Under the general direction of the Recreation Coordinator (Activities & Camps), the employee is responsible for coordinating the department’s summer camp programs including but not limited to traditional day camp, outdoor adventure camp, and sports camp. Work includes the planning, organizing, promoting, and implementation of a comprehensive summer camp program, the maintaining of program and facility safety, coordination of the programs’ operations and supervision of related personnel of the assigned camp facilities. Work is reviewed through performance evaluations of accomplished goals, projects, and programs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversees summer camp programs and promotional materials. Communicates with program leadership staff to ensure that program guidelines and rules are followed;
Plans, coordinates, supervises and conducts summer camp activities to achieve departmental and community service goals;
Plans, assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of seasonal camp staff; assists the Recreation Coordinator in the hiring of seasonal camp staff, conducts interviews, trains and develops staff; maintains employee records under supervision of the Recreation Coordinator;
Reviews and recommends to the Recreation Coordinator that eligible applicants be hired and that subordinate employees be transferred, suspended, promoted, terminated, reassigned or disciplined in the best interest of the program unit and the department;
Prepares publicity on summer camps; solicits active interest, participation and support of Meridian citizens. Coordinates flyers, website and social media updates to assist with marketing and promotion of summer camp opportunities;
Assists the Recreation Coordinator in the collecting of and accounting for fees, charges and disbursements; maintains records of revenues, expenses and deposits of summer camps under the supervision of the Recreation Coordinator;
In coordination with the Recreation Coordinator, develops and implements administrative policies regarding summer camp registration;
Plans and implements activities, field trips, transportation, food items, guest speakers, field trips, etc. Records and maintains supply inventory and performs purchasing duties;
Monitors summer camp registrations and trends, and develops educational/recreational curriculums accordingly. Coordinates training, development and implementation of summer camp programming among recreation division seasonal camp staff;
Works with the Recreation Coordinator in developing programming models for summer camp programs and locations;
Collects feedback from campers, parents, and staff to improve summer camp programs. Maintains and fosters partnerships with West Ada School District administration and staff;
Responds to inquiries and complaints from the general public;
Administers and reviews budgets for summer day camp under supervision of Recreation Coordinator. Ensures planning and alignment of activities fall within budget constraints;
Perform other related duties as assigned or needed.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to temperature changes, night lighting and is subject to outside environmental conditions;
Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;
Constantly requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to function in an outside environment to accomplish tasks;
Occasionally requires driving a motor vehicle;
Occasionally requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds.
High school diploma or equivalent required plus a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in recreation, education or day camp services, one year of which must have been at the supervisory level; or equivalent combination of training and experience;
Must be CPR and First Aid certified or the ability to become certified within 30 days of hire, have good public relations skill, and be a good organizer;
In rare circumstances, may be required to work evenings and weekends;
Must display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others and work as a team player;
Ability to act in an emergency;
Ability to communicate with management, co-workers and general public with respect and in a pleasant, courteous manner;
Integrity, in the performance of assigned tasks.
About City of Meridian
The City of Meridian is the second-largest city in the State of Idaho and is the next-door neighbor to the City of Boise, the State capital. Though the City has a long rural history in the state centered around farming and dairy, we have experienced a great deal of growth during the past decade and have consistently been recognized in various publications as "the best place to live, work and raise a family" in the State, region and even nationally.We have a strong culture in the City that revolves around our CARE values, demonstrated externally with citizens as well as internally between employees. CARE stands for Customer Service, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.