Summer Camp - Assistant Site Director
City of Parkland, FL - Parkland, FL

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As Assistant Camp Site Director :

This is a seasonal position responsible for the camp program and activities for children and young adults. The person in this position assists and reports directly to the Camp Site Director.

Functions & Duties:

Essential Functions:
  • Supervise Camp Counselors in the planning, organizing, and implementation of camp activities.
  • Keeps Site Director apprised of any camp problems concerning staff, participants or the camp activities.
  • Counsels staff and campers when necessary to resolve problems.
  • Meets with parents of campers if situation warrants.
  • Visits group activities in order to monitor activities and to interact with staff and campers.
  • Provides direction and guidance to the employees working in the camp.
  • Fills in wherever there is a vacancy in order to ensure the program runs smoothly.
  • Assists in th evaluation of counselors and the camp program at the commencement of the season and makes suggestions and recommendations for improvements for the next season.

Qualifications & Competencies:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of the theories of youth recreational activities and their application to the community needs.
  • Knowledge of the occupational safety rules and regulation governing playgrounds or other facilities and the necessary precautionary measures.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the activities of personnel involved in the summer camp program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, participants, and the general public.
  • Ability to express one self orally and in writing.
Requirements:
  • Two years of experience in the field of recreation or a related field with some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • High School graduate or possess a GED from a recognized institution.
  • Must be of good moral character and provide a positive attitude toward individuals with disabilities ( signed/ notarized affidavit).
  • Must have worked for the Parkland Kids Camp in the past as a Senior Counselor.
  • Must hold a current CPR/AED certificate and provide a copy of certificate.
  • Must work the entire eight (8) week program.
  • Must attend all Mandatory Camp Training dates and Camp Open House one week prior to the start of camp. Time off requires prior approval.
  • Must complete an interview with the Parks and Recreation Manager.
  • Must be fingerprinted and pass the background check.
  • Assist in the evaluation of counselors and the camp program at the commencement of the season and makes suggestions and recommendations for improvements for the next season.


  • Working Conditions:

    Working Conditions:

    Must be physically able to work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Must possess the ability to speak or signal to convey or exchange information.