The Resident Camp Coordinator is responsible to the Program Director for ensuring that the highest quality program is provided to the campers and for leading the Coordinators, Leaders, Counselors, and CITs. The Resident Camp Coordinator will plan and oversee programs for campers that focus on the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Staff are required to live on-site for the duration of employment, staying in cabins overnight.
1. Plan and organize camp programming and continuously implement program improvements.
2. Arrive at camp prior to Staff Training and assist in the planning, organization, set-up and implementation of Staff Trainings.
3. Assist in staff evaluations twice a summer, as well as general observations each week.
4. Report any repairs or needed equipment to the Program Director.
5. Be knowledgeable about all safety issues, camp policies and procedures, emergency plans and any other standards that relate to aquatic and land activities.
6. Work with Director to establish and maintain open communication between all Coordinators, Leaders and staff.
7. Conduct routine visits to and evaluations on each activity to observe Activity Leaders effectiveness and to ensure lesson plans and safety guidelines are being carried out.
8. Facilitate programs in a positive, professional manner while exemplifying the YMCA of Greater San Antonio’s mission and values.
9. Foster an inclusive environment for all campers.
10. Must demonstrate maturity and a commitment to work with campers, parents, and staff from a variety of backgrounds while providing quality programming.
11. Monitor the health and safety of campers at all times, to include reporting signs of child abuse to the Program Director.
12. Serve as a primary responder to accidents.
13. Keep the Resident Camp Program Director informed of any problems or concerns regarding participants health, camp facilities, vehicles, supplies and equipment.
14. Ensure that campers are reporting to the camp nurse for scheduled prescribed medications.
15. Report any accidents or injuries to the Resident Camp Program Director and complete incident reports.
16. Other duties as assigned.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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.
1. Preferred age of at least 19 years, must be at least 18.
2. Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field is preferred.
3. Ability to plan, organize, implement, and lead age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate
4. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships people from different backgrounds.
5. Certifications required upon hire: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid, Emergency Oxygen, Child Abuse Prevention, Hazardous Communications, Bloodborne Pathogens, and HIPPA.
6. Additional certifications required upon hire dependent on areas of focus: lifeguard, high ropes, swim lessons.
1. Work is performed in a highly active, outdoor, camp environment during high temperatures.
2. Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, canoeing, swimming, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities.
3. Must have the ability to communicate both orally and written, with all levels of staff, children and parents.
4. Position requires high levels of attention and alertness with the visual acuity to supervise children.
5. Repetitive stooping and bending with occasional lifting of 50 pounds is required.