Program Lead - Leadership and Recreation

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:00pm


Orange, CA
United States

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Job Description:

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center is looking for a motivated, energetic, and detail oriented candidate to serve as our Program Lead for Leadership and Recreation Activities. Primary responsibilities include programming, staff scheduling, training, equipment control, and customer service. This position will be responsible for managing 60 or more program staff and area leads.  Staff member hired for this position will be required to live on site and available for weekends. 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Complete tasks assigned by Leadership and Youth Development Director to ensure high quality Leadership and Recreation programming by professional and helpful staff members.
  • Create staff schedules and ensure employees are completing scheduled shifts, and taking required breaks during shifts for Recreation and Leadership Programming year-round.
  • Maintain, inventory, and order program equipment for C.O.P.E (challenge course) and Climbing, Aquatics, and Shooting Sports through regular communication with Area Leads.
  • Under the guidance of Event Director make and follow up on all 30 day event phone calls.
  • Ensure that safety and protocol are followed in accordance to American Camp Association and Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ability to be present on site to oversee scheduled weekend programs; preferred to live on site during contract period.

In communications:

  • Establish sound working relationships with staff to provide a high quality program and friendly customer service.
  • Familiar with BSA and Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Operations.

In relations with the staff:

  • Assist the Leadership and Youth Development Director in responsibility for the recruitment, employment, scheduling, training, and feedback of all Program and Commissioner Staff.
  • Encourage staff development and education opportunities for knowledge and skill-building of program areas.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts and motivates a diverse staff of top qualified people.
  • Work closely with the Events Director and Academic Director in completing outreach and scheduling duties, and with all other OEC departments to support overall operation


  • Must be able to stand outside for long periods of time, and able to withstand exposure to heat, cold, and wind.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and lift objects and equipment up to 35 lbs.
  • Follow a process to track maintenance and purchases of program equipment.
  • Track and maintain updated log of certification level of each current staff member.
  • In collaboration with Chief Commissioner, provide direction and guidance for Commissioners to ensure guest satisfaction and proper facility use.
  • Generate weekend summary reports outlining compliments, areas for improvement, and general property and maintenance feedback from weekend staff and clients.
  • Input maintenance and janitorial request for work into Facility Dude application.
  • Complete monthly duty phone schedule and distribute to pertinent staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university and minimum 2 years management experience.
  • Desired: Current certification or ability to obtain training as BSA Level II COPE Director/or equivalent ACCT certified Ropes Course Instructor.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Camp management experience.
  • Organized and able to complete tasks with attention to detail and timeliness.
  • Customer oriented.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in an unstructured environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

How to Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and current certifications to Sarah Burgess.

Deadline for priority consideration is: June 15, 2017.

Please email Sarah Burgess (Sarahb (at), Leadership and Youth Development Director, with questions and final application materials.