Tecumseh Leadership Center Staff
Full Time | Salary with benefits
Our goal is to fill this position in the Fall season.
This position will work with the Leadership Center Director and additional Leadership Center staff to plan and implement group experiences for Leadership Center guests. This includes both hosting and guiding groups through adventure activities. Activities involve problem-solving, group decision-making, leadership, teambuilding and positive risk taking. These activities take place on challenge courses including low ropes, high ropes, climbing wall, zip line, Wilderness Rescue and Survivor Tecumseh. This position will also provide instruction and supervise recreation program areas. The job requires excellent interpersonal skills, customer service, a commitment to safety, and the ability to work with diverse groups.
Preferred Qualifications & Experience
- Enthusiastic and positive attitude.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Comfortable giving instructions and speaking in front of groups.
- Possess the ability to plan ahead for group needs as well as successfully address guest issues/concerns.
- Demonstrate initiative and can accomplish projects with little or no supervision once instructions have been given.
- Ability to adapt plans or programming with short notice to better accommodate the group’s needs and expectations while being considerate of usage by other camp programs.
- Knowledgeable in organizational development, strategic planning, and continuous improvement processes.
- Ability to function effectively as part of the Camp Tecumseh staff team.
- Committed to being a Christian role model, comfortable leading prayer or giving daily devotion as needed.
- Enjoys working outdoors
- Comfortable working with children and adults.
- Ability to be trained in Camp Tecumseh YMCA high ropes procedures.
- Willing to live on-site at Camp Tecumseh.
- Prior experience facilitating challenge course elements (preferred).
- Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification (Waterfront certification preferred) or be willing and able to acquire certification.
- Contact and book groups for the TLC.
- Assess group needs, design & facilitate experiential programs, and evaluate the effectiveness of those programs for Leadership Center guests.
- Coach and belay (if trained to do so) participants on high ropes elements, climbing wall, and zip line.
- Instruct guests in proper use of and supervise camp recreation areas (archery, riflery, canoeing, candle making, et al).
- Setup and maintain the Leadership Center facility, challenge course elements, and applicable recreation areas in order to ensure the best guest/group experience.
- Communicate and coordinate the use of camp facilities by TLC groups with other departments.
- Assist in the development of new core programs.
- Maintain a high degree of safety based upon the risk management plan.
- Be on-call and ready to assist a group if needed during evening and weekend hours.
- Possess a working knowledge and understanding of camp rules, emergency procedures, how to respond appropriately in an incident, and general camp culture.
- Communicate group needs including set up, menu requests, and needed building issues/repairs with Housekeeping, Food Service, and Maintenance departments.
- Recruit and train facilitation/program staff as needed and keep up-to-date records for them.
- Develop printed materials and online resources to support TLC programs:
- Schedule and contract TLC groups.
- Attentive to the security, maintenance, and development needs of the TLC building, courses, and general area.
The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The employee is frequently required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
- Auditory and visual ability to respond to critical incidents.
- Ability to perform routine first aid tasks.
- Ability to observe camper and counselor behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce proper safety regulations and emergency procedures.
- Ability to lift and/or move heavy equipment firewood, logs and other program supplies.
- Ability to work outside for extended periods of time in a range of conditions and seasons.
- Ability to operate a motorized vehicle to transport equipment to on and off site locations.
(This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.)
Salary & Benefits
- Salary: $27,000
- Group insurance (health, dental, vision, life)
- Short & long-term disability
- 403(b) plan and 12% YMCA Retirement Fund contributions upon qualification
- Paid time off
- On-site housing is available for this position
How to Apply
Email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position to Tom Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.