YMCA of Greater Seattle

Spring Outdoor Environmental Education Program Instructor

Job Locations US-WA-Eastsound
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/9/2024 1:44 PM)
ID
2024-15815
Type
Seasonal
# of Openings
21
Location
YMCA Camp Orkila
Category
Resident Camp
Address
484 Camp Orkila Rd
Minimum compensation
USD $90.00/Da.

Overview

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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. 

 

COMPENSATION: $90/day for new hires, $105/day returning staff

SUMMARY

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

 

The Spring Season runs from March 5th, 2024 to June 9th, 2024.

 

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

WHAT YOU'LL GET WORKING AT THE Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly accruing paid time off (PTO)
  • Access to large organic garden
  • Be a part of a positive, growth-oriented community of fun co-workers.
  • Opportunity for adventure every day.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  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, and by being an appropriate role model.
  3. Prepare and teach classes in Environmental Education and Challenge Education classes daily as assigned.
  4. Facilitate activities (crafts, archery, row boating, large group games, campfires, etc.) daily as assigned.
  5. Facilitate evening activities, meal duties, and cleaning duties as assigned.
  6. Model and enforce all camp policies.
  7. Attend and participate in all required meetings and trainings.
  8. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, program and equipment inspection written documentation, and emergencies.
  9. 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.

 

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. Staff typically live in either shared cabins with campers, or in shared and housing with staff for the duration of employment. Specific housing depends on position and availability

 

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.

Code of Conduct for Applicants

Qualifications

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 AND 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.

ENCOURAGED TO APPLY: 

  • 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.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

 

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

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