Variety- The Children's Charity Of Texas Director of Programs Killeen, TX · Full time

As a senior leader within Variety of Texas, the Director of Programs plays a pivotal role in shaping and executing our mission. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for driving the development, implementation, and management of all programs and initiatives, ensuring the smooth operation of a camp accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). We're seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for outdoor education, youth development, and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality programming.


Join Our Mission!

Variety of Texas is committed to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families through empowering experiences and valuable resources. At Peaceable Kingdom by Variety, we are dedicated to providing transformative outdoor adventures that foster personal growth and community building. Nestled in the heart of Central Texas, our programs offer a diverse range of activities aimed at nurturing both campers and students amidst the beauty of nature.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide visionary leadership to cultivate a positive camp culture aligned with Variety of Texas's mission and values.
  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team to develop and execute a strategic plan for organizational growth and enhancement.
  • Foster a strong sense of community among campers, staff, and families.
  • Design, implement, and oversee diverse and engaging programs tailored to meet the needs and interests of participants.
  • Ensure program compliance with ACA standards and regulations.
  • Continuously evaluate and update program offerings based on participant feedback and industry trends.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise a team of qualified and motivated camp staff.
  • Facilitate ongoing professional development opportunities for staff members.
  • Establish and enforce comprehensive safety protocols in accordance with ACA guidelines.
  • Manage the camp budget to ensure fiscal responsibility and sustainability.
  • Implement cost-effective strategies to optimize resources and revenue.
  • Prepare regular reports for the leadership team, Board of Directors, and funding organizations.
  • Establish performance metrics and evaluation processes to measure program impact and success.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with external partners, donors, and community stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the development team to secure funding and grants to support program initiatives.
  • Maintain open and transparent communication with partners and stakeholders.
  • Act as a liaison between Variety and external stakeholders, such as the ACA and local community.
  • Ensure adherence to ACA accreditation standards and maintain up-to-date documentation.
  • Coordinate and participate in ACA accreditation visits and inspections.
  • Ensure program compliance with relevant regulations and standards, including those set by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Implement quality assurance and continuous improvement processes.
  • Serve as an advocate for the organization within the community, promoting awareness and support for Variety's mission.
  • Participate in relevant community events and represent the organization at public forums.

Who You Are:

  • You are empathetic, compassionate, and dedicated to making a positive impact.
  • Patient, persistent, and motivated with a strong attention to detail.
  • A problem-solver and team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.


  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must pass an annual criminal background check and child abuse awareness training course.
  • Must own a smartphone.

Required Certifications (or willingness to obtain):

  • First Aid/CPR Certification.
  • Lifeguard Certification (preferred).
  • Bachelor’s degree (or commensurate experience) in education, recreation, outdoor leadership, or a related field (preferred).
  • Previous experience in camp administration or a related leadership role.
  • ACA Camp Director Certification (or willingness to obtain).

Position Details:

  • Full-Time Exempt Position.
  • 40+ Hours per Week.
  • Location: Peaceable Kingdom, Killeen, TX.

How to Apply:

If you’re passionate about empowering children and communities through outdoor experiences and have the skills we’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you’re the ideal candidate for the Director of Programs position at Variety of Texas.

Join us in making a meaningful difference in the lives of children with special needs. Apply today and be a part of our mission to inspire and enrich!

Variety of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $54,000.00 - $62,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to Relocate:

  • Killeen, TX 76542: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person


$54,000 - $62,000 per year