person, $100,000 for each accident or occurrence for bodily injury, and $25,000 for property damage. Additionally, if transporting children, employees must be at least 25 years old and have increased limits of 100/300/50. Please read the CCB Automobile and Driving Policy for full driving requirements.

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.

Salary/Salary Range

$42,000 to $46,000 annually

How to Apply


Catholic Charities Jacksonville


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