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General Manager, Executive Camp Director

CampHire Recruiting
Tehachapi, CA
  • Expired: January 27, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
General Manager, Executive Camp Director


CampHire is recruiting a General Manager, Executive Camp Director to join the team at Woodward West, an overnight action sports camp in Tehachapi, CA that serves 1500+ campers each summer. This is a full time, year round position that is based onsite throughout the year.Compensation starts at $95k plus an annual bonus target of 30%.

The General Manager for Woodward West is a dynamic, thoughtful, and innovative leader that is responsible for all aspects of camp operations. This is a senior management-level position that requires significant people leadership experience and a deep knowledge of the action sports industry. This position oversees the design and evolution of all sports programming including skateboarding, BMX, mountain biking, parkour, and acrobatics.

This role provides the opportunity to craft the future vision for Woodward West. The GM partners closely with leaders from Woodward's parent company, POWDR, to build strategic plans and effectively manage business financials. If you have a background in business operations and a passion for action sports, this is the job for you.

What You'll Do
  • Lead a team of 4 full time directors who supervise 200+ seasonal staff including counselors, coaches, medical staff, administrators, and hospitality professionals.
  • Create a culture of professional development and a community that reflects core values around Diversity Equity & Inclusion.
  • Lead all aspects of day-to-day operations and activities at camp including management of camp facilities, programming, and experience.
  • Establish operating principles, standards, and performance metrics to ensure operational consistency and high quality service delivery.
  • Drive financial results in accordance with annual budget and revenue targets. Provide financial updates to senior leadership on routine basis.
  • Develop Woodward's Strategic Plan (WSP) which includes annual budgeting, capital planning, and future vision of programs and site upgrades.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of immersive learning programs that empower progression and are tailored to ages and abilities.
  • Expand Woodward's impact by building strong community relationships, championing DE&I initiatives, hosting local engagement activities, and advancing Woodward's "Play Forever" environmental pledge.
  • Build relationships with athletes and partnerships with sport associations to strengthen Woodward's brand reputation as an elite program.
  • Handle compliance requirements of federal, state, local and ACA agencies. Handle all legal matters related to general liability, labor and, property rights.

Who You Are

You live action sports. You grew up thumbing the pages of action sports magazines. You still get stoked landing your favorite trick. The X Games is your Super Bowl.
Business is your calling. You know how to manage a P&L. You're a strategic thinker with a knack for the numbers. Corporate jargon doesn't scare you.
You're a proven leader. You can identify potential and develop talent. You power performance through influence and inspiration. You are dynamic and upbeat.
You are guided by values. Your actions are rooted deeply in your personal principles. You believe in doing things the right way with unwavering integrity. Partnership, collaboration, and creativity are at the heart of your work.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 5-10 years of senior leadership in the action sports or outdoor recreation industry
  • Experience running a business unit and scaling operations and revenue centers
  • College degree in business or related field, MBA preferred.
  • Must live within driving distance of Tehachapi, CA or be open to relocation

Fast Facts
  • Role Type: Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • Location: Tehachapi, CA
  • Annual Compensation: Salaried $95k plus an annual bonus target of 30%.
  • Benefits: Healthcare, Paid Time Off
  • Travel: Occasional

Inclusion Commitment

Our community celebrates individual stories and is a welcoming home where everyone has different in common. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, and to perform essential job functions.

About CampHire

CampHire is a recruitment partner of top-tier summer camps in the US. We have access to hundreds of camp jobs, from counselors to nurses and everything in between. We believe camp is the best a job has to offer. Careers start with camp.

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Tehachapi, CA
93581 USA