Executive Director - Camp Speers
Company: Greater Philadelphia YMCA
Location: Dingmans Ferry
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Greater Philadelphia YMCA Employment Opportunity! Since 1948,
Camp Speers has been offering transformative life enhancing
experiences for youth, adults, and families from diverse
backgrounds. At Speers, campers discover their potential and learn
to be an active participant in our cooperative and supportive
community. Located just 2.5 hours from Philadelphia and 1.5 hours
from New York City, this 1,100-acre pristine Pocono Mountain oasis
is where campers have FUN, develop lifelong skills, build
character, make lasting friendships, and connect with the natural
world. Camp Speers serves as a regional day camp, coed residential
camp, and special needs camp (Dragonfly Forest) all as an
all-inclusive Y camp experience unlike any other in Pennsylvania
and serves as a destination camp for the surrounding communities
and beyond. Its huge fields, hiking trails, 90-acre lake, outdoor
amphitheater, horseback riding facility, playground and
art/activity structures, ropes course, and archery center provide
an environment that builds self-confidence, strengthens
independence, and forges relationships. It's not just children who
benefit from the high ropes, canoeing, fishing, archery, horseback
riding and wildlife/nature encounters. Camp Speers also plays host
to business/organization retreats and conferences, providing
exciting, educational, and adventurous activities to create group
cohesion and team development. In addition, Camp Speers operates
during the off-season providing afterschool programming, family
adventure days, teen leadership programs and a host of other
enrichment activities in addition the occasional wedding.
Successful candidates will have a passion to work with campers,
support the vision and capital campaign goals for the Y and Camp
Speers, and have a commitment to excellence in every aspect of the
services we provide. POSITION PURPOSE
The Executive Director oversees and manages the day-to-day
operations of Camp Speers including Dragonfly Forest; our two-week
Camp Philly residential c& our Camp Speers Residential Camp and
also supports Day Camp Operations, while promoting and representing
the mission and values of the YMCA. The Executive Director will
also oversee all special groups, our outdoor education program and
any business and or after school adventure days. ESSENTIAL
--- Manage fiscal operations and ensure attainment of budgetary
objectives; manage all financial record keeping, trends and
reporting. Analyze trends and determine cost effectiveness of
programs and services. Ensure prudent fiscal management of all
resources and adherence to policies and procedures.
--- Supervise 10 direct reports.
--- Assist all Camp Directors and Staff in recruiting,
interviewing, selecting, training and supervising of all camp staff
while adhering to legal and ACA/YMCA standards.
--- Works with the camp administrative team on developing and
implementing the pre-camp training schedule.
--- Provide opportunities for specialized staff training sessions
including, but not limited to rabies, behavior management, child
abuse recognition report training, risk management and all Health
--- Work with camp administrative team on unit placement of staff
--- Build community resources through the cultivation and
development of relationships. Actively engage members, volunteers
and community leaders in the Y mission.
--- Develop a productive board of volunteers and build effective
leadership for the branch and mission. Effectively utilize
resources in fund raising and community engagement planning.
--- Create a positive staff environment where diverse staff members
can work together to provide programs and services. Develop and
recognize staff to ensure continuous improvement, encouraging
ongoing education and training of staff.
--- Oversee the physical plant of the facility and oversee the
implementation of the preventative maintenance activities. Ensure
that facility is maintained to provide positive image and member
experience at all times.
--- Create a member focus in all operations. Ensure that all
programs represent high quality YMCA programs and provide
experiences that exceed member expectations.
--- Monitor trends and developments in legislation, funding,
markets, demographics and community needs to ensure that Camps
continue to deliver cost effective programs.
--- Serve as a member of the Association and Camp Management
ROLE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
--- Bachelor's degree in related field with 5-10 years of related
--- Leadership in branch operations/facility management
--- Experience in developing and motivating volunteer staff.
--- Excellent fiscal management skills and ability to identify
Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word to
impart oral information and to convey detailed, spoken instructions
to staff, members, children, and volunteers accurately, quickly,
and loudly. Ability to perceive the nature of sounds by ear;
ability to lift and carry 50-75 pounds; ability to maintain body
equilibrium to prevent falling. Ability to move about on foot
quickly; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Ability to sit
or stand for long periods of time. Ability to judge distances and
spatial relationships so as to see objects where they actually are
and clearly see at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more.
The physical environment requires the employee to possibly work
both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid
conditions. Frequently required to use personal protective
equipment to prevent exposure such as hearing protection and rubber
gloves. Acquire and maintain the following certifications:
--- CPR/AED/O2 (valid 2 years with exception of Aquatics to renew
annually), First Aid (valid 2 years) obtained through the American
--- Requisite OSHA online trainings (valid 1 year unless otherwise
--- Mandated Reporter Training (valid 5 years)
--- Additional training and development specific to your role as
reference in onboarding packet.
At the YMCA we value CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY
in personal character and behavior and believe that they are
essential to attaining our mission OUR MISSION
To improve lives by connecting people to health, well-being, and to
each other. The Greater Philadelphia YMCA is an equal opportunity
employer. The Y considers all applicants for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or
special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in
accordance with applicable laws.
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