Assistant OEE Director

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!
Job Description

Why Work for the Y?

The YMCA focuses on empowering people in all forms, by improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across our neighborhoods.

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!

Would you like to change lives by providing an amazing experience for campers? At Camp Seymour, you get to teach kids self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership. We are looking for an Assistant Director who will work closely with the Outdoor Environmental Educator Program Directors to provide mentorship, leadership and instruction for the OEE program. If hired for this position, you will help supervise and mentor program staff, resident camp staff, and campers. You will actively supervise and maintain safe, enjoyable, age-appropriate programs and events while working with leadership staff to organize and implement the overall camp program.

Key Responsibilities:

Help create a safe and educational environment that fosters curiosity and appreciation for the natural world.

Conduct and assist with off-site programs, including slide shows for schools, cabin leader trainings, and marketing opportunities such as staffing a booth at a fair, as needed.

Support adventure and group programs, as needed.

Assist OEE Directors with curriculum enhancement and development.

Assist in supervising the OEE team of Naturalists.

Wage: $600 - $750 per week, depending on experience 

Hours: Part-Time, Up to 25 hours per week 

Benefits: Part-Time employees are supported with the following benefits and perks:

Flexible scheduling around school and extracurricular activities

Optional virtual tele-doc, dental and vision benefits

Employee Assistance Program

50% off YMCA Child Care services

Free Personal YMCA Membership

Free YMCA 360 Virtual Wellness Membership

YMCA Program and Merchandise discounts

Employee Referral Bonus Program

Paid Sick Leave

Professional education and certification opportunities



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in environmental studies, natural resource management, or the natural sciences (preferred). 
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the field of outdoor and environmental education, and demonstrated ability to work with members and staff of all ages.
  • Basic understanding of the YMCA, its mission, goals and objectives and how these are essential to the operation of YMCA Camp Seymour.
  • Positive attitude and previous experience with school aged children and diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of ecological concepts and camp activities.
  • Current CPR for the Professional, AED First Aid and Oxygen certifications.  Lifeguard certification preferred.
  • Online trainings and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date and other required trainings within 60 days.