Aquatics Director

Multiple Locations, CT

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for the safety administration and coordination of all aquatic programs at camp. She/he is responsible for supervising and coordinating the aquatics staff for swimming lessons and recreational swimming. Position assists with general camp program ensuring the safety and well-being of campers following applicable state regulations, ACA Standards, Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints, and GSOFCT policies.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Participates in the daily camp administration to coordinate the aquatics schedule with overall program emphasis. Works cooperatively to enrich all camp and aquatic programs including swimming and rainy-day activities and to facilitate general camp operations.
  • Supervises aquatic staff and conducts supervisory conferences and performance evaluations and clearly communicates performance expectations
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of pre-camp training, in-service training and staff meetings throughout the summer. Conducts staff meetings for sharing ideas and planning aquatic programs.
  • Follows and enforces Seasonal Staff Personnel Policies. Provides conflict resolution and problem solving with staff as needed.
  • Maintains health and safety standards for campers, staff, and self. Ensures that well-equipped first aid kits are maintained and available.
  • Ensures all health, safety and program standards are followed at all times in compliance with state regulations, ACA Standards, Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints, and GSOFCT policies.
  • Performs emergency procedures and drills as it pertains to all aquatics programs.
  • Follows and enforces Seasonal Staff Personnel Policies. Provides conflict resolution and problem solving with staff as needed.
  • Maintains ongoing communication and contact with Healthcare Supervisor and/or Camp Director regarding the health status of campers and staff as it relates to any impediment in participation of any camp programs. Reports accidents and files incident reports promptly.
  • Assumes responsibility for the care and use of pool, aquatics buildings, life saving equipment, and other supplies/equipment used.
  • Keep records, reports, and submits maintenance requisitions as necessary.
  • Oversees and participates in opening and closing procedures of the pool daily during the camp season.
  • Oversees and participates in opening and closing procedures of the camp season.
  • Maintain professional relationships with camper and staff throughout the camp season.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with the Camp Director and/or his/her designee and waterfront staff regarding activities, problems and concerns.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must be present at all three overnights and stay for one.

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • 21 years of age
  • Minimum of 6 weeks supervisor experience in an aquatic setting
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of campers and staff (background and abilities).
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and physically able to endure out-of-doors work environment in extreme weather conditions.
  • The ideal candidate will possess management experience which relates to job responsibilities including successful experience in camping, swimming, group leadership, and organizational skills. Must possess experience working with children. Must demonstrate his/her lifeguarding and swimming competency skills. The candidate must show willingness to abide by the policies and practices of Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

EDUCATION:

High School graduate or its equivalent.  Bachelors Degree preferred. 

CERTIFICATIONS:

Current Lifeguard, AED/CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid certifications are required.

Current Lifeguard Management required.

Current Water Safety Instructor preferred.