The Nature Camp Director is responsible for assisting in the development, organization, implementation, and directing of a complete recreational nature day camp program. This position is responsible for the safety and supervision of campers and staff from five to eleven years of age.
Essential Functions / Responsibilities
- Assists the Outdoor Recreation Supervisor in the planning, preparation and organization of well-diversified and structured educational programs for campers that focus around nature, that range from five to eleven years of age. Activities are educational and nature based and may include hikes and working with animals and plants.
- Oversees the day-to-day camp activities including but not limited to assisting camp counselors with activities and programs, teaching camp activities, maintaining daily attendance and activity records and reports, and safety of the campers. May attend weekly staff meetings to coordinate lesson plans for the following week.
- Responsible for assisting in the planning, development and execution of weekly lesson plans.
- Responsible for the maintenance and inventory of camp supplies and equipment.
- Supervises counselors including but not limited to preparing job tasks and overseeing interaction with campers.
- May be required to make decisions regarding inclement weather in regards to camp activities, which may warrant cancelling participation or seeking shelter.
- Responsible for maintaining order and discipline amongst campers; safeguarding their health and safety at all times while the camper is participating in camp activities.
- Wears approved attire at all times.
- Reports to scheduled work shifts on time.
- Attends required meeting and training sessions.
- Employee may be asked by the supervisor or acting supervisor to perform other duties that are not listed but are essential to the job.
Minimum Qualifications / Requirements
- Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with the public.
- Ability to use safe work practices while on the job.
- Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality of information.
- Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with effective results.
- Ability to read, write, and understand the English language with proper spelling and grammar to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to make decisions in the best interest of both the patron and the city.
- Ability to work under pressure and maintain steady communication with parents, the public and other employees.
- Ability to make rational decisions efficiently during variable and sometimes stressful conditions, including the ability to calmly interact with the public and other City personnel.
- Ability to respond to emergencies, changes and directives effectively.
- Standard office procedures, systems, and practices including the use of a computer and computer software.
- Must have adequate environmental tolerance, including the ability to work in high temperatures and confining workspaces.
Education, Training, and Certification Requirements
- Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Must have experience in working with children. Experience may include but not limited to providing childcare, teaching and/or working as a Camp Counselor.
- Must currently hold or be able to obtain a CPR Certificate and First Aid Certificate.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City’s drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.