Assistant Waterfront Director - Seven Hills Resident Camp

Girl Scouts of Western NY - Holland, NY

Job Description:ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:
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If you are looking for a seasonal position whereby you can be part of this exciting, empowering, and valuable experience, we encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Summary: To assist with organizing and administering activities at the waterfront consistent with GSUSA, NYDOH and ACA standards and procedures.

Essential Functions:
Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support and meet GSWNY’s mission and camp goals.
Willing and able to take on the responsibilities of the Waterfront Director in his/her absence.
Assist Waterfront Director with assessing all staff members’ swimming abilities during pre-camp.
Assist with training members of the Emergency Swim/Dive Team in lost camper and waterfront emergency procedures.
Enforce all waterfront safety rules for all persons on camp property.
Assist with assessing all campers’ swimming abilities at the beginning of each session and classifying them according to their ability level.
Teaches water safety and swimming to campers and staff.
Responsible for the health and safety of campers and staff while at the waterfront area.
Assist with maintaining Daily Waterfront Log.
May live in a tent/cabin unit and assist the other unit staff members with all unit program and supervision of campers. (female staff only)
Ensures the proper use and care of all equipment.
Lead by example
Emphasize safety.
Follow all ACA, GSUSA and NYSDOH safety standards and regulations as it pertains to swimming.
Participates in all aspects of camp including pre-camp, open house and post camp.
Attends staff meetings when scheduled/necessary.
Apply behavior management techniques to conflicts with children when necessary.
Report incidents/ accidents to supervisor or health supervisor immediately.
Report suspected child abuse to supervisor immediately.
Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Sunday 10:00am to Friday 9:00pm).
Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Camp Director.

Required Experience:Qualifications:
Willingness to abide by the policies and practices of the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc.
Minimum age 18 (per NYSDOH)
High school diploma or the equivalent
Documented waterfront experience
Must possess current CPR for the professional rescuer, and Lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross or the equivalent (as stipulated by the NYSDOH)
Must possess the American Red Cross Waterfront Module or be willing to obtain before pre-camp begins.
Must have sound judgment in anticipating and preventing accidents and act calmly and quickly during emergencies.
Certified Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Checks will be completed for personnel file.
Demonstrate the ability to guide/supervise children and adults.
Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers in an outdoor environment.
Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout Camping program.
Willingness to place the needs of girls and camp above personal desires.
Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.
The acceptance of irregular work hours.
The acceptance and understanding that employment is at a resident (overnight) camp.

Physical Requirements:
Assist the campers in emergency situations.
Lift 35 pounds.
Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.
Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers.
Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control and ability to adapt well to changing situations.
Participate in structured and unstructured activities.
Provides excellent customer service to other staff members, campers, parents and visitors to camp.
Accept and follow directions both in verbal and written form.

Girl Scout Membership:
All Employees of Girl Scouts must maintain an active, annual membership in Girl Scouts of Western New York. This membership must be renewed annually, and all newly hired employees are expected to enroll with GSWNY within the first 30 days of their employment.

Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates diversity in all forms and is committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative and supportive environment for all. All employment decisions are based qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the organization. As an equal opportunity employer, GSWNY does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other groups or persons protected by federal, state or local law.
From: Girl Scouts of Western NY