Outdoor Education & Retreats Coordinator

At the Greater Green Bay YMCA, we strive to live our cause of strengthening our communities with purpose and intention every day!
Camp Description
YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya is a year-round Resident Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Center owned and operated by the Greater Green Bay YMCA, located in town of Mountain, Wisconsin.
Job Description

Inspire youth and camp staff to embrace and explore nature while building core values, character, self-confidence and lasting relationships in a safe, positive environment. The Outdoor Education & Retreats Coordinator plans, organizes, and implements the outdoor environmental education program and retreats/rentals programs in alignment with Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya staff expectations, policies and procedures, child management and abuse prevention guidelines, goals, and mission. Responsible for day to day operational program oversight, school and user group communication, program development and implementation, scheduling and quality of activities, staff evaluation, and supervision of seasonal camp instructor staff. The Coordinator is actively engaged with students, camp visitors and staff and spends time both outdoors and working in the camp office. This role is a 12-month salaried position, with private on-site housing provided.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Degree in education, recreation administration, outdoor pursuits/education, social services/human services or child/human development is preferred. At least 2 years related experience and 2 years of supervisory experience is preferred (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Strong supervisory, organizational, program design and development skills required.
  • Ability to prioritize workloads to meet timelines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends and evenings required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills tailored to the appropriate audience.
Essential Functions
  1. Develop, design, implement and administer all outdoor environmental education and retreat programs in response to community needs and in partnership with area school districts, non-profit partners, businesses and community stakeholders.
  2. Maintain a positive camp culture based on the Four Core Values of the YMCA and the YMCA Mission. Ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students, campers, visitors and staff.
  3. Hire, onboard, train, develop, engage, and retain seasonal camp instructor team members and volunteers.
  4. Develop, monitor and control the program budget and support financial development efforts in areas of grant and funding procurement in collaboration with the Financial Development team.
  5. Consistently meet program and financial goals and implement formal processes to ensure high quality and accurate evaluation measures that demonstrate goal attainment and continuous improvement.
  6. Guide short-term and long-term strategies that meet the needs of program participants and the greater community in areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
  7. Sustain positive relationships with current school systems and leaders, community partners and stakeholders and cultivate relationships with new school community partners to deepen the impact of the Camping Services.
  8. In the event of an emergency, serve as a first responder.
  9. Plan, prepare, and assist the Camping Services Executive in running various weekend family programs.
  10. Communicate with school group liaisons, parents, and guests consistently and effectively (pre-event emails or phone calls, planning, surveys, welcome packets, etc.).
  11. During the summer resident camp season of June-August, act as a member of the program staff leadership team.
  12. Work as a positive and engaged member of the Camping Services leadership team.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

This job description represents the major functions of the job but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for performing other duties as necessary for Association success.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  1. Building Relationships: Connect people to the Y’s cause by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships and collaborations so that Y’s can co-create solutions to pressing social needs.
  2. Emotional Maturity: Demonstrate ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.
  3. Advancing Our Mission and Cause: Provide visionary leadership to the organization and to ensure that all resources are mobilized to adapt to new challenges and needs in the community.
  4. Change Leadership: Facilitates, co-creates, and implements equitable change for the good of the organization and/or community.
  5. Engaging Community: Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y’s work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit.
  6. Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s work and impact in the community.
  7. Collaboration: Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community.
  8. Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential
  9. Inclusion: Value all people for their unique talents, and take an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as cultural competence.
  10. Physical Requirements: The work is done in an office environment as well as in outdoor camp program locations. Moving about freely to work with youth ages 8 to 18 years in a YMCA Camp is expected. Work in all types of weather including precipitation and extreme hot and cold temperatures. As a safety responder, the ability to crouch, stoop, kneel, move quickly, and/or lift at least 30 pounds will be necessary.
  11. Safety: Adhere to and enforce safety policies and procedures. You will be responsible for ensuring the safety of the camp property and people on it. You must be able to respond in a leadership role to a crisis situation as outlined in the Emergency Action Plan Binder.
Required Certifications
  • CPR and First Aid certifications are required within the first 60 days of employment.
  • Lifeguarding certification including CPR, First Aid and AED required; training provided.