Job Details

Requisition Number 10105 CN2DCPDI 021218
Post Date 2/12/2018
Title Camp Program Director
Posted Salary $400.00
City Boring
State OR
Description Location: Camp Kuratli
Department: Summer Camp
Position Title: Program Director Summer Camp
Status: FT Exempt
Posted Wage: $400.00 week

JOB CLOSES: 2.28.18

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To apply in person, go to The Salvation Army Cascade Divisional Headquarters, 8495 SE Monterey Ave. Happy Valley, OR 97086. Please bring resume and complete the application provided to you.

Please complete job applications entirely. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Cascade Division Youth Department at or call 503.794.3258. Melissa Henderson is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

Please be aware that we will begin the screening process including interviews during the open job window.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

Benefits offered
• Paid sick leave

Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
Position Description

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

DEPARTMENT: Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
POSITION TITLE: Program Director
STATUS: Temporary, Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Divisional Youth Secretary
SCOPE OF POSITION: To oversee the planning and implementation of a safe and fun summer camp experience for campers, and supervise summer camp staff.
• High School Diploma/ GED minimum requirement
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must have a valid Driver’s License
• At least two seasons camp experience or youth work equivalent, with leadership experience

Program Duties:
• Oversee and administer the summer camp program in consultation with Divisional Youth Secretaries.
• Supervise and support seasonal summer camp staff, program staff, and volunteers.
• Responsible for the planning and implementation of summer camp staff orientation including volunteers and guest staff.
• In consultation with the Divisional Youth Secretaries make disciplinary decisions regarding seasonal summer staff, program staff, and volunteers.
• In consultation with the Assistant Program Director, Lead Counselors, and Divisional Youth Secretaries, make disciplinary decisions regarding campers in discerning matters.
• Assist to ensure the implementation of the laws regarding employment of minors in Oregon.
• May be asked to assist as point of contact to pertinent officials regarding reporting child abuse.
• May be asked to assist summer camp staff in making phone calls and/or reports to Department of Health Services, The Salvation Army’s Divisional and Territorial Headquarters.
• Serve as the contact person for parents, staff, and emergency services as directed.
• Lead weekly/daily staff meetings regarding program and operations, weekly debriefs, and planning for the next week.
• Oversee and implement ways that the program can meet the physical and emotional safety needs of campers and staff.
• Supervise and insure the proper clean-up of entire camp each week.

General Duties:
• Foster and nurture Christian faith and discipleship in visible, fruitful ways in campers and staff.
• Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
• Assist with the implementation of summer camp staff orientation, including volunteers and guest staff.
• Work alongside and in agreement with the Divisional Youth Leaders, other divisional officers and special guests as directed.
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all staff, volunteers and campers.
• Encourage adherence to camp & Salvation Army policies and procedures.
• Ensure and provide for the supervision and physical/emotional safety of campers and staff.
• Will be required to serve as Break Day Supervisor at times during the season.
• May be requested to drive or accompany hospital transport of camper or staff.
• Participate and/or assist in all summer camp programs as required e.g. chapel, staff meetings, campfire, camp wide games, night-watch, free-time, electives, rise and shine duty, etc.
• Ensure and assist in the cleanliness of your cabin and outside area.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the program director, Divisional Youth Secretaries or camp director.

• Be a Christian with a strong, demonstrated commitment to following Jesus Christ, and biblical principles, who is enthusiastic, energetic, and creative in spiritual leadership.
• Needs an understanding of Salvation Army policy in regard to hiring, termination, workers’ compensation matters, time sheets and the Employee Handbook.
• Must have good understanding of the laws regarding employment of minors in Oregon.
• Needs an understanding of contacting pertinent officials in regards to reporting child abuse.
• Ability to supervise and provide guidance to staff and campers.
• Ability to assist in creating unique, fun and safe games and activities for campers
• Responsible individual with a desire to work with youth.
• Must possess strong leadership skills, with the ability to plan, originate, organize and execute special programs.
• Strong delegation skills.
• Ability to teach and lead many activities.
• Detail oriented.
• Self-starter.
• Team player.
• Strong use of the English language in verbal and written communication.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Ability to operate telephone.
• Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer.
• Ability to access and produce information form a computer.
• Ability and willingness to keep information confidential.
• Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, hike and twist on a continuous basis.
• Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead.
• Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
• Must be able to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time.
• There may be phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds who may be angry, hostile, confused or frustrated.
• May be required to work in all areas of camp including, but not limited to, the kitchen, dish room, laundry facility, and grounds.
• The ability to work in a distinctively Christian environment.
• Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
• Work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather.
• Works around dust, odor, and high noise levels.

The Salvation Army does have a dress code. This will be shared with you at the time of employment.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a motor vehicle record check. They must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.
The Salvation Army provides a smoke and drug free work environment for all employees and volunteers.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and be comfortable working with a high degree of independence. May be required to make independent decisions that may involve unique or unusual situations and/or complex issues and dealing with demanding requests or timelines.
This position has access to confidential and private information. It is essential that confidentiality and privacy be observed. An understanding of professional boundaries is required.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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