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Horse Camp Coordinator

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Middleville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
This is for our YMCA Camp Manitou Lin Few 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. OUR CULTUREGuiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE-We grow staff and volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources, and opportunities. We OWN-We think long-term and act on behalf of the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME-We are inclusive of all people and all communities. We SERVE-We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We LEARN-We are never done learning and always seek to improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. We UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as one voice. We RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY-We celebrate, appreciate, and have fun!POSITION SUMMARYThe Horse Camp Coordinator works in conjunction with Equestrian Director to assist with day-to-day horse camp operations. This may include assisting teaching riding lessons, teaching barn lessons, leading trail rides, help with all aspects of managing a horse herd, and maintaining a safe horse program, and/or other tasks as needed. The Horse Camp Coordinator is required to live on site. Schedule: Sunday - Friday. Must be at least 18 years of age.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Assist in getting horses ready in the morning and turning them out at nightAssist in general care of horses including but not limited to watering, feeding, medicating, etc.Help maintain a safe riding program by monitoring trail rides and campers closely for dangerous situationsAssist with farrier Keep track of campers riding levels and bring to Equestrian Directors attention riders ready to move upMaintain Horse Camp equipment and horse behavior logsEnsure trail rides and riding lessons are running on time and smoothlyAssume 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 YMCA of Greater Grand RapidsCOMPENSATIONThis 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-ExemptFree individual YMCA membership.

Requirements:
KNOW HOWAt least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalentPrevious experiences in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related fieldKnowledge and experience with horses requiredExperience leading trail ridesOrganizational skills to plan, schedule, and facilitate programsAbility to give supervision and guidance to staffAbility to plan, lead and/or assist in teaching an activityAbility to teach leadership skillsAbility to teach and role model the Core Values of the YMCA and use of 21st century life skillsCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) requiredFirst Aid Certification required Blood Borne Pathogen trainingState of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT) WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDSReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.PI158750331

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Horse Camp Coordinator, Other , Middleville, Michigan

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