City of Coppell
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Camp Director - Summer
at City of Coppell
- Basic Function
The City of Coppell Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an energetic, creative, professional, and responsible steward to oversee the Summer Camp daily operations. This staff member should have a passion for public service and working with youth of all ages. The summer Camp Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of summer camp that will include staff training, discipline, scheduling, field trips, and the monitoring of daily activities. The Recreation Coordinator and Recreation Center Manager will oversee this position to provide guidance, support and help implement the camp program. Daily, the camp director will be working directly with camp counselors, children, parents, citizens, and vendors and must have the ability to be professional and handle all interactions with care and in support as a City of Coppell employee. The Camp Director, along with the Camp Assistant Director, may be required to handle disciplinary issues and parent concerns and make an appropriate decision based on the circumstance. The Camp Director will help coordinate planning, materials, safety, and budget with the Recreation Coordinator to insure a smooth operation.
- Essential Job Functions
- Plans and promotes a variety of activities and events for ages 6-12.
- Drafts activity schedule for each week of camp.
- Assists with training camp counselors under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator.
- Daily communication with the Recreation Coordinator.
- Provides preliminary approval of time sheets for staff.
- Conducts regular staff meetings to discuss and evaluate program content and issues.
- City of Coppell Core Competencies
Knowledge and ability to correctly apply professional/specialized expertise; skillfully manage information; properly use tools, equipment and technology; effectively allocate resources; proactively identify and resolve issues; consistently make sound decisions; correctly execute policy processes and procedures; strictly adhere to/enforce safety polices; consistently produce quality results; proactively plan and organize; consistently provide exceptional customer service.
Motivation of Self & Others: We demonstrate a core desire to serve the Public and the Organization through our commitment, passion, initiative and drive.
Leadership of Self: We motivate, inspire and influence ourselves to strive towards excellence by being positive, accountable, a team player and influential in goal achievement.
Service -Oriented: We behave in a friendly and professional manner centering on a desire to address the needs of internal and external customers while respecting their rights and dignity by being people-oriented, helpful, understanding and compassionate.
Trustworthy: We earn the confidence of others by demonstrating both the character and the competence to fulfill our obligations with both integrity and honesty along with ethical, credible behavior.
Relational: We establish trust, cooperation, mutual respect and support with an objective to improve relationships by valuing diversity and being diplomatic/tactful, cooperative, empathetic, broadminded, flexible, respectful and compassionate/caring.
Communication: We exchange information and ideas in a manner which results in mutually supported decisions for the greater good by sharing thoughts & feelings, and through assertiveness, empathic listening, conflict resolution and deliberating/debating.
Emotional Maturity: We demonstrate the ability to manage and monitor our emotions and to assess the emotional state of others by understanding stress management, balance and consistency.
Development of Self: We are committed to improving our knowledge, skills, personal qualifications and performance through self-development.
Organizational Awareness: We are aware of the Organization's structure and culture for how we do business by understanding departmental impact on organization, interdepartmental relations and organizational culture
Global Awareness: We stay informed of issues and trends that may impact the Organization by understanding media/public relations.
Community Awareness: We have a sense of the community's culture and its impact on service delivery by understanding purpose of service, citizen/stakeholder expectations and branding.
Innovation: We successfully implement ideas that improve and/or add value to service delivery through creative thinking, continuous improvement and by being quality minded and a change agent.
Critical Thinking: We actively and skillfully conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to reach a sound answer or conclusion by understanding issue/problem identification, analysis, consequences, and by balancing decision factors.
Visioning: We understand the future direction of the Organization and understand the efforts and processes needed to achieve it by following the mission/values.
- Minimum Requirements
The Camp Director must have a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary or Secondary Education, Childhood Development or a related field. Must have at least two years of experience in planning and implementing recreational activities. Must have First Aid and CPR training along with departmental training and orientation and Day Camp training.