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Leadership Development Program & Teens Coordinator

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Middleville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

This is for our YMCA Camp Manitou Lin locationFew environments are as special as camp! YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin has over 100 years of camping experience and is located on beautiful Barlow Lake in Middleville, Michigan. Our beautiful, natural setting provides an excellent opportunity for all who visit. We are committed to providing a camp experience rich in tradition centered on our core values, with a Christian emphasis, and allowing all who participate to gain 21st century skills, independence and life long memories.POSITION SUMMARYThe Leadership Development Program & Teens Coordinator is responsible for facilitating Leadership Development Program (LDP) Curriculum and teen-specific programming on a weekly basis. This position also manages LDP backpacking trip equipment; plans and prepares for the week long LDP backpacking trips to South Manitou Island; and builds relationships to create future Camp staff members. Ideal candidates enjoy working with older teenagers and are mature enough to develop meaningful relationships in a professional way. This position is required to live on site. Schedule: Sunday - Friday. Must be at least 18 years of age.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Be a patient, enthusiastic role model for our campers and staff
  • Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp
  • Help each camper meet the goals established by camp for camper development
  • Lead or assist in leading skills based activities with a focus on values and life skills, as assigned
  • Assume the role and duties of counselor as determined by the Summer Camp DirectorPerforms any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the Camp Manitou-Lin YMCA and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.COMPENSATION:
    • This position is required to live on site, housing is provided. Meals are provided Sunday - Friday. Staff are allowed to remain on site during the weekends throughout their seasonal employment if they choose. Scheduled time off will be granted each day.
    • $60.00 - $65.00 per day; Seasonal; Non-Exempt
    • Free individual YMCA membership.

      KNOW HOW
      • Must be 18 years of age or older.
      • Previous experiences in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field
      • Demonstrated backpacking and wilderness experience required
      • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
      • Strong organizational and communication skills.
      • Working knowledge of assisting and/or teaching an activity.
      • Ability to teach and role model the Core Values of the YMCA and use of 21st century life skills
      • Must be able to relate to one's peer group and work as a member of a team
      • Ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
      • Ability to perform a variety of tasks indoors and outdoors in different climateCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
        • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required
        • First Aid Certification required within the first 60 days
        • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) required
        • Blood Borne Pathogen training
        • Clean driving record & valid driver's license
        • State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Leadership Development Program & Teens Coordinator, Other , Middleville, Michigan

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