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The Salvation Army Cascade Division
Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical member of the universal Christian Church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Position Description for Program Coordinator
Position Summary: Aggressively promote, enhance and supervise all programs of Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen including but not limited to existing and new programs. The Program Coordinator will reside at Camp Kuratli and in doing so may be called upon at any time to respond to emergencies with equipment, facilities, grounds, personnel and visitors. This position will be the camp’s website and Facebook controller.
Supervisor: Camp Director.
Qualifications:Education and requirements:
1. A high school degree. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
2. Challenge Course Certification, Level 1 – Basic philosophy, ethics and hard skills.
3. Challenge Course Certification, Level 11 – Lead facilitation and high angle rescue.
4. Advanced First Aid CPR and AED certification and with a basic knowledge of back country medicine.
5. *Training as an instructor to teach First Aid, CPR and AED to camp staff.
6. *Training can take place through The Salvation Army after hire.
7. Prior to summer, obtain Lifeguard Certification.
8. EPI Pen certification.
9. Food Handlers Card.
1. A minimum of three years’ experience in Christian Camping in positions of leadership, program supervision and customer relations.
1. Knowledge of standardized but moderately complex program procedures and operations.
2. Exceptional time management skills are pertinent.
3. Skill to apply program procedures and operate varied equipment for purposes of performing standard operations.
4. Strong leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills.
5. Ability to establish a professional rapport with clients and staff.
6. Possess integrity, sound judgment, and the ability to make decisions in an emergency.
7. Must be able to communicate effectively in English (written and verbal) sufficient to meet the daily expectations of the job assignment.
1. The Salvation Army requires employees to always appear for work in attire that is “professional” and suitable for the work setting. This may vary slightly from one area to another depending on the nature of the work, exposure to the general public, customers and the environment.
2. These guidelines are not intended to be all-inclusive, but rather should help set the general parameters for appropriate attire, and allow employees to use good judgment and common sense about items not specifically addressed.
1. The ability to operate comfortably within a computerized business environment.
2. Proficient in Microsoft Office software (MS, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word), Lotus Notes, graphics/logos using Adobe Photoshop or similar programs. MediaShout or media presentation software.
3. Able to create, update and control website and Facebook.
1. Keyboard: Preferred – able to type 60 wpm. Required – able to type 50 wpm.
2. Maintain inventory and required log book on challenge course use and equipment.
1. The ability to address multiple projects in a time sensitive manner is essential.
2. Must be able to maintain a mainly self-motivated and self-directed schedule, working independently without close supervision.
3. Organized, detail oriented, and able to work in a team setting.
4. Take projects from beginning to completion.
a) Must adhere to all State and County regulations and Salvation Army policies and procedures.
b) Must maintain professional, courteous and cooperative manner and demonstrate respect and a positive attitude at all times.
c) Must be a team player, take initiative and be flexible in assisting others to the best of the employee’s ability, ensure accurate and timely work objectives.
d) Must demonstrate dependability by arriving and leaving work on time, by taking the allotted time for lunch and breaks and by limiting personal business and socializing to break periods.
e) A number of duties associated with this position require handling items of a sensitive and thereby confidential nature involving the organization, its program participants, and officers. The highest level of security must be maintained in addressing oral and written communications as well as the filing of correspondence so as to protect the integrity of all concerned.
f) Have knowledge of, abide by and practice Oregon Labor Laws when working with minors.
g) Must have a working knowledge of Oregon Administrative Rules relating to the operation and license of an organizational camp.
h) Needs an understanding of Salvation Army policy in regards to hiring, termination, workers compensation matters, time sheets and the Employee Handbook.
1. The continuing development, preparation, participation and follow up of program expansion and long range planning, to include but not limited to:
a) Servant Leadership/Mentoring Program:
(1) Create, operate and supervise Servant Leadership/Mentoring Program including student’s progress as stated in the curriculum and manual.
(2) Supervises, facilitates and follows curriculum for yearly program, reports on weekly form, and makes suggestions to the Camp Director regarding functions of students in the summer camp program.
(3) Adhere to program procedures as outlined in the curriculum manual.
(4) In cooperation with Camp Director, outline an annual budget for expense and income.
b) Outdoor School Programs:
(1) Create a comprehensive program, acceptable to specific school districts that are contracted to use the facility.
(2) Prepare and coordinate with staff, volunteers and high school authorities the week long program.
(3) Implement and facilitate program with staff and counselors to prepare for 6th graders arrival.
(4) Ensure that all safety procedures have been adhered to and all paperwork required from DHQ has been completed and followed through accordingly.
(5) Summarize after session with evaluations and a brief.
(6) Develop, implement and retain an effective strategy for the Outdoor School Program follow-up and retention.
c) Summer Main and Wilderness Camp Programs:
(1) Overall responsibility for the Summer Camp Program including but not limited to:
(a) In cooperation with the DYCS and Camp Director, supervise and facilitate a healthy, positive and wholesome summer camping program, and also bring a strong spiritual component to all phases of the summer camping ministry.
(b) Summer camp recruitment at universities, churches, schools.
(c) Coordinate and participate in interviews with applicants for hiring summer staff.
(d) In cooperation with DYCS and Camp Director, hire and process all matters regarding summer camp personnel and programming.
(e) In cooperation with the Camp Director, Office and DHQ Human Resources, prior to the summer program, confirm that all safety procedures are in place including written procedures in the summer manual.
(f) Serve as the main contact for Human Resource matters
(i) Contacting pertinent officials in regards to reporting child abuse.
(ii) Hiring, terminating, worker’s compensation, time sheets.
(g) Prior to summer camp, strategize and implement programs and activities, relaying this to summer department heads, setting up specific training and goals for each department in order to ready staff and program for an organized and successful summer program.
(h) In cooperation with the DYCS and HR department, prepare and conduct pre-camp and in-service (orientation) training.
(i) Know, support and enforce Camp Kuratli policies and procedures, which includes the summer staff manual from cover to cover.
(j) Secure appropriate training guests for week of orientation.
(k) Implement daily summer schedule, special guests, summer manuals, summer t-shirts and program related non-food supplies.
(l) Assign summer staff activities, devotions and other responsibilities.
(m) Plan and implement all staff meetings.
(n) Monitor crises management plan, including emergency procedures, executing drills throughout the summer camp program.
(o) Serve as the summer camp contact person for parents, staff, emergency services and media under the supervision of the DYCS, ADYS and Camp Director.
(p) Keep in contact with the person in charge of signing campers up, in regards to session attendance, transportation and other miscellaneous information.
(q) Support and participate in daily Christian Education program for campers and staff including religious services.
(r) Implement crisis intervention counseling for at risk campers.
(s) Monitor safety and all procedures as they pertain to the compete supervision of all campers and staff.
(t) Provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the camp staff, constantly motivating and encouraging in order to achieve the highest degree of effort and quality from the staff.
(u) Utilize all available talents and resources to create a spiritually stimulating camping experience for the children as well as achieving exciting entertainment programming.
(v) Supervise and support all evening programs.
(w) Implement mid- summer and end of summer staff evaluations, ensuring that each is complete and filed appropriately.
(x) Ensure from responsible staff that all supplies, props, equipment are in place for each program.
(y) Assign staff and participate in the clean-up of the entire camp at the end of each camp session and at the end of the summer.
(z) Supervise and facilitate the end of summer camp clean up inventory of all summer supplies from each department. Secure and store all summer supplies, props and equipment in areas as designated by the Camp Director.
(aa) Complete an end of summer season written brief, detailing program operations with comments and suggestions.
(bb) In cooperation with the Camp Director and DYCS, coordinate and supervise a healthy, positive and wholesome summer camping program which includes: teen wilderness camps, teen wilderness program, food, equipment, budgeting, and upkeep of the wilderness program equipment.
(cc) Inspect, prepare, supervise and facilitate ropes/challenge course curriculum to utilize in summer program. Monitor all safety procedures, including all equipment use logs.
d) Retreats and conferences: In the absence of the Guest Relations Director and Camp Director
1) Coordinate with Guest Relations the following:
(a) Prior to guest arrival, areas of accommodations to be prepared and ready upon arrival.
(b) Make certain that the facilities and equipment is prepared according to the guests needs and that they are clean, operable and pleasant.
(c) Greet arriving guests, familiarize them with the rules and regulations of the facility, parking instructions, all audio/visual equipment being used by the particular group, and all other pertinent information.
(d) Be constantly accessible to the guest needs, to solve any minor problems that may arise, or facilitate unexpected needs or desires of the group for the duration of their stay.
(e) Be observant of ways to better serve guest groups, always remembering that customer satisfaction is priority.
(f) Upon guest’s departure, ensure that all buildings are properly locked, lights and heat are turned off and all equipment used is in its proper place.
(g) After retreat guests depart, complete an evaluation form on all positive and concerning aspects, along with noting any equipment and/or property damage, if any, then meet with Guest Relations to discuss comments/complements and/or suggestions and objectives for improvements.
Website and Social Media:
1. Maintain and update the camp’s internal and external website and social media presence on a regular basis.
1. Confer regularly with the management team to plan, coordinate activities, exchange information, resolve problems and the like in regards to year round programming.
2. Participate in scheduled staff meetings and development opportunities.
1. Summer Camp Staff.
2. Wilderness camp staff.
3. Servant Leadership/Mentoring students.
4. On call program crew.
Equipment Used: (including but not limited to):
1. Challenge/Ropes Course
2. Lifeguard Equipment
3. Variety of vehicles (14 passenger bus, minivan, tractor, gator, vehicles)
4. Maintenance equipment (weed whacker, machete, etc.) when necessary
5. Personal computer
6. Networked PC’s and printers
7. Audio and Visual Equipment
8. Fax Machine
10. Photo Copier
1. Housing will be provided with negotiable salary stipulation.
2. The Program Coordinator is an exempt employee of The Salvation Army and will not be subject to certain Federal and State minimum wage and hour laws. Responsibilities will be carried implicitly in that status as defined by The Salvation Army Employment Agreement and Federal and State wage and hour guidelines.
3. As directed, attend seminars, conferences and local sectionals through the American Camping Association, Christian Camp and Conference Association, or other pertinent Salvation Army assigned conferences.
4. Requires a flexible work schedule, including weekends, depending on the needs and demands of camp use.
5. Summer vacation is generally not available.
6. The ability to work in a distinctively Christian environment.
7. Able to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
8. Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
9. This position may require periods of sitting at a desk using a personal computer with screen monitor and telephone. This position may also require periods of standing and quick movements during some program activity. May be required to lift, move or carry materials up to 50 pounds and be able to regularly walk, stand, bend, stoop and reach above shoulder height for extended periods.
10. Will need to have tolerance for various heights: Challenge Course high elements.
11. Program Activities, preparation and participation that may mean climbing a ladder.
12. Works on many projects at once with interruptions and noise from ringing telephones, printers, copiers, and walk-in traffic, multiple deadlines and competing priorities.
13. There may be phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds who may be angry, hostile, confused or frustrated.
14. Work with minimum supervision and work involves 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 and/or timelines.
15. May travel overnight or out-of-state. Travel includes conferences, recruiting events, training seminars (teaching and as a program participant).
16. Regular and punctual attendance.
This position has access to confidential and private information. It is essential that confidentiality and privacy be observed.
Employees will be partially evaluated in the following categories: Accuracy, alertness, creativity, friendliness, personality, personal appearance, attendance, housekeeper (orderliness and cleanliness), dependability, drive, job knowledge, quantity of work, stability and courtesy. A copy of the evaluation is available to each new employee during the Personnel Orientation Session. The evaluation is processed following the probationary period and then annually on each employee.
Annual Training Requirements:
1. Salvation Army Driver Training.
3. Protecting the Mission – Safe From Harm.
5. Disaster Management Plans.
6. Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
1. Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) – Annually
2. Criminal History Report – Biannually
It is expected that each employee will be familiar with The Salvation Army Western Territory Handbook for Employees. Questions regarding its contents can be directed toward the immediate supervisor or the Divisional Director of Human Resources.
The Salvation Army has a dress code which will be shared with you at the time of employment.
This job description cannot fully express what will be required of the employee in the fulfillment of his/her duties. Each employee is therefore responsible to ask questions, suggest ideas, and be willing to learn new skills that go along with their job responsibilities. The Salvation Army reserves the right to revise or change the job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. Its facilities and vehicles provide a smoke and drug free work environment for all employees and volunteers.
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.
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.
Due to the particular camp program in session, you may be asked to assist in other duties not directly listed in this job description. Because this position requires the employee to reside on site, the employee will be required to assist and/or oversee, in the absence of the Camp Director, all emergency situations as related to camp. This is necessary for a smooth operation of camp. Staff members are expected to be flexible and cooperate cheerfully.
This position description has been assigned to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION send resume and cover letter to email@example.com, buy 4:00 PM May 10, 2013.