Resident Camp Ropes Coordinator


Application Deadline:
24 Camp
3088 Smith Springs Rd
United States of America
Job Type:
Shift Hours:
May - August 2019; Sunday PM-Saturday AM
Camp Widjiwagan





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Before applying, please be sure to view our 2019 Staff Expectations Video

Pay Rate: $318 per week

Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Resident Camp Director, the Ropes Director is responsible for maintaining communication with all Ropes staff and ensuring that the department runs smoothly and meets all goals. This person will ensure that Ropes staff have all needed supplies as well as provide leadership and direction when needed. The Ropes Director will be responsible for overseeing our unique challenge course attractions: The Alpine Tower, High Ropes Course, Double-Zip Line, Mt Widji, Pamper Pole and the Low Ropes elements.

Essential Functions:

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Be an appropriate role model for all campers & staff
  • Supervise and provide direction and leadership for ropes staff, including scheduling and staff issues
  • Manage all program sites and oversee day to day operations and activities of the Ropes Areas: Alpine Tower, High Ropes, Double-Zip Line, Mt. Widji, Pamper Pole and Low Ropes elements.
  • Ensure proper use & care of all program equipment and storage areas
  • Ensure camp programs are delivered to all guests in a safe and fun environment
  • Follow all rules and safety regulations as set forth by the center
  • Ensures that each guest and client has a pleasant experience and their goals and purpose was adequately met
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with other staff
  • Carry out all other task and objectives as assigned by the Resident Camp Director  

Minimum Requirements



Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members and participants to create a culture of service within our Centers

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work on a team and willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to understand the needs of participants and to place these needs ahead of his/her own
  • Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Experience supervising others preferred; one year of camp experience preferred
  • One year of experience with Ropes Elements required

Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation Certification 
  • Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first):  CPR/First Aid/AED, Camp Staff Training Orientation

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; see; talk or hear; taste or smell. S/he must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. S/he may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. S/he must be able to walk and stand in an indoor or outdoor environment for extended periods of time. The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

This description is a summary of the functions of this position. Other duties may be assigned as needed. The YMCA of Middle Tennessee reserves the right to review and adjust this job description as business needs dictate.