Design, deliver, and evaluate camp programs that meet the needs and interests of the camps target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner.
Coordinate and plan with the Sales and Registration Coordinator the needs of each individual camp group/session.
Liaise with parents, camp groups, medical organizations, rental groups, and volunteer organizations.
Directly supervise and coordinate the efforts of the camp personnel
Establish and maintain an effective evaluation system for all programs and personnel, including year-round staff, seasonal staff, and volunteers.
Provide training and education of staff in accordance with Zajac Ranch for Children staff manuals, protocols, and values.
Adhere to and implement the policies and procedures of Zajac Ranch.
Review camper applications in conjunction with the Nursing Director.
Compile reports including inventories, staff evaluations, camper evaluations, and recommendations for the following season.
Perform any duties necessary to deliver outstanding customer service to the rental groups during our non-medical-camp season including scheduling and managing programming staff.
Work collaboratively with the Kitchen Services Manager and the live-in Facilities Manager
The Executive Camp Director is required to live on-site; private living quarters will be provided.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Have a firm belief in the value of summer camp for children with special needs.
Have experience delivering top-notch customer service
Have a college or university degree in recreation management or a related discipline and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of camp management experience.
Excellent leadership and communication skills, understanding, ability to be a positive role model, patience and self-control.
Have a demonstrated ability in the recruitment and management of a camp staff team.
Ability to plan, organize, and carry-out daily, weekly and special programs.
Ability to supervise and evaluate staff, volunteers, and campers.
Must have experience with managing substantial budgets.
Experience with developmental disabilities, special needs, and behavioural management.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to proactively manage multiple work tasks in a timely manner.
Ability to act under pressure and keep a clear head.
Must have own transportation, possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to live on site year-round
Have computer skills and data management experience, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Hold valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C or the ability to obtain.
Possess and maintain a clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search