CRG - OAC Director

The Salvation Army Scotts Valley, CA

About the Job

Requisition Number 17-2476 Post Date 11/27/2017 Title CRG - OAC Director City Scotts Valley State CA Description OVERVIEW: As the Director of the teen backpacking program, OAC, you are responsible for leading multi-day backpacking trips, leading daily devotionals, and using each teachable moment to point campers to the God of it all. The objective of the OAC Director is that you facilitate high and low ropes courses, teach & lead in the areas of safety, nature, and spiritual development, and possess excellent leadership skills. Previous work with teens, backpacking, and camp will be essential. Skills should include: topo map reading & orienteering. A lifeguard certification is required for either the Director or Assistant Director. Must have current Wilderness First Aid certification & CPR. Wilderness First Responder preferred. Must be comfortable living in a “rugged” setting. DUTIES: I. As OAC program leader 1. Collaborate with Outdoor Adventure Program supervisor to deliver a high impact staff orientation and training for all OAC staff. 2. Provide continuous supervision for the counselors and campers ensuring their health and safety, providing fun and educational experiences, and guiding their discovery of a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ and a growing faith. 3. Encourage camper participation in all aspects of the program 4. lead small group prayer and discussion times, prepare and share small group devotions 5. Set goals and enforce standards of safety and conduct within group. 6. Spend time with, befriend, and interact with all the campers and staff to create a fun and loving experience for them. 7. Spend time one-on-one with staff and campers as appropriate in the group context 8. Collaborate with Outdoor Adventure Program Supervisor/Assistant OAC Director to complete midsummer and end of summer evaluations for all OAC staff 9. Ensure that camper surveys and spiritual well being cards are completed each week. 10. Log any and all communication with camper parents on the camper record in the camp registration software. 11. Be an appropriate example for both campers and staff of a committed and growing follower of Christ 12. Offer suggestions to improve OAC Program to the OAC Supervisor 13. Collaborate with other OAC Staff to facilitate safe & effective low & high ropes courses II. As trip leader… 1. Do trip preparation and clean up a. Review trip plans with OAC Supervisor Itinerary -Day by day travel schedule with alternative routes identified -Emergency communication/evacuation plan Maps with route of travel both for vehicle travel and trail. Logistics -Meals/Menu -First Aid supplies & Med Log -Trip equipment inventory & check list -Communication Log List of all trip participants: First name, Last Name, medications taken, Emergency contact #’s 2. Take responsibility for the well-being and safety of all members of the group 3. Implement Leave No Trace Ethics with staff and campers 4. Implement the goals and program for each trip 5. Present pre- trip orientation to campers 6. Competently instruct campers in wilderness skills 7. Assess trip demands such as weather, time, and the individual’s physical condition 8. Lead trip 9. Inspect and evaluate all trip gear pre-trip and post trip and report any issues to Outdoor Adventure Program Supervisor. III. As a staff member in Leadership… 1. Participate in staff meetings and prayer 2. Communicate any and all personnel and program needs to your supervisor. 3. Be supportive of fellow staff members and pray with and for them regularly 4. Fulfill Break Day duties as requested. 5. Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor. 6. Assist the Camp Director in any other duty as requested in order to maintain a consistently high level of efficiency in the operation of the camp. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must be totally committed to Jesus as their Lord and Savior and demonstrate a growing Christian life by modeling Christ-like behavior consistent to Biblical principles. 2. Must have a heart for teenagers and a compassion for youth culture. 3. Must have experience backpacking for multiple days in a wilderness setting 4. Must be flexible and teachable, able to work with supervisors, peers, and campers. 5. Must be in good physical condition and able to perform all the functions of the job. 6. Must be at least 21 years of age by beginning of summer. 7. Must have current Wilderness First Aid certification & CPR. Wilderness First Responder preferred. 8. Must have experience in the camp world, either in summer camps, outdoor education, or wilderness therapy PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. 2. Ability to grasp, push, pull objects and tools 3. Ability to lift up to 35lbs. 4. Ability to backpack 10 miles with a 35 pound pack + Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. + Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. + The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Apply On-line