Director of Youth Development
The Director Youth Development is responsible for designing, planning, implementing, and delivering quality youth programs that meets the needs of the low-income youth Agassiz Village serves. The Director oversees our summer sleepaway camp program and develops and implements a year-round youth empowerment program.
The Director serves as the Camp Director during the summer months and resides at camp June through August. The Director embraces the camp’s culture and traditions and ensures a multi-cultural experience, where campers meet and interact with people from diverse backgrounds. The Director manages all aspects of camp, including summer staff hiring, camper recruitment and enrollment, curriculum development, staff training and supervision, and camper safety. The Director ensures all standards and quality are met including American Camp Association (ACA), and State of Maine camp guidelines. In addition, the Director shares the responsibility for the overall financial health of the camp. The Director partners with the Executive Director and Development Coordinator to cultivate and steward donors during the summer months and throughout the year. As part of Agassiz Village’s Strategic Plan, our goal is to build off our 86 year history and success with campers, and expand our current summer program as well as develop a year round program that provides social and emotional skills and leadership development opportunities for youth from Maine to Massachusetts. This role will emphasize building a culture of innovation and program quality, deep collaborations with community partners, expansion of programs within our service area, creating opportunities for new programs, increasing student enrollment in existing programs, and fiscal accountability. The Director of Youth Development reports to the Executive Director and serves on the leadership team.
Agassiz Village, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1935 as a 330+ acre camp on the beautiful Thompson Lake in Maine. Our mission is to prepare youth for life’s journey by providing an enriching and educational opportunity for economically disadvantaged and under-resourced children from NewEngland. Agassiz Village offers nearly 500 boys and girls ages 8 – 17 years old the opportunity to experience sleepaway camp in the natural beauty of the Poland, Maine with the goal of increasing their sense of well-being, social skills, and awareness of personal potential. We offer children a fun, safe overnight summer camp experience that allows them to develop and practice leadership and life skills--a transformative experience that impacts their futures in education, family, career, and community. Agassiz Village has literally transformed the lives of tens of thousands of at-risk children whose families could never have afforded to send them to camp.
· Previous residential camp experience required preferably in a leadership role
· Must have experience working with urban youth and families. Must be familiar with best practices in child development and astute at implementing environmental and recreational education curriculum.
· Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills
· Ability to manage a summer staff of 50-60 and a year-round staff of 1 providing clear direction and leadership to ensure successful implementation of the program.
· Demonstrated timely problem-solving skills and flexibility
· Familiarity and experience with American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation standards strongly preferred
We look forward to getting to know each candidate and their unique talents. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the competencies listed below:
COMPENSATION + BENEFITS:
Agassiz Village offers its staff a robust compensation and benefits package including access to high-quality health, and dental benefits, unlimited vacation, a 401K plan and an opportunity for an end of year merit increase based on individual performance and the success of the organization in meeting its goals for the fiscal year.
Director of Youth Development
The Director Youth Development is responsible for designing, planning, implementing, and delivering quality youth programs that meets the needs of the low-income youth Agassiz Village…
Please apply for this position by emailing your cover letter and resume to Lisa Carter, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.agassizvillage.org.
Please apply for this position by emailing your cover letter and resume to Lisa Carter, Executive Director, email@example.com or visit our website at www.agassizvillage…