Assistant Director of Camp Hale


United South End Settlements (USES) is a community-based nonprofit organization serving children, teens, adults, and seniors through programs in art, education, technology, and social services. USES has held true to its settlement house roots, committing to the motto of neighbors helping neighbors to grow and thrive. Our extended family is an integrated team of participants, staff, volunteers, community leaders, and business partners. USES operates in three locations in the South End ; Harriet Tubman House, South End House, the Children’s Art Centre ; and Camp Hale on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. Please visit our website at

The residential camping experience provides boys & girls with a unique opportunity for personal growth in a natural environment that is not found in typical urban living. It is USES’ philosophy that the important partnerships that develop with both parents and children in the summer should extend across the calendar year to offer the greatest benefit to Camp Hale participants. For several years, USES has been working to transform its service delivery approach to be more strongly focused on programming for families and children. Our goal is to offer a wide variety of family-oriented services and intergenerational activities and to increase the role of program participants, staff, and volunteers in our on-going operations.

Assistant Director of Camp Hale

Summer 2014 Camp Staff must be available from June 8th through August 27th.
Training week: June 9th through June 20th
Father Son Weekend (boys ages 7 and up): June 20th through June 22nd
Rookie Camp (boys ages 6-10): June 25th through June 29th
1st session (ages 7-10): June 25th through July 13th
2nd session (ages 11-14): July 17th through August 9th
3rd Session training week: August 9th through August 13th
3rd Session (Girls ages 8-14) August 13th through August 25th

The location of this job is 93 Milbridge Road, Center Sandwich, NH.
Camp Hale provides room and board.


Reporting to the Director of Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs, the Assistant Director of Camp Hale is responsible for assisting the OST Director with administrative functions of Camp Hale, including: program development; planning; maintaining systems and programs for staff, parents and children; providing quality services to families in compliance with state and local regulations, best practices in the field, ACA standards, and USES policies and procedures. In the absence of the OST Director, the Assistant Director assumes full responsibility of Camp Hale.


1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
2. Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Guidance, Human Services, Psychology, Physical Education, Recreation, Child Psychology, the Arts, Social Work, Sociology, Child Care, or a related field; Extensive overnight camping experience may be substituted.
3. Have 12 months of experience working with school age children.
4. Must have skills in a variety of camp activities and the ability to engage the staff in learning new skills.
5. Must have knowledge of the group process and implementing a team approach to achieving goals. Management experience preferred. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop relationships with participants, families, and stakeholders.


1. Coordinate camp registration activities. Provide outreach to local community groups, youth groups, housing developments, church groups, schools, etc. to ensure that camp enrollment goals are met. Interview campers and parents, register campers, ensure that all registration paperwork is completed.
2. Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and supervise all camp staff.
3. Develop (or obtain) and implement a curriculum of both summer and year-round activities for campers that promote positive youth development and environmental learning. Off-season activities should strengthen the relationship between Camp and other USES programs.
4. Maintain required records, permits, and licenses in accordance with both MA and NH regulations and standards.
5. Maintain American Camping Association accreditation; ensure that all policies and procedures meet ACA standards.
6. Direct and supervise the maintenance of the camp’s physical plant including both the buildings and the grounds. Work with the Executive Assistant to the President to coordinate off season rental use of camp property to maximize revenue opportunities. Work with camp caretaker and alumni association to coordinate and ensure productive work weekend(s).
7. Ensure the safe and secure operation of the Camp.
8. Provide yearly evaluation of the entire camp program and operation.
9. Accept other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (with or without accommodation)

Must be able to climb, balance, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and be capable of repetitive motion

Position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly

Work requires close visual acuity

Position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to:
In the subject line, please specify the position to which you are applying.
No phone calls, please.

Center Sandwich, New Hampshire
United South End Settlements
Human Resources
566 Columbus Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
United States