YMCA of Greater Seattle Adventure Program Staff Overnight Camp in Sammamish, Washington


Introduction :

We are currently hiring Environmental and Outdoor Educational Instructors to work with our Teen Program at the Sammamish Y and at other outdoor locations. We are looking for positive, fun, experienced educators who are excited to help facilitate leadership, communication, outdoor and teamwork skills as well as deliver environmental-science based curriculum.

Dates of Employment: TBD


This On-Call position works with staff on an as needed basis on weekdays and weekends

Typical day 8:00-4:00pm

Compensation: Salary Negotiable based on experience, $75- $120/day. Benefits include, but are not exclusive to professional development opportunities, meeting great people and working in a fun and beautiful environment.



Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Facilitate environmental science based curriculum, outdoor and leadership skills with school aged youth and their teachers/ chaperones (when applicable)

  • Ensure both a physically and an emotionally safe environment

  • Create values-forming experiences for students and others involved

  • Create an inclusive environment for all involved

  • Are flexible and adaptable to different teaching environments

  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, program and equipment inspection written documentation, and emergencies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Professional instructional experience in facilitation, ropes course, environmental education, climbing wall and other outdoor activities

  • Commitment to working with diverse groups

  • Excellent judgment and decision making skills

  • Strong group facilitation, communication, and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience facilitating activities addressing issues facing adolescent females and/or males

  • Experience working with school aged youth and teachers

  • Knowing about how to have fun!


  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.

Job Locations US-WA-Sammamish

Posted Date 1 month ago

ID 2017-6043

Type On-Call

# of Openings 25

Location Sammamish Community YMCA

Category Teen Programs

Address 831 228th NE