Challenge Course Program Coordinator

  • 8-month, Mid-March thru mid-Nov, with possibilities of working in other areas of camp through the winter. On-site housing may be included.
  • Reports to: Outdoor Center Director

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Outdoor Center Director, the Challenge Course Program Coordinator is responsible for supervising the challenge course programs as well as delivering other Outdoor Center programs. In collaboration with the Program Directors, the Challenge Course Program Coordinator organizes and implements safe, high quality, participant-focused YMCA challenge course programs. This position will ideally run mid-March through mid-November, with possibilities of working in other areas of camp through the winter season.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Directs, supervises, and executes program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the organization in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
2. Recruits, trains, develops, schedules, and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance in conjunction with Program Directors. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures that records of staff certifications are current and complete.
3. Monitors daily challenge course operations to adhere to all state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations.
4. Conducts and ensures proper maintenance and inspections of challenge course areas. Maintains accurate records of facility maintenance and usage.
5. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all guest and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner. Strives to provide first-class customer service, and to expect the same from staff that are supervised by the Program Coordinator.
6. Coordinates use of facilities for program activities.
7. Hosts guest groups and facilitates various program activities.
8. Attends and contributes to staff meetings.
9. Conducts challenge course training and in-services.
10. Develops and monitors challenge course program and capital budget to meet fiscal objectives.
11. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and participation.
12. Participates and supports fundraising activities including special events and fundraisers, and the identification of and application for applicable grants.
13. Responds to all risk management issues and collaborates with appropriate staff. Completes all incident reports within 24 hours of incident occurrence.
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

YMCA COMPETENCIES
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches, and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
1. Minimum age of 21.
2. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent.
3. Minimum of eighty hours of accepted challenge course training, and at least two years or 200 hours experience in challenge course facilitation. Must be able to provide documented experience working and facilitating for both low & and high challenge course programs.
4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
5. Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED – have or obtain within 90 days.
6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Preferred:
7. ACCT Level II Practitioner Certification and/or ACCT Challenge Course Manager Certification.
8. YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguard – have or obtain within 90 days.
9. YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, have or obtain within 90 days.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations.
1. Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week with irregular work hours.
2. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
3. Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
4. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
5. Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
6. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
7. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.
8. Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

COMPENSATION
There is compensation commensurate with experience, potential housing available on camp, opportunities for certification and professional development, and a supportive community in an inspirational, natural setting.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and accepted until position is filled.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names of three references with contact information to:
Carol Yard, Outdoor Center Director
YMCA of the Pines, 1303 Stokes Road, Medford, NJ 08055
or email: carol@ycamp.org
YMCA of the Pines is an equal opportunity employer.

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