Thursday, August 8, 2019
Boulder Creek, CA
This position will provide supervision to staff in the day to day operations of the Outdoor Science School Team. Major responsibilities will include weekly and daily supervision, scheduling for staff, participants, and volunteers, supervising programming, and overseeing the training and support of volunteer cabin leaders, acting as a liaison to classroom teachers and acting in the absence of the Senior Program Director. This position requires strong leadership, organizational, and creative qualities.
1. Experience as a staff member in a camp and childcare setting (programming experience preferred)
2. 2 years of supervisory experience
3. Strong computer skills (word, excel, web based systems, etc.)
4. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication
5. Works quickly, accurately and is timely in completion of projects
6. Available on weekend and evenings as needed
7. Model the values of the YMCA of Silicon Valley and the individual worth of children
8. CPR and First Aid certified (can be obtained upon hire)
9. Earned B.A. or B.S.
10. The ability to work with diverse populations; and a proven ability to coach, supervise and support youth and/or volunteers.
11. Thorough knowledge of the safety and risk management areas of outdoor programs.
• Collaborate with the Outdoor Science Leadership Team, depending on individual program needs, for planning and carrying out pre-camp and in-service staff training.
• Participate and lead routine staff meetings to inform staff of any changes/updates in program, and to discuss any issues currently going on in the program.
• Responsible for overseeing program staff and participants in all program areas.
• Establish and maintain systems for check in, schedules, and check out.
• Insure the inventory, restocking maintenance, organization, repair and cleanliness of all program equipment and supplies.
• Contribute creatively in overall program development of all camp areas.
• Provide appropriate support and evaluation for each staff member in programs.
• Use established system for communication with other camp departments.
• Provides overnight on-call supervision as needed throughout the program.
• Plans, organizes and implements leadership training and development for volunteers including team building, conflict resolution, positive behavior management, child abuse prevention, emergency procedures and basic first aid.
• Initiates structured and informal check-ins with volunteers and cabin leader staff during the week and provides strength based coaching to help ensure the success of leaders and campers in the outdoor school program.
• Supervise and schedule the transportation needs of the outdoor science school.
• Promote program through presentations and written materials.
• Proactively initiate giving conversations, and provide support to the annual campaign.
• Ensure participant evaluations are collected each week and help evaluate results.
• Uses positive behavior management methods with all participants.
• Works for cultural sensitivity and equity in program.
• Responsible for overseeing dining hall procedures.
• Respond to phone calls and emails from parents and schools in a professional and timely manner.
• Monitor Program practices to assure compliance with YMCA health and safety as well as the ACA standards.
• Exemplify and monitor good stewardship of facilities.
• Assume any task and responsibility necessary for successful camp as assigned by the Senior Program Director.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
The physical demands of the position include:
• Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
• Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills.
• Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull.
• Ability to lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.
Full time with benefits. $50k DOE.