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Application for Reservation Director

Westchester-Putnam Council is currently collecting applications for the 2020 Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation - Reservation Director position.  We are looking for a person that fits the Job Description below.  The position would start on October 1 and would end on September 30.  The position has year round responsibility, but is primarily a 3 month onsite position during the summer.  The Reservation Director is responsible for management of the Summer Camp Program and the year round promotion.  Salary is negotiable:  experience, track record and extra abilities will be taken into account.

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Reservation Director
Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation

Position Concept:

The Reservation Director is responsible for vision and mission implementation through the management of Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation. The Director is responsible for day to day operations: resource allocation, budget accountability, overall supervision of the camp program; and, has focused accountability to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) – National Camp Accreditation Procedure (NCAP) and NY State Health Department Camp Certification, program design and sales strategies, policies and procedures, partnership and relationship management, and supervision and development of seasonal staff.

The Reservation Director reports to the Scout Executive.

Position Requirements:

  1. Be at least 25 years of age.

  2. Must be (or able to be) Registered with the Boy Scouts of America.

  3. Be certified (or certifiable) in Camp Management from the Boy Scout National Camp School.

  4. Be able to manage Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation focused on the vision and mission.

  5. Be capable of managing a $1,000,000 operating budget.

  6. Have a general knowledge and understanding of outdoor camping facilities and program activities.

  7. Be able to creatively problem solve and be flexible in dealing with daily management and operations.

  8. Be goal and task oriented.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise the Reservation Management Team, currently consisting of:  3 Camp Directors, Business Manager, 3 Program Directors, 2 Head Commissioners, CIT Director, Food Service Director, Griffin Area Director, Health Director, Camp Ranger (during season)

  2. Oversight responsibilities through the Management Team of all seasonal staff.

Work Conditions:

This position is seasonally located in a rustic camp setting outside of Brant Lake, NY during the months of June through August. Buildings do not contain climate control systems. Areas of the location are accessed on dirt trails or roads.  

Principle Responsibilities:

  1. Must reside on site from pre-staff week through close of camp.

  2. Ensure NCAP compliance.

  3. Act as liaison for all visiting National and Council BSA employees.

  4. Ensure the implementation of the Scouting Program.

  5. Implement training and background checks for all hired staff and volunteers.

  6. Supervise staff in delivery of high-quality programs and customer service.

  7. Develop annual business plan tailored to maximize camp occupancy each year.

  8. Be a member of the Council Outdoor Program Committee.

  9. Be a member of the Council Properties Committee.

  10. Oversee and enforce rules and regulations of the camp.

  11. Operate the Reservation within the approved Budget.

  12. Supervise and manage operating expenses.

  13. Assess and develop security protocols for the camp.

  14. Act as the liaison between unit leadership and the camp, maintaining year-round relationships with units.

  15. Develop informational materials that ensure clear communication of what camp offers. This includes, but is not limited to, the Program Guide, Spring Leaders’ Packet, and in-camp orientations.

  16. Implement and track camper evaluations for all camp groups.

  17. Develop and maintain Camp Operations Manual.

  18. Update and implement a staff development and training program: e.g. staff manual and staff evaluation procedures.

  19. Oversee all camp staffing: application, interview, salary schedule, hiring, and contract package.

  20. Responsible for staff supervision, discipline and dismissals (in consultation with Scout Executive).

  21. Coordinate and implement an exit interview for each staff member at the end of every season.

  22. Provide continuing education programs for adult leaders.

  23. Manage operational relationship with partner organizations.

  24. Collaborate with the Camp Ranger on all camp activities.

  25. Directly manage large and historical customer relationships.

  26. Act as primary point of contact for customer conflict resolution.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighting 40 to 60 lbs.

  • Frequently bends, kneels and crouches

  • Move safely over uneven terrain and in confined spaces

  • May drive vehicle if needed

  • Continuous walking, standing and moving about

  • Subjected to extreme heat in excess of 100 degrees

  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions, odors, dirt and dust

  • Frequent communications, verbal and written

  • Visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess

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