Waterfront Director

Job Description

Position Summary: Coordinate and supervise the camp’s waterfront program.  Maintain and enforce safe waterfront practices and adherence to state laws.  Assist in the 24-hour supervision of 5-24 girls in grades 2-12. Uphold all policy, procedures, and safety standards for the wellbeing of staff and girls. Exhibit good role model behavior with campers and staff. 

Camp dates: May 22 - August 21, 2019

Please note camp will not be in session: May 27,  June 30 - July 6, 2019, and Saturdays

A weekly salary of: $375


Major Accountabilities: 

  • Be responsible for the health and safety of waterfront goers, children and adults alike.  

  • Supervise and manage the lifeguards and waterfront activities.  

  • Ensure compliance with all State Laws and GSUSA waterfront guidelines.   

  • Lifeguard the waterfront events and teach small watercraft activities.  

  • Maintain an organized and clean facility, equipment, and supplies; report needed repairs.  

  • Assist in the opening, closing, and daily cleaning of the waterfront.  

  • Provide administrative oversight and support to overall camp functions.   

  • Work closely with other members of the leadership team.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare and conduct pre-camp and in-service staff trainings. 

  • Conduct pre and post season inventories of all equipment and supplies (waterfront) and safe storage for winter.   

  • Evaluate the swimming/paddling abilities of staff and campers.  

  • Maintain a safe work environment and promote a sense of responsibility toward preservation of natural resources at waterfront site.  

  • Comprehend, monitor, and be willing to initiate crisis management plan and overall safety guidelines, including emergency procedures. 

  • Provide administrative oversight and support to overall camp functions. 

  • Maintain and assure appropriate adult to girl ratios with groups. 

  • Supervise and assist with cleaning, sanitation, and care of supplies, equipment, and property. 

  • Help each girl learn to respect the rights of others and appreciate herself and others. 

  • Ensure implementation of Girl Scout Leadership Experience. 

  • Submit or place orders for equipment and /or supplies when necessary, ensuring timely arrival of materials.  

  • Prepare, review, and submit records and reports requests on time. 

  • Other duties as assigned by Camp Director. 

Position Requirements: 

  • At least 21 years of age. 

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. 

  • Training and experience in waterfront activities and management. 

  • Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard or certification from another organization having equal standards, Waterfront Certification is preferred. 

  • Current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid. 

  • Small watercraft experience (kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding) preferred. 

  • Leadership abilities to coordinate and supervise staff, campers, and activities. 

  • Experience in teaching, guiding, and working with children. 

  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license for at least one year. Valid driver’s license, compliance with the council’s policy of automobile insurance limits, and a driving record that meets the requirements for coverage of the council’s business auto insurance carrier. 

  • Willingness to subscribe to the philosophy of the Girl Scout program and enroll as a Girl Scout member.  

  • Comfort and ability to live, sleep, and work in a rustic outdoor environment with irregular hours. 

  • Physical demands and work environment regularly require the employee to walk, hike, and work outdoors in wooded areas and on uneven natural paths.  


Equal Opportunity Employer 

To Apply

Please apply online https://www.gswise.org/

Application Closing Date: 
Not Specified
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Job Location: 
East Troy, WI
Job Experience: 
Not Specified
Job Degree Level: 
High school
Job Starting Date: 
May 22, 2019

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