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YMCA of Greater Seattle Sports Camp Director 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

  • 10 swimming pools

  • More than 200 program sites

Where you’ll work…

You’ll be based out of one of the 13 branches that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (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!). Specifically the Seattle Y offers summer camp programs throughout the greater Seattle area. The programs are located in community parks, schools and other community buildings. Programs use classrooms, multipurpose rooms, gyms, outdoor spaces and take frequent field trips.

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…

As a Summer Sports Camp Director you will develop and implement the operations of weekly camps located at 4 YMCA branches. The sports offered are basketball, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, trach & field and multi-sport. The position is a summer seasonal role operating from June through August and requires someone willing to travel and support programs in Auburn, Sea-Tac, Newcastle and West Seattle. You will develop and implement lessons plans, activities and provide supervision and support to Y Coach Unit Leads and counselors. You’ll work collaboratively with local branch staff to facilitate logistics for daily access to sport-appropriate space and other branch amenities. You will be responsible for communication with enrolled families and local Y branch staff. Your role will be to ensure that safety policies and procedures are followed and that the program is a fun and engaging camp for kids. You do not need specific sports expertise but a general comfort in playing sports is preferred!

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your summer helping to develop and play alongside youth. You are best in class when it comes to creating a fun, activity-packed environment for campers and staff alike. You have an eye for quality programming and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.


You should be 21 years of age or older and have:

  • Two+ years of experience working in youth development programs.

  • One+ years of experience supervising others.

  • Strong customer service skills, responding to multiple questions via phone, email and in person. Ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.

  • Strong computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office products.

  • Reliable transportation to be able to drive to the branches located throughout King County.

  • Prior experience working with sports is a plus!

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y Team 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

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.

ID 2019-8488

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 1

Location Association Office

Category Day Camp

Address 909 4th Avenue