Employment Opportunities

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all and bring our core values to life. Our culture is welcoming and open, a place where you can belong and become. We value you and embrace your individuality. We believe in your potential to become a catalyst for good. We support you in your journey to develop your potential. Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
 

For all job listings, please download and complete our employment application and return to Human Resources at 544 Ferry St. SE, Salem, OR 97301, or scan your application and email Human Resources. If you have any questions, please call (503) 581-9622.

 

Camp Greider Director

Position Summary:

Under the guidance of the CEO and the Camping Services Director, the Camp Director is responsible for administering the total operations of YMCA Camp Greider. The Camp Director oversees the management of programs, facilities, the camp residential environment (Camp Greider), volunteer and staff development, financial development, and day-to-day operations. The Camp Director, in coordination with the CEO and the Camping Services Director, maintains effective communications and collaborations with alumni, financial funders and supporters, and community agencies and regulators. Given the unique quality of the summer camp environment, the Camp Director role during summer camp is a hands-on leadership role, exemplifying the highest YMCA values and standards.

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Camp Greider Staff

YMCA Camp Greider Day Camp is all about making friends, having fun, and learning new skills! We believe the best place to spend the summer is outside at our beautiful 80-acre camp in the hills of West Salem.

We have a waterfront for canoeing and kayaking, two archery ranges, miles of hiking trails, a heated pool, and a lodge for arts and crafts and wet weather. Each day is full of activities.

Campers are in counselor groups of 8-10 children and 1-2 counselors. Our staff is selected based on past experience working with children, enthusiasm for child development and camp, and their ability to be creative and fun. Staff receives intensive training each summer and follows all CDC and American Camping Association protocols.

We have many positions available!

The salary listed is per week.

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Camp Silver Creek Staff

Camp Silver Creek has been a magical place for children and adults since it first opened in 1938. Campers love the dramatic setting, the fun, well-organized activities, and the friendships they form. Parents love the safety, healthy break from screen time, fresh air and exercise, and the maturity their kids gain during their weeks at camp. Located deep inside Silver Falls State Park, the grounds include a dining hall, recreation hall, arts and crafts lodge, heated pool, and a small lake. Four residential units, plus an infirmary and staff cabins, surround a huge open field, all surrounded by miles of private hiking trails and woods. Each unit consists of six open-air camper cabins plus two leader cabins, restrooms, and a unit lodge. The unit lodges, dining hall, and recreation hall all feature huge stone fireplaces for cozy rainy day activities. Daily activities include field games, hiking, archery, rock climbing, swimming, creek walking, arts and crafts, all-camp Twilight Games, and a campfire with songs and skits. Non-denominational chapel and cabin times encourage campers to reflect on what they are learning. All summer, from the early-morning Polar Bear Club to campfire at night, campers engage in activities that are fun, challenging, and memorable.

There are many positions available!

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Site Aide, Part-Time, Child Care

Program: Out-of-School Care

Branches: Salem, Independence, and Silverton

Minimum Wage per hour, annual increases, and step increases for experience

20-29 hours per week, subject to change

Position Summary: Staff maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to children and their families. Site Aides follow a structured curriculum under the direction of the Site Director and Youth Development Program Director

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise groups of school-age children
  • Meet children’s individual needs with dignity and respect
  • Ensure children’s safety
  • Follow all YMCA policies and procedures
  • Model and practice the Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as directed

Requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age for Aide I or 18 years of age for Aide II
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Food Handler’s Card (online training is not acceptable)

 

Site Director, Part-Time, Child Care

Program: Out-of-School Care

Branches: Salem, Independence, and Silverton

$13.25 per hour, annual increases, and step increases for experience

20-29 hours per week, subject to change

Position Summary: Staff maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to children and their families. Site Directors follow a structured curriculum under the direction of the Site Director and Youth Development Program Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement provided curriculum according to the schedule along with weekly activities in art, STEM, and humanities
  • Supervise groups of school-age children
  • Meet children’s individual needs with dignity and respect
  • Ensure children’s safety
  • Follow all YMCA policies and procedures
  • Model and practice the Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility
  • Complete COVID-19 training and follow all directives
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as directed

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in a certified childcare center or comparable group program
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Current Food Handler’s Card (online training is not acceptable)

 

Youth Sports Staff

Program: Youth Sports Staff

Branches: Salem, Independence, and Silverton

Minimum Wage per hour, annual increases, and step increases for experience

20-29 hours per week, subject to change

Position Summary: Provides refereeing for Youth Sports games with participants from 3-4 year-olds to 6th grade. Provides supervision of the whole site experience for players, coaches, and spectators. Develops connections among YMCA members and staff, resulting in the development of friendships and YMCA advocates and volunteers. Maintains and organizes equipment and makes sure the game site is left cleaner than it was found. Provides a point of contact for parents, program participants, and members and performs retention activities.

Requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification*
  • Mandatory Abuse Reporting Training
  • Concussion certification*
    *Within 30 days of employment or first available training

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