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Outdoor Center Exec Dir

  • YMCA
  • 719 Leonhardt Rd
  • Becket, MA 01223
  • Full-Time
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Berkshire Outdoor Center Executive Director We are an independent Y located on 1400 acres in the beautiful Berkshires of Western MA.Come work in the woods with us!YMCABecket-Chimney Corners YMCA Camps & Outdoor Ctr. LocationBecket, MA Job Description General Function: The Berkshire Outdoor Center (BOC) Executive Director is responsible for the administration and management of Berkshire Outdoor Center at Becket Chimney Corners YMCA (BCCYMCA). The BOC Executive Director must: Develop and manage the BOC Budget Hire, Supervise, Train & Manage 5 Full-Time Staff and oversee the hiring of up to 70 Seasonal Staff Manage risk within business operations Manage responsible annual business growth and improve programmatic quality Create, implement and review BOC Business Plans and Operational Plans Market and Promote Berkshire Outdoor Center - including website Ensure quality programming in fields of: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Leadership Development, Group Conferences & Retreats, Adventure Recreation for School, Youth and University Groups. Also Becket Summer Day Camp, School Vacation Programs, Winter Residential Camp and Year-Round Family Camps Oversee record-keeping Serve as a member of the BCCYMCA senior team Qualifications Required Qualifications & Experience: The BOC Director must have: A Bachelor's degree in Education, Recreation or in a related field A minimum of five years professional experience in business management in the Outdoor Education industry Prior financial management experience of budgets greater than $1,000,000 Displayed in-depth understanding of American Camp Association (ACA) - Standards for member camps Experience developing & administering a Business Plan & Operational Plan for a non-profit Displayed management competencies - including communication skills, management skills, customer service skills, problem-solving abilities, decision making under pressure abilities, confidence and willingness to interact with a diverse group of staff, peers and guests Displayed personal qualities - flexibility, confidence, patience, independence and strong initiative A commitment to the mission and values of the YMCA, and the mission and values of BCCYMCA Preferred Additional Qualifications Prior fundraising experience Prior Non-Profit Board participation experience Prior marketing and promotion experience - including published web design & management and skills in Desktop Publishing software Prior experience managing challenge courses and knowledge of applicable laws and standards Essential Functions Principle Activities: 1. Establish, implement and manage responsible growth in $2,000,000+ budget and appropriately price programs 2. Maintain enrollment and continuously improve programmatic quality 3. Exceed all standards & maintain licensing set by ACA and other governing bodies 4. Hire, Supervise, Train & Manage 5 Full-Time Staff and oversee a fluctuating Seasonal Staff hiring effectively a. 1 Full-Time Assistant Director & Challenge Course Manager b. 3 Full-Time Program Coordinators c. 1 Full-Time Registrar d. 10-70 Seasonal Program Instructors 5. Provide a high-quality, safe environment and high quality program for more than 15,000 participants per year 6. Develop & maintain Business Plan and Operational Plan for BOC 7. Function effectively as a member of BCCYMCA Senior Team - working with other staff and volunteers through committees to advance the value, mission and programs of the entire organization Further Activities: 1. Market & promote all BOC programs 2. Evaluate BOC participant experience & program quality 3. Maintain participant retention rates of greater than 60% 4. Manage risk within BOC 5. Manage bookings and bookings specialist 6. Manage BOC payroll 7. Manage inter-departmental cooperation Effect on end Results: 1. Each participant will experience a safe, high quality program that delivers on customer service 2. Budget & enrollment will achieve responsible growth 3. Work to maintain high staff morale and retention How to Apply Apply OnlineOpens a new window


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