Resident Camp Director

The YMCA of Middle TN is searching for a cause-driven leader to serve as Resident Camp Director at Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville, TN!


YMCA of Middle Tennessee


Nashville, TN 37203-3418

Job Description

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Associate Executive Director, the Resident Camp Director is responsible for day-to-day operations of the resident camp.


  • Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA
  • Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers and members to create a culture of service within our programs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs, as well as the ability to use most office equipment is required
  • Ability to analyze complex information, and to define and solve problems
  • Strong ability to manage and develop an operating budget
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 3 years of summer program management
  • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience is required including the ability to recruit, train, motivate and supervise staff as well as the ability to work with committees
  • Possess extensive knowledge of camp programming: sports, arts, challenge course, swimming, boating, literacy, equestrian, outdoor living, cabin life, evening programs, outdoor education and special events

Essential Functions

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility; implement character development and the YMCA core values in all programs and all aspects of outdoor center operations
  • Model and put into practice behavior that supports inclusion and diversity
  • Model and put into practice the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center operating philosophy of “kids and guests first”
  • Represent the YMCA and maintain appropriate relationships with area organizations, community leaders and businesses
  • Directs, supervises and monitors Summer Camp operations and program activities to meet Camp Widji and YMCA objectives and adhere to state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations
  • Develops, monitors and effectively forecasts program budgets to meet fiscal objectives
  • Oversees operations of all summer/resident camp programming including but not limited to: Main Camp, Specialty Camps, Adventure Camp, CIT, LIT, and other programming as designated
  • Compiles program statistics; monitors and evaluates effectiveness of and participation in the program
  • Supervises and develops programming with the Adventure Coordinator to implement successful teen programming, weekend expeditions, seasonal camping, family programming and more
  • Oversees that appropriate records are maintained including program registration, staff and attendance rosters, and equipment
  • Creates the schedule and program activities to meet the demands of guests and Camp Widji objectives
  • Hires, monitors, supervise, and evaluate appropriate staff including but not limited to summer camp counselors, adventure coordinator, weekend staff, specialty camp counselors, international staff, etc.
  • Serves as Camp Widji’s International Staff liaison in conjunction with the International YMCA and other staffing agencies; recruit, hire, train, and assist with cultural transitions to working and living in the Unites States
  • Ensure all staff and volunteers are properly trained
  • Maintain work schedule at peak times to be visible and available to guests and staff
  • Assume joint responsibility for the development, coordination and implementation of marketing strategies to drive enrollment in camp programs in coordination with the marketing team, collaborating to utilize web, paper, newsletters, Web pages and e-Blasts to market programming
  • Evaluate programming and create dynamic group and dining programs that are based on participant input and exciting to all age groups, while ensuring the scope of programs should go well beyond traditional camp agendas

Required Certifications

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training
  • Within 30 days of hire: Basic Life Support, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen
  • YMCA Team Leader or Multi-Team/Branch Leader certification preferred


$37,716.00 - $47,145.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Oct. 4, 2020

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