Camp Southern Ground is looking for a Camp Director. At Camp Southern Ground, we have the ability to create something really special, with intentional traditions and camp culture to help all campers feel they belong and are loved. We are looking for an experienced camp professional who has developed programs and operations from the ground up and is ready to explore new ways of doing things that blend the traditional with the exceptional. Must be a leader that demonstrates creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, kindness and respect. The camp desires a motivational leader that helps others reach their potential through collaboration, mentorship and encouragement. Must have at least 10 years of summer camp experience with at least 5 at a supervisory level. Experience working with children with special needs and/or inclusive programs is preferred. Military background is a plus.
Camp Director Job Description
Summary: Under the direction of the CEO of Camp Southern Ground, the Camp Director will further the mission of Camp Southern Ground through the creation, development and management of the brand new summer camp. The Camp Director will lead the camp to blend innovation with tradition to grow the operations from the ground up.
Our mission is to provide extraordinary experiences for children to recognize and magnify the unique gifts within themselves and others in order to profoundly impact the world.
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Other Job Duties:
This job may include work in other areas of Camp Southern Ground including planning and preparing for future seasons, setting up online registration, coordinating staffing for all Camp Southern Ground or other duties as assigned. In addition, Camp Southern Ground encourages participation in American Camp Association and other professional association conferences and trainings including leading sessions and positioning staff as experts in the camping industry.
Must be proficient in computer skills and related word processing, data management, and Internet computer software including social networking sites.
The ability to think critically, solve problems and make sound decisions is required. The position also requires excellent communication skills and the ability to establish a rapport with parents, campers, staff, other professionals donors and key stakeholders. Must have a bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of camp experience with at least five at a supervisory level. Preferred 1-2 years experience working with children with special needs. Must have a valid driver’s license.
This position would require the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information; comprehend instructions and manuals, and physical ability to participate in strenuous activities including running, climbing, jumping and the ability move about the camp property in various environmental conditions including uneven surfaces and extreme weather conditions.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience