YMCA of Greater Seattle Camp Registrar - Overnight Camping Programs in Seattle, Washington


Who are we?

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of men, women and children 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

  • More than 200 program sites

Where you’ll work…

You’ll be based out of our Camping & Outdoor Leadership office which shares the building with our Downtown Seattle YMCA health & wellness facility (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home if you like!).

The Seattle Y offers a competitive pay range and part time or full time benefit packages, as eligible.

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


What you’ll be doing…

In this role, you will provide office, administrative and customer service support to our Summer Overnight Camps (Camp Orkila & Camp Colman) and Wilderness Expedition programs (BOLD & GOLD).

The days spent in the office are generally divided between phone support and extensive data entry on our more than 6,000 summer participants! In a typical day you may find yourself doing any number of the following duties: reviewing the health and safety information for each participant and entering it into our database, answering phone calls and responding to parent inquiries, following up with parents regarding missing information, preparing pre-session mailings, organizing and auditing participant files to send to camp with each new group of campers, cataloging lost and found, and providing general support as needed for our office.

During the months of July and August, office team members also assist with checking campers in at our bus locations in Shoreline, SeaTac and South Lake Union. These check-ins fall on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (depending on the sessions running) and are generally all hands on deck. The remainder of your 40 work hours will be worked within the normal Monday - Friday business hours (8am- 5pm).

Due to the volume of campers we serve, this position requires a high degree of organization and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. Priorities can shift on a daily basis depending on schedules, so flexibility and punctuality are essential, and a positive attitude is key. You will be a vital part of our summer operations!

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job you thrive on challenging assignments, pride yourself on efficiently managing a high volume of work while maintaining a high standard of quality. Detail and accuracy are important to you. You are always stepping up to offer support at the first sign it's needed. You are comfortable using Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel, and are eager to learn new tips and tricks to improve your skills, and have an interest in and aptitude for learning new programs. You're equally at ease answering phone calls and emails as you are managing projects and data.

You should have:

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) for confidently interacting with camper families via phone and email

  • Strong time management, attention to detail, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently, as well as a part of a team

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

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are very adaptable

  • 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


  1. Two years of college or equivalent.

  2. Two years of related office experience.

  3. Excellent office skills, including keyboarding.

  4. Experience and knowledge of various software applications.

  5. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, 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.

ID 2018-6600

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 6

Location YMCA Camping Services

Category Administration

Address 909 4th Avenue