Program Director

Seeking an experienced professional with a genuine passion for people, camping, and the outdoors!

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA of Silicon Valley


Santa Clara, CA 95051

Camp Information

Overnight Camp at Camp Campbell
16275 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006-0000

Job Description

The Program Director will assist with year-round family camp, rental groups and weddings in a residential camp setting. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting with the development and implementation of year-round ropes course programming, as well as full supervision of archery.


  • Experience as a staff member in a camp setting (programming experience preferred)
  • Experience with program design, development, implementation, and retention.
  • Experience with collaboration of schools, universities, parks n rec., and churches in the spirit of reciprocity.
  • Experience in program and volunteer development.
  • Strong computer skills (word, excel, web-based systems, etc.)
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication.
  • California Commercial Driver’s License (can be obtained upon hire).
  • Works quickly, accurately and is timely in completion of projects.
  • Available on weekend and evenings as needed.
  • Model the values of the YMCA of Silicon Valley and the individual worth of children.
  • CPR and First Aid certified (can be obtained upon hire).

Essential Functions

  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, and directs personnel and volunteers as needed; Reviews and evaluates staff performance; Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals; Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  • Planning, organization, and facilitation, of year-round youth and teen, residential, day and adventure camp programming, year-round youth sports programming.
  • Oversee camp transportation department and work with departments to meet all programs transportation needs.
  • Assist with the branch’s campaign effort.
  • Participate and lead routine staff meetings to inform staff of any changes/updates in program, and to discuss any issues currently going on in the program.
  • Responsible for overseeing program staff and participants in all program areas.
  • Ensure the inventory, restocking maintenance, organization, repair and cleanliness of all program equipment and supplies.
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Establish new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Manages the day-to-day responsibilities within the sports program – schedules, setting up, rosters, practices, etc.
  • Respond to all member, parent, and community inquiries and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Secure and schedule athletic fields and facilities as necessary.
  • Contribute creatively in overall program development of all camp areas.
  • Provide appropriate support and evaluation for each staff member in programs.
  • Use established system for communication with other camp departments.
  • Provides overnight on-call supervision as needed throughout the program.
  • Maintain up to date contact information and availability for all program staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 25 pounds.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to improving lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Room and board provided


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