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Camp Name: Camp Collins

Camp Location: Portland, OR

Camp Description: YMCA Camp Collins has been providing premier camping experiences for all ages since 1926 including an excellent range of adventure programming, exceptional facilities, outstanding service and ample opportunities for outdoor exploration. We provide Camp programs and facility rentals year round so whether you are looking for a summer camp adventure for your children, an outing for the whole family, a beautiful and quiet location for a conference or retreat or a fantastic location to incorporate hands on environmental education into the classroom, YMCA Camp Collins is the place you’ve been looking for.

Sponsoring YMCA: YMCA of Columbia-Willamette Association Services

YMCA Location: Portland, OR

Job Description and Required Certifications: The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette is a mission driven organization, which seeks individuals who are enthusiastic and passionate about our purpose and mission. We do this by putting the Christian principles of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service into practice General Function: Work with the Program Director to plan, organize and implement Teen Camp and Counselor in Training Programs. Ensure the safety, well-being and personal growth of staff and campers. Responsible for overall Teen Program operation: tone-setting, communication with parents, camper behavior management, scheduling, transportation of campers, quality of CIT workshops, staff evaluations and coordination of off-site trips. The Teen Director must demonstrate positive, professional role modeling at all times, acting in a manner that is consistent with the staff code of conduct and the philosophy, goals, and objectives of YMCA Camp Collins. Entry Requirements: • Minimum age 21. • 3 years of camping experience or combination of youth program and supervisory experience. • First Aid and CPR Certifications. • Wilderness First Aid Certificate. • Requires strong communication skills, positive attitude, initiative, flexibility, dependability, creativity and ability to work and problem solve as a team player. • Mental and physical ability to deal with high stress situations and work well under pressure • Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently • Ability to support and connect with campers and staff. • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical abilities to act swiftly in an emergency situation; • Knowledge of/practical experience in: cabin leadership, camper psychology, peer leadership and supervision; staff management & motivation. • Ability and willingness to learn on the job in an environment that changes quickly. • Possess driver’s license and clean driving record. Essential Functions Of Job: • Incorporate and Model our YMCA Christian principles into your work • Commit to establishing long-term relationships with staff, volunteers, participants, members and families 1. Support Staff a. Complete bi-weekly evaluations for each staff member and a formal mid-summer evaluation. b. Help staff grow as people and as counselors. c. Serve as a liaison to the Leadership Team. 2. Ensure the Physical, Emotional and Social Safety Of Campers a. Work with staff to create an environment in which all campers are respectful of each other and the guidelines at camp. b. Spend time with the campers so that you are able to observe the group dynamics and connect with individual campers. c. Use parents as resources to give your insight into their child’s behavior and how to help them. d. Be aware of times or activities that may involve a high degree of risk for campers and work with staff to mitigate these risks. e. Stay informed of staff choices, especially involving discipline, to ensure that campers receive fair and appropriate treatment. 3. Supervise Teen Camp a. Assist the Program Director in creating goals, schedules and activities for the Teen Camp Program. b. Develop a training plan to prepare Teen Camp Counselors for their positions. c. Create weekly schedules. d. Work with Teen Counselors and the Program Director to improve and change the Teen Camp Program. e. Develop projects that provide teamwork and service opportunities for teen campers. f. Make preparations for off-site trips. g. Meet weekly with the Teen Counselors. 4. Supervise the CIT Program a. Develop a training plan to prepare the CIT Program Coordinators for their positions. i. The introduction of a May training weekend may be needed or frequent email/phone conversation because of limited training time. b. Plan and facilitate a regular Wednesday meeting with the PCs to be updated on the CITs progress. c. Ensure the quality of CIT workshops. d. Teach one CIT workshop per session. 5. Leadership Team Responsibilities a. Demonstrate professional role modeling at all times. b. Fulfill Leadership Team Duties, such as the Camp Store and running meals, with a positive attitude and willingness to help. The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. YMCA Mission: To put the Christian principles of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary Information: $230-$280 per week

Room and Board Provided: Yes


How to Apply: Download and complete the job description on YMCACW.org website and applicant questionnaire and submit to Willard Burks at Wburks@ymcacw.org.

Apply Online: http://ymcacw.org/employment-application

Apply By Email: wburks@ymcacw.org

Apply By Phone: 503-663-7966

Contact: Jennifer Butts

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