The Waterfront Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of all activities at the camp’s waterfront, and ensuring that all waterfront activities occur in a safe and age appropriate manner. The Waterfront Manager will regularly employ risk management skills, continuously ensuring camper and employee safety at the waterfront.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)
• Participate in the planning and conducting of pre-camp training, including training waterfront staff, counseling staff, volunteer sessionals and fellow administrative staff in their waterfront responsibilities and respective roles.
• Supervise waterfront staff, including regular, spontaneous evaluation and feedback; complete mid-season and summer’s end performance appraisals of waterfront staff in conjunction with the Camp Director; keep the Camp Director regularly informed of waterfront staff performance,
morale, and conflicts.
• Lead in-service trainings and drills.
• Maintaining in depth knowledge about the facility and its emergency action plan; ensure proper safety procedures are followed at the waterfront, and activate the emergency action plan when necessary; respond to on-site incidents and accidents. Follow reporting procedures to the Camp Director and GSNYPENN Director of Outdoor Initiatives. Utilize CPR and First Aid training as necessary.
• Respond to emergencies as necessary.
• Maintain an understanding of NYS Department of Health standards and Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints safety requirements as pertaining to the waterfront.
• Set up and clean up the waterfront prior to and after daily usage, ensuring daily logs are maintained by appropriate waterfront staff, and that equipment is in good working order; maintain organization of waterfront equipment.
• Design and implement age appropriate programming in swimming and basic boating
• Lead all boating activities including fitting lifejackets and retrieving paddles, loading and unloading boats, moving boats, and other duties.
• Act as a leader and role model to other staff members through enthusiastic participation in all camp programming, utilizing excellent customer service skills, maintaining a professional demeanor and positive, upbeat disposition, maintaining the tenets of the Girl Scout Law, and communicating with other staff members in a way that is positive and encouraging.
• Cover Unit Staff evenings off, rest hours off and any other time-off as assigned.
• Assist in the planning of all camp activities happening on or near the waterfront.
• Assist with weekly camp clean up, including sweeping, mopping, sanitizing, trash pick- up, etc.
• Adhere to all COVID-19 protocols required by NYS Department of Health and GSNYPENN. Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
The Waterfront Manager supervises all Lifeguards while guarding. The Waterfront Manager
assists the Camp Director and Program Manager in moderating the performance of Counselors. The
Waterfront Manager also supervises the campers.
Minimum Qualification Standards:
• Be at least 21 years of age.
• Ability to schedule and supervise staff; supervisory experience helpful.
• Current Lifeguarding certification with appropriate Waterfront module and up-to-date CPR and First Aid a must.
• Current Lifeguard Management Certification (or willingness to obtain).
• Current Progressive Swim Instructor certification or willingness to obtain.
• Required experience: Minimum two summers of experience as a summer day or resident camp lifeguard, or minimum 18 weeks experience at another aquatics facility that was staffed by more than one lifeguard at a time.
• Small Craft Safety Certification, or equivalent, or willingness to obtain.
• Believe in the Girl Scout mission.
• Have training and/or experience working with children in an outdoor setting preferred, but not necessary.
• Prior summer day or resident camp experience preferred (Girl Scout camp experience a plus).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects and details simultaneously.
• Possess good character, integrity, patience, sense of humor, enthusiasm, a high level of flexibility, and willingness to be a part of the camp community
• Skills related to program planning and implementation, such as: time management, creativity, flexibility, public speaking skills, organization, and strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work productively in a fast paced, stressful environment.
• Prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching
• Moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds)
• Walking on uneven terrain and hills
• Endurance to meet emergency needs
• Ability (and willingness) to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours
The employee is subject to inside and/or outside environmental conditions, noise,
outdoor elements such as rain, wind, sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.