Waterfront Coordinator - AYF - Merrowvista


Job Description

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of Merrowvista’s summer waterfront program.
  • Supervise a team of 5 waterfront specialists as well as a large staff of rotating lifeguards and aquatic observers.
  • Ensure a high level of quality in programming, including swim lessons and all associated waterfront recreational and instructional activities.
  • Serve as the primary risk manager of the waterfront program area, striving to keep children and staff safe while having fun.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Community Expectations
  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the staff Helping Handbook including, our alcohol, drug, and tobacco free campus policy.
  • Fully participate in and be present at all community activities
  • Conduct staff training sessions in emergency procedures that includes rescue simulations and skills assessment.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and deliver feed back to waterfront specialists and seasonal staff based on observation of instructional and lifeguarding duties.
  • Evaluate and record swimming abilities for all campers and staff, to be followed by assigning them to participate and instruct swim classes appropriate to their skill level.
  • Organize and administer water carnivals and other special events conducted at the waterfront.
  • Assist the Director of Camp Programs in evaluation of water programs and facilities.
  • Plan and initiate new programs and innovative uses for the waterfront.
  • Oversee construction and repair of waterfront facilities and equipment, coordinating with the Merrowvista Site Director
  • Supervise the use and maintenance of all motorized and non motorized water craft, personal floatation devices, rescue and first aid equipment, and all other equipment and gear.
  • Conduct and participate in pre-camp waterfront setup and maintenance as well as post-camp take down, maintenance, and storage.
  • Document all staff observations, check ins, trainings, skills developments, and any risk management incidents or near misses.
  • Have knowledge of curriculum for all waterfront interest groups (boating, swimming, fishing, Dan Hole Pond Explorers). Provide support and constructive feedback for all staff instructing those activities.
  • Establish personal and professional goals for the summer and work towards those goals as well as participate in total camp program while at Merrowvista.

Apply by: April 28 2019


Camp/Organization: AYF - Merrowvista (ACA Accredited)

Location: Center Tuftonboro, NH

Type of Position: Program Head

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $4,500


Essential Functions:

-Must be able to lift 40lbs

-Energy demands will be high throughout the summer.

-Able to visually scan waterfront area out to 100 yards and hear camper voices & lifeguard whistles

-Ability to pass the lifeguard swim assessment and walk up and down rugged terrain.


  • Current Lifeguard Certification (Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred)
  • Current Water Safety Instructor certification
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Previous supervisory experience


  • Analytical / Interpersonal Skills:
  • Strong risk management/safety awareness.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Creative problem solving around camp programming.
  • Maintain professional rapport and work with the Directors and other Camp Central Staff throughout the high paced, action packed summer.
  • Strong skills in working with children.

Additional Information

Mission: The American Youth Foundation inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world. Expectation of All Employees: Shows commitment to the core values of best self, balanced living, safety, respect, responsibility and stewardship. Supports the organization’s mission, vision and ethics by displaying the following behaviors: integrity, openness and honesty, listening and understanding, giving and receiving constructive feedback, seeking a balance between personal and professional lives, dependability and accountability.


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Shelby Witheford

147 Canaan Rd
Tuftonboro, New Hampshire 03816