POSITION: Assistant Director
REPORTS TO: Camp Director
STATUS: Exempt (Seasonal)
COMPENSATION: Daily Rate plus Lodging
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
Founded in San Francisco in 1902, the LightHouse’s purpose is to promote the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired. The LightHouse is currently in a period of growth, increasing our capacity to serve more people who are blind or have low vision. Enchanted Hills Camp is hiring for the position of Assistant Camp Director for this summer.
The Assistant Director will design and deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ abilities and age. They will assist in the management of the overall camp operation at the direction of the camp director. The assistant director assists in the overall administration and operation of camp. They will be placed in charge in the event of the director’s absence.
- Experience in administrative rolls at a similar camp
- Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities
- Training and experience in teaching program to adults and children
- Current First Aid and CPR certifications
- Experience with persons who are blind/visually impaired or similar population.
- Knowledge of Braille and/or sign language preferred
- Must be willing to live on camp premises.
- Must be able to lift 70 pounds.
- Ability to enforce safety and emergency procedures.
- Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
- Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
- Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury)
- Possess the endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
Agency Expectations of Employees:
As employees, we should:
- Read, understand, and adhere to all agency policies and procedures.
- Conduct ourselves in a professional manner on and off the job, knowing that we are representatives of LightHouse.
- Perform all job responsibilities.
- Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward everyone.
- Communicate regularly and appropriately with our supervisors and colleagues within our own departments.
- Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate efficient time management and the ability to prioritize our assignments.
- Consistently report to work on time and be ready to begin performing our assigned duties and responsibilities.
- Work productively.
- Continue to learn and communicate a blindness-positive philosophy based on current best practices in the field.
- Maintain the confidentiality of campers and staff relating to issues such as health, behaviors, and other situations that may arise.
- Be culturally sensitive.
- Ensure deliverance of a fun program to campers.
- Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of campers.
- Evaluate program delivery abilities of staff.
- Deliver progressive program activities.
- Evaluate the success of the program and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities.
- Coordinate all camp program and campfire activities with other staff.
- Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs.
- Assist in the implementation of staff training.
- Provide guidelines for programs utilizing camp equipment.
- Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures in all program areas.
- Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment 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.
- Supervise and evaluate program area leaders.
- Regularly monitor work of program area leaders
- Provide feedback and guidance to program area leaders.
- Provide recommendations and concerns to camp director regarding program area leaders’ performances.
- Develop and implement schedules and records for all areas of camp program and facilities.
- Create camper and group program and activity schedules.
- Develop and supervise staff schedule for programs and activities.
- Collect and evaluate records.
- Evaluate and report camp program and activity areas.
- Attend all 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 functions.
- Provide ongoing program ideas to counseling and program area leader staff.
- Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Daily rate and lodging
LightHouse personnel are employed on an at-will basis. Employment at-will means that the employment relationship may be terminated, with or without cause and with or without advance notice at any time by the employee or the Agency. We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace.
LightHouse provides equal opportunity to all, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
All employees at LightHouse are hired for an indefinite and unspecified duration and consequently, no employee is guaranteed employment for a specified length of time. Employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and LightHouse. Accordingly, either the employee or LightHouse can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause (“employment at will”).
To access the full Job Description for this position, please go to: www.lighthouse-sf.org/