CAMPING/PROGRAM DIRECTOR – CAMP WILLIAM B. SNYDER, HAYMARKET VIRGINIA
The position is an excellent career development opportunity for a sharp, ambitious individual eager to pursue a career in program development, youth camping, and community outreach. Duties will range from planning year-round program, recruiting and hiring seasonal staff while continuing to manage all year round staff, managing all year-round activities. Qualified candidates should be highly organized; have exceptional attention to detail; have a proven ability to meet deadlines; have a positive, customer-focused, high-energy attitude; be a self-starter; be able to manage multiple tasks; be able to proactively and independently solve problems; have outstanding interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills; and possess the ability and tact to handle confidential information. Experience in a recreational capacity and working with county agencies a plus.
This position reports to the CEO through the Director of Camping Services.
Essential Duties and Responsibility
Serve as an essential resource and point of contact for the Camping & Program departments for internal/external stakeholders, developing and maintaining relationships to support the organization’s agenda and priorities while using a high degree of judgment and independent decision-making in responding to requests or in making recommendations to leadership.
Research potential participants who would use the camp in the off season, such as schools, private organizations, corporations, etc;. to utilize the property and discover new sources of income and support
Provide pre-event and onsite support for meetings/events, including logistics. Support follow-up efforts for meetings/events.
Manage the full-time and part-time staff on site at Camp William B. Snyder
Prepare routine correspondence/communications for Camp William B. Snyder, editing and proofreading all materials before presenting them for dissemination.
Prepare/process/track/reconcile invoices, check requests, purchase orders, expense reports, contributions, donor acknowledgements and/or solicitation requests.
Track and support inventory of the property including program materials, building condition, and the Trading Post.
Work closely with the Camp Ranger and local governing bodies of the municipality, county, and Commonwealth of Virginia to assure compliance and timeliness on all licenses, permits, etc.
Key Attributes, Skills, and Competencies
Trustworthy: Candidate must possess high integrity, value honesty and be the type of person on whom others can depend.
Loyal: He/she must think of the organization’s needs – the needs of its members, volunteers and supporters – first and foremost.
Helpful/Friendly: Candidate must possess a team spirit, approach all interactions with a win-win perspective and be customer-service oriented at all times
Courteous/Kind: Candidate must feel comfortable representing the organization and its leadership as he/she will regularly interact with high-level executives from local and national organizations, volunteers and community stakeholders.
Obedient: Candidate must have the discipline to fulfill commitments to fellow staff, members, volunteers, donors and other stakeholders… and be accountable for their interactions in a collaborative work environment.
Cheerful: Candidate must possess a positive, high-energy, can-do attitude.
Thrifty: Candidate must understand the nature of development and feel the weight of the trust that a donor/stakeholder places in the organization to safeguard his/her investment.
Brave: Candidate must be comfortable with a variety of research techniques necessary to complete assignments, seeking out and piecing together fragments of information, recognizing patterns and drawing conclusions based on sometimes incomplete information to enable appropriate action to be taken to meet the organization’s objectives/needs.
Clean: Individual will prepare a wide variety of materials for internal and external audiences, and such communications must be clear, concise, compelling…and error free!
Reverent: Candidate must feel comfortable listening and reaching out to others before making recommendations for action, strategies or priorities.
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Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life-work experience in recreational management and volunteer relations required
Proficiency in program planning (all ages) required
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (specifically Outlook, Word, Access, Excel, PPT) required
Experience working with volunteers, senior leadership and high level executives preferred
Experience with volunteering/volunteer organizations preferred
Well organized, detail oriented and highly professional
Thrives in a fast-paced environment with passionate and committed people
Excellent analytic skills with a proven commitment to accuracy and timeliness
Must be able to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately
Must possess a focus on continuous improvement of both the program and the property
Flexible schedule occasionally required for evening/weekend events
Must be willing to live on site during summer camping season (June – August)
Must be available to attend National Camp School (BSA) to become certified for position
Valid driver’s license
Must be able to move about the camp throughout the day, some travel will include rough trails and unpaved areas
Must be able to lift 20 pounds
Must be able to communicate with members, staff and others in person, via telephone and e-mail
Must be willing to work outdoors in all seasons if required
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Majority of time will be spent on site at Camp William B. Snyder in Haymarket, Virginia
This is a not a continually climate-controlled environment, some buildings are air conditioned but most work will occur outdoors and in a non-climate controlled situation
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
TO APPLY: Absolutely NO phone calls will be accepted. LOCAL APPLICANTS ONLY. NO RELOCATION AVAILABLE. Please mail cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes received without a cover letter will not be reviewed.
The Boy Scouts of America – District Executive Position
Location: Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (MD, DC, VA)
Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.
The District Executive selected will:
- Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
- Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
- Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
- Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
- Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
- Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
- Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
- Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
- Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
- Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.
- Strong marketing, fund-raising and program development background is highly desired.
- Non-profit, fundraising or sales experience is a plus.
- Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
- Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
- Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.
- Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
- United States citizenship or declared intention to become a U.S. citizen.
- 21 years of age or older.
- Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
- Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
- A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
- Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.
The Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a competitive salary that ranges from the low to mid 30s, the Boy Scouts of America offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, a supplemental retirement plan (403b thrift plan with employer match for contributions) plus compensation for authorized and approved business related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement. We also offer generous vacation policy and ten holiday observances.
How to apply:
Qualified candidates are invited to contact the council through the council website stated above.
Additional information on a career as a District Executive can be found at this link: