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Program Assistant (Travel and Service Program--Summer Camp)

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If you want to answer the call to provide the experience our youth need after a challenging year during the pandemic and are excited about supporting trip leaders while working outside exploring the Berkshires this summer—we want to hear from you!

Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA (BCCYMCA) is seeking fun, flexible, and motivated Program Assistants who are interested in supporting the administrative team for 2 week programs focusing on leadership development, service-learning, and outdoor/cultural exploration in the Berkshires.  

Who We Are:

Located on nearly 1500 forested acres in the Town of Becket, MA which is nestled within the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts, the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA operates multiple programs serving hundreds of campers and staff at a time. Boasting over a century of tradition, our industry leading accredited programs include the Travel & Service Programs, the Becket Day Camp, Camp Becket for boys, and the Chimney Corners Camp for girls.

What You’ll Do:

In summer 2021, the Travel and Service Program is operating four 2-week programs called the Berkshire Adventure and Service Program. These programs will combine day hikes, field trips to cultural opportunities, 2-3 day backpacking trips, and community service projects all in the wonderful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

·      Assist in developing and leading a 2 week training program to empower Trip Leaders to succeed in facilitating community service, cultural and outdoor day trips, leadership development, and backpacking trips.

·      Coach trip leaders throughout the summer in risk management, youth development, teambuilding, outdoor cooking and backcountry skills, and recreational activities.

·      Assist with participant paperwork, organizing trip budgets, confirming community service and field trip logistics, and communicating with families and program partners.

·      Organize and prepare backcountry camping/ backpacking equipment, service project tools, and program supplies.

·      Provide ongoing support and share on-call responsibilities with another Program Assistant and the Executive Director.

Apply Today if you:

·      Are at least 21 and have a valid driver’s license

·      Have prior experience with backpacking, service projects, & leadership facilitation and want to gain experience supporting others to succeed in these areas.

·      Are able to work with staff and youth in the outdoors, in varying weather conditions, facilitating and participating in all program activities, some of which may be physically demanding.

·      Have excellent communication skills, are highly organized, and possess the confidence and willingness to interact in a positive and motivational manner with staff, youth, and families. 

Dates and Pay:

Accepting applications to start as early as possible in May but no later than June 1st.  Last program session ends on August 20th.   Weekly salary is competitive. On-site housing is available.  

Don’t Wait, Apply Today!

https://bccymca.org/employment/summer-positions/tsp

If you want to answer the call to provide the experience our youth need after a challenging year during the pandemic and are excited about supporting trip leaders while working outside exploring the Berkshires this summer—we want to hear…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
748 Hamilton Road, Becket, MA 01223, United States

How to Apply

Please go to our website, click on the position, and apply through our ADP portal.

https://bccymca.org/employment/summer-positions/tsp

Please go to our website, click on the position, and apply through our ADP portal.

https://bccymca.org/employment/summer-positions/tsp

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