Posted: 03/01/2023


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Director of Communications & Engagement at Portage Township YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, determined and also builds the community’s understanding of the YMCA’s cause and impact through development and implementation of effective marketing and communications strategies.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


  • Ability to successfully plan camp programs from inception to participant satisfaction, including during times of construction and occupancy growth.

  • Train and coach seasonal staff for a summer day camp. 

  • Responsible for the implementation of the camp curriculum on a daily/weekly basis. 

  • Ability to cultivate relationships with campers and staff.

  • Meet tasks assigned to position as needed. 

  • Possess a valid, USA state-issued driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles. 

  • Hosts staff team meetings with the assistance of the Enrichment & Recreation Coordinator. 

  • Develops and produces a weekly newsletter for parents. 

  • Possess stamina to work in the work environment described herein.

  • Float between both camps to ensure campers days are intentional.

  • Fill in as a ratio staff when needed.  



  • Community

  • Inclusion & Relationship Building

  • Influence & Developing Others

  • Communication & Influence

  • Decision Making

  • Quality Results

  • Project Management 

  • Innovation


  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of education, training, and/or experience related to organized camping. 

  • Team Leader certification or ability to achieve certification within 4 years.

  • First Aid/CPR/AED for adults and children certified.

  • Ability to work with other departments within the YMCA.

  • Attend relevant meetings for position.

  • Previous professional experience in curriculum planning & implementation. 

  • Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software. 


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.

  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach, walk, run and must be able to move around the work environment. 

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and endure some physical activity. 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and sometimes distracting.