Job Openings at Frost Valley YMCA!

Bear Grylls Survival Camp Coordinator

Bear Grylls Survival Camp Counselor

Camp Photographer

Information Technology Assistant

Front Desk Supervisor

Program Instructor- Environmental Education & Group and Family Retreats

School Programs Coordinator

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Bear Grylls Survival Camp Coordinator

Responsible to:

Bear Grylls Survival Academy Director  

Classification:

Full-time, seasonal, exempt  

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong background in logistical planning, customer service, and group facilitation.
  • Experience working with participants in a rustic or minimalist camping environments.
  • Experience working with tent camping, outdoor cooking, rappelling, climbing, hiking, as well as other adventure/survival-based activities desired.
  • Prior experience working in a camp or YMCA program setting.
  • Be very detail oriented and safety conscious.
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Be a strong leader and be able to work well with a team of others.
  • Possess a clean and valid US Driver’s License and ability to pass Frost Valley’s internal driver training.
   

General Description:

The Bear Grylls Survival Camp Coordinator will lead the successful development and implementation of programming and services for Bear Grylls Survival Camp participants. This will include the inventory and maintenance of survival/adventure-based equipment including ruck sacks, survival knives, ropes, canteens, headlamps, etc…  The Coordinator will work to ensure that the BG Summer Camp Department will achieve the highest standards and meet the mission of not only the Department, but the YMCA, Bear Grylls Survival Academy, the expectations of the staff and customers, and the best interests of Frost Valley.  

Responsibilities:

  • Implement, and oversee all aspects of Frost Valley’s BG Summer Survival Camp. This position will be point person for all BG summer camp communications.
  • Work evenings and or weekends as needed to provide oversight to summer camp programs during the summer months.
  • Handle logistics for all survival camp aspects: including meals, travel, vehicles, activities, and safety concerns.
  • Maintain and implement systems for information on all sessions such as emergency binders, paperwork, waivers, etc.
  • Offer outstanding customer service; prompt, friendly and reliable.
  • Supervise a wide selection of program activities that will enhance the participants’ experience and ensure a safe, educational, and recreational visit.
  • Assist with the training, and scheduling of a team of seasonal summer staff including counselors, with a focus on Survival Summer Camp programs.
  • Supervise, and evaluate all seasonal Bear Grylls Summer Camp staff.
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving staff morale.
  • Ensure that the Bear Grylls Survival Camps are meeting or exceeding the standards of the Ulster County Department of Health, ACA, and Frost Valley’s Program Quality Standards, as well as those of the Bear Grylls Survival Academy
  • Ensure staff compliance with all Personnel Policies.
  • Responsible to manage communication with all support departments in relation to Bear Grylls Survival Camps.
   

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.    

Pay Range:

$300-$350/week  

How to Apply:

For more information, contact Jeff Williams, Bear Grylls Survival Academy Director, jwilliams@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 Ext. 315. Submit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources: lcampbell@frostvalley.org

Bear Grylls Survival Camp Counselor

Responsible to:

Bear Grylls Survival Academy Coordinator  

Classification:

Full-time, seasonal, exempt  

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong background in logistical planning, customer service, and group facilitation.
  • Experience working with participants in a rustic or minimalist camping environments.
  • Experience working with tent camping, outdoor cooking, rappelling, climbing, hiking, as well as other adventure/survival-based activities desired.
  • Prior experience working in a camp or YMCA program setting.
  • Be very detail oriented and safety conscious.
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Be a strong leader and be able to work well with a team of others.
  • Possess a clean and valid US Driver’s License and the ability to pass Frost Valley’s internal driver training
   

General Description:

The Bear Grylls Survival Camp Counselor will lead the successful development and implementation of programming and services for Bear Grylls Survival Camp participants. This will include the inventory and maintenance of survival/adventure-based equipment: including ruck sacks, survival knives, ropes, canteens, headlamps, etc…  The BG Counselor (alongside the Coordinator) will work to ensure that the BG Summer Camp Department will achieve the highest standards and meet the mission of not only the Department, but the YMCA, Bear Grylls Survival Academy, the expectations of the staff and customers, and the best interests of Frost Valley.  

Responsibilities:

  • Assist to implement all aspects of Frost Valley’s BG Summer Survival Camp.
  • Work evenings and or weekends as needed to provide support to summer camp programs during the summer months.
  • Aid in logistics for all survival camp aspects: including meals, travel, vehicles, activities, and safety concerns.
  • Offer outstanding customer service; prompt, friendly and reliable.
  • Supervise a wide selection of program activities that will enhance the participants’ experience and ensure a safe, educational, and recreational visit.
  • Participate in the training, of seasonal summer staff with a focus on Survival Summer Camp programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining staff morale.
  • Help the coordinator to ensure that the Bear Grylls Survival Camps are meeting or exceeding the standards of the Ulster County Department of Health, ACA, and Frost Valley’s Program Quality Standards, as well as those of the Bear Grylls Survival Academy
  • Comply with all Personnel Policies.
  • Assist in communication with all support departments in relation to Bear Grylls Survival Camps.
   

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.    

Pay Rate:

$250- $300/week    

Deadline to Apply:

4/1/2017  

How to Apply:

For more information, contact Jeff Williams, Bear Grylls Survival Academy Director, jwilliams@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 Ext. 315. Submit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources: lcampbell@frostvalley.org.


Camp Photographer

Responsible to:

Graphic Designer  

Classification:

Full Time, Summer Seasonal, non-exempt (ideal term: June 19 – Sept 8), room and board included. 12 weeks (start and end date negotiable)  

Qualifications:

  • 21 years or older
  • Experience with digital photography – photography samples required: samples should not be digitally altered with filters, effects, etc. • subjects should include posed people, candid people, action, & scenic • samples should be editorial/photo journalistic in style, less artistic/abstract
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Preferred experience/understanding of email and social media marketing
  • Excellent communicator
  • Team player
  • Physically fit and comfortable with walking for long periods of time, sometimes across hilly terrain and through the woods
  • Commitment to working with a diverse staff and population for the fulfillment of YMCA goals
  • Clean and Valid U.S. Driver’s License – must be comfortable driving Frost Valley vehicles
 

General Description:

The Photographer is under the supervision of the Graphic Designer and is responsible for supporting the photography needs of the Frost Valley YMCA organization in print collateral and digital advertising, and social media/networking. This position will work to the highest standards to meet the mission of not only the department, but also the YMCA, the expectations of the staff and guests, and the best interests of Frost Valley.  

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for photographing the daily activities of Frost Valley YMCA to support digital and print marketing efforts
  • Upload and organize photos based on activity or program
  • Potentially update social media on a consistent basis with photos, & other content
    • Includes: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
  • Some nights and weekends will be required
  • Works closely with the Associate Director of Marketing, Graphic Designer, and Marketing Director to update and maintain Frostvalley.org - necessary training provided
  • Works with the Marketing Department and Development department on innovative ways to incorporate digital media into the marketing & communications efforts of Frost Valley
  • Maintains equipment, supplies and property of Frost Valley YMCA.
  • Models, teaches and upholds the Frost Valley YMCA Code of Conduct.
  • Works to increase his or her own cultural competence and helps to create an environment that reflects the Frost Valley YMCA’s 8 Core Values:
    • Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Community, Diversity, Inclusiveness and Stewardship
  • Maintains professional appearance and decorum
  • Meets deadlines and is consistently prepared and organized
  • Performs 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: April 15, 2017; HR  

Pay Range:

$12.50/hour + Housing and Board (full term: $6,000)  

Seasonal Dates of Employment:

June 19 – September 8, 2017  

How to Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and photography samples to Sara Munoz, Graphic Designer, smunoz@frostvalley.org. Contact Sara at 845-985-2291 extension 381 for more information. Submit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources, Ext. 254, hr@frostvalley.org  

Front Desk Supervisor

 

Responsible to:

Director of Operations  

Classification:

Full-time, hourly, non exempt  

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Associates or Bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 2 or more years with supervisory experience
  • Experience in creating staff schedules
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer service background
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to present information concisely and effectively
  • Must have strong computer skills and experience with Excel, Microsoft Office and Word, database management or equivalent computer experience
  • Experience working with reservations in a large group setting
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Must be flexible and handle situations maturely
  • Be able to work well with a team of others and also work independently
   

General Description:

The Front Desk Supervisor is responsible for guest service, guest and staff communication including the radio and telephones, organization of front desk and supplies, managing faxes, mail and copier, assist with booking reservations as needed, and delivering service with a smile. The Front Desk Supervisor will ensure that the Reservations Department and Front Desk will work to the highest standards to meet the mission of not only the Department, but the YMCA, the expectations of the staff and customers, and the best interests of Frost Valley.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide outstanding customer service to all guests and employees
  • Manage and supervise Front Desk Team
  • Produce and manage staff schedules
  • Cover or find coverage for front desk staff absences
  • Assist with Front Desk budget management
  • Answer all incoming phone calls at the main switchboard and direct calls to the appropriate offices and personnel
  • Is familiar with all programs at Frost Valley and able to communicate information about them to guests
  • Train, monitor and assist staff in radio and telephone etiquette
  • Listen and respond to all radio calls made to base/hub and act accordingly
  • Update the Alpha Net (Ticker) with pertinent information
  • Keep the front desk area neat and orderly, well stocked with necessary forms for staff use
  • Inventory and order office supplies and paper products
  • Maintains pertinent Front Desk files
  • Distribute incoming mail and small packages
  • Manage postage machine
  • Prepare out going packages and arrange shipping with appropriate carrier (UPS, Fed-Ex and USPS)
  • Distribute incoming faxes via email
  • Become familiar with copy machine to assist other staff, when needed
  • Assist with general mailing, copying, faxing and preparing packets for distribution or mailing
  • Responsible for opening and closing/locking up building at beginning and ending of shift and counting the cash drawer
  • Carry out all check-in and check-out procedures
  • Is familiar with and be able to take Conference reservations
  • Is familiar with EE and Teambuilding reservations
  • Responsible for coordinating and assisting with data entry
  • Can work as a team member with the Reservations/Front Desk Department and the Conference Program Coordinators to contact guests about registration packets
  • Process Natural Resource memberships
  • Communicate with Housekeeping and Maintenance as needed
  • Become proficient with front desk emergency procedures
  • Attend Frost Valley and Y trainings to stay current with work applications
  • Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary
 

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 on 03/06/2017: HR  

Pay Range:

$14.00- $16.00/hour  

Deadline to Apply:

May 19, 2017  

How to Apply:

For more information, contact Tom Holsapple, Director of Operations, Ext. 214, tholsapple@frostvalley.org. Submit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources, Ext. 254 hr@frostvalley.org

 Information Technology Assistant

 

Responsible to:

Chief Operations Officer  

Classification:

Full Time, Seasonal, non-exempt  

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field
  • Knowledge/experience/interest with database management (SQL Server), queries, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and work with multiple teams.
  • Working knowledge of switches and routers
  • Demonstrate previous proficiencies working with the following technologies: > Microsoft Windows 2008/2012 Server > Microsoft Active Directory > Microsoft Windows XP/7/10
  • Valid, clean US Driver’s License
 

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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stopping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
   

General Description:

The IT Intern will be responsible for assisting with general IT needs as needed. The IT Intern is expected to work directly with users (everyone from staff to executive leadership) to address their IT needs, and prioritize these efforts based on Frost Valley’s mission and available resources. Therefore, it is essential that the IT Intern demonstrate good communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. The IT Intern will work at the highest standard possible to meet the mission of the YMCA, the expectations of the staff and customers, and the best interests of Frost Valley.  

Essential Functions:

  • Ensuring proper function of all Frost Valley YMCA IT Network equipment and services
  • Assist with providing other IT support to Frost Valley personnel, as required, to ensure the IT department has back-up within the department for critical IT functions
  • Work with vendors and support staff to provide high quality end user and systems support services
  • Assist Frost Valley executive and staff management to make sound IT network, and general IT related decisions by ensuring that they have all of the relevant IT information to make informed choices
  • Participate in the development and implementation of on-going IT planning for Frost Valley’s network and general IT in support of Frost Valley’s mission

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: May 10,2017; HR  

Pay Range:

$11/hour  

Deadline to Apply:

May 26, 2017  

How to Apply:

For more information, contact Tom Holsapple, Chief Operations Officer, Ext. 214. Submit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources, Ext. 254

Program Instructor- Environmental Education & Group and Family Retreats

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 YMCA seeks to promote healthy lifestyle alternatives through individual and group decision making activities and structured socialization experiences.

Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Education, Environmental Studies, Outdoor Recreation, or a related field.  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.

Salary:

$65-75/day DOE, Room and Board included.

Benefits:

  • 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.
  • Phone and internet access.
  • 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:

  • 2017-2018 School Year: Starting late August 2017, running through mid-June, 2018
  • Fall 2017 Season: late August, 2017, through November 19, 2017
We are looking for passionate staff to fill our team of Program Instructors. We are currently hiring for positions to work our Winter and Spring seasons starting Feb 1 through mid-June 2017 and for the Spring season running April 3 through mid-June 2017.

To Apply:

Send resume & cover letter to: Brett Tillman Frost Valley YMCA 2000 Frost Valley Road Claryville, NY 12725 or e-mail: btillman@frostvalley.org

School Programs Coordinator

Responsible to:

Director of School Programs  

Classification:

Full-time, hourly, non-exempt  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental studies, recreation or a related field or equivalent life experience
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred
  • Experience working with large groups (over 300) preferred
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Word
  • Possess strong leadership skills and ability to work well with a team of others
  • Strong teaching skills and ability to train others how to teach
  • Clean, valid U.S. Driver’s License
  • CPR certification (or training will be provided)
  • Be physically fit and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
 

General Job Description:

The Frost Valley School Programs department strives to provide opportunities for personal and social growth as well as direct student engagement with the outdoors. Frost Valley is seeking a person with strong leadership, organization and communication skills to join the School Programs department leadership team. The School Programs Coordinator will be expected to actively contribute to the betterment of the program, work to inspire and develop our team of Program Instructors and model Frost Valley’s 8 core values – Stewardship, Diversity, Inclusiveness, Respect, Community, Honesty, Caring and Responsibility. The ideal candidate will put student outcomes first, be able to think creatively, problem solve in a solutions-oriented manner and be flexible. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. The School Programs Coordinator works with the School Programs department to serve approximately 16,000 students and teachers each year. We work with a very diverse set of schools primarily from New York City, Long Island and northern New Jersey, offering you an opportunity to enrich the lives of young people throughout the school year. The Frost Valley School Programs Department strives to provide every student with an opportunity to develop stronger connections with others, deeper connections within their self and a greater connection with the natural world. The School Programs Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of residential and day school trips. This includes the scheduling of classes, communication with teachers and administrators, coordination between FV departments and supervision/development of our team of Program Instructors.   Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate School Visits – Primary contact for schools before and during their stay. This includes contacting schools before the trip, creating the weekly schedule for staff and schools and ensuring the success of each school’s trip while on site and maintaining evaluations and records for each school.
  • Direct supervision of a team of 22-30 Program Instructors shared between the School Programs, Groups and Family Retreats and Teambuilding departments
  • Participate in Program Instructor hiring, training and development including observations, feedback, evaluation, trainings, mentoring, inspiration
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with all FV support departments as related to school programs
  • Overnight on call duties
  • Assist in teaching classes as needed
  • Maintain program equipment, program areas and curriculum
  • Travel to off-site presentations to school parents and teachers
 

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 on 03/06/2017: HR  

Pay Range:

$27,000-$29,000 ($13.00- $14.00/hour)  

Deadline to Apply:

May 1, 2017  

How to Apply:

For more information, contact Brett Tillman, Director of School Programs, Ext. 221, btillman@frostvalley.org. Submit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources, Ext. 254 hr@frostvalley.org