2024 Seasonal Y Explorers Coordinator, Willis Road YMCA

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Spartanburg, SC $14.52 per hour

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Develops, organizes, and implements high-quality YMCA child care program(s). Under the supervision of the Association Childcare Director and in conjunction with the Childcare Coordinator the Camp Coordinator is responsible for the following:


1.    Manages, directs, and coordinates the Y Explorers Program for assigned location(s). Ensures a high-quality program and establishes new program activities.

2.    Plans, implements, and observes day-to-day operations of all aspects of the camp program. The coordinator will be responsible for planning daily activities, supervising and scheduling staff, communicating with parents, and any other duties assigned by the Program Director.

3.    Assists in recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, and direction of personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.

4.      Develops, manages, and controls budgets related to the position, under the supervision of the Youth and Family Program Director. Ensures the program operates within budget.

5.      Assure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that the YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.

6.      Provides for the upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.

7.    Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agencies, school administration, parent groups, and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent, and community inquiries and complaints promptly.

8.      Maintains proper records/department files.

9.  Organizes special events for campers.

10.  Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.

11.  Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in the program.

12.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Youth and Family Program Director.


Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


1.    Must have completed a minimum of 2 years of college and/or working toward a degree.

2.    One to two years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs.

3.    Minimum age requirements may apply; for example, a minimum age of 20.

4.    Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; CPR; First Aid; AED; and Bloodborne Pathogens.

5.    Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

6.    Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).



·        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

·        Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions of the position and to safely supervise children’s activities.

Time Commitment: Y Explorers Coordinator is eligible to work up to 39.99 hours/week, but cannot exceed 40 hours/week without permission from the supervisor.·   

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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