The Salvation Army

After-School Program Director/Summer Day Camp Director (Full-time)

Job Locations US-NY-Canandaigua
Job ID
Child Care
Regular Full-Time



The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community.


The Canandaigua Corps Office is seeking a full-time Program Director to oversee and administer the Pheonix After School and Summer Day Camp Program for children 13 and younger.


The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Eligible Loans may qualify for the Federal Government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program



  • Design program schedule and activities, develop policies and procedures, prepare and keep updated the Program Manual, Enrollment Form, Medical Form, Parent Manual, Attendance Sheets, PaymentRecord, etc.
  • Maintain all child records, statistical forms, State license forms and annual Licensing, including Summer Day Camp Regulations.
  • Remain informed about current child care issues and act as an advocate for the programs.
  • Conduct parental and child interviews.
  • Enroll children and maintain current and accurate files on each child.
  • Handle all disciplinary action in accordance with the Program Manual.
  • Complete all necessary forms, speak to parents, consult and inform the Corps Officer of action taken.
  • Receive and dismiss children daily in the designated area.
  • Ensure attendance records are maintained.
  • Maintain a safe environment for program.
  • Promote the program in the community and recruit children including, but not limited to, speaking to peer groups and other organizations.
  • Purchase supplies as needed (always with approval of Corps Officers).
  • Complete and submit, on a timely basis, all state, local and Salvation Army reports.
  • Carefully monitor the Phoenix After-School Program/Summer Day Camp Program budgets and assist with annual revision.
  • Hire staff, if needed, and conduct staff orientation, training and evaluation.
  • Supervise and delegate responsibilities to other staff and volunteers, as needed.
  • Report any misconduct of staff, volunteers, and/or parental concerns immediately to the Corps Officers.
  • Administer disciplinary action as needed with the Program Manual with references to the Employee Manual.
  • Conduct Phoenix staff evaluations.
  • Keep records on staff development and training.
  • Be able to meet necessary State mandated in-service trainings and continuing education classes.
  • Oversee clean up and set up of activity rooms.
  • Secure special outings and activities, including transportation.
  • Set an example for the children, parents, staff and volunteers.
  • Represent The Salvation Army’s spiritual ministry and social mission in the Phoenix After-School Program.
  • Undertake additional tasks as assigned by the Corps Officers.


Education Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree in Child Development, Elementary or Physical Education or Recreation


  • NYS Children’s Program Administrator Credential, School Age Child Care Credential, or minimum of 2 years college with 18 credits in Child Development, Elementary or Physical Education or Recreation.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working with children less than 13 years of age


  • Minimum of one (1) year experience supervising a child care program or related work

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have valid driver’s license that meets The Salvation Army’s insurance requirements.
  • Develop positive professional relationships with clients, community, and human service providers;
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Exhibit excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Professionally and ethically represent The Salvation Army and its mission to clients, funding sources and the community.



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