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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Day Camp Director in Aberdeen, South Dakota


This is a temp position that will run from May 25-August 16. The hours will be 7:45am-5pm Monday-Friday

The Salvation Army Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Summary/Primary Purpose: Act as Lead Staff in Summer Day Camp, oversees financial, state/federal and The Salvation Army (TSA) policies compliance. Works closely with Corps Officer. This position oversees business and facility operations of summer day camp to include seasonal staff and budgetary functions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operation of the summer day camp program including planning activities, scheduling field trips and interacting with children and parents.

  • Responsible for weekly donations receipted in and turned into business manager.

  • Tracking and monitoring of record keeping for campers.

  • Ensure compliance with Safe From Harmfor day camp operations and staff.

  • Responsible for safety in all areas of risk, including property, activities, children and youth worker protection.

  • Prepare and practice Emergency Response Plan for TSA.

  • Serve as the leadership for children, parents and staff with abilities to relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages with individual needs; use appropriate positive discipline consistently; handle security and crisis situations calmly.

  • Maintain current recreation equipment such as game equipment, balls, games, puzzles, books etc.

  • Driving is an essential role of this position.

  • Supervise Day Camp staff and volunteers.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Seasonal Camp Staff & Volunteers


Education and/or Experience: Experience in Education, Childcare or Program Management and/or two years’ experience in related field.

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

  • Ability to be flexible and able to work on multiple projects or tasks simultaneously

  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft software to include Word and Excel. As well as the ability to access payroll in ADP.

  • Administrative skills to include utilization of standard office equipment, data entry, 10-key, attention to details and filing.

  • Good communication skills both written and spoken, and ability to maintain effective working relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters.

Other Qualifications:Must pass all applicable background checks. Must possess a valid driver's license from the state in which you reside. Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business.Must successfully complete Safe from Harm training within 90 days of hire, as established by The Salvation Army.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must have or be willing to obtain certification in CPR and basic first aid.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Will occasionally be required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Must be able to frequently be in the sun and/or outside in varying weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but ranges from quiet to loud.

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission

Job LocationsUS-SD-Aberdeen

Job ID2021-17182

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TypeTemporary Full-Time