Waterfront Director - Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

 

Job Description

Department: Operations
Reports to: Day Camp Director

GIRL SCOUT MISSION: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

GIRL SCOUT VISION: Girls Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our innovative leadership programs help girls to discover, connect, and take action as they develop strong values, a social conscience, and a deep sense of self and their potential.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Waterfront Director is responsible for developing, organizing, and implementing the swimming and small crafts program (if offered). She is responsible for the training and supervision of the Waterfront Assistant. The waterfront program should incorporate the Mission and Vision of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. The Waterfront Director is responsible to the Camp Director, who provides training, ongoing supervision, and the materials and tools to carry out delegated responsibilities. Day Camp program happens in many locations with terrain varying from flat to hilly. Program often requires movement from one activity area to another, involving some distances. Girls are placed in units by age level and then broken into smaller groups to plan and carry out program. Each day is different. Program is flexible and must be creative. This position requires the ability to work continuously with children and adults, while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm. The position is full-time Monday thru Friday during Camp Season. With pre-camp trainings also required. Dates vary by camp location. Please refer to Offer of Employment.

Major Accountabilities

  • Responsible for developing, organizing, and implementing the waterfront program, including small crafts (if needed)
    a. Supervises campers, staff, and visitors according to the GSGWM, ACA, and camp aquatic policies. b. Develops and guides the program with a particular emphasis on self-esteem, gender stereotyping, and valuing differences.
    c. Schedules and teaches swimming, diving, small crafts (where applicable), and water safety classes as requested.
    d. Coordinates specialty program with entire camp, attends staff meetings, and participates in unit/camp program whenever possible.
    e. Ensures Girls Scout mission, vision, and program goals are carried out.
    f. Holds weekly in-services and/or skill building for waterfront staff.   
  • 2. Serves as a member of the crisis team.
    a. Helps to develop and implement risk and crisis management plans.
    b. Carries out emergency practice drills. 
  • 3. Supervises waterfront staff.
    a. Serve as a mentor, providing ongoing training in teaching and skills checks for waterfront staff.
    b. Delegates jobs, arranges time off, and provides oral and written evaluations. 
  • 4. Maintains all records, reports, and equipment as required.
    a. Completes swimming records and award certificates
    b. Work reviews; camper information, evaluations, and inventories must be submitted on a timely basis.
    c. Assists in ordering and organizing of supplies.
    d. Keep all equipment in good repair. 
  • 5. Performs other duties as assigned by the Camp Director. 

Apply by: July 21 2015

Details

Camp/Organization: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (ACA Accredited)

Location: Bedford, NH

Type of Position: Program Head

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: DOE

Experience

Minimum Qualifications • 21 years old or older. • American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor or equivalent. • Experience teaching swimming and/or life guarding to groups. • Current CPR and First Aid certification. • Must participate in all required training. • If camp offers boating, Waterfront Director must have Red Cross Small Craft Instructor certification or documented experience. • Acceptance of the Girl Scout Promise and Law and commitment to become a member of Girl Scouts of the USA. Essential Skills & Abilities • Ability to respond immediately and with good judgment to all emergency situations. • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and campers in an emergency. • Ability to participate in a strenuous camp program with the campers, while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm. Work Schedule and Conditions • Day Camp program happens in many locations with terrain varying from flat to hilly. Program often requires movement from one activity area to another, involving some distances • Evening work commitments • The position is full-time Monday thru Friday during Camp Season. Training Requirements • Will have completed Orientation to Girl Scouting Leadership Essentials Training. • Participate in all required staff training. • Will have participated in Small Craft Certification if required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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