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 Director of Community Programs, the Camp Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the supervision and daily operation of a day camp at the Novato or Ross Valley location. This year there will be a strong focus on connecting kids to nature and the Camp Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the intentionality in program planning and implementation of outdoor education for the unit leads and camp counselors.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to; Supervision of day to day activities and supporting Unit Leads and their staff in the execution of the activities. Offering insight, feedback and support in the planning, implementing and participating in theme-based curriculum that meets the needs of the individual child in regards to cultural, developmental and socioeconomic background. The Camp Coordinator needs to respond to critical incidents and act swiftly in emergency situations as well as adequately observe participants’ activities and enforce safety regulations. Also, it is crucial that the Camp Coordinator sets a positive example for all staff, children and volunteers.
It is necessary that s/he have a clear understanding of the relationship of the general public to the branch, of staff to volunteers, and of intra-staff actions. S/he must be able to delegate appropriate responsibilities involved in day-to-day operations, S/he must guide or direct all actions with a continuing consciousness of the operating objectives of the branch as defined in long and sort range branch plans.
- Minimum 21 years old.
- High School Diploma
- Must be available Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
- 2 years of experience working with youth
- Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with youth
- Must be highly motivated to provide quality programming to youth
- Must be a Team Player and be comfortable supervising 4-12 staff
- Must have knowledge or expertise in youth development
- Must be comfortable leading physical activities with youth
- CPR First Aid certified (may earn upon hire)
- 6-12 units of Early Childhood Education or the equivalent college credits. Example: at Least 2 Years of college (48 units), AA degree, or classes in psychology, sociology, liberal studies, education that are related to the work
- Bilingual skills in Spanish
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.