This position serves as 4-H Camp Owahta Aquatics Director responsible to Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Cortland County. The primary responsibilities of this position are to oversee and coordinate 4-H Camp Owahta's waterfront and swimming activities, and to maintain the standards that lead to a quality program, to identify and meet camper needs, and to operate in compliance with the American Red Cross requirements for water safety. In addition, this position accepts and performs other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate by the 4-H Camp Director. (This position does not include cabin responsibilities.)
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Please contact Darius Stevens, Association Camp Director at email@example.com with questions.
Must be at least 21 years of age and have a minimum of 3 years lifeguarding experience.
Must have Lifeguard Supervision and Management Certificate.
Must have current Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguarding Certifications (will help will re-certifications if necessary).
Must have current First Aid and CPR Certifications (will train if necessary).
Must have training and experience in waterfront activities and management.
Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position.
Must be willing and able to stay at 4-H Camp Owahta (including overnights) the entire time Camp is in session.
Demonstrated ability to schedule and supervise staff.
Desire and demonstrated ability to work with children.
Demonstrated ability to relate to one's peer group.
Demonstrated ability to accept guidance and supervision.
Good character, integrity and adaptability.
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.
Insure proper set-up and organization of waterfront area and equipment.
Provide orientation for campers on waterfront area, procedures and safety guidelines upon arrival at camp.
Assess 4-H camper swim levels upon their arrival at 4-H Camp Owahta and assign 4-H campers to appropriate American Red Cross swim class levels.
Oversee Red Cross Certified Swimming Program.
Monitor beach front, swim area, and water quality daily, and secure waterfront when not in use.
Supervise all waterfront activities, including swimming, canoeing, boating, kayaking, fishing, and sailing.
Maintain all emergency/safety equipment, insure compliance with all safety procedures described in New York State Department of Health regulations for resident camp beach front/bathing areas, and maintain daily New York State Department of Health Beach Reports.
Coordinate all non-instructional programs and special events that occur within the waterfront area.
Insure proper monitoring of waterfront area during recreational swimming, and assist in lifeguarding responsibilities as needed.
Assist in the development and coordination of all waterfront activities to be carried out by waterfront staff/lifeguards.
Develop a "Buddy Board" system to ensure accountability for all 4-H campers and staff at the waterfront.
Report all incidents or injuries occurring at the waterfront to the 4-H Camp Director and/or 4-H Health Coordinator, and assist in the completion of appropriate incident reports in a timely manner.
Coordinate lifeguarding assignments.
Assist in coordinating/assigning swim instructors to classes.
Keep daily attendance of campers and staff involved in waterfront activities.
Complete all required paperwork regarding swimming instruction, and insure that records are submitted to the American Red Cross office.
Assist in inventory, pre and post season, and maintain materials and equipment needed for classes.
Evaluate effectiveness of instruction/instructors.
Evaluate 4-H camper swim levels at the end of each session or upon completion of swim class/requirements.
Keep and dispense American Red Cross swim instruction lesson plans and award certifications.
Attend camp orientation program.
Participate in staff meetings and training events as scheduled.
Assist in the daily upkeep of camp facilities.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Cortland County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Association Temporary Camp Program Specialty Director
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
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.
Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
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