Waterfront Director - Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center


Job Description

Dates of Employment: June 12th – July 28th, 2017

Reports to: Program Director

Position Purpose: To further the mission of BCH Camp by managing the physical operation of the waterfront, providing supervision to lifeguards and boating instructors, and ensuring a safe environment.

Current LGT certification
Prior waterfront experience and training
Previous swim teaching experience.
Ability to provide supervision and guidance to lifeguards.

Job Duties:

  1. Serve as a member of the Leadership Staff Team.
    • Attend Leadership Staff Training (June 12th - 16th, 2017). 
    • Participate in daily Leadership Staff meetings.
    • Communicate counselor or camper needs to the Program Director.
    • Inform Leadership Staff of any camper or staff concerns. 
  2. Provide supervision, continued development and evaluation for lifeguards. 
    • Provide on-going support and feedback; conduct regular informal evaluations. 
    • Conduct formal mid-summer and end-of-summer evaluations.
    • Assist lifeguards in setting objectives so they can meet expectations. 
    • Privately address issues with concerning staff members. 
    • Help ensure staff morale by seeing that lifeguards get enough rest and time off. 
  3.  Manage the daily operation of the Waterfront.
    • Supervise and guard all waterfront activities 
    • Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff. 
    • Act as reference in waterfront activities. 
    • Oversee the delivery and supervision of all water activities and special events at the waterfront. 
  4. Oversee and manage the camp's water emergency response systems.
    • Provide surveillance during aquatic activities to help prevent and to manage injuries. 
    • Provide rescues as needed.
    • Utilize first aid and CPR and other emergency management services as needed. 
    • Understand and implement appropriate response to changes in water conditions or weather conditions affecting the waterfront.
    • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while in their program activity. 
  5. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area 
    • Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
    • Clean waterfront area daily keeping it free of hazards and debris.

The Waterfront Director is responsible for supervising up to 6 lifeguards and boating instructors, and reports to the Program Director. In the Program Director’s absence, the Waterfront Director reports to the Camp Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Passion for youth camping 
  • Experience in teaching and training adults and children. 
  • Familiarity with and openness towards the Episcopalian faith and traditions. 
  • Ability to work long hours and be on-call during time-off.

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. 
  • 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.

Apply by: May 26 2017


Camp/Organization: Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center (ACA Accredited)

Location: Greenfield, New Hampshire

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: DOE


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Alessia Doss

PO Box 204
Greenfield, New Hampshire 03047