Summer Camp Director

  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Part-time

Company Description

The Edwardsville YMCA is dedicated to enriching the lives of all individuals and families in the communities we serve through programs and services based on Christian principles that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The YMCA Areas of Focus

We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus:

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation's health and well-being.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Job Description

The Edwardsville YMCA is looking for an experienced, organized, creative and self-driven program director with a passion for summer camp! Our summer program is designed with a day camp structure that provides a summer full of fun memories for school age children ages 5 to 13 from the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area and surrounding communities. This is an amazing opportunity for individuals with leadership, managerial and inter-cultural communication experience! This position requires problem solving, leadership, public relations, customer service, imagination and a lot of enthusiasm. Candidates must have strong leadership skills and exceptional communication ability in order to manage and support his/her team. Must have a flexible schedule to work a 40 hour week during the hours of 6am-6pm, Monday-Friday, while summer camp is in session, from May 20 through mid-August. Will work part-time prior to camp starting for planning and staffing needs.


The Edwardsville YMCA will consider applications from great Summer Camp Director candidates available for summer only, as well as candidates looking for continued year-round YMCA employment. While currently a part-time position, this opening has the potential to become full time through additional child care programming opportunities.


1.Pursuing or completed Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university, preferably in education, child development, or recreation related discipline or equivalent experience.

2.Minimum 3-5 years experience in supervising camp programs and staff or equivalent experience.

3.Basic programming skills including related enrichment activities in one of the following fields: health & wellness, youth/adult sports, or school age programming.

4.Ability to plan multiple programs while leading and directing staff to execute multiple programs and activities.

5.Excellent writing, communication and computer skills.

6.Must possess a sensitive and enthusiastic ability to foster positive relationships with a diverse group of employees, volunteers, children and parents.

7.Articulate effectively with all employees, members and participants.

8.Proven success in supervising and developing staff of all ages.

9.Experience working with kids ages 5-13.

10.First Aid and CPR certifications.

11.Must pass criminal background check

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.