Assistant Camp Director

    • Job Tracking ID: 512291-650185
    • Job Location: San Francisco, CA
      Mendocino County, CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 20, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Club House Name: Camp Mendocino
    • Job Status: Full Time
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Job Description:


The Assistant Camp Director for Programs will ensure, first and foremost, that Camp Mendocino is always a safe environment for children and staff. This position is responsible for overseeing the delivery of a broad range of programs and activities at Camp including the ropes course, archery, swimming, mountain biking, gardening, photography, arts & crafts and environmental education. S/he interacts with parents and community members to promote the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and Camp Mendocino. Additionally the Assistant Camp Director for Programs works with Human Resources to coordinate the recruitment of summer staff as well as assists in the training of Camp program and administrative staff. The Assistant Camp Director for Programs reports to the Camp Director and assumes responsibility of Camp in his or her absence.



Summer Program Management (30%)

  • Evaluate programs on a continual basis (not less than session-by-session during summer) and makes alterations to ensure campers are learning, growing and succeeding

  • Ensure programs/activities address the gender and cultural diversity of members

  • Ensure that programs and locations where programs are delivered are safe at all times

  • Ensure that Camp equipment is maintained in good working condition

  • Develop activity schedule that ensures exposure to all activities for each camper

  • Organize and promote specialty days at Camp (theme days, large group activities, and Camp messaging with in activities)

  • Purchase supplies and equipment for Camp activities

  • Ensure that members actively participate in a variety of programs/activities

  • Oversee program within established budgetary guidelines


Staff Management (30%)

  • Effectively communicate program standards and youth development expectations through the hiring process, staff training days, and routine supervision

  • Coach and manage staff; consistently evaluate their performance and give feedback

  • Provide direct supervision of Camp program staff to ensure high standards of program development and implementation

  • Maintain open communication and positive relationship with the Camp Director


Year-Round Program Management (25%)

  • Working closely with the Camp Director on a year-round basis, establishes program objectives consistent with organizational goals and mission

  • Lead a school-year program for teens called Camp2College. Plan and implement monthly workshops including money management, college readiness, career planning, etc.

  • Provide mentorship to Camp2College teens (approx. 15-20) on academic goals and future planning.

  • Lead off-season facility rental process, achieving stated net income goals (including hiring and scheduling staff, recruiting new rental groups, running programs during each event, and serving as on-site liaison).

  • Provide planning and on-site leadership to BGCSF and school youth retreats, including organizing event logistics, leading on-site team building activities, and promoting positive youth development.

  • Evaluate programs annually through formal de-briefs, surveys, and focus groups, including facilitation of the Camp Council group.

  • Promote and market summer programs on a year-round basis to attract new campers and bring back current campers.

  • Engage with BGCSF Clubhouses and City-Wide departments year-round to recruit Club members to attend Camp (this includes organizing events, participating in Clubhouse activities, and meeting with Clubhouse staff).


Day -to-Day Leadership (15%)

  • Develop and foster a positive climate for youth development based on the mission and goals of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and Camp Mendocino.

  • Oversee proper record keeping and reporting including activities and events conducted, breakdowns of daily participation figures, notable achievements and any problems or issues.

  • Transport Club members in Club vehicles or on public transportation as needed.

  • Attend all meetings, conferences and trainings as required.

  • Effectively work with other Camp leadership to ensure a productive, and professional environment.

  • Maintain Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco values and standards.

  • Other duties the Camp Director might deem necessary to the best interest of Camp and the overall organization.

Experience and Skills:


  • Ability to live and work on-site at Camp part of the year

  • Experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising activities within a youth development framework

  • 2+ years’ experience supervising within the youth development field (including: one-on-one supervision, annual reviews, and facilitating team meetings)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to deal effectively with youth members including discipline problems

  • Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents, and co-workers

  • Ability to provide professional development and coaching to staff

  • Current Red Cross first aid/CPR certification (available after employment)

  • Valid driver’s license and demonstrated ability to safely transport youth in small and large vans, and automobiles.

  • BA/BS from an accredited college or university or related work experience

  • 3 years experience with high risk youth populations, and familiarity with working from lesson plans, program plans, or activity plans


  • Experience working at a sleep-away summer camp or other residential program

  • Experience implementing programs and activities for youth with desired goals and outcomes

  • Experience running Camp programming (i.e. lifeguarding, high ropes course, archery, biking, etc)

  • Class B license for operation of motor vehicles in order to transport youth members

  • Experience working for a program/department that is part of a larger organization with a shared mission and goals


  • Must be able to sit at computer workstation for long time periods.

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

  • Must be able to stand for at least 2 hours.

  • Must be able to walk two miles over uneven terrain



The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.