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YMCA of Greater Seattle Camp Orkila Unit Director in Eastsound, Washington


Thank you for your interest in Camp Orkila's Unit Director Position!

Apply now to join the Orkila Staff Community as a Unit Director. 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 Camp Orkila and its programs, visit us at

More about the position:

Unit Directors are responsible for one unit, which includes 20 to 40 campers and four to eight Cabin Counselors. Units are of a specific age group and mixed in gender identity. Unit Directors are responsible for creating a weekly schedule and facilitating activities, managing camper behavior, mentoring, coaching, and providing feedback for counselors, interns, and counselors-in-training. Unit Directors may also be asked to communicate with parents and guardians as necessary. Previous experience in coaching, teaching, or managing others in a professional setting is strongly preferred. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification may be required depending on the unit. We offer a complimentary WFA course two days before staff training begins. Unit Directors are supervised by an Assistant Director and perform other duties as assigned.

Please complete this application if you are interested in being considered for a Traditional Unit Director, Counselor in Training (CIT) Director, Orkila Summer Intern (OSI) Director, and/or Program Unit Director position

  • To learn more about working with Camp Orkila and the Y, please visit us online at

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 staff and campers. 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. Organizes, leads, and assists with facilitation of all-camp special events.

  3. Provides leadership and supervision to any developing teen leaders placed with the group.

  4. 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.

  5. Ensures that counselors are planning and organizing cabin activities as well as participating in daily scheduled activities.

  6. Communicates personal or camper/staff needs to supervisor in a timely manner.

  7. Conducts four verbal and two written evaluations of unit staff over course of summer.

  8. Maintains equipment in sound and safe order.

  9. Attends directors meeting and trainings.

  10. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

  11. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 20 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first aid certification.

  3. Current state approved CPR certification.

  4. High school graduate or equivalent.

  5. One or more years of college preferred.

  6. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting, including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping and swimming.

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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Job Locations US-WA-Eastsound

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (2/10/2020 1:59 PM)

ID 2020-9897

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 15

Location YMCA Camp Orkila

Category Resident Camp

Address 484 Camp Orkila Rd