DRAW Youth Camp Manager

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Classification:Temporary Professional
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 76
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Athletics, Other, Recreation/Event, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

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.


100Administrative 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 Management/Supervision 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 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!


  • Professional Demeanor  
  • 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

Required Experience:

  • 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.

Background Check:

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.

Training Policy:

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: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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