DRAW Youth Camp Manager
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Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 76
Work type: Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Categories: Athletics, Other, Recreation/Event, Student Affairs/Services
The DRAW Youth Camp Manager will work with both the Recreation Camp and the Adventure Camp. They will be responsible for the day to day operations of Recreational Camp, a youth summer day camp, based at the UAF Student Recreation Center (SRC). This position will be responsible for developing the overall curriculum and programming for the Recreational Camp. They will also serve as an advisor on training and implementation of soft skills in age appropriate programming and behavior management for the Adventure Camp, a camp offered through the Outdoor Adventures department of the Department of Recreation, Adventure and Wellness at UAF.
Evaluate and update camp programming
Create a schedule of enriching and fun activities for youth campers
Create daily schedules for groups
Maintain accurate attendance reports and camper documentation
Assist with processing registrations
Support staff with curriculum planning to ensure high quality programming
Communicate with families, parents, and guardians about the program as well as student needs and concerns
Work directly with Outdoor Adventures regarding Adventure Camp adherence to ACA certification
Provide advice on developmentally appropriate program progression, camper concerns and safety protocols
Foster camp spirit and community among campers and staff
Collaborate with the assistant director of wellness to hire staff
Plan and run summer staff orientation with support from the assistant director of wellness
Supervise the Camp staff including observing, evaluating, and goal setting
Assist with coordinating subs
Work directly with children when support is needed
Run staff meetings with support of the assistant director of wellness
Assist outdoor adventures in training staff on the latest developmentally appropriate practices to increase learning and retention
Other duties may be assigned as needed
Occasionally drive a van or SUV for Adventure camp. No technical field experience needed (climbing, rafting, hiking). Essential
It is our mission to provide the university community with opportunities and facilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles through sport and recreation on campus and out in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska. Join our team to help us meet our mission while working in a dynamic and exciting environment!
Strong communication skills
Organized and detail oriented
Experience managing a staff
Ability to think proactively
Ability to problem solve and think creatively
The ability to foster a diverse and inclusive environment for campers and camp staff
Experience working with children age 5-13 yrs in a camp and/or educational setting
Experience planning curriculum
Ability to meet the state of Alaska’s standards in regard to camp licensing (this includes 6 credit hours of early childhood education)
Bachelor’s Degree in education, administration or a related field
Valid driver’s license and comfortable driving a 12 passenger van
Typical Education or Training:
Bachelor’s Degree in physical education or a related field.
Application Review Date:
This position is open until filled, applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on March 25, 2018 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.
The DRAW Youth Camp Manager position starts at $19.86 per hour.
Special instructions to applicants:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) references.
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:
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