YMCA of Greater Seattle

Outdoor Environmental Education Program Instructor

Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/3/2022 6:18 PM)
ID
2022-13296
Type
Seasonal
# of Openings
9
Location
YMCA Camp Colman
Category
Resident Camp
Address
20016 Bay Road KPS
Minimum compensation
USD $85.00/Da.

Overview

We have a strong 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.

 

Tell me about this job!

Provide outdoor environmental education, challenge education programs and weekend recreation programs for participants attending YMCA Camp.

 

To learn more about working with Camp & Outdoor Leadership at the Y, please visit us online at www.campingandoutdoorleadership.org

 

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

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.

 

As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements for this role are Highly Recommended. Certain programs at the Y of Greater Seattle may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding. To see requirements for each program within our association, click here.

Responsibilities

What you'll be doing

  1. Act as part of the total camp staff team to provide a quality outdoor education program to school groups and weekend family camps.
  2. Actively contribute to the camp staff team by communicating ideas and concerns openly, by making solution-oriented suggestions, by exhibiting a service-minded attitude, by being an appropriate role model, and by participating in staff meetings.
  3. Prepare and teach classes in Environmental Education, Challenge Education, Outdoor Living Skills, and or Science-based classes daily as assigned.
  4. Facilitate activities (crafts, archery, row boating, large group games, campfires, etc.) during the daily Open Recreation period and Evening Activity period as assigned.
  5. Cooperate with Program Directors to provide activities for weekend groups.
  6. Model and enforce all camp policies (including all practices for COVID prevention). Model a positive, service-minded attitude.
  7. Be consistently on time for all meals, classes, and other activities.
  8. Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  9. Ensure that all camp resource materials and equipment are kept orderly, safe, and well-maintained.
  10. Ensure high standards of housekeeping in all cabins, facilities, staff housing, program areas, bathrooms and main lodge. Monitor and re-stock housekeeping supplies as needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates at a seasonal residential camp, both inside and outdoors. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  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.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time, seasonal position. The usual camp workweek is five day on and one day 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.

 

TRAVEL

This position is required to live onsite at camp. All travel required for work will be done by YMCA Authorized Drivers.

Qualifications

What we're looking for in an applicant:

  • 19 years of age or older.
  • At least one season of experience teaching environmental education.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.

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

 

Preferred Education/Experience


• Current state approved first aid certification*
• Current state approved CPR certification*

• BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent experience 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.

• Experience with anti-racism practices and coalition building.

Our Mission

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

 

YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core 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.

 

All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

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