Camp Director Camp LEAP-2703 (Tucson)

Job | Posted 9 days ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Location:  Tucson
Employee Status:  Temporary
Hours Per Week:  Temporary
Work Calendar:  2 weeks
Pay Rate:  $3,360 stipend plus room and board
More Information:
  • Serves as a member of the Transition Camp’s administrative staff and, as such, participates in the leadership of the entire program.
  • In collaboration with Coordinators, Director of Deaf Programs, Transition Specialists and Vocational Counselors:
    • Plan and deliver required staff training components
    • Proactively identify and solve problems and areas of concern for staff, campers, and volunteers
  • In collaboration with Vocational Counselors
    • Inventory all supplies and set up Coordinators’ office
    • Actively participate in planning and delivering summer staff training
    • Plan Day Camp (Transition Camp Coordinator) and Resident Camp (Residential Coordinator) programming
    • Plan and disseminate program schedules for all activities to staff and management
    • Relieve Counselors as required
    • Remain visible and accessible to staff and campers
    • Contribute to staff meeting re: leadership, camper concerns, volunteers, etc.
  • Transport staff and campers as required to meet program needs
  • Work with Director of Deaf Programs and other agency administration in program development, management, staff interviewing and hiring, and program implementation
  • Coordinate with other staff and outside agencies to provide comprehensive camp programming. 
  • Develop camp program and oversee daily operations of camp program with Residential Coordinator
  • Meet Daily with Specialists and Coordinators to discuss/evaluate the program
  • Adhere to appropriate staff conduct guidelines as well as ASDB policy and regulations
  • Report all accidents, incidents, and program concerns to the Director of Deaf Programs and Coordinators
  • Assume designated role as assigned by Director of Deaf Programs/designate in the event of an emergency
  • Staff and Volunteers
    • Check in daily with all counselors
    • Proactively identify and work to resolve counselor concerns and problems in a timely manner
    • Report major staff issues to the Director of Deaf Programs
    • Conduct staff meetings re: leadership, camper concerns, volunteer support, etc.
    • Assign and oversee daily site clean-up by counselors and campers
    • Ensure staff and peers adhere to and support all camp policies and procedures
    • Ensure high levels of staff morale by providing mentorship and support to all counselors and monitor and support all counselors to ensure that the Agency objectives and mission are met.
    • Provide direct assistance to all program areas (including setup when necessary) and provide counselors with support, ideas, ongoing feedback
    • Coordinate with Food Service Manager/Cooks with respect to food related program requirements (i.e. outdoor cooking, out trips, or bag lunches)
    • Fill in and relieve Counselors as required
    • Submit a Final Report detailing the Camp’s progress/success, making any recommendations for next season and any other constructive comments
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced ASL proficiency preferred
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise initiative
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Supervisory and management skill and experience preferred
  • Ability to work with a variety of ages and demographic groups
  • Ability to take charge and motivate others
  • Ability to supervisor peers of a close age
  • Ability to observe and assess staff and camper behavior, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Prior experience as a Counselor in a Day Camp or Resident Camp setting
  • Requires working in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions
  • May require working with difficult clients
  • Physical ability to lead a wide variety of challenging activities in an outdoor environment
  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • WAVE certification or ability to obtain within required timeline
  • Current CPR, and First Aid certification or ability to obtain within required timeline
  • Role must live on-site for the duration of the camp (weekend may be required)
For more information contact the Recruiter at:
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


Posted By

AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754

At the following locations

Deaf Programs Tucson

1200 W Speedway Blvd , Tucson , AZ 85745