Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references (at least 2 previous employers) as one document when applying. All candidates who are current employees of CCE Tompkins must apply as internal applicants. Please note that changes cannot be made to an application once it is submitted. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. For more information about how to apply, pay rate, and benefits, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.
Hourly Rate: $12.00- $17.00 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications
Scheduled hours will be 20 hours per week from January to April, and 40 hours per week from April to September. This position is benefits eligible for the duration of the role.
Day Camp director will oversee most aspects of staffing, programming, and camper relations for our summer camp season. Duties include staff hiring and training, site and resource organization and program management. Responsibilities include directing staff trainings, weekly staff planning meetings, managing camper information and groupings, maintaining fiscal records and working within a budget, maintaining camp resources and supplies, and interacting with parents, campers, staff and administration as needed. The director is accountable for the overall management of the program and are specifically responsible for personnel management, program development and health and safety management in accordance with NYS Health Department and Cornell Cooperative Extension policies. This position is approximately 9 months and exact dates are negotiable.
Develop and coordinate Primitive Pursuits camp programs and activities for a safe, engaging, high quality summer program
Provide organizational and programmatic support as necessary
Oversee hiring and training of all summer camp staff
Maintain fiscal records for summer camp program, including summer budget and fundraising efforts
Assist Health Director in assuring that Health Department Guidelines are met
Oversee the follow-through of any correspondence necessary related to camp functions and activities.i.e. summer staff contracts, permits, etc.
Oversee camp recruitment and registration
Oversee designation of camper placement within groups
Address crisis management, discipline and troubleshooting issues related to campers and/or staff.
Assist in determining supply and equipment needs and in ordering/purchasing
Support and supervise instructors in organizing, implementing, decision-making and trouble-shooting
Maintain a positive team atmosphere that includes campers, families, camp based and office based staff, and volunteers
Schedule, supervise and evaluate program staff, including Lead Instructors, Instructors, CITs and volunteers, providing support and disciplinary measures when necessary.
Assist in the evaluation of the camp itself, as well as the camping experience for youth participants.
Qualifications and Competencies:
At least 21 years old
At least 24 weeks of administrative or supervisory experience
Experience teaching students of all ages in a variety of outdoor settings
Experience providing programming for diverse populations
Strong commitment to teaching and to sharing an appreciation for nature
Works well with minimal supervision, and asks for assistance when needed
Required certifications include: Responding to Emergencies First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent training, NYS Online Defensive Driver's Course
Prior camp experience, background in outdoor skills and/or natural history, experience managing a staff of up to 60 individuals, flexibility, and a playful team spirit.
Experience with nature awareness culture, such as Wilderness Awareness School, Art of Mentoring, or Kamana preferred but not required.
Well-developed sense of humor, play and curiosity
Ability to manage conflict situations appropriately
Excellent social, communication, writing and computer skills
Ability to work some weekends and evenings
Current driver's license with clean driving record
Ability to pass NYS background checks
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
Vision Access Program
Employee Assistance Program
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations other than Tompkins) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
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This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, but resume review will begin January 15, 2019.
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