Programs Coordinator

Date: 16-Mar-2023

Location: Yarramundi, AU

Company: YMCA NSW

About the role


The Programs Coordinator will be an efficient well-organised, self-motivated person, showing strong commitment, emphasis on leadership and motivation in a challenging environment. Reporting to the Program Manager the Programs Coordinator is responsible for all aspects programming for Camp Yarramundi.

The role will also consist of commitment to the camp sites with the creation of diversified programs and community building activities. This is not limited to other duties such as: rostering, creating outcomes based programs, coordinating relevant activities and coordinating camp schedules.


About you 


  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and be flexible/responsive to business needs
  • Facilitate mandatory training and regular staff meetings, including the pre-camp briefings with teachers and staff, operations meetings etc
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate program and administrative records
  • Overseeing the daily activities, general camp operations, and programs to ensure a quality camp
  • Conduct adventure activities in accordance with YMCA NSW Camping standards


What you will bring to the role


  • Available to work a rotating roster including weekends
  • Demonstrated knowledge of practices, procedures, activities, and programs as they relate to youth/child camping
  • First Aid in a childcare setting and CPR certification
  • Working with Children Check
  • Certificate 3 or 4 in Outdoor Recreation


What you can expect from us:

  • Flexible working hours
  • A high energy team environment
  • Detailed induction with ongoing support and training
  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of areas you are passionate about
  • Be part of a family, not just another staff member
  • Opportunity for career progression within YMCA NSW, multiple development pathways available within Outdoor Education or the greater Recreation industry




Our Recreation Team is a close-knit community of energetic people-people, with a passion for staying active and helping others. From our Duty Managers and Customer Service Officers, to our Instructors and Coordinators, the team are responsible for transforming our 24 Recreation Centres into warm, inclusive and safe spaces – providing access to health, fitness and recreation opportunities for those who need it most. As part of The Y family, you’ll be responsible for the care and wellbeing of vulnerable and underprivileged young people, always acting with integrity and respect to provide fun and meaningful experiences, safely. We’ll reward you with perks like flexible hours and free facility membership, and support you to build valuable people, leadership and life skills – all while you make a difference to your community.


Who What Y?


The Y NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 24 recreation centres, 53 out-of-school-hours care services, and two camping locations which employ 1,500 staff across NSW –  and fund our diverse range of enriching community programs.


We believe in building a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, to apply.


Vaccination Policy

This position involves direct contact with vulnerable persons who have an increased risk of COVID-19, including children. It is a condition of employment that successful applicants provide evidence of compliance with YMCA NSW's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy prior to commencing.


Commitment to Safeguarding


At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do to make sure Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programs and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe.


To learn more about our Commitment to Safeguarding Statement and our screening processes, click here.