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YMCA of Greater Seattle Assistant Program Director, Outdoor Environmental Education in Longbranch, Washington


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

Join our Outdoor Environmental Education team for the Fall 2020 season at YMCA Camp Colman! The assistant director role assists in the coordination and implementation of outdoor environmental education experiences for students in elementary and middle school that encourage science-based curiosity and exploration.Enjoy a beautiful location while making a lasting impact in the lives of the people and communities we serve.


  1. Plans and delivers creative quality programming for school groups, including evening activities. Designs program schedules to meet each group’s needs.

  2. Assists in recruiting user groups to ensure camp is reaching maximum capacity.

  3. Hosts assigned groups onsite as assigned.

  4. Secures user group attendance and statistical information before group departs camp.

  5. Conducts group satisfaction surveys to ensure that programs meet groups’ needs and are of the highest quality.

  6. Maintains high standards of housekeeping including bathrooms, cabins and main lodge.

  7. Assists in keeping all program equipment in working condition and available.

  8. Assists in maintaining all program areas in a safe and orderly condition.

  9. Ensures communication with support staff when hosting groups, including kitchen and maintenance staff

  10. Helps to supervise assigned seasonal staff by observing, coaching, providing feedback and assisting with problem solving.

  11. Creates accurate staff schedules on a weekly basis.

  12. Evaluates staff as assigned.

  13. Serves as program instructor as needed.

  14. Provides excellent customer service.

  15. Attends and assists in planning staff meetings.

  16. Maintains relevant American Camping Association standards.

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

  18. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 21 years of age or older.

  2. Experience in supervision is preferred.

  3. Ability to work as a team with program instructors and director.

  4. Experience with leadership or supervision preferred.

  5. Experience working in programs that promote diversity and leadership helpful.

  6. Experience working with youth in an environmental education or 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. Current certifications in CPR and First Aid and current documentation available upon hiring/arrival.

  10. 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.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • 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

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.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment with career opportunities and enjoy the benefit of a YMCA membership.

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 .


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch

Posted Date 2 months ago (5/7/2020 12:59 PM)

ID 2020-10325

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 1

Location YMCA Camp Colman

Category Resident Camp

Address 20016 Bay Road KPS