4-H Center Manager Duties
This is highly responsible administrative work in the
management, marketing, programming, and maintenance of a major
educational and recreational camp.
An employee allocated to this classification directs the
operations of the camp including the marketing of services to
potential users as well as assisting in the design and
implementation of educational programs for target audiences.
Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed
through conferences, reports, and observation of camp
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Markets camp services to potential users such as elderhostel and
school science classes.
Supervises the reservation system to include booking,
scheduling, confirmations, guarantees, and user services.
Provides on-site assistance to user groups to assure all
required conference services are provided at an optimal level.
Prepares, negotiates, and provides budget estimates to potential
users; supervises billing.
Assists in design and implementation of educational programs for
Assists in developing education materials which can be used
independently by teachers and youth leaders in the field and in
Assists in planning, designing, and coordinating workshops for
youth leaders and school teachers.
Supervises and performs maintenance and repairs on camp
facilities including plumbing, painting, carpentry, cleaning,
and electrical work.
Employs and supervises staff for food service operations and
Plans menus, prepares food supply orders, and ensures proper
Supervises and orients a large staff of camp counselors and
other support personnel.
Assumes responsibility for maintaining appropriate first aid
Maintains required health records to ensure proper payment of
accident claims resulting from camp participation.
Maintains liaison with medical doctors and facilities in the
Assumes responsibility for weekly attendance summary, program
evaluation, counselor evaluation, and other required reports.
Assumes responsibility for collecting fees, depositing money in
the bank, and keeping accurate financial records.
Assumes responsibility for inventory and ordering of
recreational equipment and supplies.
Aids in the evaluation of camp programs and personnel.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's degree in appropriate field and
considerable experience related to this class of work; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of administrative techniques for adult
and/or youth continuing education programs.
Knowledge of menu planning and food services.
Knowledge of financial and administrative record keeping
Knowledge of scientific methodology and a familiarity with
educational media and methods.
Knowledge of mechanical, carpentry, building construction, and
Ability to make administrative decisions requiring
interpretation of policies and procedures relating to public use
of a state conference facility.
Ability to work with many publics and have sensitivity to their
needs and interests.
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with adults, youth, and the general public.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to speak and write effectively.
Ability to provide leadership which generates enthusiasm and
confidence in others.
Skill in developing new ideas as well as the ability to adapt
concepts for practical programming applications.