Boating & Sailing Instructor - Seven Hills Resident Camp

Girl Scouts of Western NY - Holland, NY

Job Description:ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:
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Since 1912, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to develop the skills and the voice to become successful and productive citizens. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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 organize and operate the boating program consistent with GSUSA, NYDOH and ACA safety standards and procedures.

Essential Functions:
Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support and meet GSWNY’s mission and camp goals.
Develop and carry out boating and or sailing activities.
Instructs staff in boating and or sailing procedures/activities during pre-camp training.
Teaches water safety, as well as boating, canoeing, kayaking and sailing safety to campers and staff.
Develops and enforces boating and sailing safety measures for every person in camp.
Actively participates in the required weekly lifeguard trainings.
Responsible for the care and use of the boating and sailing equipment and supplies.
Conducts an opening and closing inventory of the boating and sailing equipment and supplies.
Works with the Trip Director to set aside supplies necessary for the out of camp canoe trip. (when applicable)
Works with the Trip Director to conduct canoe trainings for the out of camp canoe program. (when applicable)
Ensures the proper use and care of all equipment.
Lead by example.
Emphasize safety.
Follow all ACA, GSUSA and NYSDOH standards and regulations for boating and sailing.
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)
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 Waterfront Director/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 New York State Health Department)
Must possess current First Aid & 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.
Must have certification and or documented boating and or sailing experience or be willing to obtain training at designated training day.
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