YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Director, Camp Colman

    Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    YMCA Camp Colman
    20016 Bay Road KPS
  • Overview

    Who are we?

    At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people 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


    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


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


    Please, note that we will accept applications until September 26th. We will select and contact the top candidates by then. 


    Oversees and directs the overall planning and operations of YMCA Camp Colman, including program development and delivery, staffing, volunteer and community relationships, budgeting and financial management, facilities planning and operation, and administration. Leads assigned teen development programs.

    1. Oversees and directs program development and delivery to support YMCA objectives, including, for example, youth camping programs, weekend programs, and outdoor education programs.
    2. Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates and supervises year-round and seasonal camp staff and volunteers.
    3. Provides staff leadership to Camp Colman Board and fund-raising efforts.
    4. Maintains effective working relationships with various groups and committees, including parents of campers.
    5. Oversees support services for camp, such as registration, administration, food service, and transportation.
    6. Directs the upkeep, maintenance, and expansion planning for camp facilities and grounds.
    7. Leads assigned programs for Association, such as the Ethics and Leadership program and/or other assigned responsibilities.
    8. Participates as a member of the Camping & Outdoor Leadership management team. Provides required reports.
    9. Oversees promotion and marketing of Camp Colman to increase usage of the camp.
    10. Recruits user groups.
    11. Develops and oversees the Camp Colman annual budget and financial operations.
    12. Makes decisions related to the welfare, health and safety of all campers and staff.
    13. Maintains and enforces all camp safety rules and policies and ensures that safety equipment is in good order and readily available.
    14. Corrects safety hazards.
    15. Develops effective working relationships with community leaders and groups, including schools, service groups, government officials, etc.


    Where you’ll work…

    You will live on site at YMCA Camp Colman in Longbranch, WA.   During this time, you will provide oversight across Camp Colman’s summer programs. The remainder of the year, you will work to support summer operations as well as year-round operations, including environmental education, conference and retreats and family programming both at Camp Colman and within the Camping & Outdoor Leadership Branch.  Y will provide you with on-site housing at Camp Colman.

    Who are you?

    If you're the right candidate for the job, you excel at building relationships and enjoy working with people. You love working with and mentoring new staff and are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of those in our community. You pride yourself in being level headed, a strong communicator and are able to manage multiple assignments and priorities. You have the ability to build strong relationships on an individual level and with communities. You have a track record of being able to develop and implement quality programming.


    1. Bachelor's degree in recreation, education, or equivalent.
    2. Five or more year's experience at a supervisory level in residence camping (YMCA preferred), teen development and teen programs and program development.
    3. CPR and First Aid certifications required.
    4. YMCA Senior Director preferred.
    5. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

    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.



    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.


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