Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County 4-H Camp Admin/4-H Camp Director in Riverhead, New York
This position will serve as the Dorothy P. Flint (DPF) 4-H Camp Admin/4-H Camp Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County and will work under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director. This position will be responsible for the overall management of Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau Countys DPF 4-H Camp located in Riverhead, New York. The camp features an eight week (+/-) summer residential youth camp season as well as day camp programs in environmental education, leadership training, and related 4-H youth programming in shoulder seasons. Responsibilities include: managing and promoting the use of camp facilities, preparing for the summer camping season with moderate discretion, marketing, fundraising, grant writing, training and supervision of seasonal staff, scheduling of camp-related functions, 4-H education program responsibilities utilizing research-based materials, management of off season rentals, accreditation, and general supervision of the facility. This position will assist as needed with facilities. This position will be responsible for enhancing 4-H Programs, resources and collaborations in all assigned areas of 4-H Youth Development programming, and will be responsible for the implementation of innovative 4-H programming with a high level of discretion, in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Areas Plan of Work. This position will work towards and maintain ACA accreditation. This position will be responsible for maintaining all Department of Health standards. This position will directly supervise the following positions in the Youth Development Program Area: Camp Maintenance, Farm Supervisor, Association Temporary Program positions as needed, including the summer residential camp staff at DPF 4-H Camp.
Bachelors Degree. Experience relevant to the role of the position. Valid Drivers License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. Per the New York State Department of Health, must be over the age of 25. Knowledge of the American Camp Association guidelines and standards. Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate. Experience managing staff and creating age appropriate lesson plans in a wide range of instructional areas such as physical education, art, theatre and academic enrichment. Demonstrated experience in effective supervision and management with ability to supervise, train and motivate staff of all ages and levels of experience. Ability to interact with camp families and the general public in a professional manner at all times. Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity of subject matter appropriate to area of programming (4-H Youth Development). Familiarity with principles, theory, research and application of youth camping environments (summer camp, residential camp, and camp programming). Demonstrated initiative, reliability and dependability. Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups; adults and youth. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means. Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for education and communication purposes. Demonstrated ability to participate in professional team efforts with volunteers and staff. Demonstrated ability to supervise and lead programming. Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences. Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations. Current American Red Cross certification in First Aid / CPR / AED and/or EMT. Excellent understanding of Environmental/Conservation/ Outdoor Recreation Education. Strong teaching skills and group facilitation skills. Lifeguard Certifications and certification as a Lifeguarding instructor and ability to certify others.