YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Assistant Summer Director, Camp Colman

    Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2019 4:36 PM)
    # of Openings
    YMCA Camp Colman
    Resident Camp
    20016 Bay Road KPS
  • Overview

    This position is a great opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others - all which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.



    Our 2 Assistant Directors provide leadership for the Camp Colman summer camp program. Responsibilities include coaching and supervising staff, working with campers, managing the day to day operations of camp, and assisting in problem solving as unique and challenging situations arise. Previous experience working with large groups or managing others in a professional setting is required. Assistant Directors are supervised by a Summer Program Director and perform other duties as assigned. 


    1. Oversees daily supervision of seasonal camp staff.
    2. Responsible for creating the daily schedule for camp staff and activities.
    3. Assists Camp Director in providing consistent feedback and disciplinary procedures when necessary.
    4. Coordinates and/or facilitates adventure activities such as climbing wall, low ropes, and offsite trips with Camp staff.
    5. Designs necessary workshops and trainings with Camp Director prior to the beginning of staff training.
    6. Co-leads staff training with Camp Director.
    7. Demonstrates an interest and sensitivity to the issues related to working with youth.
    8. Acts as a role model to youth and staff by exhibiting an overall sense of enthusiasm, humor, patience, and thoughtfulness.
    9. Ensures that all campers are accounted for and safe at all times.
    10. Ensures the health and safety of all participants and staff. Communicates personal or camper needs to supervisor in a timely manner. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.


    1. 21 years of age or older.
    2. Experience in supervision is preferred.
    3. Ability to work as a team with cabin leaders and director.
    4. Skills in teen leadership development.
    5. Experience working in programs that promote diversity, leadership, self-esteem and service-learning helpful.
    6. Experience working with children or teens in a residential camp environment.
    7. Ability to facilitate outdoor adventure activities such as group initiatives, climbing wall, and camping.
    8. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous activity in an outdoor setting, including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping, and swimming.
    9. Ability to maintain endurance required to provide constant supervision of campers while on duty.
    10. Current certifications in CPR and First Aid and current documentation available upon hiring/arrival.
    11. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical activity, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

    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; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.


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