Windsor Mountain International Summer Camp
Job Title: Program Director
Reports to: Camp Directors
Position: Program Director is responsible for assisting the Summer Camp Directors with the day-to-day programming coordination and scheduling, including providing mentorship and coaching to summer staff, assisting with staff training and development, the regular development of the program offerings and camper placements. Program Director also will oversee the programming coordinators and collaborate with camp leadership for camp special events.
Dates: Spring 2022 – Fall 2022 (exact dates flexible)
**Position is seasonal and could convert to full-time/year-round position in Fall 2022 for the ideal candidate after a successful summer.
Qualifications: 3 years or more of summer camp or similar experience. Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Salary: $500-750 weekly (commensurate with experience). Summer room and board provided.
Location: Windsor, NH (must live on-site during camp sessions)
How to Apply: Email CV/resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Camp Overview: Windsor Mountain is a non-competitive, overnight summer camp. Our beautiful lakefront setting in New Hampshire offers the perfect setting for the best summer camp experience for campers ages 7-16. Our free-choice program encourages campers to try new things, and our warm, inclusive and diverse community creates a sense of belonging. Our summer camp program offers campers a wide-variety of activities in program areas, including performing arts, sailing, sports, outdoor adventure, music, waterfront, creative arts and farm and garden.
Why Windsor Mountain?
The mission of Windsor Mountain is to create a warm, diverse and accepting community that inspires people to live positive, compassionate and fulfilled lives. If you are creative, positive, self-driven, hard-working, and love working with children in a diverse community, then Windsor Mountain is the place for you.
Working at camp likely will be the most rewarding experience of your life. Beyond that, camp provides professional development and leadership opportunities that will translate well for your future success. You will develop and practice 21st century skills, like communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, problem-solving, creativity and flexibility. The leadership opportunities available in a camp setting are unlike most others available to young professionals. Just as importantly, you will gain a network of friends and colleagues from around the world.
About the Job
The Program Director furthers the mission of Windsor Mountain through the planning, development and delivery of our camper free-choice program. Every three days, Windsor Mountain offers a wide-variety of both traditional and unique activities campers in department areas including music, arts, sports, theatre, ropes course, farm and garden, waterfront, culinary arts, wilderness adventure, and environmental awareness. The Program Director collaborates with the Directors and Department Heads to design and deliver program activities that are safe, fun, educational and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.
Essential Job Functions:
- Work with the Windsor Mountain Directors to ensure the creation and delivery of a well-rounded program to campers, including fun, educational, skill-building, creative and wacky activities.
- Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp and camper goals.
- Oversee fun hour activities and staff.
- Regularly check-in with campers regarding their program and activities to obtain feedback.
- Evaluate and ensure the success of the program.
- Implement all camp programming from start to finish.Assist in training staff on all aspects of the camp program, including effective teaching methods and lesson planning.
- Work with Directors to oversee Department Heads; review offerings from each department to ensure classes are appropriate; review menu to ensure activity balance and sufficient open numbers in each period; assist with and supervise the data entry of campers’ choices; ensure program functioning property; ensure campers assignments are delivered in a timely and clear manner; ensure waitlist is functioning properly and ensure that popular activities are offered regularly.
- Create camper activity “menu.”
- Create the camper activity schedule.
- Develop staff schedule.
- Give feedback to staff on their delivery of the program and teaching ability.
- Supervise computer program for activity assignments; ensure functioning properly; quality check.
- Continue to valuate the camp program throughout the summer and provide suggestions for areas of improvement.
- Supervise and evaluate Department Heads to develop and implement all facets of camp program activities.
- Educate department heads on program policies and procedures.
- Regularly monitor work of department heads.
- Provide feedback and guidance to department heads.
- Provide recommendations and feedback to camp directors regarding department heads’ performances.
- Run weekly department head meetings.
- Provide supervision and feedback to activity staff.
- Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety procedures during camp programs.
- Review and understand ACA requirements for safety in program areas.
- Assist in the implementation of staff training.
- Provide guidelines for utilizing camp equipment.
- Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures in all program areas.
Program Supplies and Materials
- Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas.
- Oversee regular checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
- Handle or supervise all supply ordering and budgeting; maintain extra supplies.
- Ensure that program areas are kept free of hazards and debris.
Other Job Duties:
- Attend regular meetings with camp directors and weekly staff meetings.
- Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.
- Be an active member of the Windsor Mountain community and participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, role modeling for staff and providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.
- Provide ongoing program ideas to counseling and activity area staff.
- Provide support to counselors; serve as a resource for counselors.
- Encourage Windsor Mountain Campers to take a responsible risk and try new things when choosing their activities.
- Get to know campers; have fun; and play!
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- At least 3 years relevant experience working with children in a summer camp or similar environment.
- Leadership experience in a summer camp or similar setting.
- Desire to work in a diverse community where kindness is key.
- Desire to receive regular feedback from Windsor Mountain directors, staff and peers.
- Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
- Ability to communicate and work with groups and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, implement appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, implement appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
Physical Aspects of the Job:
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Physical ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site and facilities and camper and staff behavior.
- Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time (60 minutes or more).
Some physical requirements of a program position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate program equipment and program activities. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work, irregular and often long hours, delivering program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather conditions.