CAMP DIRECTOR - ISOLA BELLA
Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains on Twin Lakes, Salisbury, Connecticut, “Isola Bella” means Beautiful Island in Italian. Isola Bella was bequeathed to The American School by the late Ferrari Ward and his wife, Muriel Alvord Ward. Both were members of the ASD Board of Directors and Mrs. Ward was the first woman to serve on the board. Through this wonderful gift, the American School became the United States’ first school for the deaf to offer a summer program for deaf and hard of hearing youngsters and is the only camp for deaf children in Southern New England. Isola Bella is a scenic island estate that has been turned into a recreational/residential summer camp for deaf children ranging in age from 6 years to 18 years old. A wide variety of activities are offered depending on camper’s skill and interest level. Some of these activities include: archery, arts & crafts, camp studies, swimming, sailing and canoeing, water skiing, overnight camping, hiking, team and non-competitive games and a variety of special trips and projects. The philosophy of the program is “learning through experience.
SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs, plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates a summer residential camp at Camp Isola Bella.
• Oversees the total operation of the Isola Bella Summer Program at all times, except when such responsibility shall be given to the Assistant Director.
• Interviews and hires staff and schedules appropriate training and support for staff.
• Establishes schedules, including but not limited to pay scales, hours and days of operation, duty schedules, personnel duties, policy and staff responsibilities.
• Ensures that the Island is in full compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.
• Serves as Safety Officer and is responsible for the safe operation of the program.
• Approves appropriate camp activities, trips, and events.
• In cooperation with ASD’s Business Office, is responsible for the receiving and disbursement of funds, including but not limited to tuitions, registrations, spending monies, activity fees, insurance premiums T-shirt monies and any and all related expenditures (e.g. salaries and payments to creditors).
• Acts as the purchasing agent for materials needed for the continuing operation of the program.
• Develops and works with public relations staff and others to market and educate the community about Isola Bella.
• Provides effective leadership to campers and staff.
• Oversees all instructional settings and develops /approves outlines for programs, oversees camp’s Newsletter and prepares end of camp report.
• Is responsible for the physical security of the campers
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Applicants must be over age twenty-one and will be required to submit both DCF and DPS background checks, must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and have a minimum 3 years of experience with deaf and hard of hearing children/youth. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in ASL and have prior experience as a camp director or experience within administrative or supervisory capacity within a camp environment. Applicants must demonstrate good judgment and excellent leadership skills. The Camp IB Director will be responsible to uphold and maintain the standards required under the Youth Camping Act.
CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid and Lifeguard Training Certificate strongly encouraged.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range is dependent upon training and experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply directly on line or send a resume and/or application to:
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
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All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.