Job Title: Camp/Facility Executive Director
Reports to: President
Supervises: All Camp Staff
To further the mission of the SPJST Camps and Camp Kubena through positive caring relationships with guest and staff, manage camp facilities, human resources, and sales and marketing. The Executive Director will oversee coordination and delivery of all aspects of camp operations and interact with guest and staff to provide a positive overall experience at the camp.
Essential Job Functions:
Supervise staff, guest arrivals and departures, and maintenance of camp facility.
Supervise recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and training seasonal staff with the goal to retain seasonal and year-round employees.
Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations.
Ensure that state and local regulations are being met and that all-American Camping Association Standards are met to maintain ACA accreditation.
Plan, schedule, track and report labor hours and payroll expenses on a bi-weekly basis to SPJST Human Resources Administrator.
Be responsible for identifying issues of possible risk (ex. Safety, clutter, cleanliness, injuries, equipment, storm damage, maintenance needs, upset or misbehaving campers, etc.) during the day-to-day operations of Camp Kubena. Major problems will be addressed immediately, reported to, and coordinated with the SPJST Supreme Lodge Board of Directors. Major improvements that are needed shall be itemized, prioritized and discussed with the Board of Directors. The funding of major improvements shall be made only with the authorizations of the Board of Directors.
Work with finance to ensure timely bill payment.
Be responsible for delivery of services, programs and activities appropriate to the camper population.
Develop and maintain a budget
Confirm all details for rental groups; number of campers, food allergies, medical needs, group agenda, and rental agreements.
Ensure that someone is present on the property at all times to handle any situation that arises in camp that needs to be resolved.
Carry out any assignments related to the benefit and operation of the camp as needed.
Other Job Duties:
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 counseling and activity area staff.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field with recreation/camp experience or five years of administrative experience in a recreation/camp field.
Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for similar population.
Current instructional certification in program or related experience.
Familiar/knowledge of ACA Accreditation standards preferred.
Current certification in first aid and CPR.
Preferred certifications: Life Guard Instructor, High/Low Ropes Certification (or ability to obtain)
Experience with a budget and some accounting.
Ability to relate with and convey enthusiasm for supporting SPJST’s mission as stated in the Preamble of the SPJST By-Laws:
The main idea and purpose of this Society, as organized by fearless and peace-loving Czech pioneers in Texas, was and is: To provide and promote fraternal and social fellowship among its members. To endeavor to keep alive the cherished traditions, customs, heritage, culture, and language of our forefathers. And generally, through moral, spiritual, and economic respect, to encourage benevolence and humanity through the Society with sound practical life insurance for its members.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Training and experience in instruction.
Desire and ability to work with participants outdoors.
Mac and Microsoft word processing programs as well as presentation programs.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
Ability to observe camper behavior, 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.
Visual and auditory 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.
Standing (sometimes for long periods), frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available.
Must be able to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds periodically.
Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather condition.