The Salvation Army

  • Program Director

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bloomingdale
    Job ID
    Community and Social Services
    Compensation Min
    USD $2,250.00/Yr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $2,400.00/Yr.
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview

    To assist cabin counselors in ensuring a successful camp experience for each child. Providing counselors with tools to manage problem behaviors and by working directly with campers who have more serious problems that cannot be handled by the cabin counselors (serious behavior issues, child abuse, severe homesickness, etc.).


    • Involvement in the total camp program as a key leadership person functioning with a willingness to assist in all areas, as needed, including dining room, campfire programs, children with problems, etc. 
    • Responsible for sharing with, Camp Director’s all matters of mutual concern relating to the total welfare of the camp. 
    • Assist the Camp Director with supervision of personnel living in the Hilltop dining hall complexes, rendering immediate crisis supervision with follow-up reporting to the appropriate supervisor. 
    • Serve as resource for program skills and share a specific skill as needed. Guidance supervision to all general program areas with a functional, consultative relationship to Camp Director. 
    • Involvement in the total camp program with willingness to help in all areas as needed, including dining room, campfire programs, children with problems, evening programs, etc. 
    • Promote observance of the spiritual emphasis of the program and the moral and ethical code affecting campers and staff.  
    • Conduct, attend and generally contribute appropriately in staff meetings. 
    • Assist in the organization of camp living; including housekeeping, activities and programs. 
    • Guide activities through camper-counselor planning within the total camp program. 
    • Cooperate in the coordination of all cabin plans and all camp activities.


    • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to share your faith with others 
    • Degree of training in education, counseling, children’s ministry, or other related field 
    • At least two summers of camping experience working directly with children. Experience working with urban children preferred 
    • Completed at least junior year in college (college graduate preferred) 
    • A committed Christian able to utilize Christian principles in counseling 
    • Desire to work with children and teens outdoors 
    • Ability to relate to one’s peer group 
    • Ability to accept guidance and supervision 
    • Good character, integrity, and adaptability 
    • Strong clerical and organizational skills


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