Educational Camp Director, Via West Campus
Via Services, Inc. - Cupertino, CA

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This position provides leadership, supervision and management of all Via West Campus programs including program development and implementation; staff recruitment, hiring, training and management; budget monitoring, fiscal management and control; risk management; strategic planning; and community involvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. In leading, managing and performing, the Director will be evaluated in the following key results areas:

Program Development & Implementation: Design, deliver and evaluate innovative programs meeting current and emerging needs, maximize capacity, ensure accreditation/licensing/regulatory compliance, and ensure internal quality assurance standards that reflect Via’s “Living Healthy” organizational theme.

Regularly seek and analyze input from participants, families/caregivers and staff regarding the quality, safety and enjoyment of the program and staff
Keep informed of current trends, legislation and programs related to services through local, county, state and national meetings, workshops, seminars and literature
Responsible for overseeing of all curriculum development, lesson planning, life skills training, community integration planning, etc.
Understand the policies and mandates of the Lanterman Act; understand and keep current with Regional Center policies and those of other third party funding agencies
Successfully implement crisis and risk management policies and procedures
Assure compliance to American Camping Association standards, licensing and other regulatory agency standards, and all other requirements pertaining to health and safety of participants and staff
Make recommendations to higher staff for the development of new programs
Develop, implement and analyze program evaluation measures and quality assurance standards.

Staff Development: Attract and retain a high performing staff and leadership team. Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate Via West Campus staff including Associate Director/Health Care Manager, Facilities Manager, Services Manager, Seasonal Summer Manager, Seasonal Head Counselors, Seasonal Program Director, Seasonal Unit Directors, and Seasonal Counselors.
Provide leadership and use a participatory management style to lead and engage staff to carry out the mission of Via
Complete performance appraisals for full time staff and oversee performance evaluations for part time and seasonal staff
Develop, implement and insure a quality volunteer program in collaboration with local schools, universities and service groups

Accreditation Accordance: Maintain accordance with all ACA standards – organize all activities related to re-accreditation as well as coordinate and produce all needed materials for presentation to auditors

· Budget & Development, Fiscal Management and Control: Manage revenue growth, exercise expense control and improve productivity. Exercise fiscal management and control to meet short term and long term financial goals

Adhere to budget expense and revenue figures as given; participate as needed in Finance Committee meetings to report performance
Work with VPP and Department of Advancement to identify and develop potential revenue streams and support grant writing
Develop and implement strategies to maximize participant capacity, increase use groups and increase productivity

Financial Development: Identify new revenue streams through programs, partnerships and use groups.
Design and implement a marketing plan to increase participation and site use
Raise awareness of Via West Campus services through effective marketing efforts to the public through presentations to service clubs, corporations, universities, parent groups as appropriate
Participate in meetings of the Marketing Committee and provide requested support
Work hand in hand with Business Development Officer in promoting VW campus during tour visits and also by visiting organizations and schools with potential participants

Facility Oversight: Oversee the management of property maintenance and development needs to ensure responsible stewardship of current resources and identification of future needs

Risk Management: Implement organizational policies and procedures

Strategic Planning: participate in visioning and planning for current and expanding facility use and program development

Community Involvement: developing relationships and partnerships with community organizations, growing and sustaining supportive volunteer program

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES includes the supervision of full time staff, seasonal staff, volunteers and part-time staff as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


Minimum BA/BS degree from an accredited university in special education or related field, Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of five years working with children and adults with disabilities, preferably with moderate to severe population
Minimum of five years of behavior management experience
Proven track record of strong management, leadership and supervisory experience

· Self-directed, detail-oriented, analytical, creative team-player with strong communication skills

· Strong administrative skills and long-range planning experience

Able to multi-task, problem solve, communicate constructively and effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of employees

· Recruitment & staff/volunteer management experience, including leadership & mentoring

· Proven track record of program design, development & customer satisfaction

· Experience with marketing, advertising, branding and strategic partnerships

Valid California Driver’s License
Clear DMV report
$100,000 to $300,000 automobile insurance coverage
Community CPR and First Aid

Ability to lift and transfer clients
Willingness to work long and unusual hours (weekends and holidays included)
Minimum 25 years old

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Via Services is a private non-profit organization established in 1945. Via's mission is to help children and adults with special needs and...