Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County has an opening for a Camp Manager for its Hidden Valley 4H Camp for the 2019 camp year.
Position Summary: This position will serve as the Hidden Valley 4-H Camp Director which is operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Schuyler County. The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide a natural rustic environment where groups, under the guidance of positive role models utilizing a positive youth development approach take part in a personal growth experience that emphasizes community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness, skill building, and having fun. This position will oversee all aspects of daily operations of a residential youth summer camp and day camp activities. Duties include, but are not limited to: personnel management and supervision, program development and implementation, health and safety management, public relations, and fiscal oversight of designated program budgets.
Current CPR and First Aid certifications. (Or the ability to obtain).
Youth camping administrative experience.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable criminal background check standards.
Must have the visual, auditory and physical ability and endurance to respond appropriately to situations that require first aid, physical restraint, or physical activity (i.e. running).
Must have the ability to reside on-site for seven (7) weeks of the traditional summer camp season, and conduct the equivalent of three (3) weeks of preparation throughout the winter/spring months.
Must have initiative, reliability and dependability.
Ability to plan, organize, implement and teach informal educational programs.
Ability to be flexible, enthusiastic, have a sense of humor, and exercise patience and self-control.
Ability to participate in professional team efforts.
Ability to work with people of diverse ages, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual means.
Ability to communicate and train staff, counselors and campers on a variety of topics.
Ability to provide appropriate supervisory oversight to enforce safety regulations, emergency procedures and behavior management for campers and staff as needed.
Ability to observe and evaluate (written and oral) counselors and program.
Coursework in education and/or camping.
At least two (2) years of administrative and/or supervisory experience in an organized camp
Program Responsibilities: Program Development 10%
Assist the Team Leader to with interpretation of the camp program direction to create educational programs for Hidden Valley 4-H Camp.
Structure programs to meet the needs of diverse Hidden Valley 4-H Camp program participants
Assist Team Leader in the design of developmentally appropriate leadership training programs for various ages, maturity levels and skills, including the Counselor in Training program.
Assist with the development of forms for Camp Data Management system that are in compliance with federal reporting guidelines
Assist Team Leader in the development of camper activities and classes.
Develop routines, schedules, and procedures for camp operation.
Program Evaluation 5%
Implement program evaluation of day and residential program offerings.
Assist Team Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Administrative Management 60%
Assist the Team Leader with fundraising efforts during the off season or camp season as needed.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs to the Team Leader.
Supervise and direct the work of support staff resolving issues and conflicts that may arise seeking the guidance and support from the Team Leader.
Supervise and direct the work of volunteer(s) seeking the guidance and support of the Team Leader.
Provide complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of the program budget, to include: providing management and oversight of the budget (operating income and expenses) to ensure the program is within established parameters.
Manage allocation of financial resources to accomplish Hidden Valley 4-H Camp programming objectives.
Provide management (including recruitment and selection in collaboration with the Team Lead) and supervision (including guidance, performance feedback and annual performance reviews) to designated staff in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol, and provide regular staffing updates to the Team Leader and/or Executive Director as required.
Provide management and oversight of all aspects of health, safety, and risk management of all programs and related facilities for Hidden Valley 4-H Camp.
Oversee all aspects of daily operations of a residential youth summer camp.
Assist in maintaining/updating the Department of Health Camp Safety Plan to ensure that it is in compliance with local and state regulations governing children's camps.
Manage camp store.
Provide input and guidance to the Association Team Lead and Maintenance Staff in order to maintain site safety.
Provide management support to the Camp Health Director as needed.
Assist with the development of forms for Camp Data Management system that are in compliance with federal reporting guidelines.
Assist in ensuring that all camp forms and payments are received before camp starts.
Assist the SBN HR Lead Manager with completion of the hiring spreadsheet to ensure entry into Workday is accurate.
Administrative Coordination/Operation 20%
Organize and coordinate activities related to Hidden Valley 4-H Camp Programming.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Initiate and maintain effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Coordinate employment, training and scheduling of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp Program staff.
Compile already-existing resources into educational program materials.
Implement established program schedule at Hidden Valley 4-H Camp.
Collect camp program evaluations and program needs assessment data based on exit surveys and other existing tools.
Assist in coordinating the program implementation, planning and activities efforts for Hidden Valley 4-H Camp.
Represent Hidden Valley 4-H Camp and Cornell Cooperative Extension at community functions, meetings or events as appropriate.
Prepare for the opening of the season including inventory of equipment and educational materials as well as completing requisition forms for new materials.
Keep in direct communication with the Team Leader regarding camper and staff activities.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources
Coordinate with the Watkins Glen State Park staff with the opening and closing of the camp along with communication regarding facilities throughout the camping season
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy Applied to all duties and functions.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Schuyler County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
POSITION DETAILS: This is an full-time position with supervisory responsibilities. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application, including the following materials: cover letter, resume and three (3) references in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Contact Kathy @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any submission questions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: WDR-00017225
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