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The Salvation Army Program Director (Middletown Corps) in Middletown, New York


The Program Director will serve as the primary Summer Day Camp facilitator and leader, under the direction of the Corps Officers. The Program Director will lead and provide direction to all Counselors under his or her supervision and lead large group instruction and activities. The ideal candidate will remain teachable and interested in their ongoing professional development.


  • Involvement in the total program with willingness to help in all areas as needed, including dining room, outdoor/indoor activities, children with problems, daily assembly, etc.

  • Promote observance of the moral and ethical code affecting children and staff.

  • Responsible to complete Orientation Sessions

  • Responsible for sharing with the Corps Officers all matters of mutual concern relating to the total welfare of the Summer Day Camp.

  • Lead and direct Counselors on activities and tasks to perform throughout the day.

  • Responsible for the daily supervision and safety of a group of participants.

  • Always maintain ratio in accordance with NYS Sanitary Code Subpart 7-2 mandates.

  • Creating Lesson plans in conjunction with the Corps Officers which include physical movement, age-appropriate educational concepts, incorporate social and emotional learning concepts (SEL)

  • Implement lesson plans in a fun and dynamic way.

  • Complete a Debrief at the end of the summer to include areas of concern for the following program year.

  • Responsible for the leadership and guidance of assigned children and your assigned staff.

  • Assume responsibility for the health, cleanliness, good habits, welfare and happiness of all children and staff.

  • Maintain a high level of interaction with children and staff.

  • Voice criticisms to the Corps Officers first and respond positively to their directives, thereafter.

  • Communicate with the Corps Officers as soon as possible (in private), for actions of staff members that put the health and safety of children at risk. Report all incidents minor or major.

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups of various ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction to children and/or staff.

  • Ability to identify and physically respond appropriately and quickly to emergency situations, as needed.


  • Associate degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education and Recreation or a related field AND two years direct experience working with children less than 13 year of age, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity in a childcare program or related field of work.

Job LocationsUS-NY-Middletown

Job ID 2024-12632

Category Administrative

Compensation Salary is $21.00/HR

Type Regular Full-Time