YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Sports Camp Counselor

    Job Locations US-WA | US-WA-Auburn | US-WA-Seattle | US-WA-SeaTac
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/1/2018 5:29 PM)
    # of Openings
    YMCA of Greater Seattle
    Day Camp
  • Overview

    Who are we?

    At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of men, women and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

    At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond.

    • 13 branches
    • 2 overnight camps
    • 10 swimming pools
    • More than 200 program sites


    Where you’ll work…

    You’ll be support several of the 13 branches that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!).  Specifically the Seattle Y offers summer sports camp programs throughout the greater Seattle area.  You will run camps at a different location each week.  Locations include: Auburn YMCA, Coal Creek YMCA, Matt Griffin YMCA and West Seattle YMCA.



    The Seattle Y offers a competitive pay range and part time or full time benefit packages, as eligible.


    If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


    What you’ll be doing…

    Every day hundreds of children participate in fun and engaging YMCA summer day camp programs. The sports camp counselor will be assigned to two of our sport specific teams: soccer/multisport, basketball/track, baseball/flag football.  The Couselor serves as a professional role model for our campers by leading through example and guiding campers through activities that teach life skills, encourage healthy and safe behaviors and create a positive camper experience. The Sports Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing sports cap experiences for children in a small group setting. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. Be part of an amazing team of staff focused on teaching teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. 



    Who are you?

    If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your days impacting the lives of children.  You thrive on the energy of groups of children and are ready to jump in and lead activities.  You are always stepping up to offer support at the first sign it's needed.  You are comfortable with individual and groups of children, can talk to and partner with parents and other adults, and have an interest in and aptitude for learning new ways to work with kids.  You have an eye for quality programing and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.


    You are 21 years of age or older and should have:

    • 1-2 years of experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching
    • Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty
    • 1 year + experience leading others as a supervisor or coach
    • Demonstrated experience planning and implementing group activities


    You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and the Youth Enrichment Team if you:

    • Thrive in a youth centered environment where all children feel that they belong
    • Are adaptable & flexible, and like that every day is a little different
    • Are excited to see youth grow and thrive
    • Enjoy leading others – colleagues and youth alike!
    • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
    • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all


    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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