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KODA Programs Director

To the KODA Community,

It is with great pleasure that I announce that our camp has an opening for the KODA Program Director Trainee for Summer 2019.

The candidate will work this summer with Megan Canne, who will serve as a mentor and assist with the transition of duties. The new KODA Program Director will began work in late fall 2019.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and application form via our website by April 1st, 2019. Must be send them to me directly. The Search Committee will begin reviewing upon receipt of applications and review until the position is filled. Candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Thank you for your time and interest in the KODA Program and Camp Mark Seven. I can be reached at campdirector@campmark7.org or VP# 315-207-5706 if you have questions.

Sincerely yours,

Dave Staehle, Camp Director

Responsible to: CAMP DIRECTOR

General Responsibility:  Hires, supervises and evaluates program staff. Plans, directs, and implements the following programs: Staff Orientation, Youth and Children's Session.

Qualifications:  Hold a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in PE, Recreation or Education fields. Be a Hearing child of Deaf Parents (C.O.D.A.). Fluency in American Sign Language preferred. Be at least.

25 years old, and a have a minimum of 24 weeks of administrative or supervising experience in Camping. Responding to Emergency certification required. Submit forms DSS-370 and DOH-2271 for background check and clearance. Previous employment and familiarity with philosophy of CM7 preferred.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Informed Registrar after October 1st of enrollment limits for each program.
  • Promotes CM7 via CODA/KODA e-mail channels before Camp begins.
  • Hires staff who are CODAs.
  • Hires personnel for Teen, Youth and Children's Sessions.
  • Plans and conducts Staff Orientation, Youth and Children's Session.
  • Coordinates and trains staff, campers in Fire Safety.
  • Reports any criminal conduct to the authorities.
  • Ensures that all rules and regulations are adhered to as required by the New York State Department of Health for Children's Camps.
  • Acts as liaison between parents, campers and Health Director.
  • Keeps clear and accurate activity, medical, and program records.
  • Reports any serious injury, illness or abuse to Camp Director.
  • Develops and implements a master schedule (daily schedules of activities and staff assignments) to be distributed before each session. Coordinates daily programs with input from counselors.
  • Plans and facilitates special events (e.g. skits, off-property trips, etc.)
  • Develops an on-duty and off-duty schedule for staff.
  • Makes sure there are back-up plans in case of bad weather.
  • Lines up guest speakers.
  • Prepares all equipment needed by counselors during the course of the day.
  • Meets with each counselor informally on a weekly basis.
  • Visits each activity regularly, encouraging the counselors to be innovative and creative.
  • Conducts Assistant Program Director and counselors' evaluations at the end of the Program.
  • Maintains a high level of staff and Camper morale.