Recreation Director

To apply for the Recreation Director position, complete the application form and submit to To fill out the form electronically you can use Adobe Acrobat DC available from the Adobe website here .

You may include a cover letter, resume or other documentation in addition to the application but a completed application is required for consideration.


Job Description

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Recreation Director performs the operational management of the summer camp, adventure and retreat programs. The major responsibilities of this position include the following but are not limited to:



  • Build and maintain a consistent client base for all Pathfinder Ranch recreation based programs including but not limited to: Summer Camp, Adventure Program and Retreat & Conference Programs.
  • Personnel recruitment, selection, orientation, evaluation, scheduling and management
  • Maintain accurate program records and logs
  • Continual evaluation of programs and resources
  • Aid in creating and maintain budgets
  • Ensure the security and safety of camp grounds, facilities, and program equipment associated with programs
  • Create and coordinate daily and seasonal program schedules
  • Coordinate with other departments in program planning
  • Develop and coordinate new programs and special events
  • Disseminate all pertinent information to department employees
  • Ongoing communication with the Executive Director for policy and standards direction, departmental development and relevant business
  • Inventory and order equipment as needed
  • Participate in development committee meetings
  • Provide positive public relations on behalf of Pathfinder Ranch and serve as the liaison between the Ranch and client groups
  • Make public presentations and attend special events on behalf of Pathfinder Ranch
  • Comply with Health and Fire Department regulations, organizational policies and accreditation standards
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Previous work experience within an organized camp, outdoor education program or similar setting
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in adventure program management, including: equine, challenge course, aquatic and target activities
  • Must be proficient with computers and the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Able to effectively supervise staff
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Hold and maintain current child and adult First Aid, CPR and AED certifications from a nationally recognized provider


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work in excess of 10 hours per day
  • Ability to walk several miles per day on steep and uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions