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  We are seeking experienced Assistants with a positive attitude, strong work ethic who love to work with children.  Responsibilities include but not limited to:

 - Maintaining a safe, organized, and cleanly classroom


  • Creating an enriching classroom experience with organized curriculum activities, observational assessments, stimulating interactions, caring relationships and patient, loving care

  • Supporting families by building open, constructive relationships- Being a professional, reliable, and positive team member. 


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Full-time

Overview

Be Part of Our Mission

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 23 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.

 

Job Summary and Key Accountabilities:

 

Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Resident Camp Assistant Program Director assists in the creation, planning and implementation of recreational activities. The Resident Camp Assistant Program Director helps oversee activities to ensure that they are safe, engaging and well-organized and provide campers with experiences that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, body and mind.

 

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Helps plan and implement recreational activities including but not limited to, arts and crafts, fishing, songfests, nature hikes, archery, canoeing and kayaking. Works with the Program Director to create weekly programs to engage campers and provide a variety of experiences for campers of all ages.
  • Coaches and mentors camp counselors to support them in creating positive experiences for youth and families.
  • Enforces rules and regulations of the facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety. Monitors campers and counselors and intervenes if campers or counselors are behaving inappropriately or unsafely. 
  • Serves as resident host to greet new arrivals, introduce them to the facilities, encourage participation and help ensure they have a positive experience. 
  • Promotes camp programs by preparing and disseminating camp literature/materials and addressing inquiries from potential groups with helpful and valuable information about camp. 
  • Maintains files and records to monitor and understand camp registration goals. Tracks expenses.
  • Sets up facilities and/or equipment for activities and store equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed.
  • Works to keep facilities safe, clean and inviting by adhering to association standards. Promotes the value of keeping camp clean, welcoming and safe with staff.
  • Supports the YMCAs mission and camp operations as needed.

Child Abuse Prevention:

Supports the YMCAs commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

Commitment to Inclusion:

Supports the YMCAs commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.

Requirements:

 

Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have experience in camping and demonstrated success in organizing recreational activities in a camp setting
  • Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to, and a passion for, the mission of the YMCA
  • Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Leader competencies in previous experience or practice
  • Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description


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Ready to take ownership of your leadership development? See yourself on a trajectory of professional growth in an educational setting? Ready to have a career-defining summer?

Assistant Camp Directors are leaders, partnering with Camp Directors to bring camp to life. These visionary role models serve as staff culture ambassadors, operational can-doers, educational champions, and all-around indispensable members of the camp leadership team. Assistant Camp Directors support the smooth operation of a single camp site supervising staff, planning programs, delighting parents, and so much more. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our jobs video gallery.

We value having divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

ABOUT GALILEO

Galileos mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. We know its bold. We also know that we cant achieve it without asking staff to be role models of an innovators mindsetvisionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective. Its not always easy. Camp staffers work hard. Very hard. You can expect days in which theres a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it. But part of what makes our culture great is that no one is too proud to complete any task that needs doing. Our camp staffers bring camp magic to lifefor campers, and for themselves.

This isnt your average summer recreation gig. Galileans are expected to take ownership of their own performance and make this place better every day. People with a can-do attitude thrive here and those with a victim mentality don't. We manage to keep this level of performance expectation high in a relaxed environment; we take our work, not ourselves, seriously.

Being a Galilean means jumping into action to bring camp magic to life. Depending on the day, that could mean creating a gorgeous sign that highlights the Galileo Innovation Approach, donning a tutu for a skit, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection. Galileans know what it means to be a vital part of a team. Galileans want to grow. Galileans like to have fun at work. Galileans love sharing inand helping to createjoyful experiences. After all, we run summer camps. You get the point.

WHAT YOULL GET

Purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, youll join a lifelong community that stands for innovation, credibility, and expertise. Were a certified B Corporation that is ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, were named one of Forbes Best Small Companies and a Top 100 Impact Company, and are authentically committed to inclusion and equity company-widewhich includes joyfully upholding a robust financial assistance program.

SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS


  • Serve as an ambassador of Galileo, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner and acting as a role model of the Galileo Innovators Mindset


  • Commit to building a safe, child-focused community


  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability


  • Take initiative to analyze and solve problems


  • Treat others with courtesy and respect


  • Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs


  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners


  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality


REQUIREMENTS


  • Commitment to educational programming for children


  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands


  • Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team


  • Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally


  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately


  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail


  • Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with families


  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for the duration of the summer


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION


  • College degree preferred but not required


  • Administrative experience


  • Demonstrated leadership experience


  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting


  • Current CPR and First Aid certification (by start of camp)


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


  • With Camp Director, oversee daily operations of camp, creating a high energy, organized, professional experience for campers and staff


  • Assist Camp Director in overall support and management of camp staff


  • Lead and manage up to 20 staff members, ensuring quality group leadership, high energy and overall professional performance


  • Provide excellent customer service to camp families to ensure a professional, positive, and memorable experience


  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming


  • Maintain safe environments for all campers


ADDITIONAL DUTIES


  • Set, work toward and achieve measurable professional development goals


  • If needed, manage Extended Care program, including staffing assignments and activity planning (generally at camps that do not have an Extended Care Coordinator)


  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes


  • Assist in classrooms, providing support and coverage as needed


WORK HOURS AND DATES

The camp environment is demanding, requiring consistent dedication and work ethic from each staff member. Depending on the time of summer or the specific week or day, the needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. We seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in this environment, both professionally and personally.

General Camp Staff Hours Information:


  • Staff may work anytime between 7:30am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day


  • Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming


  • Before setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training


  • Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts


  • Camp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-5 hours in your last week of camp, typically some additional hours at the end of the day. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site until cleanup is complete, which could be up to 6pm at the earliest


Position-Specific Hours Information:

The camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Assistant Camp Directors, totaling to 40-hour work weeks. Hours are typically 9:30am-6pm. Assistant Camp Directors will work with the Camp Director on prep prior to training and set-up days; this time may total up to 24 hours of prep time, no more than 8 hours in a day.

COMPENSATION AND PERKS

We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:


  • Assistant Camp Directors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $15.00-16.25 per hour, highly dependent on work location and educational level


  • Staff will be compensated at a different hourly rate (training rate) for 2-12 hours of online training to be completed before camp, and for 2 days on-site setup/training


  • Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include health benefits or paid vacation time


  • Overtime will be paid at 1.5x the regular hourly rate in accordance with state and federal requirements


  • Payroll is processed weekly; payments will be issued and paystubs made available the Friday after each camp week


  • Free and/or significant camp discounts (exact details contingent on location)


SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED

General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by your Camp Director.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.


  • Typing, writing, reading


  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance


  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment


  • Frequent sitting


  • Standing, walking, kneeling


External Company Name: Galileo Learning

External Company URL: www.galileo-camps.com


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Ready to take ownership of your leadership development? See yourself on a trajectory of professional growth in an educational setting? Ready to have a career-defining summer?

Assistant Camp Directors are leaders, partnering with Camp Directors to bring camp to life. These visionary role models serve as staff culture ambassadors, operational can-doers, educational champions, and all-around indispensable members of the camp leadership team. Assistant Camp Directors support the smooth operation of a single camp site supervising staff, planning programs, delighting parents, and so much more. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our jobs video gallery.

We value having divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

ABOUT GALILEO

Galileos mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. We know its bold. We also know that we cant achieve it without asking staff to be role models of an innovators mindsetvisionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective. Its not always easy. Camp staffers work hard. Very hard. You can expect days in which theres a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it. But part of what makes our culture great is that no one is too proud to complete any task that needs doing. Our camp staffers bring camp magic to lifefor campers, and for themselves.

This isnt your average summer recreation gig. Galileans are expected to take ownership of their own performance and make this place better every day. People with a can-do attitude thrive here and those with a victim mentality don't. We manage to keep this level of performance expectation high in a relaxed environment; we take our work, not ourselves, seriously.

Being a Galilean means jumping into action to bring camp magic to life. Depending on the day, that could mean creating a gorgeous sign that highlights the Galileo Innovation Approach, donning a tutu for a skit, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection. Galileans know what it means to be a vital part of a team. Galileans want to grow. Galileans like to have fun at work. Galileans love sharing inand helping to createjoyful experiences. After all, we run summer camps. You get the point.

WHAT YOULL GET

Purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, youll join a lifelong community that stands for innovation, credibility, and expertise. Were a certified B Corporation that is ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, were named one of Forbes Best Small Companies and a Top 100 Impact Company, and are authentically committed to inclusion and equity company-widewhich includes joyfully upholding a robust financial assistance program.

SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS


  • Serve as an ambassador of Galileo, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner and acting as a role model of the Galileo Innovators Mindset


  • Commit to building a safe, child-focused community


  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability


  • Take initiative to analyze and solve problems


  • Treat others with courtesy and respect


  • Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs


  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners


  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality


REQUIREMENTS


  • Commitment to educational programming for children


  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands


  • Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team


  • Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally


  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately


  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail


  • Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with families


  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for the duration of the summer


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION


  • College degree preferred but not required


  • Administrative experience


  • Demonstrated leadership experience


  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting


  • Current CPR and First Aid certification (by start of camp)


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


  • With Camp Director, oversee daily operations of camp, creating a high energy, organized, professional experience for campers and staff


  • Assist Camp Director in overall support and management of camp staff


  • Lead and manage up to 20 staff members, ensuring quality group leadership, high energy and overall professional performance


  • Provide excellent customer service to camp families to ensure a professional, positive, and memorable experience


  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming


  • Maintain safe environments for all campers


ADDITIONAL DUTIES


  • Set, work toward and achieve measurable professional development goals


  • If needed, manage Extended Care program, including staffing assignments and activity planning (generally at camps that do not have an Extended Care Coordinator)


  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes


  • Assist in classrooms, providing support and coverage as needed


WORK HOURS AND DATES

The camp environment is demanding, requiring consistent dedication and work ethic from each staff member. Depending on the time of summer or the specific week or day, the needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. We seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in this environment, both professionally and personally.

General Camp Staff Hours Information:


  • Staff may work anytime between 7:30am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day


  • Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming


  • Before setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training


  • Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts


  • Camp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-5 hours in your last week of camp, typically some additional hours at the end of the day. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site until cleanup is complete, which could be up to 6pm at the earliest


Position-Specific Hours Information:

The camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Assistant Camp Directors, totaling to 40-hour work weeks. Hours are typically 9:30am-6pm. Assistant Camp Directors will work with the Camp Director on prep prior to training and set-up days; this time may total up to 24 hours of prep time, no more than 8 hours in a day.

COMPENSATION AND PERKS

We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:


  • Assistant Camp Directors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $15.00-16.25 per hour, highly dependent on work location and educational level


  • Staff will be compensated at a different hourly rate (training rate) for 2-12 hours of online training to be completed before camp, and for 2 days on-site setup/training


  • Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include health benefits or paid vacation time


  • Overtime will be paid at 1.5x the regular hourly rate in accordance with state and federal requirements


  • Payroll is processed weekly; payments will be issued and paystubs made available the Friday after each camp week


  • Free and/or significant camp discounts (exact details contingent on location)


SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED

General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by your Camp Director.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.


  • Typing, writing, reading


  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance


  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment


  • Frequent sitting


  • Standing, walking, kneeling


External Company Name: Galileo Learning

External Company URL: www.galileo-camps.com


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Full-time

Be Part of Our Mission

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 23 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director/Program Director, the High Ropes Director will organize and implement team's course, climbing tower and high rope programs. High Ropes Director must display ability and skill in belaying, knot tying and rope course set up.

Scope and Responsibilities:


  • Organize, supervise and implement safe, fun high ropes, teams, climbing tower programs.


  • Display good leadership skills.


  • Have a current facilitator ropes course certification by the camp's high ropes vendor of choice or equivalent.


  • Maintain high levels of safety and enforce strict safety rules at all ropes courses.


  • Carry out check-in and check-out procedures for ropes program areas.


  • Responsible for overall safety checks, cleanliness and upkeep and care of ropes equipment and shed.


  • Responsible for security of ropes courses.


  • Inform Camp Director/Program Director of any malfunctioning/broken equipment.


  • Share OD responsibilities.


  • Assist with over-all supervision of the counselors.


  • Assist with the over-all functions of the camp daily schedule.


  • Maintain and organize ropes sheds and equipment.


  • Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility..


  • Provide leadership to staff training.


  • Lead and implement evening activities with other management team members.


  • Serve on management team, supervise counselors and share OD responsibility.


  • Serve as a support and mentor to counselors.


  • Assist in running and organization of morning breakfast meetings.


  • Maintain high levels of safety standards and enforce all rules for campers and staff.


  • Maintain a positive attitude.


  • Deal with any staff management issues promptly. You are expected to not ask your staff do to anything that you would not do yourself.


  • Assist in conducting mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors


  • Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by:


  • Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor.


  • Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children.


  • Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor.


  • Complete all child abuse prevention training as required.


Requirements and Qualifications:


  • At least 1 year ropes experience


  • Certification preferred


  • At least 1 year in teaching rope and team course


  • Current CPR and First Aide Certification (within the past year)


  • Ability to train staff and campers of all age levels in safety regulations and emergency procedures


  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the rope program


  • Physical strength to spot and belay participates, and respond to emergency situations requiring first aid


Street: 32405 North Highway 12

Days and/or Times Needed: Variable schedule, Nights and Weekends. Seasonal live-on position for 24/7 supervision of campers.

ID: 2019-12626


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Full-time

Overview

Job Summary:

 

Under the direct supervision of the Day Camp Director/ Program Director, the Day Camp Unit Leader/ Adventure Director is responsible for overseeing and running a day camp unit and organizing, implementing and safely running all day camp ropes programs.

 

Scope of Responsibilities: 

  • To organize, supervise, and implement safe and fun adventure programming.
  • Have a current facilitator ropes course certification by the camp's high ropes vendor of choice or equivalent and lifeguard certification.
  • Maintain high levels of standards and enforce strict safety standard rules at High Ropes, Climbing Tower, etc.
  • Responsible for safety checks, cleanliness and upkeep, and care of ropes equipment, and shed. Responsible for security of the ropes.
  • Works with day camp director to help schedule staff and camper groups for adventure programming. Lead and schedule adventure programming such as high ropes, climbing tower, blobbing, hay rides, orienteering, star lab, outdoor education, etc.
  • Maintain inventory and organization of all adventure program equipment.
  • Take part in early drop off and late pick up on a rotating basis with program staff team. Be an active participant on Program Staff Team.
  • Responsible to keep unit under control and deal with daily issues and concerns that arise. Assist in planning and running of all camp activities, including theme days.
  • You are responsible for keeping camp looking nice. Pick up any litter you see in camp.
  • You are responsible for the safety and upkeep of the equipment. If you use it, put it back. If it is broken, report it to the program director. If you run out, report it to the program director. If it is unsafe, do not use it and report it to the program director.
  • Responsible to call in daily to Camp Director while out of camp on trips.
  • Organize, supervise and implement safe, fun high ropes, teams, climbing tower programs. Maintain high levels of safety and enforce strict safety rules at all ropes courses.
  • Assist with over-all supervision of the counselors.
  • Assist with the over-all functions of the camp daily schedule.
  • Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
  • Display good leadership. Provide leadership to staff training
  • Serve as a support and mentor to counselors.
  • Assist in conducting mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors.

 

Requirements:

  • Prior summer camp experience
  • Proven abilities in working well with children and camp organization
  • Experience and skills in a variety of camp activities High Ropes certification or experience preferred Lifeguard certification preferred
  • Current certifications in CPR and First Aid (within the past year)
  • Ability to communicate and train staff and campers in safety regulations and emergency procedures. Ability to observe camper behavior and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to identify and respond to hazards in camp; such as emergency plan implementation (fire, evacuation, illness, injury).
  • Ability to work with different age and skills levels of staff and campers.
  • Able to plan, organize and implement camp adventure programs and activities.

Be Part of Our Mission

 

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 19 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.


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