Day Camp Director - Adaptive

City of Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville, VA3.9

Temporary$19 - $33 an hour
Help support Parks and Recreation in their mission to enhance the quality of life for all through the stewardship of public land and parks and to provide quality recreational experiences. The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates for Day Camp Director - Adaptive who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence.

The starting hiring amount is $18.77 to $29.09/hour for this position. This is a seasonal/temporary position with no benefits.

Adaptive Recreation Day Camp Directors provide equal opportunity for youth, teens, and young adults, ages 8-21, with disabilities to attend a camp program in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment. This position is responsible for the daily operations of day camp programs including staff supervision, program quality, policy and procedures, risk management, parental concerns, daily program scheduling, field trip management, and documentation and record retention. Primarily and most frequently, work is performed under general supervision. Supervises Assistant Day Camp Directors, Day Camp Counselors and volunteers. Reports to a Parks and Recreation Operations Specialist.

The Day Camp Director will begin planning activities and/or events and be available for training opportunities the week of June 10 - 14. The position requires up to 40 hours weekly during camp, June 14-July 19, between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Plans and implements day camp activities and field trips;
Supervises day-to-day operations; develops weekly lesson plans and communicates with parents and staff;
Supervises and evaluates all staff and volunteers within the program;
Maintains current and accurate records relative to all aspects of camp; evaluates camp content and relays any pertinent information to immediate supervisor;
Ensures that all campers are accounted for at all times, setting clear rules and expectations, ensuring follow-through is a top priority for staff members;
Communicates effectively, professionally, courteously and thoroughly with the highest regard to the customer;
May be required to operate a City vehicle, adhering to the rules of the City's vehicle use policy;
Performs related duties as required.

Education, Experience and Skills: Minimum Qualifications:
Must be 19 years or older by employment start date.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in education, recreation, art, health/fitness or other related field of study.
Minimum of four (4) months of experience working with children, young adults and/or adults with disabilities in a recreational, educational or related setting required.
Minimum of two months experience managing or supervising staff required.
(Experience must be verifiable with reference to your Work History or Additional Information section of your application and may include volunteer or paid experience)

Special Requirements:
May require possession of a valid, appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required by date of hire. (To view our driving eligibility requirements, go to the 'About City Jobs' section of our FAQs on the HR webpage)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Possession of CPR/AED/First Aid certification preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to work with children, young adults or adults with or without disabilities and one's peers; able to react quickly, calmly and appropriately in an emergency situation; ability to demonstrate leadership, initiative and creativity in order to establish and direct a comprehensive recreational environment; ability to maintain staff control and composure when dealing with staff, campers and parents; ability to tactfully discuss campers' behavior with the campers and parents as needed; ability to perform first aid; ability to enter, stand and move in a pool or lake.

Physical Conditions & Work Contacts: Physical requirements of this position as outlined by the Department of Labor:
MEDIUM: work involves exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or an amount greater than negligible and up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to drug and alcohol testing for pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident and random testing.

Dependent upon assignment, a majority of time spent in this position involves outside work which may involve extreme temperatures, extreme brightness and/or blood-borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.