1. To help campers feel good about themselves and to see themselves as an integral part of a larger community of youth.
2. To help each camper develop self-confidence and a feeling of self worth.
3. To help each camper develop friendships and to learn to cooperate and communicate with others in group situations.
4. To widen the range of interest and experience of each camper, helping each camper to learn new skills and acquire specific skills and/or techniques.
5. To foster in each camper a sense of fair play and good sportsmanship.
The Waterfront Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a safe, fun and age/ability appropriate waterfront program. This person should have experience teaching, and working with children as well as experience working with a waterfront program. Supervises waterfront staff team and the management of the physical operation of the waterfront facilities and equipment. Promote high standards in all aspects of the camp program. Serve as a role model to campers and staff by your actions, appearance, manners, language, and general conduct. Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
Essential Duties Include:
1. Plan, direct, and supervise a safe, innovative and fun waterfront program.
§ Write (with the help of program specialists) lesson plans that meet camp goals.
§ Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff.
§ Deliver creative swim and watercraft program activities.
§ Ensure that Red Cross standards, state codes, and guidelines regarding waterfront programs are being followed.
2. Train and supervise waterfront staff.
§ Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training.
§ Train waterfront and counseling staff in their waterfront responsibilities.
§ Supervise waterfront staff to provide a safe and high-quality program.
§ Supervise the waterfront staff evaluation process.
§ Implement the scheduling of waterfront staff.
§ Directly supervise other aquatic staff.
3. Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area.
§ Set up waterfront area prior to and during staff training.
§ Teach and monitor proper use of equipment.
§ Co-ordinate scheduling with Camp Director.
§ Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for safety.
§ Check equipment, and file for repairs.
§ Conduct a daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
§ Submit orders to Camp Director for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials.
§ Survey waterfront area daily, and keep the area free of hazards and debris.
4. Provide superior service to all campers, families, and staff.
§ Identify camper, family and staff needs, make suggestions, initiate and follow through with appropriate action.
5. Participate as a member of the camp advisory team to plan, direct, and supervise camp programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
§ Work with Camp Director, Assitant Director and Program Specialists to develop a program curriculum, awards programs, and leadership programs.
§ Assist in the planning of any special events on or near the waterfront.
§ Participate in management and staff meetings.
§ Submit a Waterfront Director report at the end of the season.
6. Accept other duties as assigned.
Experience and Skills:
§ Previous experience in summer camping.
§ Current certification in American Red Cross first aid and CPR PR.
§ Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instruction.
§ Minimum 1 summer/year previous experience in a management or supervisory position at a related Aquatic/Waterfront facility and/or summer camp.
§ Prior experience in the development and delivery of waterfront/swimming programs.
§ Must submit health history record and examination completed by a physician.
§ Must complete online application and CORI check.
§ Minimum age: 21 years.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
§ Support the camp mission and objectives.
§ Knowledge and experience with a summer camp program preferred.
§ Ability to schedule and supervise staff.
§ Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
§ Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
§ Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
§ Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
§ Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
§ Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
§ Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
§ Possess endurance including prolonged standing.
§ Operate with daily exposure to the various weather conditions.
To apply, please complete the online application below by May 14, 2014. Any questions please contact the Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.