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Waterfront Director

 

Position Summary: The Waterfront Director organizes and administers activities for swimming consistent with Girl Scout standards and integrates the waterfront activities with unit plans and other specialized camp events; direct and supervise the waterfront staff.

 

 

Essential Job Functions:
1. Establish procedures, coordinate requests, and provide for supervision of swimming activities based on unit plans: early morning swims, late evening swims, hikes, unit cook-outs/trips, etc. Provide weekly itinerary for the Camp Director.
2. Assist Resident Camp Manager in providing direction to the waterfront staff.
3. Teach water safety, swimming, lifesaving, canoeing skills and basic instruction in the sport and history of canoeing.
4. Develop and enforce pool/swimming/lake safety measures for every person in camp (including staff, visitors, and campers) in line with Girl Scout standards; report accidents to the Health  Supervisor and/ or Resident Camp Manager as quickly as possible.
5. Provide rescues as needed.
6. Responsible for care and use of lifesaving equipment and other equipment and supplies; requisition necessary equipment and supplies, request necessary repairs or maintenance work.
7. Assure cleanliness of the pool water and swimming area; chlorinating the water, sweeping the pool, etc.

 

 

Other Job Duties:
1. Keep American Red Cross records for certification of girls; complete Girl Scout badge records for each girl meeting requirements.
2. Plan and conduct special swimming events as requested by the Camp Council and/or the Resident Camp Manager.  Participate in other all-camp events and sign-up activities.
3. Responsible for setting up and closing all waterfront areas at the beginning and end of the camping season; clean-up, inventory, evaluations.
4. Carry out other duties as assigned.

 

 

Relationships/Supervisory Responsibilities:
With Resident Camp Manager, guides the duties of the lifeguards and works with other camp staff.

 

 

Qualifications:
Minimum Education and Experience: Incumbent must be at least 21 years of age.  Incumbent must possess current certification as Waterfront Lifeguard and have supervisory experience.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Must meet requirements for membership in the Girl Scout organization, be able to demonstrate teaching and supervisory abilities in all aspects of the waterfront (canoeing, swimming, water safety, etc.), be able to give and follow directions in an emergency and be familiar with camp living. Must have or be willing to obtain current Water Safety Instructor and Small Craft Safety or equivalent by the time camp starts.

 

 

Physical Demands:
This position requires the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information, comprehend instructions and manuals, physical ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds, move about the camp property in various environmental conditions, climb, stoop, kneel, bend, stand, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel and talk.

 

 

Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics 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 exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in adherence to agency policies. This position description does not constitute a contract.