Site Director Job Description

FLSA STATUS:                   NON-EXEMPT

REPORTS TO:                    Regional Supervisor        

SUPERVISES:                     Program Staff, Program Aides, Volunteers


POSITION DESCRIPTION   Provide leadership and supervision to a School Age Program or Center site Within the Camp Fire USA Youth Development framework


  • Manage a School age program or a center site effectively.
  • Maintaining positive relations with school personnel, administration and parents
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Work productively as a member of a team.
  • Accept professionally the guidance and supervision of the council.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Exemplifies the Council’s value statements, vision and mission in all actions, communications and relationships
  • Other related duties as assigned

 Site Administration

  • Overall program planning and coordination consistent with the needs and abilities of the children.
  • Maintaining child care licensing requirements and standards.
  • Within established budget and financial procedures, procuring of program supplies, material and equipment.
  • Arrangements with supervisor for transportation for field trips.
  • Maintaining established policies, program criteria, procedures, standards and rules.
  • Providing for the maximum possible health, safety, and well being of all persons involved in the program.
  • Maintaining facility, supplies, and equipment in excellent and safe condition.
  • Establishing staff work schedules and when necessary finding a substitute staff person.
  • Monitor and support daily snack and breakfast according to CACFP guidelines.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all child, parent, and staff official records.
  • Orientation of new staff using On-Site Orientation guide as assigned by supervisor
  • Conducting weekly site staff meetings.
  • Keeping staff updated and informed.
  • Maintain files, records in accordance with established procedures.
  • Submitting required reports and records on time.
  • Participation in Site Director Meetings, other staff meetings, workshops, etc. as assigned by supervisor with a minimum of 24 hours of training attended each year.

Program Management

  • Providing a stable, fun, caring, learning environment for the program.
  • Implementation of established behavioral expectations and discipline procedures.
  • Maintenance of a positive, open and friendly attitude and work atmosphere.
  • Keeping supervisor informed of plans, progress, problems, concerns, and successes.
  • Staff supervision, and as assigned by supervisor, staff development, including performance conferences and planning.
  • Substituting for program staff as needed.
  • Assist with daily preparation, clean-up, and activities as needed.
  • Inform supervisor immediately of any suspected child physical or sexual abuse.
  • Special programs, events and activities as assigned by supervisor, (i.e.  Kids’ Day, Governors Picnic, Program Wide Events, etc)


  • Excellent communication skills, including written, oral and presentation
  • Ability to provide effective leadership, training and guidance to staff
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population: multi-cultural, age, gender, etc
  • Ability to act as a positive role model by displaying appropriate professional behavior


  • Bachelors Degree preferred, minimum twelve credit hours of college required in related field, or willingness to acquire the college credits
  • Experience working with children (preferably school-age children) in a group and semi-structured setting, program planning, management
  • Previous experience with staff supervision, demonstrated leadership ability and management experience preferred
  • Current Standard First Aid Certification/ Infant, Child & Adult CPR Certification


  • Twenty-one (21) years of age required to maintain compliance with regulatory and accrediting entities
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License with vehicle available for work


  • Ability to lift 35 pounds
  • Possesses adequate vision, hearing acuity, physical ability, strength and stamina to perform the required responsibilities of activates associated with program delivery



Camp Fire Alaska is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer