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Posted: 06/23/2023

Join the Adventure as an Outdoor Instructor! Ready to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of
the Catskill Mountains? Frost Valley YMCA is seeking vibrant and passionate individuals to be a part of
our dynamic team. Explore the great outdoors, inspire young minds, and make unforgettable
memories at one of the most exciting outdoor education centers!
As an Outdoor Instructor, you'll dive into thrilling outdoor experiences that ignite a love for learning
and foster deeper connections. With our Environmental Education, Teambuilding, and Group and
Family Retreats programs, you'll lead guided hikes, ecological lessons, team building activities,
adventure education, and even conquer exhilarating high and low ropes elements. Rain or shine, you'll
engage with students and guests of all ages, bringing the magic of nature to life.
We encourage candidates from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and language proficiencies to join our
team. Frost Valley YMCA embraces diversity and aims to showcase our collective heritage in the
natural world. Together, we'll create an inclusive and empowering environment.
Frost Valley YMCA seeks to promote an awareness of the interrelatedness of the natural world through
the usage of the natural sciences. We promote deeper connections for our students and guests with
the outdoors, with each other, and with themselves.
? Facilitate, plan and implement programs with small groups of students and guests in the areas
of ecology, challenge course, group work, outdoor education/recreation, local culture/history,
primarily based outdoors.
? Prepare, develop, and maintain program spaces and resources for use by staff and
? Serve as host and point of contact for school and team building groups.
? Participate in training and development opportunities.
? This position requires weekend work
? Embrace the Frost Valley YMCA’s eight core values of respect, responsibility, caring, honesty,
community, diversity, stewardship and inclusion.
? Perform other duties as assigned.

? Previous experience working with children and adults, either in classrooms, after school

programs, nature centers, outdoor schools or camp setting
? Commitment to working with guests from diverse backgrounds, have empathy and respect for
their social and emotional lives
? Effective leadership, teaching, facilitation and communication skills
? A commitment to exceptional guest service, ensuring warm hospitality and attention to detail
? A deep passion for the outdoors, fueled by awe and wonder
? Bachelor’s degree in Education, Environmental Studies, Outdoor Recreation, related fields a
plus OR equivalent life experiences
? Hold current First Aid/CPR certifications, or ability to obtain upon hire
? Excellent communication and organization skills, a strong and reliable leader
? Successful working under pressure and safety-minded in decision-making
? Available to work evenings and weekend
? Possess a valid US Driver’s License and be able to pass internal FV driver training

? The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
? Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability
to adjust
? Employee may be required to traverse on rough terrain
? The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.



RATE OF PAY: $15.20 hourly,shared housing on site (with a private room) and meals included (when
guests are on property). Medical/dental/life insurance effective the 1st of the month after completing
60 days. See Benefits description to learn more!
START DATES: We are looking for passionate and knowledgeable staff to fill our team of Outdoor
Instructors. Now accepting resumes and applications for:
2023-2024 School Year: late August 2023 through mid-June 2024
Fall 2023 Season: late August through November 2023
HOW TO APPLY: Send application/resume to Human Resources: or
call (845) 985-2291 ext. 258

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