Program Manager

Camp Taloali

Job Description

Job Title: Program Manager

Classification: Seasonal 

Reports to: Camp Director

Position Purpose:

To further the mission of the camp through the planning and delivery of program activities and events. Design and deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management of the overall camp operation at the direction of the camp director. 

Essential Job Functions:

-Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.

-Evaluate program delivery abilities of staff.

-Deliver progress program activities.

-Evaluate the success of the program and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities.

-Coordinate all camp programs and campfire activities with other staff.

-Assist in the implementation of staff training.

-Provide guidance for programs utilizing camp equipment.

-Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures in all program areas.

-Oversee daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

-Ensure that program areas are kept free of hazards and debris.

-Regularly monitor work of program specialists.

-Provide feedback and guidance to program specialists.

-Provide recommendations and concerns to the camp director regarding program and activity areas.

-Create camper and group programs and activities schedules.

-Develop and supervise staff schedules for programs and activities.

-Collect and evaluate records; report and evaluate camp program and activity areas.

Other Job Duties:

-Attend administrative staff meetings

-Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.

-Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.

-Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

-Provide ongoing program ideas to counselors and activity area staff.

-Program Manager may co-supervise counselors who also have program activity responsibility.

-Program Manager may in some cases act as an Assistant Camp Director and be placed in charge when the Director is absent. 

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

-Experience in administrative roles

-Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for similar populations.

-Current instructional certification in program or related experience.

-Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-Training and experience in teaching programs to adults and children.

-Desire and ability to work with children outdoors. 

Physical Aspects of the Position:

-Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

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

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

-Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

-Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

 Rev. 11/2016 Camp Taloali Program Manager PD