Camp Director (park/rec Specialist I)

Expiring today

Mclean, Virginia
$47,145.49 - $78,575.74 Annually
Jan 09, 2021
Jan 23, 2021
Full Time
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Develops, establishes, evaluates and promotes programs for children from age three to 16 years old to best meet the need of the youth population of Small District 1-A of Dranesville. Implements and executes programs for Camp McLean, and the Old Firehouse Teen Center. Serves as a liaison between groups and the McLean Community Center. Works u nder general supervision.

General duties include:
  • Establishes networks or resources for programs or services for youth.
  • Coordinates overall plan and organizes production schedules for the following programs: Camp McLean (a 6-week licensed camp program for youth, 3 to 10 years old). Old Firehouse Teen Center summer excursion camp, winter/spring break trips, & teacher workday trips (for 5th grades to 10th graders).
  • Insures provision for publicity information to MCC for distribution.
  • Researches and develops camp/trip locations, activities & programs.
  • Interviews, trains, conducts evaluations and hires seasonal & yearly part-time staff. Schedules and staffs Old Firehouse trips.
  • Develops, recommends, monitors, and implements program budgets for the Old Firehouse trips and Camp McLean.
  • Drafts all purchasing requests and performance contracts for Camp McLean, Old Firehouse Teen Center summer programs and winter/spring break camps. establishes fees for programs.
  • Tracks and monitors revenues and expense limits, goals, and guidelines. Authorizes purchase requests and invoices for payment.
  • Obtains and maintains the licensure for yearly operation of Camp McLean.
  • Drives 10 passenger bus to provide services for participants.
  • This position works under the general supervision of the Old Firehouse General Manager

Note: This position requires occasional evening, weekend, and holiday work.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

General Duties
  • Plans, coordinates, schedules, supervises, and evaluates the operations and maintenance of the assigned facility or facilities;
  • Hires, trains, supervises, schedules, and evaluates staff;
  • Plans, schedules, and conducts specialized on-site staff training;
  • Completes and submits various financial, administrative, and statistical reports;
  • Identifies, recommends, and writes justifications for budget components such as capital equipment submissions;
  • Adheres to revenue and expense limits, goals, and guidelines for specialized areas of supervision;
  • Authorizes purchase requests and invoices for payment;
  • Inspects facilities and grounds for safety hazards and operational deficiencies, recommends improvements, and initiates corrective measures;
  • Responds to public inquiries and concerns;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of community outreach plans to target underserved populations and to increase overall program participation;
  • Analyzes and evaluates service in terms of individual and community needs;
  • Performs administrative functions at a facility, including budget preparation, recruitment of volunteer staff, maintenance of records necessary to the operation and evaluation of center programs, and report preparation.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises, and schedules specialized activities and programs sponsored by the park, recreation, teen, community, or senior center in cooperation with residents and related agencies;
  • Schedules, coordinates, and evaluates class, camp, and tour programs held at parks, centers, schools, government facilities, and private vendor locations;
  • Coordinates planning, scheduling, and billing for day and overnight trips and tours.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation center and /or park management;
  • Knowledge of fiscal record keeping and inventory procedures;
  • Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment;
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the work of subordinate staff and volunteers;
  • Ability to plan, develop, and administer recreation programs or community activities;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with employees and citizen groups;
  • Ability to prepare a variety of administrative reports;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”) graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with an associate degree in recreation, park management, therapeutic recreation, or a closely related field; plus two years of related experience in recreation center, park, athletic field, golf course operations, or community-based program coordination or a related field, as applicable to the position.

  • Ability in dealing and working with kids ages 3-18 and youth with cognitive and physical disabilities.
  • Skilled in developing and implementing programs and events for kids aged 3-18.
  • Knowledge of preparing and maintaining operating budgets.
  • Knowledge of the Virginia Department of Social Services licensing requirements.
  • Valid driver's license (Required)
  • CPR (Required within 3 months
  • First Aid (Required within 3 months)
  • AED (Required within 3 months)
  • Medication Administration Training (MAT) (Required within 3 months)
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driver's license check and child protective services registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.
  • Per Virginia licensing requirements, must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Position requires physical mobility and sensory awareness sufficient to observe and direct staff performance, activities of minors, facility operation and maintenance.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicle.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview.

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