Program Director

Camp Manito-wish YMCA, located in beautiful northern Wisconsin, is seeking its next Program Director to help us change lives!


Camp Manito-Wish YMCA Inc.


Boulder Junction, WI 54512-0246

Job Description

In partnership with the Program Team, Camp Director and Operations Director ensures the programs are operating at the highest level of excellence by incorporating character and leadership development through the Manito-wish collaborative leadership model. Works collaboratively to hire and train the best staff, implement program delivery and provide an overall participant and staff experience that embraces the Manito-wish Mission, Vision and Commitment Statements.


  • In collaboration with the Camp Director, set direction and standards of excellence for program delivery across all three programs
  • Coordinate with the hiring team to hire seasonal staff positions
  • In collaboration with the Program Team, create and implement trainings and outcome focused participant curriculum as related to assigned program areas
  • Supervision of assigned seasonal staff teams
  • Coordinate all aspects of assigned program areas including, but not limited to pre-arrival communications, on-site program delivery, transportation, evacuations, and post departure evaluations
  • Prepare, track and achieve annual operating results within budget
  • Build positive relationships with families and seasonal staff which lead to greater retention of staff and campers
  • Responsible for program purchases and inventory
  • Implements assigned areas of the strategic plan
  • Capable of effective and sustained mental, emotional and social interaction with others in camp’s fast-paced, youth-centered, community environment
  • Ability to maintain mental, emotional and social resiliency
  • Passionate about and able to uphold Camp’s Mission, Vision and Commitment Statement
  • Commits to the highest standards of Child Abuse Prevention policies and practices directed by Camp Manito-wish YMCA
  • Work with the Program Team, Camp Director and Operations Director to oversee the Lang Challenge Course and manage the indoor climbing wall
  • Implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives in support of organizational goals
  • Hold 24-hour on call responsibilities in rotation with other year-round staff and respond to emergencies as needed as detailed in the Crisis Action Plan
  • Positively represent camp within the YMCA, ACA, land agencies, and other appropriate kindred organizations and community groups
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned
  • Live on-site and fulfill host duties as assigned

Essential Functions

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university or equivalent experience
  • Successful experience in management of seasonal camp staff and the ability to lead collaborative teams
  • Minimum two to three years of leading and supporting best practices of wilderness tripping, supervising staff, developing wilderness programming and trainings and experiential education program delivery
  • Wilderness First Responder or greater certification or ability and willingness to obtain certification
  • ACCT Level 2 certification or ability and willingness to obtain certification as needed
  • Ability to work with others, adapt to fluid situations and be a servant leader
  • Ability to travel to recruit participants and staff
  • Knowledge of our primary methods of wilderness tripping - canoeing, backpacking and sea kayaking
  • Excellent communication skills to interface with program participants, volunteers, staff, clients and partners
  • Experience in staff hiring, training, supervision and evaluation
  • Ability and current license to drive with a record that meets insurance and organizational expectations


$36,000.00 - $40,000.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

Oct. 12, 2020

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