Outdoor Education Program Coordinator

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen
community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn,
grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we
connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The New York YMCA Camp is seeking an Outdoor Education Program Coordinator who, under the supervision of the
Greenkill Director, will plan and prepare specialty activities and programs that ensure a safe, high quality experience for
groups visiting Greenkill.

? Assist Greenkill Director in planning and preparing school trips. Might include in-school teacher meetings and
presentations, timely phone and written communications.
? Ensure all information is gathered and appropriately distributed prior to groups’ arrival.
? Act as a liaison between Outdoor Education staff and attending schools to make sure all program needs are being
? Provide staff with schedules of classes to be taught and daily duties.
? Ensure staff are prepared for their assignments and informed of pertinent information.
? Work with Greenkill Director in the supervision of Outdoor Education staff.
? Assist in marketing of the program on a year-round basis.
? Provide outdoor environmental education staff with support to ensure presentation of high-quality programs for
schools and conference groups, as required.
? Maintain knowledge of trends, issues, and initiatives in outdoor education and / or ropes facilitation.
? Coordinate all that is necessary to provide group with quality experience which meets their needs including
Manager on Duty responsibilities.
? Maintain a safe environment and program as established in the facility risk management plan within camp policies.
? Update and create educational, engaging lesson plans that meet New York State Education Standards.
? Fulfill the teaching responsibilities of naturalist instructors during peak weeks and weekends as needed.
? Assist in projects which result in furthering development and promotions of all NY YMCA Camp programs. May
include assisting in promotion of programs through slide shows, grant writing, program training, etc.
? Assume a leadership role in sleepaway or day camp program as needed.

? High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies / Science, Outdoor Education,
Recreation or related field preferred. Higher degree or continued training / education in field desirable.
? Minimum three years of experience in outdoor environmental education, ropes, or similar field; experience
supervising and training required.
? First Aid / CPR Certifications. Wilderness First Responder Certification, and YMCA certifications strongly desired.
? Excellent hospitality skills.
? General knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As
a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide
range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of
their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward
your cover letter and resume with subject line “
Outdoor Education

Program Coordinator
” to hsouthard@ymcanyc.org or to:

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