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Outdoor Youth Development Leader - Camp Moody

Company: YMCA of Austin
Location: Buda
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

How you will contribute to our Purpose:

The Y's purpose is to strengthen community. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. There are lots of places to work, but few opportunities to do work that really matters. Not only will you have the chance to help youth, and adults of all ages reach their potential, you'll be making a huge difference in your community as well.

As a Youth Development Leader, you will make a difference in the lives of youth throughout central Texas. You will provide enriching, safe, and memorable experiences to thousands of campers. You will help campers gain a sense of achievement, build relationships, and find their sense of belonging. You will supervise a group of campers at the Camp Moody location, in Buda Texas. This is a part-time role based out of the Extend-A-Care YMCA branch that will start in May 2021.

Our recruitment and hiring target dates*

  • Application review: March 4th - May 15th *
  • Interviews: March 22nd - May 15th *
  • Onboarding & hiring: April 19th - May 15th *
  • Training: May 17th - May 28th *
  • First day of Summer Camp: June 1st & June 7th *
  • Please be aware that all dates are tentative, and can change due to student enrollment and our program needs.


  • Free individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value).
  • Flexible schedules
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts on programs and more
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

What are the details?

As a special Outdoor Youth Development Leader for our summer day camp at Camp Moody, you will play a critical role in leading outdoor camper activities such as, canoeing, archery, rock wall, enrichment activities (STEAM, CATCH, outdoor education, leadership development, service-learning), supervision & facilitation of field trips and designated swim times. Responsibilities include supervision of campers, implementation of daily and weekly activities, and communication with parents.

  • You build a positive relationship with each camper; actively engage with children at all times to foster the positive development of each child and the group
  • You enjoy the outdoors and sharing that with youth
  • Facilitate water activities, such as canoeing, swimming, fishing, etc.
  • Take campers on daily hikes throughout the Camp Moody property (May include moving equipment up to 10lbs)
  • You adhere to policies and procedures in a pro-active manner, making the safety and care of children your primary focus.
  • You inspect camp facilities daily to ensure supplies are ready and the learning environment is safe. (This includes setting up and taking down program equipment up to 20lbs).
  • You actively participate in all aspects of staff development, including team meetings, pre-service training, and at least an additional 15 hours of training during the year.
  • You complete other duties as assigned.

What you bring to the Purpose:

  • Availability: You can work Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 am - 1:00 pm and/or 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm. You have the ability to start onboarding and training in between April-May 2021.
  • Education and Experience: High School graduate or GED equivalent. Minimum age of 18 years.
  • Teamwork: You are a team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude; you work well with others and can establish productive and professional relationships with colleagues and parents
  • Commitment: You commit yourself to consistently bringing fun, to youth in the outdoors. You understand the importance of routine with children and commit to consistently fulfill your scheduling requirements

Pay Rate: $11.00

The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The YMCA of Austin provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. YMCA of Austin complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: YMCA of Austin, Austin , Outdoor Youth Development Leader - Camp Moody, Other , Buda, Texas

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