Resident Camp Waterfront Director

Resident Camp Waterfront Director

This position is a Seasonal Position for July 7 –August 14, 2014 with some possibility for extension of work based on enrollments for specific scheduled events/programs.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible to the Camp Supervisor and Camp Director to provide and maintain an efficient, safe and meaningful Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Camp Programming for the campers and staff that are participating in waterfront programming as well as other miscellaneous programming that may include, but not limited to, meal supervision and camp “kapers”.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Carry out duties as delegated during programming and take a positive leadership role when not in program areas.
  • Cooperate and participate to the fullest in all planning and programming of program activities.
  • Understand and know the campers in their unit and help them to respect the rights of others and to appreciate differences and similarities so that all campers get the most out of their stay at camp.
  • Plan and carry out waterfront activities at the pool and both lakes.
  • Give direction and guidance as it is needed for the waterfront program to be successful during the summer.  This will include but not limited to evaluating work performance of waterfront staff.
  • Coordinate waterfront/boating program with the total camp program unit plans and special program events.
  • Outlines and enforces safety measures for waterfront safety for campers, staff and visitors to Girl Scout Standards.
  • Instruct boating activities that include but not limited to Canoeing, kayaking rowing and sailing.
  • Maintain equipment and both lakes and pool areas and this includes keeping the first aid kits stocked.
  • Is responsible for the health and safety of campers and staff including self.
  • Submit records, reports and inventories as required.  Help to maintain equipment.
  • Carry out duties as delegated and take a positive leadership role in program areas and camper units.
  • Help to provide and maintain camp and unit cohesiveness.
  • Help guide activities and experiences in the camp units through the use of girl planning and the GSLE Program.
  • Perform other duties as delegated.
  • Take time off in accordance with GSOC and Camp Scherman policy as indicated by immediate supervisor.
  • Communicate the waterfront program staff schedule with Staff Supervisor of current living unit.
  • Live in unit and has designated unit responsibilities as assigned that do not interfere with carrying out the responsibilities of the waterfront program.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Willing to accept the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement and accept the relevance and compelling benefits of Girl Scouting.  Accepts and adheres to the purpose and principals of the Girl Scout Movement.
  • Support all GSOC policies and procedures.
  • Is 21 years of age or older.
  • Experience supervising campers and staff in a camp setting.
  • Must have and maintain current and valid certifications in the following:  Lifeguard Training, Waterfront Module First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Small Craft Safety Modules (Canoeing, Rowing, Kayaking and Sailing).
  • Have an enjoyment and appreciation for the outdoors.
  • Good communication skills.  Ability to keep supervisor informed and aware of activities/problems with campers.
  • Ability to share living quarters with other staff in the out-of-doors, which may include, but not limited to, primitive camping, rustic cabins or dormitory cabins.
  • Ability to keep supervisor informed and aware of activities and/or problems with the area of work.
  • Willingness to work with all persons.