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 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, liason 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.org. Submit application/resume to Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources, Ext. 254, lcampbell@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

 

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

 

Reservations Assistant

Responsible to:  

Reservations Manager

 

Classification:  

Full-time, hourly, non-exempt ; 32-40 hours/week

 

Qualifications:  

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Work with reservations in a large group setting
  • Strong customer service background
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Excel, Microsoft Office and Word, or equivalent computer experience with a database or reservations software
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Be able to work well with a team of others, multi-task and work within deadlines

 

Description:

The Reservations Assistant is responsible for assisting with the communication, calendar management, reservations, billing and follow-up for various programs.  The qualified candidate will help the Reservations Department and Front Desk to 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 support to the following departments: Group and Family Retreats; Team Building; School Programs; East Valley Ranch; Front Desk
  • Create reservations via phone and email
  • Finalize reservations, update guest lists, send registration packets and contracts
  • Monitor contracts, payments, accounts receivable
  • Monitor and renew both new and existing group and school relationships
  • Accurately handle deposits, billing for all reservations, and daily accounting procedures
  • Arrange for transportation, such as buses, when necessary
  • Provide support to both the Reservations office and the Front Desk at various times
  • Prepare for and assist with guest check-in each Friday
  • All other duties as assigned

 

Performance Expectations:

  • Work as part of a team; treat all guests and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Greet phone calls with enthusiasm and professionalism
  • Positively respond to direction and requests for assistance from co-workers, supervisors, managers and guests
  • Take initiative to manage changing workflow needs
  • Flexibility to work until 6:00PM during the week
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

 

 

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 15, 2017; HR

 

 

Pay Range:

$11.00- $13.00/hour

 

Deadline to Apply:

December 1, 2017

 

How to Apply:  

For more information, contact Danette Bordenkircher, Ext. 272. dbordenkircher@frostvalley.org Submit Application/Resume: Linda Campbell, Director of Human Resources, Ext. 254  hr@frostvalley.org