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Sailing Camp Coordinator

Mathews Family YMCA, 33 Cricket Hill Road, Hudgins, Virginia, United States of America Req #12219
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

General Function:

Under the supervision of the Youth and Teen Experience Executive or assigned supervisor in harmony with the mission and purpose of the established policies and goals of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas, the Program Coordinator will provide oversight to youth and teen programs. They will be responsible for aiding with the overall daily operations of programs and supervision.



  1. Must be at least 21 years old.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree highly desirable.
  3. 2 years of experience in sailing programs is highly preferred.
  4. Must be able to operate a 16’ Carolina skiff.
  5. Demonstrated operational knowledge of small sail boats (i.e. opti, minifish, sunfish, etc.)
  6. Experience working with children in a supervised setting preferred.
  7. Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED/O2 required within 60 days of hire.
  8. Must have ability to interact with people from all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles.
  9. Must have working knowledge of computers and experience with a variety of software applications.
  10. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  11. Complete and maintain required trainings to include but not limited to: New Employee Orientation (NEO), Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), and Sexual Harassment upon hire and annually thereafter.
  12. Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and Child Protective Services check.


Essential Functions: 

  • Support the mission, vision and goals of the YMCA.
  • Promote character development and the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all program areas.
  • Lead in a manner that advances our cause to strengthen the foundations of community through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
  • Participate in the Annual Giving Campaign as assigned by the Youth Sports Director.
  • Assist with planning and execution of youth and teen programming under the guidance of Youth Sports Director.
  • Assist with daily operations of camps to include but not limited to; staffing, overall experience, curriculum execution, and quality checks.  
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with participants, members and staff.
  • Promote, foster and support the Y’s commitment to access, inclusion and engagement for all by engaging diverse populations in a welcoming environment.
  • Effectively communicate necessary updates, policies, procedures and issues with youth/teen parents and guardians.
  • Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of youth/teen in program/facility.
  • Responsible for reporting all accidents and injuries to the Youth Sports Director.
  • Responsible for reporting any suspect child abuse or neglect to the Youth Sports Director.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety or all equipment and space for participants.



YMCA Leadership® Competencies (Leader):

Engaging Community, Communication & Influence, Inclusion, Collaboration, Emotional Maturity, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Developing Self & Others, Philanthropy


Skills And Ability Requirements:

  1. Ability to problem solve.
  2. Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents. 
  3. Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints. 
  4. Ability to coordinate and plan events effectively.


Effect On End Result:

  1. Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.
  2. Ability to communicate and work with assigned ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction to participants.
  3. Ability to observe participants, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  4. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities.
  5. Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and those situations requiring first aid.
  6. Physical strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of children.
  7. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds

Other details

  • Job Family Youth/Programs
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $16.50
  • Max Hiring Rate $18.50
Location on Google Maps
  • Mathews Family YMCA, 33 Cricket Hill Road, Hudgins, Virginia, United States of America