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Camp Program Lead

Presidio Community YMCA
Full time
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Camp Director/Camp Coordinator
Salary range: 
$17.50 - $18.50

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the Camp Director and Camp Coordinators, the Camp Program Lead is responsible for creating a positive and nurturing summer camp environment for youth campers by focusing on youth development and skill development. Duties include leading campers in building skills, providing a physically and emotionally safe environment, promoting the core values of the YMCA (honesty, caring, respect and responsibility), and planning and leading activities that will build camper’s knowledge and skill base. Safety is a primary function of this position and duties include being responsible for the safety of camp participants at all times, exhibiting best child safe practices, and complying with all policies and procedures. Where Specialty Camp instruction is also a primary function of the position, duties include planning and preparing counselors for activities, supporting the camp in following the day’s schedule, and maintain clear, timely, and effective lines of communication with the Camp Coordinators, Camp Director, and Counselors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Individual must be minimum of 18 years of age required.
  • Two years of experience working with youth.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in their particular activity field.
  • Demonstrated experience leading, collaborating and building relationships with others.
  • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.       
  • Certifications: CPR, First Aid, AED certifications must be current before camp sessions begin.
  • Since all employees working at a facility where minors are present are considered to have a supervisory or disciplinary relationship over minors, the Specialty Camp Instructor will strive to be a positive role model to youth within the philosophy of YMCA standards and expectations.

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All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees