YMCA of Greater Seattle

Assistant Program Director, Overnight Camp

3 months ago(10/31/2017 2:24 PM)
# of Openings
YMCA Camp Colman
Resident Camp
20016 Bay Road KPS


You long for impact and purpose.  We offer it daily.  At our 13 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites, YMCA employees serve the people of King and south Snohomish Counties with programs and services tailored to fit the needs of those we reach.  Three overarching goals drive our work:  youth development, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility.  We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization:  Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Caring.


GENERAL FUNCTION:  Provides collaborative leadership assisting Program Director to operate year-round conference center. Duties include: creation and implementation, of programs, staff development and maintaining excellent customer service with user groups.



  1. Plans and delivers creative quality programming for user groups, including evening activities. Designs program schedules to meet each group’s needs.
  2. Assists in recruiting user groups to ensure camp is reaching maximum capacity.
  3. Hosts assigned groups onsite as assigned.
  4. Secures user group attendance and statistical information before group departs camp.
  5. Conducts group satisfaction surveys to ensure that programs meet groups’ needs and are of the highest quality.
  6. Maintains high standards of housekeeping including bathrooms, cabins and main lodge.
  7. Assists in keeping all program equipment in working condition and available.
  8. Assists in maintaining all program areas in a safe and orderly condition.
  9. Ensures communication with support staff when hosting groups, including kitchen and maintenance staff
  10. Supervises assigned seasonal staff by observing, coaching, providing feedback and assisting with problem solving.
  11. Creates accurate staff schedules on a weekly basis.
  12. Evaluates staff as assigned.
  13. Assists with development of marketing materials.
  14. Serves as program instructor as needed.
  15. Assists with challenge course maintenance as needed.
  16. Provides excellent customer service.
  17. Attends staff meetings.
  18. Maintains relevant American Camping Association standards.
  19. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  20. Other duties as assigned.




  1. 21+ years old
  2. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  3. Current certifications in CPR, First Aid
  4. 2+ years camping/customer service experience or equivalent experience
  5. Challenge course experience preferred
  6. Ability to respond to emergency situations
  7. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous activity in an outdoor setting, including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping and swimming.
  8. Ability to speak a language in addition to English may be helpful.


This position ensures the quality, growth and financial soundness of assigned program area(s).



Cause Driven Leader Level:  Leader


Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work. 

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 strong relationships

Come join the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.  Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes free YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement fund contribution, when eligible. 

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion and equity.  We are a drug-free workplace.


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