Resident Life Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:00pm


Boulder Creek, CA
United States

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Job Description:

Core Competencies:

  • Emotional Maturity -- Demonstrates the ability to accurately assess personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships with others.
  • Developing Others -- Shares experiences and provides training to assist others with their development.
  • Community -- Delivers the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence, and a sense of security to all who seek it.
  • Influence -- Behaves in a manner that creates and maintains trust and respect.
  • Quality Results -- Monitors own performance against standards and takes quick and appropriate actions to stay on course.
  • Decision-making -- Makes sound decisions/judgments based on input form others, data, and feedback. Also identifies and utilizes new course of action when encountering obstacles or problems.

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.
  • 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, -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 recognize hazards in the camp setting 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 with improper behavior.

Work Environment:

To perform this job successfully an employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications and duties listed above, and the physical demands of the position listed here, are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an employee with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

The physical demands of the position include:

  • Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills.
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.

Effect on End Results:

  • Successful CCOSS operations by effectively serving the needs of youth and families in our community.
  • To support and complement other programs and initiatives within the YMCA of Silicon Valley.
  • Establish positive family communication and teach new skills including building relationships, social skills, independence, and self-reliance skills.
  • Provide an engaging and fun experience
  • Encourage and deliver positive values and build developmental assets
  • Create an inclusive YMCA-centric community and environment that fosters belonging
  • Be responsible for students and staff safety while reducing and managing risk
  • Mentor and coach youth, peers, volunteers and staff; supervise program area; develop program curriculum that supports trying new and varied activities as well as healthy lifestyle choices

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. It is understood that the employee will also perform other duties if requested by the immediate supervisor, Senior Program Director, and/or Executive Director. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically and may be revised if deemed necessary. This job description is not a written or implied contract.


  • 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
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 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.

How to Apply:

Click the link and search for "Resident Life Coordinator" in "Boulder Creek"

Compensation Information:

$400-450/week, plus rustic onsite housing and full benefits

Contact Name:

Kris Turner

Contact Phone:

831-338-2128 x. 1425

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