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Cambridge Camping Association Special Needs Program Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge Camping Association provides meaningful summer and school year experiences to children from urban, under-resourced circumstances in supportive and inclusive communities through enriching and inspiring programs. We believe camp communities are where children experience joy, friendships, and memories that last a lifetime. Cambridge Camping is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified Program Director to join our team. This full time Program Director role will be responsible for planning, supervision, and safe operation of summer and school year programs for children with social, emotional, and behavioral health challenges who need additional support to experience the full benefits of summer camp. The Program Director will develop programming and lead through a trauma-informed lens, with a complete picture of a childs life situation in mind, in order to provide the best environment for each childs success. The Program Director will lead teams of dedicated seasonal staff, ensure programs are packed with enrichment opportunities, cultivate partnerships and relationships with camper families within the community, and become a critical piece of the network that supports campers and families. Specific Responsibilities Under the oversight of the Co-Executive Director, the Program Director will: Oversee the licensing, curriculum, partnerships, recruiting, communications, staffing and training, safe operation, and evaluation of: Daybreak Day Camp, a six-week summer camp program (Jul-Aug) for children ages 5-17 with social, emotional, and behavioral health needs such as ADHD, PTSD, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety. Saturday Camp, a daytime Saturday program continuing support for Daybreak Day Camp children into the school year. Collaborate with other Program Directors on: February and April School Vacation Camps, a weeklong STEAM-based program held on each Massachusetts school vacation week for middle school children. Village Series Workshops, an bi-monthly discussion and information resource to promote the mental health and well-being of vulnerable children and families. Lead program marketing initiatives to increase awareness of organization and offerings. Assist the Co-ED to strategically grow new programs and develop existing programs. Develop, recruit, and maintain a network of seasonal and contract staff. Produce reports, data, documents, etc, to support fundraising and grant writing efforts. We believe the ideal candidate for this position will: Offer a degree in Education, Youth/Child Development, Special Education, Social Work or related fields. Advanced degree in related field preferred. Offer experience working with youth with emotional and/or social special needs. Offer professional experience within the nonprofit sector. Experience in a supervisory role and/or administration is strongly desired. Thrive working as a team leader and role model for young people, bringing creativity, enthusiasm, and positive energy to the organization. Be committed to Cambridge Campings mission, vision, and values and possess the ability to model these as a program leader. Possess exceptional organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills. Enjoy working independently and as part of a team, bringing creativity, enthusiasm, and positive energy to the organization. Schedule and Workplace Culture This is a full-time exempt position with a seasonally flexible schedule that includes both remote and on-site work hours. Early morning, evening, and weekend hours. Frequent travel in the service area is required and a successful candidate must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Candidates will be asked to submit to MA Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks.

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