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Program Specialty Instr - Sailing

Mathews Family YMCA, 33 Cricket Hill Road, Hudgins, Virginia, United States of America Req #12100
Thursday, January 25, 2024

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General Function:  
Under the supervision of the Program Director or designated supervisor, and in harmony with the mission and purpose of the established policies and goals of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas, the Summer Camp Sailing Instructor is responsible for the daily operations and instruction of the sailing program. 
1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Must have at least 2 years’ experience in program area.
3. Must be able to operate a 16’ Carolina skiff.
4. Demonstrated operational knowledge of small sail boats (i.e. opti, minifish, sunfish, etc.)
5. Experience working with children in a supervised setting preferred.
6. Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED/O2 required within 30 days.
7. Complete and maintain required trainings to include: New Employee Orientation (NEO), Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), and Sexual Harassment.
8. Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, Virginia State Police background check, and Child Protective Services check.
Essential Functions:
1. Support the mission, vision and goals of the YMCA.
2. Promote character development and the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility throughout all aspects of the program.
3. Maintain attendance rosters.
4. Develop lesson plans and activity schedules for the assigned program area in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA.
5. Establish and maintain communication with staff, participants and/or parents and Program Director or designated supervisor.
6. Ensure a high level of excellence through surveys and evaluations of the program.
7. Follow and teach proper water safety standards.
8. Prepare, maintain and clean equipment, develop supply lists, ensure proper use of YMCA facilities and equipment.
9. Upon completion of the summer sailing program, inventory needs for the following year, including boat parts, repairs, etc.
10. Wear staff uniform and name tag, or professional attire when appropriate.
11. Attend staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
12. Act as a leader in emergency situations. Report any accidents or incidents according to Emergency Communication Action Plan.
13. Follow mandated abuse reporting requirements.
14. Promote and participate in YMCA fundraising efforts to include Annual Support and United Way Campaigns.
15. Ensure all members, guests, and program participants are in a safe environment and actively follow branch Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
16. Carry out other related duties as deemed necessary by center operations to ensure an excellent member experience.
YMCA Competencies: 
Engaging Community, Communication & Influence, Inclusion, Collaboration, Emotional Maturity, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Developing Self & Others, Philanthropy
Skills and Ability Requirements:
1. Ability to observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
2. Ability to communicate and work with assigned ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction to participants.
3. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities.
4. Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and those situations requiring first aid.
5. Physical strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of children.
6. Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Excellent benefits, including 12% retirement upon meeting the requirements of the National YMCA Retirement Fund.  Includes YMCA Adult Membership.

Other details

  • Job Family Youth/Programs
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $15.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $16.50
Location on Google Maps
  • Mathews Family YMCA, 33 Cricket Hill Road, Hudgins, Virginia, United States of America