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Spring Outdoor Environmental Education Program Coordinator

Company: YMCA of Greater Seattle
Location: Eastsound
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.------
COMPENSATION: $95/dayfor new hires
Program Coordinators responsibilities include coaching and supervising staff, working with school groups during their time at camp, managing the day-to-day operations of camp, and assisting in problem solving as unique and challenging situations arise. Coordinators are supervised by Sr. Program Directors and perform other duties as assigned. This is an Authorized Driver position, read more in the Position Requirements.
The Spring Season runs from February 26th, 2024 - June 9th, 2024.
To learn more about working with Camp & Outdoor Leadership at the Y, please visit us online at
What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Free access to mental health resources

  • Rapidly accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire

  • Access to large organic garden

  • Be a part of a positive, growth-oriented community of fun co-workers.

  • Opportunity for adventure every day.

    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

  • Act as part of the total camp staff team to provide a quality outdoor education program to school groups and weekend family camps.

  • Actively contribute to the camp staff team by communicating ideas and concerns openly, by making solution-oriented suggestions, by exhibiting a service-minded attitude, and by being an appropriate role model.

  • Supervises assigned seasonal staff by observing, coaching, providing feedback and assisting with problem solving.

  • Ensures that all staff are accounting for participants and safety at all times.

  • Plans, schedules, and facilitates program activities that are developmentally appropriate and which promote participant skill and character development.

  • Ensure high standards of housekeeping are met in all cabins, facilities, staff housing, program areas, bathrooms, and main lodge. Monitor and re-stock housekeeping supplies as needed.

  • Ensures that instructors are planning and organizing activities.

  • Serves as program instructor as needed.

  • Communicates personal or participant/staff needs to supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Attend and participate in all required meeting and trainings.

  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, program and equipment inspection written documentation, and emergencies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    This job operates at a seasonal residential camp, both inside and outdoors.---This position includes onsite housing but living on camp property is not a requirement.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen.--- The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.--- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.--- This position requires the ability to occasionally lift and store supplies, up to 50 pounds.
    This is a full-time, seasonal position. The usual camp work week is five days on and two days off, including training, staff meetings, and regular duties. This position is exempt from minimum wage and overtime regulations per State of Washington wage and hour law.
    This position is required to live onsite at camp when schedule requires. Travel is primarily local during work shifts, although some out-of-the-area travel may be expected. This is an Authorized Driver position, read more in the Position Requirements.

    • 21years of age or older.

    • Current state approved first aid certification*

    • Current state approved CPR certification*

    • *CPR and FA trainingwillbe provided within first30 daysof employment

    • Experience working with youth and/or customer service.

    • Strong communicationand leadership skills.


      • Knowledge of, andpreviousexperience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical activity, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

      • Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience whichprovidethe knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

      • Experience with anti-racism practices and coalition building.

      • Documented knowledge of challenge courses and current safety standards and practices.


        • Minimum 21 years old

        • Current Driver's License with a minimum of 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards.

        • Maximum of one minor violation.

        • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening, including screening for marijuana.


          • Those seeking experience in education.

          • Those interested in working with youth.

          • Those who love the idea of working outdoors.

          • Those interested in community engagement and gaining leadership skills.

            Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.
            OUR VALUES

            • Respect

            • Responsibility

            • Honesty

            • Caring

            • Passion for Excellence

              YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.--- Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.
              We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana.--- We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.
              Job Locations US-WA-Eastsound
              Posted Date 3 weeks ago (10/28/2023 1:17 AM)
              ID 2023-15554
              Type Seasonal
              # of Openings 3
              Location YMCA Camp Orkila
              Category Resident Camp
              Address 484 Camp Orkila Rd
              Minimum compensation USD $95.00/Da.

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Seattle, Bellingham , Spring Outdoor Environmental Education Program Coordinator, Education / Teaching , Eastsound, Washington

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