Cornell Cooperative Extension DPF 4-H Camp Director – Riverhead, NY in Riverhead, New York

Under the Direction of the Camp Team Leader the Camp Director is responsible for all aspects of the camp administrative and program areas... The Camp Director Insures compliance with camp safety plan submitted to Suffolk County Department of Health and ACA standards. The overall safety and management of the camp facility during camp season includes compliance with New York State Department of Health regulations and American Camp Association standards. The Director is accountable for the overall management of the summer camp and is specifically responsible for personnel management, program development and health and safety management.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 25 years of age or have a Bachelor’s degree to comply with NYS Department of Health regulations.
  • Must have at least 24 weeks of administrative or supervisory experience in camping or related experience.
  • Must live on-site during camp season
  • Ability to work non-traditional work schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to transport passengers and equipment with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards for association and Department of Health.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and read and write in English.
  • Proficiency with Windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including, Outlook, Work, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools as well as electronic technology.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED
  • American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies with Epi Pen
  • American Red Cross Basic Swim Instructor
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding
  • Suffolk County Food Handlers Certificate
  • Approved belay operator
  • Level 1 archery instructor or 4H Shooting Sports
  • Level 1 small boat instructor or canoe/kayak instructor
  • Knowledge of equine instruction

_RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: _

Program Responsibilities:

Program Assessment - 5%

  • Assist in the overall camp evaluation process to ensure parent/camper satisfaction
  • Assess/Lead evaluation processes for staff performance; and youth development outcomes.
  • Make recommendations for program changes and additions.

Program Development - 5%

  • In collaboration with the Camp Association Team Leader, Camp Committee, CCE NYS Camp Team Leader and seasonal staff develop programs that fulfills the education mission and goals of 4H youth development and delivers high quality programs that are age appropriate.
  • Work on the expansion of camp programs to serve more youth.
  • Maintain good standings with the NYS and Suffolk County Department of Health.
  • Maintain American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

Program Delivery - 75%

  • With the Camp Association Team Leader, plan for annual marketing and advertising taking into account budget, reach and responses.
  • Coordinate and run Open Houses
  • Run educational sessions in local communities to help promote programs
  • Assist registrar and office staff to provide general office and reception support ad necessary/required.
  • Assist with taking of photos and videos for marketing, social media and Bunk 1
  • Write articles and success stories for Newsletters and brochures.
  • Provide supervision and coordinate the work assigned of seasonal staff, and Educator including but not limited to: assignment of duties, training, oversite and inspection of work, assisting with performing annual reviews
  • Preform local human resources and payroll support including but not limited to:
  • Coordinate and implement all hiring procedure to include: Position advertisements, position announcements, Interviews and recommendations, conducting background screening and maintaining files.
  • Comply with affirmative action and EEO/EPO regulations when recruiting and hiring staff.
  • Coordinate and implement payroll procedures to ensure that staff training occur for hourly employees in timekeeping systems as needed.
  • Coordinate and implement onboarding with all new and returning hires in compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the development and review of position descriptions.
  • Preparation of performance reviews
  • Maintain staff ratios in accordance with NYS Department of Health, Suffolk County Department of Health and the American Camping Association.
  • Provide staff training/orientation for seasonal staff so they can perform essential job functions and maintain a safe environment of the campers
  • Motivate staff to seek continuous improvement and achieve excellence.
  • Watch maintained staff radios in accordance with budget and make recommendations to keep in line with budget.
  • Promote positive youth development based on 4H Essential elements.
  • Support high quality instruction, challenging learning experiences and developmentally appropriate activities at all levels of the camp program.
  • Promote strategies for creating safe, healthy and supportive environments for campers and staff and how to work with campers and staff experiencing homesickness, conflict and special needs.
  • Administer the daily schedule effectively, balancing activities and daily routines; insuring adequate staff coverage and adjusting for weather-related or other.
  • Organize and direct weekly camper arrival and departure procedures process, camper orientation and other functions as needed.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Prepare purchase orders and maintain documentation.
  • Develop and maintain the CIT and Apprentice program. Make recommendations on growing and enhancing program.
  • Oversee general repairs and maintenance of facilities, agency vehicles, supplies and office equipment. Make recommendations for improvements and repairs
  • Maintain inventory and maintenance logs for facilities, agency vehicles, supplies and office equipment.
  • Take corrective action to reduce risk and insure a safe facility and camp management
  • Assist in the management of off season rentals and provide staffing as needed.
  • Implement health and safety guidelines and procedures describe in the camp safety plan that is approved by the NYS and Suffolk County Department of health.
  • Assist Camp Team Leader in the application process for permit by the Suffolk County Department of Health.
  • Maintain ACA standards and documentation.
  • Act as the camp health designee
  • Ensure the documentation of critical events including but not limited to injuries and accidents
  • Manage post incidents in consultation for Association Team Leader
  • Communicate daily with the Association Team Leader, Facilities Manager, Farm Supervisor, Educator, Assistant Directors and Unit leaders to proactivity identify and address areas of concern.
  • Ensure that any off-site transportation is conducted safely and in compliance with NYS DVM and CCE’s policy.
  • Work with CCE Nutrition staff to maintain a health food options
  • Making menu suggestions and monitor budget and waste
  • Work with the season head cook in the ordering of supplies to ensure adequate food is available.
  • Supervise the kitchen, pantry and storage areas for NYS and Suffolk County Department of health standards.
  • Work with registration Software Company for training, set up, problem solving, reporting and general use.
  • Assist with statistical data with regard to sessions and programs for CCE and 4H
  • Work with the Association Team Leader to answer questions and resolve issues involving parents/campers.

Program Evaluation - 5%

  • Lead end of season evaluation processes for staff performance; and youth development
  • Motivate staff to seek continuous improvement and achieve excellence.
  • Preform staff evaluations and provide coaching when performance needs improvement.
  • Request input from youth, families and staff regarding the quality, safety and enjoyment of the program

Administrative Responsibilities:

Management - 5%

  • In cooperation with the Association Team Leader jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan and operating budget.

Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned 5%

  • In cooperation with the Supervisor, 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.
  • Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
  • Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
  • Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc.
  • 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 Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety - Applies 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.
  • Monitor policies and practices that reduce risk and promote health and safety for campers and camp staff at Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp.
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries, maintain a safe environment, and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
  • Assist Supervisor with development of camp crisis management plan and emergency management procedures.
  • Manage effective emergency/crisis response to issues and communicate to applicable staff as needed.
  • Secure necessary operating permits for Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp from agencies including the NYS Department of Health.
  • Meet quality standards of and maintain accreditation from the American Camp Association.
  • Assist Executive Director with maintaining external relationships with insurer; local police, fire and emergency medical units; inspectors and compliance officers on issues of health and safety.

EEO/EPO and Policy - Applies 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.
  • Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
  • At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

POSITION DETAILS:

This is a TEMP – Seasonal- Exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week.

Pay Rate Type: Salary

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants*:* Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Contact Dionne Marshak atdam72@cornell.edu with questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

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.

Job Title:

Association Camp Director

Level:

001

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Contract College

Contact Name:

Valerie Smith

Number of Openings:

1

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.

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