Resident Camp Unit Director


Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Director in organizing the overall program operation
  • Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers, setting examples of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Act as a resource person for the counselors
  • Enforce and follow camp policies
  • Set an example for staff and campers
  • Assist in staff development and general supervisor of all staff
  • Communicate daily with other senior staff and directors on program schedules
  • Ensure the safety, health and welfare of staff and campers
  • Assist with staff schedule production each week
  • Provide staff with clear and specific schedule to follow
  • Supervise staff when needed when they are leading activities
  • Responsible for camper counts from respective unit
  • Maintain a high level of safety standards and enforce all safety rules for staff and campers
  • Lead specific skills sessions for campers
  • Assist in performing mid and end of summer staff evaluations
  • Report any staff management issues to Program Director immediately
  • Be a team player by asking your staff to do tasks that you would do yourself

Supports the YMCA s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required


  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • At least 3 years of college experience or equivalent
  • At least 1 summer of camp experience, with proven abilities of working with children in a camp setting
  • Ability to lead, train and direct staff
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement camp programs and activities
  • Ability to observe camper behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Ability to identify and respond to hazards in camp, respond and implement emergency plans
  • Ability to work with different age and skill levels of staff and campers
  • Current CPR and First Aide Certifications (within the past year)

Be Part of Our Mission

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 19 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.

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