Our Commitment to Equity 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.
Apply now to join the Orkila Staff Community as an Arts and
Earth Program Counselor. This is a great opportunity to be part of
a team committed to building safe and inclusive environments for
young people. For more information about Camp Orkila and its
programs, visit us at www.camporkila.org
Arts and Earth (A&E) staff facilitate our arts studio, earth
sciences programs, and our Marine Salmon Center! This includes art
projects, visiting our salt water touch tank, "Life in the Forest"
(an energetic tag game), archery and riflery (BBs), beach walks,
and tactile activies like rope bridge and geodome. Program
Counselors live in cabins with Cabin Counselors and campers,
serving as a counselor when not working in their assigned program
area. A&E program counselors perform other duties as assigned
and are led by the Arts and Earth Unit Director.
The screening process of this job will begin on January 20th,
Supervises a group of ten campers. Ensures that all campers are
accounted for and safe at all times. Develops lesson plans,
teaches, and facilitates arts and crafts, marine and earth sciences
programs. Facilitates program activities that are developmentally
appropriate and which promote camper skill and character
development, e.g. cabin activities, values sessions. Leads and
assists with facilitation of all-camp special events. Provides
leadership and supervision to any developing leaders placed with
the cabin: OSIs, CIT's and/or LDI's. Maintains safety and
cleanliness standards. Takes special note of individual camper
health needs or concerns on a daily basis. Shares cleaning duties
with fellow staff. Communicates personal or camper needs to Unit
Director in a timely manner. Maintains equipment in sound and safe
order. Attends staff meetings and trainings. Follows YMCA policies
and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary
situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
Ability to build positive relationships with campers and staff.
Promote and maintain a safe and positive environment for campers.
Demonstrate leadership skills. Must be able to work independently,
exercise good judgment and demonstrate organizational skills.
Provide enthusiasm, creativity, resourcefulness and good problem
solving skills. Possess outdoor living and adventure skills.
Oversee and implement a variety of program activities. Ability to
work effectively with culturally diverse camper and staff
population. Ability to participate in activities that involve
rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting, including, but
not limited to hiking, boating, camping, swimming, etc. 18 years of
age or older. Current state approved first aid certification.
Current state approved CPR certification. High school
graduate or equivalent. One or more years of college preferred.
Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide
the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform
effectively in the position will be considered.
Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse
populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual
orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to
English may be helpful.
- Within 14 days of assuming camp duties.
Competencies for success at the Y:
- Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the
values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in
every aspect of work.
- Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity,
effectively working with people of different backgrounds,
abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
- Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal
accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and
resources for development.
- Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and
others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative
goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy,
finance and volunteerism.
- Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in
the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in
support of the Y's mission.
- Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and
rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level
of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people
with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote
healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe
in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y
membership as a benefit of employment.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where
we promote a continuous learning environment and career
"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.
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encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and
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