Leadership Director

Join our team of amazing counselors and staff in our beautiful Berkshires location!

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock

Location

Mount Washington, MA 01258

Camp Information

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock
544 East Street
Mount Washington, MA 01258

Camp Description

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is an overnight camp for campers ages 7-16. Nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety acre lake, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock enjoys a truly magnificent location.

Job Description

The Leadership Director will directly supervise and effectively lead Leader In Training (LIT) and work with other staff members to coordinate leadership opportunities for the participants.The Leadership Director will provide a safe and nurturing environment for campers and staff and will be actively involved and have a positive attitude about all camp activities.

Job Segments:

· Actively participate in and lead portions of Administrative Staff Training and All Staff Training.

· Inform the Inclusion Specialist and/or Camp Director of any camper or staff problems, issues, or concerns.

· Structure LIT programs in association with the Camp Directors to help participants develop skills in leadership, conflict resolution, problem-solving, communication, teamwork, empathy, self-awareness and in the YMCA values.

· Ensure LITs are following all rules and are fulfilling all of their assigned duties.

· Formally evaluate LITs at the end of the session and assist them in setting and meeting goals.

· Correct and document, as necessary, situations that endanger the emotional or physical safety of any person.

· Plan and oversee all aspects of LIT including housing assignments, activity placements, workshops, debriefing from experiences, days off-site, overnights, off camp visits, devotions, and implementing new program components.

· Assist LITs with running one Evening Program during each camp session.

· Ensure all transportation policies are being adhered to when leaving the camp.

· Be consistently available to LITs and provide ongoing assistance, guidance, and training.

· Routinely evaluate the effectiveness of LITs.

· Participate in Administrator On Duty and night activities as assigned.

· Demonstrate and teach the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility to all campers and staff.

· Follow all camp rules and regulations and enforce them among peers.

· Maintain positive public relations with parents, visitors, and the general public at all times.

· Submit all required paperwork and an End of the Year Report on time.

· Perform other duties as and provide unit coverage assigned.

Qualifications

· Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and one's peers outdoors

· Prior camp experience as a program or administrative staff member

· Prior experience in leadership training, team building, and experiential education

· Ability to create, schedule, organize, and implement an experiential leadership program

· Good role model, high integrity, and adaptable

· At least 21 years old, valid driver’s license, and an acceptable driving record

Essential Functions

· Ability to communicate, supervise, and work with assigned ages and skill levels and provide necessary instructions.

· Abilities to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

· Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities.

· Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and situations requiring first aid.

· Physical ability to drive a 15 passenger van with passengers.

· Ability to live on site for the duration of the season.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

· Critical Thinking & Decision Making:Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment.

· Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in such a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause.

· Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.

· Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.

· Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence.

· Developing Self & Others:Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential.

Required Certifications

Must complete online New Employee Orientation, Child Abuse Prevention, Mandated Reporter, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, and Employee Safety trainings prior to start of position.

Must hold and maintain CPR, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration certifications - required for job placement.

Room and board provided

Yes

How to Apply

Apply Online

Opens in a new window http://camphirock.org/staff/summer-jobs/

Apply by Email

heather@camphirock.org

Apply by Mail to:

Heather Neaz-Nibur
544 East Street
Mount Washington, MA 01258

Resumes Accepted Until

June 30, 2021

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