YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Camping and Outdoor Leadership Off-Site Programs Instructor 2018

    Job Locations US-WA-Eastsound
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/13/2018 6:28 PM)
    # of Openings
    YMCA Camp Orkila
    Resident Camp
    484 Camp Orkila Rd
  • Overview

    Thank you for your interest in Camping and Outdoor Leadership's Off-Site Programs Instructor!


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    Apply now to join the Camping and Outdoor Leadership Staff Community as an Off-Site Programs Instructor. 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 Camping and Outdoor Leadership and its programs, visit us at www.campingandoutdoorleadership.org


    More about the position:

    Off-Site Program Instructors will travel between several State and National Park properties delivering programming and supervision to a group of participants, including both youth and families. Applicants should be comfortable holding a high level of responsibility and independence, facilitating group activities, and thinking on their feet. As this is a new program, instructors will have some opportunity to establish new traditions and practices. Programs will vary in length and location, so candidates should have a diverse background in youth programming and leadership.

    Please note that if you are interested in multiple positions with Camp Orkila this summer it is only necessary to apply to one posting. We will be happy to consider you for all open positions during the interview process.




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    1. Supervises a group of campers and staff. Ensures that all staff are accounting for campers and safety at all times.
    2. Plans, schedules, and facilitates program activities that are developmentally appropriate and which promote camper skill and character development, e.g. unit and cabin activities and discovery clinics.
    3. Maintains safety and cleanliness standards. Takes special note of individual camper/staff health needs or concerns on a daily basis. Shares cleaning duties with fellow staff.
    4. Ensures that counselors are planning and organizing activities.
    5. Communicates personal or camper/staff needs to supervisor in a timely manner.
    6. Maintains equipment in sound and safe order.
    7. Attends meeting 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. Other duties as assigned.


    1. 19 years of age or older.
    2. Current state approved first aid certification.
    3. Current state approved CPR certification.
    4. One or more years of college preferred.
    5. Current Wilderness First Responder strongly preferred. Documented knowledge of challenge courses and current safety standards and practices.
    6. Demonstrate working knowledge of belaying, rappelling, knots, and rescue techniques.
    7. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting.

    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 strong relationships.

    Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.


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


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