Resident Life Coordinator

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Boulder Creek, CA
United States

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Specific Responsibilities:

  • Working as a part of a team that develops individual plans for students with special needs.
  • Advocates for students with special needs including dietary restrictions.
  • Plans, organizes, and oversees structured cabin time, supporting leaders and students in engaging activities that strengthen and enrich their development and experience.
  • Directly support and appraise the volunteers and be available to students and volunteers during cabin times.
  • Support volunteers, field instructors and class room teachers by implementing positive behavior management of students.
  • Maintains positive, clear and professional communication with staff, teachers, parents and volunteers.
  • Conduct site visits to participating elementary schools.
  • Lead evening patrol and ensure the safety of all volunteers, students, and staff.
  • Responsible for programs including but not limited to: running meals, evening programs, campfires, morning patrol, activity time, teacher time, swim times.
  • Maintain proper records as required including but not limited to activity rosters, early and late departures, visitor logs, cabin lists, tables lists and behavior management logs.
  • Responsible for leading and collecting various evaluation tools.
  • Attend all meals and all camp events (unless cleared by Senior Program Director).
  • Use established system for communication with other camp departments.

Essential Functions:

  • Be able to assist with the training of volunteers.
  • Be able to work and communicate well with a variety of age groups.
  • Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting and the auditory ability to respond appropriately to those hazards.
  • Be able to observe and record student and volunteer's behavior in behavior log, to respond to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately and positively with improper behavior.


  • A minimum of 21 years of age
  • Experience as a group counselor or staff member in a camp or outdoor education setting.
  • Experience planning and facilitating large group programming
  • Ability to speak to large groups effectively
  • Understanding of child/youth development
  • Two (2) years of college recommended
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience working with peers as an authority figure
  • Experience working with students with special needs preferred
  • Good character
  • Flexibility and maturity, with ability to be self-motivated and work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to relate to peers as well as youth effectively
  • Believe in the values of the YMCA of Silicon Valley as well as the individual worth of the camper/student.
  • CPR and First Aid certified (can be obtained upon hire)
  • Completion of YMCA child abuse prevention and injury and illness prevention training within 30 days of hire.

Position Start Date:

Monday, August 29, 2016

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How to Apply:

Apply online at:

(search for 'resident life coordinator')

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Compensation Information:

Position starts at $400/week and includes rustic housing and full benefits