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Camp Resident Director


Positions provide management, logistical support, fiscal oversight, and leadership to a camp or camping programs. Positions require employees to live on-site at the facility.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Provides local administration for the camp, including purchasing supplies and equipment, paying invoices, preparing and monitoring budgets, maintaining records, and preparing reports.
  • Has responsibility for daily supervision of camp staff.
  • Provides program guidance and support to extension faculty in planning, conducting, and evaluating residential camping programs.
  • Works with state staff and regional faculty to establish and support educational objectives and activities.
  • Participates in development of statewide policies and procedures, strategic planning, and program enhancements.
  • Implements camping curriculum through specified activities.
  • Leads educational programs or workshops.
  • Markets the camp facility and programs to 4-H, university organizations, schools, businesses, church groups, and other institutions. Serves as camp’s public and community liaison.
  • Conducts fundraising or participates in development activities.
  • Participates in or oversees facility maintenance and repair.
  • Is responsible for the safety and security of the camp environment.
  • May coordinate a statewide program, competition, or event.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification

Some positions may require license/certification, such as first aid/CPR, lifeguard, or boater’s safety, upon hire or within a certain period following hire.


This position does have supervisory responsibility.

To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.