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 Staff and In-Training Application.

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Director of Major and Individual Giving

Reports to:

Chief Development Officer

Classification:

Full-time, hourly, non-exempt

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and eight years of successful fundraising experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and databases, particularly around moves management.
  • Demonstrated success in soliciting major and individual gifts.
  • Clean and valid US Driver’s License.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Ability to adhere to timelines and manage priorities independently.

General Description:

The Director of Major and Individual Giving is responsible for cultivating and soliciting major gifts from individuals. The Director of Major and Individual Giving is responsible for developing the Frost Valley YMCA’s planned giving program including cultivation solicitation, and recognition. The Director of Major and Individual Giving also plays an important role in ongoing consultative support for staff and leadership in soliciting major gifts.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of major donors to include all aspects of stewardship, solicitation, etc.., Including Stewards of the Valley, our recurring giving program.
  • Identification & cultivation of new donors/prospects.
  • Collaborate with staff and Board of Trustees to identify volunteers and staff that should be involved with the prospect of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to increase the maximum potential for success, assist trustees as needed providing: research, strategy tips and general support in their work with donors.
  • Coordinate off-site major donor cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Assist in growing Neversink Society members and dollars to include endowment campaigns, capital efforts and planned giving efforts.
  • Write most major donor correspondence including appeals in collaboration with the Development Department.
  • Assist in partnership with Development Ops team member in Trustee’s P2P efforts.
  • Steward team and assist as needed in end of year campaign and Project 332 campaign, including staff campaign – full time and seasonal.

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:

October 2018, HR

Pay Range:

$80,000-$90,000/year + Great Benefits package

How To Apply:

For more information, contact Mania Boyder, Chief Development Officer at mboyder@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x296.

Submit application/resume to Linda Ludwig-Tisch, Director of Human Resources at HR@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x254.

 

 

 

 

Housekeeper

Responsible To:

Director of Housekeeping

Classification:

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

Qualifications:  

  • Previous housekeeping experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • Capable of lifting up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

General Description:

This position will take a team approach to ensure the cleanliness of all Frost Valley’s 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:

  • Strip and make beds, and prepare rooms as required (motel style lodging).
  • Clean under mattresses, behind beds and inside drawers (bunk style lodging).
  • Dust and clean variety of surfaces.
  • Vacuum, sweep or mop floors.
  • Clean and prepare bathrooms using prescribed cleaners and methods.
  • Remove all garbage and recyclables from buildings.
  • Deliver linens between laundry facility and lodges.
  • Fold blankets and store with pillows.
  • Report repair needs using maintenance requests.
  • Monitor and replenish housekeeping supplies in buildings.
  • Collect and record lost & found items.
  • Maintain designated housekeeping storage areas.
  • Maintain the laundry facility, linen closet, and housekeeping equipment in a clean and orderly fashion.            
  • Wash, dry and fold linens and other laundry.
  • Follow correct safety policies and procedures.
  • 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: October 2018; HR

Pay Range:

Starting at $11.60/hour + GREAT BENEFITS!

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 Ludwig-Tisch, Director of Human Resources, 845-985-2291 Ext. 254 hr@frostvalley.org

 

 

School Programs and Teambuilding Coordinator

Responsible to:

Director of School Programs and Director of Group and Family Retreats

Classification:

This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position with supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Minimum of 3 years experience in Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Camping, Teambuilding or a related field.
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Possess strong teaching skills and the ability to lead, train, develop and assess program staff.
  • Level II Challenge Course Practitioner certification or the ability to attain the certification within 6 months.
  • Ability to meet physical demands of setting up and facilitation of groups on a variety of challenge course elements.
  • Strong background working with high and low ropes course elements; facilitation, training, observation, program development, and delivery.
  • Experience and comfortability working with diverse groups in a teambuilding environment.
  • Ability and skills to give high-level customer service.
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Be a strong leader and be able to work well with a team of others.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification or ability to be certified upon hire.
  • Be physically fit and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • A clean, valid US driver’s license and the ability to pass a Frost Valley driver training.
  • General computer skills. Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Thinsoft preferred.

General Description:

The School Programs and Teambuilding Coordinator will be responsible for the planning and implementation of residential and day trips attending Frost Valley through the School Programs and Teambuilding Departments. This includes the scheduling of classes, communication with teachers and administrators, coordination between FV departments and supervision and development of our team of Program Instructors.

The School Programs Department works with approximately 200 schools bringing 16,000 students and teachers to Frost Valley 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 and Teambuilding Coordinator will also be responsible for hosting, facilitating, and directly working with all Teambuilding Department groups throughout the year. The work schedule for the position is based on groups and can include long work stretches and weekend work. The Teambuilding Department works with approximately 60 groups and 2500 guests during the year, including but not limited to school-age, college, business, special interest, and leadership groups. When there are multiple groups, the Program Coordinator will assign a qualified instructor to assist in facilitating groups. The Coordinator will recruit groups, follow leads, and will have the primary responsibility for group retention. The Coordinator will provide excellent guest services. The Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of custom programming and services for each teambuilding group.

The School Programs and Teambuilding Coordinator will be expected to actively contribute to the betterment of the programs, 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 guest outcomes first, be able to think creatively, problem solve in a solutions-oriented manner, and be flexible. The Coordinator will work to exceed the standards of guests and staff while meeting the mission of the School Programs Department, Teambuilding Department and Frost Valley as a whole. Persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

School Programs Department Coordination Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate school visits with the School Programs Department and act as the primary contact for schools before and during their stay. This includes contacting schools before the trip, creating the weekly schedule for staff and schools, ensuring the success of each school’s trip while on site and maintaining evaluations and records for each school.
  • Travel to do off-site presentations to school teachers and parents.
  • Work with Director of School Programs and School Programs Coordinator to meet the department mission, develop the department culture as well as create, implement and accomplish the School Programs departmental goals.

Teambuilding Department Coordination Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lead-facilitate all Teambuilding Department groups during the year including communication prior to visit, creation of group schedules, program development, requesting staff, booking facilities and resources, delivery of workshops, facilitating large group activities as well as low and high ropes elements.
  • Work with Teambuilding Department groups to establish group goals and create tailored programs including but not limited to the areas of leadership development, strategic planning, and experiential education.
  • Create schedules and tools to share group goals and information.
  • Work with the Director of Business Development to assist in the roll-over and scheduling of all returning teambuilding groups.
  • Travel to recruit new Teambuilding groups.
  • Focus on maintaining a high retention rate and creating year-round connections by conducting evaluations, returning calls in a 24 hour period, sending thank you notes, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Communicate specific program and staffing needs with the School Programs, Teambuilding, and Group and Family Retreats departments.
  • Direct supervision of a team of 22-30 Program Instructors shared between the School Programs, Group and Family Retreats and Teambuilding Departments.
  • Participate in Program Instructor hiring, training , and development including observations, feedback, evaluation, training, mentorship and inspiration.

Year Round Program and Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Evening and overnight on-call coverage.
  • Participate actively and productively in weekly and monthly staff meetings.
  • Be a Frost Valley certified Ropes Rescuer and participate in the monthly rescue on-call schedule during the school year.
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with all FV support departments as related to School Programs and Teambuilding groups.
  • Fully utilize and keep all group information up to date in the Thinsoft database and maintain other Departmental record-keeping responsibilities.
  • Assist with teaching classes as needed.
  • Maintain program equipment, program areas, and curriculum.
  • Implement and model excellent risk management practices.
  • Assist with staff training and development for other departments as needed.
  • Assist with managing an annual budget through expense control, purchasing, and recommended purchases.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work in the outdoors under harsh weather conditions on uneven terrain.
  • Be friendly and customer service oriented while maintaining a professional atmosphere.
  • Execute the shared 2023 Frost Valley Vision.

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.

Pay Range:

$13-$14/hr DOE. Room and Board included. Medical/Dental/Life Insurance after 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.

How to Apply:

Contact Brett Tillman at btillman@frostvalley.org with questions.  Send applications/resumes to Linda Ludwig-Tisch at HR@frostvalley.org.  EOE.

 

 

Teambuilding Facilitator

Responsible to:

Group and Family Retreats Director

Classification:

Full time, exempt

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience. Experience in camp or YMCA program preferred.
  • Ability to meet physical demands of set up and facilitation of a variety of challenge course elements.
  • Strong background working with high and low ropes course elements, including facilitation, program development and delivery.
  • Experience working with diverse groups in a teambuilding environment.
  • Ability and skills to give high level customer service.
  • General computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office,
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Be a strong leader and be able to work well with a team of others.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification or ability to be certified upon hire.
  • A clean, valid US driver’s license and the ability to pass internal driver training. 

General Description:

The Teambuilding Facilitator is responsible for assisting the Group and Family Retreats Director and Teambuilding Coordinator with coordinating groups, evening on calls, and leading staff trainings and in-services. The Teambuilding Facilitator will provide excellent guest services by hosting, facilitating and working directly with team building groups throughout the year, both during the week and on the weekends. The Teambuilding Facilitator will assist in the development and implementation of custom programming and services for each teambuilding group. The Teambuilding Facilitator will work to ensure that the Team Building Department will exceed the standards of guests and staff while meeting the mission of the department and Frost Valley.

The work schedule for the position is based on groups and can include long work stretches, including regular nights and weekends.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a model Program Instructor.
  • Run daytime and evening classes and activities for teambuilding groups.
  • Act as a liaison for teambuilding groups during their visit; confirm class selection and logistical needs, ensure their goals are being met, and make a connection between the group and Frost Valley.
  • Meet with group leaders on a regular basis to ensure the best possible experience for their stay.
  • Keep accurate records of each school’s visit including copies of schedules, notes, facilitator reports and evaluations to help for future visits.
  • Construct the weekly schedule, including staff teaching assignments and support responsibilities, when coordinating.
  • Provide over-night on-call coverage at least one night per week.
  • Assist with maintaining program equipment and program areas.
  • Work with Program Coordinators to run team-building-specific trainings for staff during the season.
  • Contact support departments as schedule changes arise.
  • Anticipate potential program conflicts/difficulties and work to resolve them before they arise.
  • Encourage group leaders and chaperones to complete an evaluation form before they depart.
  • Facilitate accurate participant count and rollover of groups in computer system.

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, 2018: HR

Pay Range:

$65-$85/day + Great Benefits + On-site housing included

How to Apply:

For more information, contact Danielia Barron, Group and Family Retreats Director at dbarron@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x229.

Submit application/resume to Linda Ludwig-Tisch, Director of Human Resources at HR@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x254.