The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness and skill building.
The Aquatics Manager is responsible for the supervision of the pool, boating program and lifeguard management, including skills trainings.
The Aquatics Manager has the option to live on camp live on camp in a cabin with campers, or can live off camp although will need to be present during all Aquatics programs.
Some physical requirements of this position could be endurance including prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking long distances, running, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, cold, rain, sun, and other varying weather conditions, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.
The Aquatics manager will assume this role on June 25, 2021 and include one week of pre-camp staff training and 6 weeks of residential camp that run weekly from Sunday morning at 11:30 to Friday at 5:30. Specific dates camp is open are July 4 -August 13, 2021. The Aquatics Manager will assist with the closure of camp on 8/14 and 8/15 and oversee the proper storage of all supplies and materials for the pool.
Oversee all the operations of the pool in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan approved by the New York State Department of Health
Conduct swim assessments of campers or staff prior to their participation in any pool activities
Provide leadership for swimming classes
Provide leadership and supervision for staff and campers during swimming programs
Train additional camp staff in appropriate pool monitoring behaviors including proper usage of the Buddy Board
Conduct water testing daily, in cooperation with the Pool Operator to monitor water quality and close the pool when water quality is not within the state mandated guidelines
Coordinate daily maintenance of pool including tidying up the pool deck and a monitoring of pool vacuuming schedule
Record and notify Health Manager of any injury occurring at pool or waterfront
Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests and learning styles.
Other duties may be assigned as required
Arrive on time for all scheduled activities and duties.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Maintain a clean, professional, well-groomed appearance while on duty keeping in compliance with the Association and Camp Dress Code Policy at all times.
Keep all relationships on a platonic basis during camp hours and camp season.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Assist Supervisor with implementation of camp crisis management plan and/or emergency management procedures as required.
Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
Interact with campers, staff, parents, families, and the general public in a professional manner at all times.
Aware of and adhere to all policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.
Ensure complete confidentiality of sensitive information regarding campers and staff at all times.
Other duties may be assigned as required.
21 years of age or older
Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting
Current Lifeguard Management Certificate by American Red Cross
Current Lifeguard Certificate
Current First Aid Responding to Emergencies and CPR for the Professional Rescuer
Current Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred
Ability to supervise and organize youth and adults
Salary and Benefit Details
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits are not available for this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
To be considered for this position, all candidates must:
Complete *ALL* sections of the online application and questionnaires.
Attach a Cover Letter.
Attach names and contact information of at least 3 References.
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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