As the Aquatics Director, you will manage, plan, and supervise aquatic programs and facilities. This position requires a strong background in aquatics, leadership skills, and the ability to create a positive and inclusive environment for participants of all ages.
Responsibilities and Duties:
– Oversee the operation of the Aquatics Areas–the pool and lake. Provide positive training for Scouts, adult leaders, and staff in aquatics safety, personnel, program, operation, and equipment.
– Responsible for the general program implementation and management of the aquatics area, including integration with the total camp program.
– Hold BSA Aquatics Instructor Certification. Certification can be provided through the National Camping Accreditations Program. Training is one week long.
– Hold American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor Certification. Certification can be provided through the National Camping Accreditations Program—same training as above – one week long.
– Maintain proper BSA standards for instruction, supervision, and safety training in the aquatics program, including using boats, canoes, and all aquatic facilities and equipment. Comply with all state and US Coast Guard regulations.
– Maintain equipment, facilities, and a safe swim area.
– Provide aquatic training for unit leaders and camp staff when needed.
– Operate an aquatics program in such a manner as to ensure instruction in the following: ability testing of all Scouts and adults, non-swimmer instruction, beginner instruction, swimming, life-saving, rowing, canoeing, sailing, snorkeling, mile swim, BSA Lifeguard, Safe Swim Defense Plan with adults, proper use and handling of equipment.
– Serve as a merit badge counselor of aquatics merit badges.
– Ensure the waterfront is used only when qualified supervision is present. Staff members may only use the waterfront with qualified supervision.
– Adhere to the buddy system for all aquatic activities.
– Make sure that life jackets are worn by all persons using boats or canoes. Life jackets must be buckled, zipped, and/or tied.
– Supervise Sunday swim checks
– Be an enthusiastic key leader among the entire camp staff – work closely with the Camp Director and Program Director to provide positive staff leadership. Assist the program director in planning and implementing staff morale boosters
– Attend Area Directors meetings.
– Responsible for opening and closing inventories of all Aquatics equipment.
– Other duties as assigned by the Camp Director and Program Director.
– High School Diploma or GED.
– Experience working with youth.
– 21 years of age or older.
– Successful completion of a criminal background check.
– Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
– Able to sit or stand for long periods and climb multiple flights of stairs daily.
– Ability to bend, twist, and stretch.
– Exceptional communication skills.
– Self-motivated with the ability to efficiently work independently with little instruction or supervision.
– Desire to lead, motivate, and manage groups of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
– Demonstrated ability to manage logistics in an organized fashion.
– Willingness to be flexible with work assignments and roles.
– Meals in-between program
– Lodging on-site
– Paid training, including first-aid and CPR
– Bi-Weekly pay
To apply for this job please visit lecbsa.org.