Company Name:

Camp Manito-wish YMCA

Location:

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

Approximate Salary:

$37,000 Per Year

Job Category:

Other

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

August 10, 2018

Wilderness Program Director

Camp Manito-wish YMCA, Inc.

Job Description

 


Position Title:             Wilderness Program Director

Job Status:                  Full-time Non-exempt

Reports to:                  Camp Director


 

Position Summary

Provides overall direction of Wilderness Programming to Summer Camp, Leadership and Outpost (extended tripping) Programs.  Manages related risk to ensure the operation of the wilderness tripping program is at the highest level of quality, recognizing that the trail is one of the most effective tools for achieving our mission. Works in tandem with team members to hire the best staff, implement programs and provide overall participant experience that embraces the Manito-wish mission, vision and the core YMCA values of honesty, respect, caring & responsibility.

 

Essential Functions

The Wilderness Program Director performs the following services:

·         Oversee risk management efforts in wilderness programming aspects of all 3 program areas

·         Supervise the operation of the Outpost program and related wilderness programming staff

·         Represent and collaborate with peer wilderness associations to host trainings to better understand adventure education standards in the industry

·         Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate quality Seasonal Administrative, Outpost  and Trips House staff

·         Serve as a member of the camper & staff recruiting team including attending recruitment events

·         Represent Manito-wish positively in all communication both internally & external

·         Serve as an on-site host for Manito-wish groups during shoulder seasons

·         Collaborate with other key staff in evacuation logistics from the field

·         Collaborate with the Camp Director to create and supervise transportation training and logistics for all wilderness tripping

·         Plan for and respond to emergencies both on wilderness trips and on Manito-wish camp property

·         Create and manage budgets related to Outpost and Wilderness trips

·         Inventory, purchase and maintain tripping equipment and food for all wilderness programs

·         Communicate facility use, meals and equipment related needs in accordance to areas of responsibility utilizing established tools

·         Coordinate the development and planning of the Outdoor Leaders School

·         Compile and analyze annual tripping accident, near miss and incidents information and report to the Program Team, Management Team and the Board of Directors

·         Keep current and represent Camp Manito-wish YMCA regarding wilderness tripping standards, risk management issues, legislative changes, and wilderness organizations

·         Communicate effectively the  mission, goals and policies to parents, campers, staff and board

·         Cultivate and maintain strong, positive relationships with our volunteers as well as our local, county, state and federal wild lands agencies

·         Identify innovative ways to execute and report on the strategic plan as laid out by the board of director

·         Required to live on site

·         Other responsibilities as assigned

 

 

Know-How

To perform satisfactorily, the Wilderness Program Director should bring the following experience or skills to this position: 

·         Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience to carry out and contribute to Camp efforts

·         Two-three years of relevant experience

·         Knowledge of general YMCA programs, philosophies, and objectives

·         Successful experience in management of seasonal staff and the ability to lead collaborative teams.  

·         Be knowledgeable of our primary methods of wilderness tripping (canoeing, backpacking, and sea kayaking) and their associated risks

·         Understand the organizational skills, planning, staff development, and training implications for significant field experience in and related to wilderness travel

·         Strong attention to both the vision and the details of program management and design

·         Ability to manage facilities, equipment, resources, and collaborate with other program directors

·         Ability to develop, promote, operate, and evaluate wilderness tripping programs

·         Knowledge and use of computer applications and social media

·         Willingness to work as a team, in close quarters with a solution focused mindset

·         Ability to travel to recruit for participants and seasonal staff

·         Budget management experience

·         Ability to represent the Camp Manito-wish YMCA in a mature and professional manner

 

Effect on End Results

The effectiveness of the Wilderness Program Director in the fulfillment of this position should be measured by:

·         The degree to which the Wilderness Tripping Program is recognized as a superior program within Camp Manito-wish YMCA itself, the YMCA at large, the ACA  and other professional wilderness associations

·         The degree to which good relations exist within Camp Manito-wish YMCA and surrounding communities

·         Annual budget parameters are met

·         Retention of seasonal staff and participants meets or exceeds expectations

·         The degree to which the collaborative performance of the Wilderness Program Director enhances all program delivery at Camp Manito-wish to the highest standards within the profession

·         The effective hiring, training and supervision of seasonal staff

·         The degree to which the wilderness aspect of our programming is implemented consistently across all three programs

 

Company Name:

Camp Manito-wish YMCA

Location:

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

Approximate Salary:

$37,000 Per Year

Job Category:

Other

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

August 10, 2018

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