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Summer Camp Unit Leader

Buchanan YMCA
Chinatown YMCA
Embarcadero YMCA
Marin YMCA
Mission YMCA
Peninsula Family YMCA
Presidio Community YMCA
Richmond District YMCA
Stonestown Family YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Camp Director
Salary range: 
$22 to $23.50 per hour
Start date: 
Jun 11, 2024 to Aug 16, 2024

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

The YMCA of San Francisco is committed to providing quality youth programming and exceptional summer camp experiences to our Bay Area families.  As a Summer Camp Leader, you can be a part of this experience and make this the BEST SUMMER EVER for the youth and families we serve.

Under the supervision of the Camp Director, the Camp Unit Leader is responsible for all aspects of the supervision and daily operation their unit. There will be a strong focus on connecting kids to nature and the Camp Unit Leader will be responsible for program planning and implementation of outdoor education in their units daily.

Camp Dates – specific program dates dependent on site:

  • San Francisco: June 10th – August 9th, 2024
  • Marin: June 17th – August 16th, 2024
  • San Mateo: June 17th – August 16th, 2024

Association Camp Training will be on May 18th

No camps on June 19th or July 4th

*Embarcadero YMCA Summer Camp programs will be located at the Treasure Island YMCA site


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years old
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with youthand knowledge of or expertise in youth development
  • Available Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-6:00 pm (hours/shifts vary)
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • Must be highly motivated to provide quality programming to youth
  • Must be a Team Player and be comfortable supervising staff
  • Must be comfortable leading physical activities with youth
  • CPR First Aid certified (may complete upon hire)
  • TB Test clearance if working at SFUSD site
  • Fingerprint background check clearance

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Russian







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