he Leadership Director is to supervise and manage the leadership program, staff and campers throughout the summer. They must oversee the planning of all offsite wilderness trips and leadership program planning. They are responsible for managing the application and admissions to the program prior to the summer. They are to be a resource to leadership staff and participants. The Leadership Director provides feedback and support to the staff as well as complete written and verbal evaluations for Leadership staff. As a Senior Staff member the Leadership Director is also responsible for various administrative duties and pre-camp planning when available.
Essential Job Functions
– Oversee the planning of the leadership programs, which involve a (6) week C.I.T program and two, three (3) week L.I.T sessions.
– Plan and facilitate a variety of activities/ initiatives for the participants that are challenging and rewarding and include topics such as; team building, group dynamics, conflict resolution/mediation, self-discovery.
– Supervise and manage the program participants and leadership staff.
– Provide formal evaluations for the assistant leadership directors.
– Supervise and provide evaluations for the C.I.T.’s while in placement.
– Plan, organize, and equip offsite wilderness trips for each program session.
– Budget food and additional costs in planning for offsite trips.
– Supervise the organization, inventorying, and maintenance of all leadership equipment and
provide an Inventory list for the end of the summer including where all items are stored.
– Ensure that leadership area is maintained in a safe, clean and usable condition.
– File complete trip itineraries with the Camp Director and any other required organizations prior to
– Develop a theme for the leadership Program.
– Plan and co-ordinate with the senior staff, pre-camp staff training and staff events.
– Co-ordinate with the assistant leadership directors matters of interest in areas of overlapping
responsibility, while always seeking the best solution for the leadership program and participants.
– Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
– 19 years of age at time of employment.
– 4 years of experience, or similar experience working with youth.
– Current Standard First Aid and CPR.
– NLS (Recommended)
– ORCKA Instructors Certifications or equivalent flat-water boating experience.
– Extensive experience with programming, working within a camp setting.
– 3 years experience with wilderness tripping, and planning.
– G class drivers license ( recommended)
Other Job Duties
– Assist in other areas of Camp operation as requested by the Camp Director, including but not limited to; program areas, all-camp activities, camper supervision, meal supervision, and emergency procedures when available.
– The facilitation of staff meetings.
– Conflict management between, staff and campers.
– Camp maintenance and preparation for the camping season.
– Take on supervisory needs throughout the camp when appropriate and available.
– Participate enthusiastically in all Camp activities, planning and leading of activities.
– Participate as a member of the Camp staff team to deliver, plan and supervise evening programs,
special event, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
– Be an ambassador for Camp, throughout the entire period of employment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
– Strong skills and knowledge in camp programming and planning for a variety of ages and programs.
– Ability to provide constructive feedback to staff and Participants.
– Ability to safely and effectively lead groups in both a camp and wilderness setting.
– Belief in the individual worth of a camper.
– Strong organization skills.
– The ability to schedule and plan long and short term plans.
– Ability to properly plan 5-7 day wilderness trips.
– Knowledge and understanding of risk management.
– Be able to work and communicate as a team.
– Understand the developmental needs of youth.
– Possess the ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
– Demonstrate knowledge and skill in camp program areas.
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