Program Director

The Program Director is responsible for all rental groups: outdoor education, weekend/conference retreats, and banquets.

Sponsoring YMCA

Camp MacLean YMCA


Burlington, WI 53105-9401

Camp Information

Camp MacLean
31401 Durand Ave.
Burlington, WI 53105

Camp Description

YMCA Camp MacLean has been proudly providing camp programming for children, teens, and adults since 1941. Programs available include a resident summer camp, outdoor education, weekend campouts, family programming, and much more. YMCA Camp MacLean is located in beautiful southeast Wisconsin, one mile east of the city of Burlington.

Job Description

The Program Director is responsible for the use of YMCA Camp MacLean for all rental groups: outdoor education groups, weekend/conference retreats, scout campouts, universities, church retreats, banquets. In conjunction with the camp executive director, camp registrar and camp business manager, assist in making adequate preparations for summer overnight youth camp (i.e. hiring counselors, recruiting campers, marketing programs, general summer preparation). Support the seasonal summer camp program director. Ensure the safety and welfare of all campers and guests. Carry out the mission of YMCA Camp MacLean.


  • Bachelor's degree plus previous YMCA camp experience required
  • Proven experience in the area of customer service and youth programming
  • A background in education or outdoor education is ideal
  • Previous training and experience in high ropes courses and adventure/challenge programs required
  • Must be energetic person committed to the YMCA mission
  • Candidate must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends
  • This position requires strong organizational, communication, and supervision skills

Essential Functions

  • Ensure procedures, policies and public relations at all times.
  • Responsible for the continued development, implementation, growth and evaluation of all components of the group services and rental group department. Rental programs to include Weekend/Conference Program, Outdoor education, scout retreats, banquets, public tobogganing and other programs as assigned or developed.
  • Serve as resident host to facilitate a quality experience for all groups. (Includes weekends & nights)
  • Maintain positive relationships with all customer bases from the point of contact, scheduling, program development and evaluation.
  • Articulate safety concerns, emergency procedures, risk management issues to staff and customers. Operate programs adhering to all state laws and ACA standards.
  • Responsible for overseeing adventure/challenge/high ropes activities within rental group programs.
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising part-time and/or seasonal staff that are needed to facilitate camp rental group programs and summer youth camp (as assigned by the executive director)
  • Work closely with the Food Service Manager and Property Manager to coordinate food service and facility needs of the customers.
  • Act as a team member, working closely and professionally with other staff on all interrelated matters.
  • Responsible for a budget and for achieving revenue goals and for controlling expenses. Responsible for preparing the group service department budget
  • Responsible for the marketing of group rental programs. This includes preparation and dissemination of camp literature as well as communicating in person and on the phone to potential user groups.
  • As assigned by the executive and in partnership with other camp staff, take on duties associated with summer camp preparation (i.e. hiring, marketing, recruiting campers)
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate files and records.
  • Responsible for maintaining the proper use of all camp equipment.
  • Work with the Camp Executive Director to learn all facets of camp programming and operations beyond assigned programs.
  • Reside on Camp premises; housing provided (required)
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Certifications

Child Abuse Prevention

  • Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:
  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required


$38,000.00 - $42,000.00

Room and board provided


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