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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CHALLENGE EDUCATION
Religious Education, FT Employee
Archdiocese of Seattle (Seattle, WA)
The Youth & Young Adult Evangelization/ Camp Services Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle has an opening for a full-time Assistant Director of CYO Camp Services, Environmental and Challenge Education. This opening is to fill a vacant position.
The Archbishop is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular Church entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ’s mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Archbishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them. (Directory on the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, 198)
Each position employed in the Chancery helps to extend the ministry of the Archbishop in particular ways as outlined in the position description.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE:
Coordinates the spring and fall Environmental Education program and Challenge programs under the direction of the Director of CYO Camp Services. Responsible for marketing and expanding the reach of these programs, maintaining consistency with the mission and goals of the Office, and ensuring industry norms and best practices. Recruits and supervises seasonal staff members to fulfill program needs.
ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES:
1. Coordinates, plans, and markets for spring and fall Environmental Education and Challenge programs. Oversees the program through on site supervision. Seeks to expand the number of schools we currently serve, with priority being given to Catholic schools, and seeks new sources of revenue to expand and improve the program. Utilizes in person presentations and available technologies (website, blog, facebook, etc) to market the programs and provide program updates to participants.
2. Under the direction of the Director of CYO Camp Services, participates with other staff members in implementing the mission of the department. This may include planning, developing and evaluating the department’s programs and services.
3. Develops curriculum for Environmental Education and ensures that it meets all current state GLE’s, Catholic School Benchmarks, and industry best practices. Maintains a current level of knowledge and skills required to effectively perform these duties, attending related workshops, seminars, or trainings as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
4. Ensures program quality through adequate staff training, performance evaluations of staff, and user evaluations. Utilizes written evaluation systems or technology-based evaluation systems as appropriate for collecting evaluation data.
5. Recruits and supervises seasonal staff.
6. In collaboration with the Director of CYO Camp Services, keeps accurate records of expenditures and ensures responsible use of appropriated funds for staff and program supplies.
7. Ensures the safety and proper facilitation of all Challenge programs. Responsible for providing adequate training to seasonal staff under the guidance of a properly qualified trainer. Ensures, while working with the Director of Guest Services and Facilities Maintenance, all challenge course elements are in proper operating condition and oversees the yearly safety inspections of all challenge course elements and equipment. Ensures the challenge course manuals are up to date, site specific, and sufficient for safe operation and in line with industry best practices. Communicates any site or equipment deficiencies to maintenance personnel and the Director of CYO Camp Services.
8. Under the direction of the Director of CYO Camp Services provides support and checks in biweekly with seasonal summer camp director and their staff at Camp Hamilton.
a. Willingness and ability to support the mission of the Church by extending the ministry
of the Archbishop.
b. Ability and desire to use God-given gifts and talents in service of the local Church in
support of the collaboration between lay and ordained Ministers.
c. Active member of a parish/faith community in good standing with the Church.
a. BA or BS degree in applicable field or significant qualifying experience.
a. Demonstrated experience with marketing, customer service, or sales.
b. Experience in conducting presentations and training programs
c. Supervisory experience.
d. Experience and training in challenge course facilitation on a variety of elements (i.e.,
low ropes, ground initiatives, rock climbing/climbing wall, high ropes elements), or
significant qualifying experience in a teambuilding capacity.
e. The ability to obtain training and/or ACCT certification in onsite challenge course
elements and site specific facilitation.
f. Demonstrate understanding of challenge course safety equipment and a comfort in
g. Proficient in Outlook, Microsoft Office programs, and web-based technologies such
as blogs, websites, and Facebook.
4. Other Elements:
a. Commitment to the mission and values of OYYAE.
b. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Comfortable with public
c. Comfortable working at heights
d. Must have current CPR/First Aid certification, and Food Handler’s permit, or
willingness and ability to obtain within 90 days of hire
e. Bilingual in Spanish, preferred
f. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends and live on site in rustic facilities while
programs are in session.
g. Must own transportation and possess a valid Washington state drivers license.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply for this job, please visit our website at www.seattlearchdiocese.org/jobs. We require all applicants to submit our standard application and a cover letter. Resumes alone will not be accepted. (114)
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