Job Openings at Frost Valley YMCA!

Current year-round (non-summer) openings:

Year-Round Applicants: Fill out a paper application here, save and submit to hr@frostvalley.org

Summer applicants: Fill out our online Summer 2017 Staff and In-Training Application.

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Barn Manager/Equestrian Program Manager

 

Responsible to:

Equestrian Director

 

Classification:

Full-time, non-exempt, hourly

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum 3 years working in the equestrian industry, including teaching lessons and caring for horses
  • 1-3 years of previous experience working in a camp setting
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Be a strong leader and be able to work well with a team of others
  • Be able to multi-task and handle pressure well
  • Enjoy working with teens, children, families and other staff
  • Clean, valid US driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Certification by a nationally recognized equine organization and First Aid and CPR. If the current candidate does not hold this currently, they will be asked to successfully complete courses upon hire.

 

General Description:

The Barn Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of Frost Valley YMCA’s Equestrian Center on our Main Camp property. During the summer months, this person will be responsible for the daily care and supervision of 50 horses and 6 seasonal instructors. During the spring, and fall this position will be responsible for overseeing horseback riding on weekends for guests at Frost Valley YMCA. The Barn Manager will assist with interviewing and hiring a team of 42 equestrian seasonal staff members. This position will also assist with the recruitment and retention of horse campers at Main Camp. During the spring and fall, this position will assist with facilitating the many different groups that visit East Valley Ranch. As part of the Frost Valley staff team, this position may be required to assist with other programs as needed.  This position is required to live on-site to provide emergency care for horses and support to staff and campers.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Display good riding style and knowledge of Western and/or English riding
  • Commit to daily, hard physical labor and sometimes adverse weather conditions
  • Be physically fit and have the ability to lift 50 lb feed bags as well as hay bales
  • Promote safety on and around horses at all times
  • Have a strong work ethic and desire to work with horses and children
  • Participate as a positive role model in all YMCA activities and settings
  • Recruit summer campers including sales and marketing
  • Assist with the recruitment, hiring, and training of staff for all equestrian programs
  • Uphold the highest standards for Frost Valley YMCA in terms of Program Quality, ACA, DOH and CHA accreditation

 

Summer Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a 50 horse program according to the operating standards of the Frost Valley Equestrian Program including; safety, nutrition, training and behavior management
  • Ensure the highest level of safety is maintained at all times
  • Conduct evaluation rides and perform camper skills assessments
  • Coordination of farrier visits
  • Daily horse health checks, including fitness, attitude, and suitability
  • Organizing worming schedule, vet visits, extra feed schedules
  • Organize all lesson assignments for campers each session
  • Organize all deliveries and ensure program supplies are kept in stock; such as hay and grain for horses
  • Assist with development and implementation of scheduling for campers, horses, and staff
  • Create and integrate new and innovative programs; this includes design and adherence to quality standards for each new program
  • Responsible to manage communication with support departments in relation to the department
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving staff morale within the department
  • Oversee seasonal instructor – hire, train, evaluate

 

Spring, Winter & Fall Responsibilities:

  • Oversee weekend trail riding at Main Camp: April – Nov, liaison with Group and Family Retreats Department to ensure we are meeting all guests needs
  • Ensure we are providing the highest quality service and program for our GFR guests
  • Assist with specialty equestrian weekend programs such as Scout Troops, Mother/Daughter weekends, and Spring Break camps at East Valley Ranch
  • Run mid-week school groups and retreats at East Valley Ranch, included but not limited to Road Scholar Programs, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Family Reunions, School Trips
  • Teach English and Western riding lessons to both children and adults; beginner through advanced skill levels
  • Assist with all daily barn chores including feeding and daily maintenance of  the horses and all Equestrian facilities       
  • Assist with mailings, and returning all phone calls and emails for the Equestrian Department
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention of campers in all Equestrian Programs – assist with call-a-thons, camp fairs, mailings etc.
  • Assist with interviewing and hiring 40+ seasonal staff for the Equestrian Department  
  • Maintain good condition of tack, and perform daily tack checks
  • Assist other Frost Valley departments as needed
  • Assist with purchasing budget, recommend purchases

 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Updated: November 6, 2017; HR

Pay Range:

$11-$12/hour with opportunity to earn Overtime + Great Benefits and Housing,

 

Deadline to Apply:

December 31st, 2017

 

How to Apply:

For more information, contact Emily Gorman, Equestrian Director, Ext. 240, egorman@frostvalley.orgSubmit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources, Ext. 254, hr@frostvalley.org

 

 

Beekeeper/Greenhouse and Garden Assistant

Responsible to:

Garden Educational Manager

Classification:

Full Time Seasonal, Exempt

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Minimum of 2 years beekeeping experience preferred but will consider on the job training for right candidate
  • Previous experience with gardening, botany, agriculture or a related field preferred
  • Experience teaching or instructing classes
  • Experience and desire to work with children
  • A basic understanding of children/teens and the ability to develop positive relationships with them
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with fellow staff
  • Possess strong communication and group facilitation skills
  • Be able to multi-task and handle a fast-paced environment
  • Committed to being a part of the Frost Valley YMCA team
  • Independent work ethic and a sense of humor
  • Logistical ability required
  • Commit to daily, hard physical labor and sometimes adverse weather conditions
  • Be physically fit and have the ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Promote safety around bees at all times

General Description:

This position is perfect for a self-starter, who must be able to monitor, maintain and troubleshoot the challenges of beekeeping. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the daily upkeep of Frost Valley bees and should be familiar with beekeeping equipment and the process of extracting honey. This position requires the qualified candidate to have a solid interest in bee health issues and disease control. Additionally, the job requires splitting time between the care of bees to sharing the responsibilities for helping to maintain a greenhouse, a 60 x 70-foot garden, a composting setup, small orchard, and an aquaponics system. This position requires enthusiasm and staff community/camper engagement. Daily activities include assisting with maintaining garden areas, occasionally helping teach beekeeping and gardening classes and also participating as a member of the overall Frost Valley YMCA camp staff community.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize best practices to ensure a healthy, thriving bee population
  • Inspect nucs daily and provide medical treatment for mites, fungal diseases and bacterial infections
  • Have a solid understanding of beekeeping safety equipment requirements and inventory and monitor beekeeping supplies
  • Plant, maintain and harvest crops with campers and weekend guests and helping maintain a log on the amounts of produce harvested then delivering produce to the dining hall and teaching kitchen
  • Use organic growing techniques, tools and practices and occasionally help repair broken equipment
  • Assist with weekly gardening activities including but not limited to: sowing, transplanting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, harvesting, composting, and pest control
  • Assist with custodial duties as needed in and around the garden including but not limited to: cleaning up greenhouse and garden areas at the end of the day and helping to maintain a tidy growing space
  • Become familiar with educational gardening programming (i.e. food justice, farm to table, food miles, organic vs. conventional production, urban farming, small-scale, and food and garden preparation projects)
  • Help relate beekeeping and gardening back to food and nutrition
  • Assist with imparting beekeeping and gardening skills to campers and weekend guests
  • Be a positive role model for campers and staff
  • Create a safe and fun environment for campers and weekend guests in the beekeeping and
    garden/greenhouse areas
  • Maintain a friendly, cooperative and professional relationship with all staff
  • Learn and impart new skills to campers, guests and staff
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Share personal excitement and knowledge about raising bees and growing food
  • Other duties as assigned

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

Updated: January 19, 2018; HR

Dates:

June 18 – August 24, 2018

Pay Range:

$350 -370 per week

How to apply:

Please submit application and resume to Jamie Bowers, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, jbowers@frostvalley.org

Please contact Olivia Lightle, Assistant Director of Program Innovation, for more information at 845-985-2291, Ext. 280 or email olightle@frostvalley.org

 

 

 

Child Care Program Administrator

Reports To:

Chief Program and Strategy Officer

Classification:

Full-time, hourly, non-exempt

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Minimum of Associate’s Degree with the intent to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, or related field, or New York State Children’s Program Administrator Credential or two years of college with a minimum of 12 credits in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, or related field with the intent to obtain a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years direct experience with children less than 6 years of age
  • Two years working with children in a formal program such as child care, day camp, after school, etc.
  • Previous experience in a supervisory capacity in a child care program or related field of work
  • A desire to work with children between 6 weeks and 4 years of age in an active child care setting to create a safe, fun and nurturing environment
  • Proven success with staff supervision, program development and implementation, implementation of safety protocols and regulations, and excellent customer service
  • Must be reliable, detail oriented, motivated and personable
  • Able to work well with a team of others and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding character, enthusiasm, patience, adaptability, sound judgment and a sense of humor
  • Must be a strong leader and able to work well alone or with others
  • Have a clean, valid US driver’s license
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Thinsoft
  • Be able to work flexible hours as needed with long days, this may include more than 40 hours per week
  • Requires fingerprint/background check prior to start date in compliance with New York State Department of Child and Family Services
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certified (certifications can be earned upon hire at Frost Valley)

General Description:

The Child Care Administrator is responsible for overseeing the Child Care Program at Frost Valley YMCA. This includes overseeing the implementation of an orderly, safe, and enjoyable program for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years of age. The Administrator will design and execute activities and schedules, work directly with parents as a liaison, hire and supervise staff, and ensure that the program meets all New York State and local licensing requirements as well as the standards for a quality program at Frost Valley YMCA.

Responsibilities:

  • Set a positive example for staff and children by practicing Frost Valley YMCA Core Values (Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Stewardship, Diversity, Inclusiveness and Community).
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of full day Child Care Program, including caring for children’s daily needs, proper sign-in/out procedures, all program activities, meals, and set up and clean-up of the physical space. Assume primary responsibility for the safety and welfare of all children. Be physically present when the program is in operation.
  • Function as a Lead Teacher for the Child Care Program. Teach children age appropriate skills, guide relationship building, make arts and crafts, engage children in indoor and outdoor play and gross motor activity. This will also include caring directly for children such as feeding infants, assisting with diapering and toilet training, attention to hygiene such as clean and dry clothing, and grooming basics such a brushing children’s teeth, etc.
  • Implement a behavior management plan for children. Efficiently redirect inappropriate behaviors and guide the program discipline system to effectively create a positive educational environment.
  • Develop and implement all activities and the daily schedule. This includes the researching and writing of lesson plans and Program Quality Standards which meet developmental goals for children’s education. Create new and innovative programs for children.
  • Be a liaison and primary point of contact for parents and families. Provide excellent customer service through face to face contact, emails, phone calls, and letters. Build relationships with children and families.
  • Create, maintain and update all correspondence and materials for families. This will include the registration packet, health forms, emergency paperwork, and required forms for NY State, information on policies and procedures, etc.
  • Ensure all camper and staff files are up to date and accessible at all times.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate Child Care teachers and substitute teachers. Ensure that all New York State licensing and training requirements for staffing are met. Ensure staff compliance with all personnel policies. Use progressive discipline as needed.
  • Oversee scheduling and payroll for Child Care Program.
  • Inspire and lead your staff, improve staff morale and develop staff.
  • Develop and oversee an annual budget. Project income, control expenses, make purchases and keep an inventory of equipment. Prepare financial reports as needed.
  • Work with the Camp Registration department for billing and payment collection for families.
  • Ensure that the Child Care Program meets or exceeds all standards set forth by New York State, the ACA, the Health Department, Frost Valley and YMCA of the USA. Maintain the license with NYS Department of Child and Family Services. 
  • Responsible to communicate with all support departments in relation to Child Care Program needs. This would include Maintenance, Housekeeping, IT, Food Service and Health Services.
  • Attend meetings at Frost Valley as needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

Updated: January 17, 2018; HR

Pay Range:

$13-$16 per hour, great benefits package and housing

Deadline to Apply:

February 19, 2018

How to Apply:

Please contact Vicky Eddings, Chief Program and Strategy Officer, ext.255 or veddings@frostvalley.org

Send application/resume to Jamie Bowers, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, jbowers@frostvalley.org

 

 

 

 

Evening Building Maintenance Technician

Responsible To:

Maintenance Supervisor

Classification:

Full-time, hourly, non-exempt position, 2nd shift

Qualifications:

21 years of age or older General maintenance, building and construction experience Skills in general plumbing, electrical and carpentry experience Clean and valid US driver’s license Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

General Description:

This position is responsible to assist with tasks relating to general building maintenance. The Building Maintenance Technician will work with the Maintenance Supervisor to achieve a team approach to facilities and resource management, ensuring that all services are of a standard that meet the needs of the customer and the organization.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in heating, plumbing, carpentry, roofing, general repair
  2. Provide guest support, assisting with firewood delivery and general grounds care, trash/recycling collection
  3. General grounds care including snow and ice removal
  4. Assist with construction/ general contracting
  5. Maintain a safe working environment and ensure safe work practices
  6. Promote effective teamwork in a friendly and cooperative work environment 
  7. Perform other tasks as assigned

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

Updated: January 5, 2018; HR

Pay Range:

$14-$16/hour + Great Benefits

Deadline to Apply:

January 26, 2018

How to Apply:

Submit application to Jamie Bowers, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, jbowers@frostvalley.org

 

 

 

Housekeeper

Responsible To

Director of Housekeeping

 

Qualifications:

Previous housekeeping experience preferred, but not necessary.
Physical requirements: Capable of lifting up to 25 lbs., and requires physical stamina for extended periods of time. Clean, valid US Driver License

 

Classification:

Full-time/part-time, hourly, non-exempt

 

General Description:

This position will be responsible for all of Frost Valley’s housekeeping needs, which includes the condition/cleanliness of 23 lodges, 30 cabins and all designated public facilities.  The ability to communicate and work well with other departments regarding guest services and maintenance issues is essential.

 

Responsibilities:

Ensure a high level of cleanliness in all lodges, cabins and designated public areas according to housekeeping department procedures and quality standards.

  • Deliver linens where required.
  • Strip and make of beds, and prepare rooms as required (motel style).
  • Clean under mattresses, behind beds and inside drawers (bunk style).
  • Dust and clean all surfaces.
  • Vacuum, sweep or mop floors where required.
  • Clean and prepare bathrooms using prescribed cleaners and methods.
  • Remove all garbage and recyclables from buildings.
  • Collect and transport used linens to the laundry facility.
  • Fold blankets and store with pillows where required.
  • Report all repair needs using maintenance requests.
  • Monitor and replenish all housekeeping supplies in buildings as required.
  • Collect and record all lost & found items.
  • Maintain designated housekeeping storage areas.
  • Maintain the laundry facility and equipment in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Operating the washer and dryer equipment.
  • Fold all laundry to the required standard.
  • Ensure the linen closet is stocked and orderly.
  • Ensure the housekeeping vehicles are clean and properly fueled.
  • Ensure that the safety procedures and policies are followed and applied correctly.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned. 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.
Updated: November 1st, 2017; HR

 

Pay Range:

$11.00/hour + Great Benefits

 

Deadline to Apply:

November 15th, 2017

 

How to Apply:  

For more information, contact Jeff Williams, Director of Housekeeping, 845-985-2291 Ext. 315, jwilliams@frostvalley.org. Submit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources, 845-985-2291 Ext. 254  hr@frostvalley.org

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Technician Assistant

Responsible To:

Maintenance Supervisor

Classification:

Full-time, hourly, non-exempt position

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • General maintenance
  • Willingness to learn maintenance skills
  • Clean and valid US driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

General Description:

This position is responsible to assist with tasks relating to general maintenance. The Maintenance Technician Assistant will work with the Maintenance Supervisor to achieve a team approach to facilities and resource management, ensuring that all services are of a standard that meet the needs of the customer and the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in plumbing, heating, electrical and carpentry
  • Provide guest support, assisting with firewood delivery and general grounds care, trash/recycling collection
  • General grounds care including snow and ice removal
  • Assist with construction/ general contracting
  • Maintain a safe working environment and ensure safe work practices
  • Promote effective teamwork in a friendly and cooperative work environment
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

Updated: January 31, 2018; HR

Pay Range:

$11-$13/hour + Great Benefits

Deadline to Apply:

February 9, 2018

How to Apply:

Submit application to Jamie Bowers, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, jbowers@frostvalley.org

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Technician – Farm

Responsible To:

Property Director, Farm Manager

Classification:

Full-time, hourly, non-exempt position

Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • General maintenance, grounds, and construction experience
  • Skills in general farm related needs including livestock, produce, and grounds
  • Knowledge of small engine equipment as well as farm tractor operation
  • Clean and valid US driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Enjoy working with and around children

General Description:

This positions primary responsibility is to assist the Farm Property Manager in tasks associated with the farm including care of livestock, grounds, gardens, pastures, and hay fields during the farming season. This position will also assist the main camp maintenance crew with grounds related tasks in the offseason, and as needed throughout the year.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with daily care of the farm’s livestock including feed ration, barn sanitation, health checks, pasture rotation, basic vet care, and care of young stock.
  • Have an active role in the egg production including daily care of 200 laying hens, washing and delivery of eggs, and coop maintenance.
  • Monitor manure management and composting in the East Valley, including spring manure distribution on pastures and fields as needed.
  • Assist with fence installation and repairs for all pastures, runs, and temporary paddocks seasonally.
  • Assist with the hay operation including mowing, tedding, raking, and round and square baling. This includes putting up hay made on site and unloading of delivered hay.
  • Assist with the 3-acre educational and food production garden at the farm. This includes but is not limited to tilling, shaping, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.
  • Assist with grounds related tasks including mowing, weedwacking, brush hogging, and general grounds care.
  • Assist with the main camp composting operation including screening, windrowing, and compost application.
  • Have a good knowledge of both farm tractor and skid steer operation and maintenance.
  • In the offseason assist the maintenance department with snow removal, general grounds, and maintenance projects as needed.
  • Have an active role in trash and recycling efforts including transporting and unloading.
  • Take an active role in pasture maintenance including spring cleanup, dragging, mowing, and fertilization.
  • Assist Horse Programs as needed. This includes feeding, watering, transportation, and basic repairs to fences and barns, and arena maintenance.
  • Be willing to assist with basic maintained needs at the Farm and EVR for assessment and simple repairs to buildings and infrastructure.
  • Be comfortable with a truck and trailer for hauling equipment from site to site.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

Updated: January 30, 2018; HR

Pay Range:

$12-$14/hour + Great Benefits

Deadline to Apply:

February 16, 2018

How to Apply:

Submit application to Jamie Bowers, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, jbowers@frostvalley.org

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Responsible to:

Chief Marketing Officer

 Classification:

Full-time, exempt

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, creative writing, marketing, communications, advertising, or a related field
  • 3-5 years professional experience in marketing, PR, or a related field.
  • Excellent creative writing skills – superb command of sentence structure, grammar, and creative exposition; exceptional ability to tell a story in a captivating, compelling way
  • Journalistic Interviewing Skills – can identify and engage with individuals to draw out details and quotes that will express the impact Frost Valley has on individuals’ lives and compel readers to respond in a given way
  • Extraordinary persuasive writing skills – understands the importance of positioning, differentiation and value proposition
  • A lifelong learner – has a track record of advancement over time in the field of marketing or a related field and is driven to continue to grow as a professional
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in digital marketing – specifically social media marketing, email marketing, blogging, et al.
  • Excellent project management skills – proven ability to juggle multiple deadlines and priorities at once
  • Exceptional professionalism and diplomacy in workplace interactions

General Description:

This position is the driving force behind Frost Valley’s content marketing production. As the producer and curator of Frost Valley’s messaging and digital brand, this position is a strategic and fast-paced role. The primary responsibility is to work with the Chief Marketing Officer and graphic designer to plan and create engaging and actionable e-mail marketing campaigns, advertisement and brochure copy, website content, social media content, and more. This role involves maintaining positive relationships with the media through press releases and other PR opportunities. The individual will also identify and write engaging, compelling stories about our campers, guests, and programs for publication in our annual reports, tri-annual newsletters, et al. This position will maintain an in-depth and current knowledge of Frost Valley programs, the YMCA brand, and digital marketing best practices and trends.

Responsibilities:

  1. Strategically manages Frost Valley’s overall digital presence (social media, email, website, blog, et al.) by implementing engaging campaigns with respect to our mission and goals, while keeping Frost Valley top-of-mind for our audience – 40%
  2. Identifies, pursues, and composes creative, compelling, captivating stories of impact for a variety of channels and publications (newsletters, press releases, et al) – 25%
  3. Edits copy – ensuring a consistent and channel-appropriate Frost Valley “Voice” by revising, rewriting & reorganizing copy written by other departments -10%
  4. Manages website content with strategic focus on SEO (will receive training if necessary) and optimal user experience – 10%
  5. Consumes copious amounts of org-specific and field-specific information and data to synthesize it into actionable, relevant campaigns and tactics – 10%
  6. Completes administrative and other tasks as assigned – 5%
  7. Commits to acquiring a working knowledge of YMCA National Brand Standards
  8. Consistently brings and develops innovative ideas and strategies for marketing/PR campaigns and projects
  9. Directs and supports multiple projects concurrently and efficiently through the use of project management best practices to ensure goals, deadlines, and quality requirements are met
  10. Commits to 40 or more hours per week, occasionally weekends for interviewing guests and supporting fundraising events (with the exception of adherence to Frost Valley’s paid-time-off policies)
  11. Models a high degree of professionalism and communications excellence for the rest of the organization, keeping with Frost Valley’s core values

Other requirements

  • Valid and clean US driver’s license
  • Willingness to work 3-5 weekend days a year
  • Willingness to travel (both day and overnight trips will be required for conferences and meetings)

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

Updated: Jan 2, 2018; HR

Pay Range:

$41,000- $51,000/year + Benefits

Deadline to Apply:

February 3, 2018

How to Apply:

For more information, contact Amanda Hinski, CMO, ahinski@frostvalley.org or (845) 985-2291 x383

Submit application, cover letter, and résumé to Jamie Bowers, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, 845-985-2291 Ext. 253 jbowers@frostvalley.org

 

 

 

 

Program Instructor

Description:

Program Staff are responsible for preparation, delivery, and follow up of programs offered through the Environmental Education, Teambuilding, and Group and Family Retreats programs at Frost Valley YMCA. Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with students and guests of all ages. Frost Valley YMCA seeks to promote an awareness of the interrelationships of the natural world through the natural sciences. Frost Valley seeks to promote deeper connections within our students and guests with the outdoors, with others and with themselves.

Qualifications:

Experience working with children a must. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, Environmental Studies, Outdoor Recreation, or a related field a plus. Equivalent life experience working with children is also accepted. Must have a firm commitment to working with children from diverse backgrounds and a firm commitment to guest service. Standard First Aid and CPR are required and if you do not have it you will be trained upon arrival. Please see our School Programs and Family/Group Programs pages on our website for descriptions of the programs offered. Persons of color encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $65-75/day DOE, Room and Board included.
  • Medical/dental/life insurance effective the 1st of the month, after completing 60 days.
  • Eligible for YMCA retirement after 2 years with immediate vesting. Can participate on a pre-tax basis before eligibility and roll-over options available.
  • Shared and individual housing with own private room.
  • On-site/Off-site training provided for environmental education, conference, and teambuilding activities.

Start and End Dates:

We are looking for passionate staff to fill our team of Program Instructors.
Now accepting resumes and applications for:

  • Winter/Spring 2018 February through mid-June 2018
  • School Year late August 2018, through June 2019
  • Fall 2018 late August 2018, through November 18, 2018

To apply send resume & cover letter to:

Brett Tillman, Director of School Programs
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY 12725

or e-mail: btillman@frostvalley.org

 

 

 

 

Resident Camp Activities Director

 

Responsible to:

Director of Camping Services

 

Classification:

Full-time, year-round, salaried, exempt

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • At least 1 year working in a Resident Camp setting in a supervisory position
  • Possess excellent communication and organization skills
  • Be a strong leader and be able to work well with a team of others
  • Be able to multi-task and handle pressure well
  • Enjoy working with children, teens, families, and staff
  • Driver with a clean, valid driver’s license

 

General Description:

Resident Camp Activities Director is responsible for the development, implementation, and facilitation of Frost Valley YMCA’s Resident Summer Camp.  This position is focused on Frost Valley YMCA’s program areas. A principal job function is to ensure that quality service is provided to all participants and families.  Resident Camp Activities Director will assist with recruiting, marketing, program development, staff training, and evaluation and public relations efforts. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and directing Winter Resident Camp, hiring and supervising 16 seasonal directors and over 200 camp staff, in addition to managing the program supply line.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate 16 seasonal directors and over 200 seasonal staff.
  • Be responsible for administrative duties such as scheduling and payroll for seasonal employees.
  • Work with the Director of Camp Henry Hird, Director of Camp Wawayanda, Adventure Director, and other year-round & summer staff to create staff training for Resident Camp.  
  • Recruit summer campers including sales and marketing.
  • Develop and implement the resident camp schedule. Includes development of lesson plans for all activities offered.  
  • Coordinate all logistics for Summer Camp program delivery.  This includes processing any necessary paperwork such as contracts, insurance certificates, program budget, and supplies, etc.  
  • Monitor and oversee the budget for Resident Camp program supplies & equipment.
  • Create new and innovative programs for Frost Valley YMCA.
  • Coordinate and supervise volunteer instructors for the Resident Camp program.
  • Maintain the highest safety standards in a resident camp setting.  
  • Provide prompt, friendly, and informative customer service.
  • Work with Summer Camp Registration office regarding camper registrations, billing, and payments.
  • Market, staff, schedule and organize Winter Camp resident program.
  • Meet or exceed the standards of the American Camp Association and the New York State Department of Health.
  • Coordinate with multiple departments to ensure professional standards of Summer Camp and the Frost Valley YMCA.
  • Implement, review, and update Frost Valley YMCA’s Program Quality Standards.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Updated: December 14, 2017; HR

 

Pay Range:

$12-15/hourly.  Great Benefits Package and Housing.

 

Deadline to Apply:  

January 3, 2018

 

How to Apply:

For more information, contact Dan Weir, Director of Camping Services Ext. 270, dweir@frostvalley.org Submit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources, Ext. 254, hr@frostvalley.org