YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 01-Feb-2019 to 01-Apr-2019 (PST)
  • Youth Programs
  • San Pedro, CA, USA
  • $17-$19
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

The Summer/Day Camp Director is responsible for program development, safety and parent communication for the YMCA Summer/Day Camp Program. The Summer/Day Camp Director will be responsible for maintaining ACA standards as well as managing a weekly curriculum, staff development, fiscal management and program marketing.  The Day Camp Director will relate well to both children and adults and possess the ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity.

Qualifications

  • Tweny-Five years or older
  • High School Graduate or GED. College education preferred. Child growth & development or human growth and development; child, family, and community or child and family background/education
  • Programming/curriculum planning
  • At least two prior seasons of administrative or supervisory experience in organized camp At least four years of working with youth
  • Experience working with children and staff in an out of school setting
  • Strong character values, communication skills, emotional maturity
  • Current First Aid, Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications

Responsibilities

PROGRAM OPERATIONS/MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

  • Assist with the development and implementation of enrollment goals identified in Branch Operating Plan.
  • Supervise Camp staff; assisting with developing programming, planning and overseeing daily activities, scheduling, lesson plans and general camp operations.
  • Work with special events, promotions, and any other special needs; take part in, and assist with, outside camp programs, promotions and training sessions.
  • Travel to any designated camp locations to ensure the success of camp activities.
  • Ensure all camp schedules are completed satisfactorily in a timely manner; comply with the camp schedule, arriving to work daily on time and working as a flexible team player.
  • Interact effectively with the camp staff as a total system, with camper's best interest in mind.
  • Know, understand, train and execute all camp policies and emergency procedures associated with the camp; Coordinate safety and quality before and after care at all sites.
  • Communicate with parents and address parent concerns in a timely manner. Seek the support of the Program Director when necessary.
  • Assist with the various administrative tasks, coordinate schedules and complete all necessary reports; take inventory of and help purchase necessary supplies.
  • Ensure compliance with American Camping Association (ACA) standards and minimum program components
  • Support the annual campaign by building relationships, storytelling, and identifying prospects for donations and volunteering.
  • Daily supervision of day camp directors through: Site visitations, quality checks, and ensures logs and documentation is up-to-date.
  • Implement well-rounded calendar and curriculum that is asset based and achieves YMCA goals with children and families.
  • Ensure all staff interact, initiate and encourage the children in the activities during the day.
  • Ensure all staff manage children's behavior using a positive approach, including using redirection and constructive discipline, with natural and logical consequences
  • Ensure close supervision of children at all times. At no time will a child be left unsupervised.
  • Administer continuous program feedback to parents regarding their child/children's participation and behavior in the program, including one-to-one conferences with parents when necessary.
  • Assist with orientation of parents for fall/summer programs
  • Assist in the recruitment and hiring of staff using screening tools and panel interviews to gain the best possible fit with each opening.
  • Assist Program Director in the supervision of staff, assuring staff is qualified, certified and are meeting minimum performance standards for their position.
  • Assist in the training of staff and volunteers on an ongoing basis through staff meetings, courses and workshops.
  • Assist in the development of annual operating budget for site. Assist in managing site budget to achieve monthly, quarterly and annual goals.
  • Assist in the development of work schedules, coordinate daily work, and make sure timecards are properly recorded by employees.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor

ADMINISTRATION & COMPLIANCE

  • Keep accurate attendance records which include: verifying absences and maintaining a daily attendance log, sign in and out, and PCG reports.
  • Ensure that registration packets are being reviewed at least twenty four hours in advance prior to the start of the youth's participation in programming.
  • During outside activities, ensure the entire area can be seen at all times. If more than one staff member is on the yard, each staff member will watch a different section of the outside area; Ensure staff members are not standing together and are periodically patrolling the entire yard.
  • Maintain commitment to safety through regular and documented on-site safety inspections. Meet Association standards for safety and risk management.
  • Ensure that all facilities, program areas and equipment are clean and in proper working order. Report problems promptly and appropriately.
  • Facilitate check in and check out of campers and maintain those records each week of the summer.
  • Ensure that program site is running as an ACA program. Including maintaining ratios at all times.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Promote, establish and maintain good school-program, PTA-program, and community relationships.
  • Identify program volunteer positions and assist with the identification, recruitment and tracking of program volunteers. 
  • Work with parent committee to plan and implement regular Family Events.
  • Understand and be able to discuss and promote all YMCA programs and ensure all staff members are familiar with all programs offered at the YMCA so staff are able to inform members of YMCA programs that will meet members' changing needs and interests.
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