Staff Life Unit Leader

McGaw YMCA Camp Echo
3782 S Triangle Trail
Fremont, MI 49412
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp

Job Description

The Staff Life Unit Leader provides support to all the seasonal staff at Camp Echo throughout their time living on-site in the summer. The Staff Life Unit Leader will assist in creating proactive self-care plans to help staff thrive throughout the summer and eliminate burnout. The Staff Life Unit Leader will also be responsible for overseeing the communal staff spaces to ensure that staff can rejuvenate and refresh.


· Works with Site and Activities Coordinator to implement wellness and self-care into Staff Training.

· Responsible for supporting the emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of staff.

· Assist staff with managing life and stress while living on-site at camp.

· Aides staff in developing self-care plans, including time off.

· Serve as an ally to staff, listening to the emotional and social challenges of life at camp while also working towards solutions.

· Oversees communal staff spaces (such as the staff lounge), including maintaining cleanliness and promoting culture of wellbeing.

· Supports staff during off-time between sessions by coordinating transportation into town and arranging for on-site fun for staff that stay at camp. Staff Life Unit Leader will have equivalent off-time while camp is in session

· Responsible for staff transportation during scheduled nights off and layovers.

· Refers staff to appropriate resources as needed, including Unit Leaders for job related concerns and the Wellness Team for mental and physical health.

· Coordinates with Program Staff to create fun and engaging staff programming and use of camp activity.

· Collaborate with Wellness Manager surveying staff to track wellness over the course of the summer. 


· Models, teaches, and upholds the Camp Echo Code of Conduct and protects the well-being of all campers.

· Aids in the development and education of Leadership program participants.

· Maintains positive relationships with campers, parents and other staff.

· Encourages physical, emotional and spiritual growth and positive character development in all campers.

· Practices cultural humility, striving to actively learn about and be sensitive to cultures different than their own.

· Maintains the cleanliness of the living space (and office space) to which they are assigned.

· Cares for and maintains any program equipment, supplies and spaces they use including activity areas (and keeping track of keys) and any shared spaces like the Costume Closet and Staff Wellness Space.

· Handles whatever else is necessary to ensure that programs runs smoothly and safely, or is deemed necessary by the Camp Director.

· May be scheduled to work in-between sessions on at least one occasion to support the transition between groups.

Job Requirements
• Minimum age 21
• Previous experience in a leadership role at Camp Echo or an equivalent camp
• Proven leadership ability with organizational skills and a talent for developing and leading a staff team
• Certified in CPR and First Aid
• Valid driver’s license
• A commitment to working with a diverse staff and camper population for the fulfillment of YMCA goals
McGaw YMCA Camp Echo
Sidney Long
3782 S Triangle Trail
Fremont MI 49412
United States
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