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YMCA of Central New York CAMP EVERGREEN BOATING DIRECTOR in Manlius, New York

Job Title: Camp Evergreen Boating Director

Reports To: Associate Executive Director of Youth Development

Work Location: Camp Evergreen

FLSA: Non-exempt – Summer Temporary

Salary Range: Seasonal Salary $4485; Training $15.00/hour

A Career with a Cause:

We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and grow. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Our purpose is to strengthen the foundations of communities and families through our key areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We are committed to these causes because a strong community is achieved when we invest in our children, health, neighbors, and values. Historically founded on the Christian principles of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility; our mission is to put these principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

We are for ALL.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement | YMCA OF CENTRAL NEW YORK ( (

Position Summary

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Under the direction of the Camp and Program Directors, the Specialty Directors are responsible for the direct supervision and organization of the assigned group including any Junior Counselor or Counselor in Training (CIT) assigned to the program area. Responsible for planning, supervising, and organizing camp specialty programs. Responsible for daily activities, special events, and rainy day activities such that the objectives of the East Area Family YMCA will be met and all activities will be appropriate for the age of the campers they are assigned. Provide opportunities for all campers to build confidence, learn new life-skills, and develop friendships. The Specialty Director assures the well-being for each participant in line with YMCA of the USA guidelines and association policies in accordance with their training .

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $4485.00/season, Seasonal, non-exempt

  • YMCA Membership

  • YMCA Summer Day Camp Quality Service Theme:

By acting as role models and building lasting relationships, we make a positive difference in families’ lives.


The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • To attend and be involved in staff training and orientation.

  • To be available to work daily within the hours of the camp schedule as outlined by the Camp Director.

  • To work with other staff and unit directors/program director to develop a full recreational and educational program each session.

  • To assist in the development and implementation of special programs as assigned by the Program Director.

  • To attend all weekly camp staff meetings and participate in all extra meetings as needed.

  • Attend any overnight when needed as decided upon by any Unit Director, Camp Director, or Program Director.

  • Attend any family night planned and one carnival night as planned.

  • Communication with Unit Director, Camp Director, or Program Director of issues that arise in their specific area.

  • To be responsible for clear, appropriate communication with campers, their families, and other staff when needed.

  • To be responsible for implementing all other tasks as assigned by Camp Director/Program Director.

  • To act in a professional manner at all times including personal appearance, speech, and interaction with campers, their families, and other staff.

  • To understand that you are part of a team that is responsible for a group of campers and that your plans should be implemented in such a way that your campers receive a fun, meaningful, and safe experience.

  • To be responsible for working with and assisting with the supervision of any CIT assigned to you. To provide weekly positive feedback and constructive criticism to the Assistant Program Director in the form of an evaluation form.

  • Handle any and all discipline problems in a consistent manner as they occur. Seek advice from Unit Director, Program Director, or Camp Director as needed.

  • Be responsible for basic supply inventory and notifying the Camp Director of any needs that may arise.

  • To be available after camp hours on the last day of the season and participate in the close up of camp.

  • Assist in special activity days, end of day sign out of campers, and overnights as needed.

  • Lead and engage staff and campers in daily projects.

  • Responsible for following the camp purchasing procedures and ordering supplies needed for activities.

Experience, Education and Qualifications

  • 1-year of prior experience working in a camp setting/environment, and supervision of staff.

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Excellent organizational and communications skills both verbal and written are essential to the success of this position.

  • Brings to this position maturity, responsibility and a sincere interest in working with people.

  • Possess a general knowledge and understanding of YMCA, its goals, and its mission.

  • Possess knowledge of various resources for programming ideas and the skills to utilize that information in program implementation.

  • Possess knowledge of age appropriate activities and expectations of children ages 3 to 14.​

YMCA Leadership Competencies:

  • Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause

  • Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence

  • Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs

Physical Demands:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Prolonged periods of standing and frequent bending.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.

  • Will be exposed to illness-causing bacteria and viruses

  • Must have basic swim abilities which include: swim at least 4 lengths of the pool (100 yards) and tread water for a minimum of 3 minutes.

    Work Environment:

    This job operates in a recreational and/or educational environment. This role routinely uses standard recreation and/or office equipment. At times, employees may be exposed to undesirable working conditions, communicable infectious diseases, and risk of injury from others. All employees are required to always follow the preventative health policies of the YMCA. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.