Camp Assistant Aquatics Director

Position Summary
An Assistant Aquatics Director is responsible for the direct care and supervision of all campers and Team members, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers and Team members.
Position Objective/Purpose
We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization's mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of Team members and campers. The candidate must be capable of building positive relationships, providing top-notch customer service and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages. This position will require the candidate to complete multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the professional standards of ESF.
Position Scope Factors
Assistant Aquatics Director will assist in managing the Aquatics Support Specialist and team of lifeguards/swim instructors. Must be able to teach new guards how to instruct swim lessons for campers.
Essential Job ResponsibilitiesGroup supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill developmentComplete paperwork as assignedServe as a positive role model to campers and Team membersMonitor the organization, supervision, and administration of all activities and assembliesConduct morning briefings daily with TeamConduct mid and end of summer Team member evaluationsAssist and support the Site Director in any camp operation or activityCoordinate daily schedulesAttend all ESF eventsModel behavior & group management strategies for groupsMonitor safety and security of all campers and Team MembersConduct tours of the camp facilities and program areas to prospective camp families when applicableOversee sign-in of campers into Club OTFollow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all timesExhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policiesHave funOther responsibilities as assignedPosition Competencies for SuccessUnderstand and support the mission of the organizationThe ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional mannerPositive attitudeCommitment to the growth and development of youthCommitment to producing consistent, high-quality workExcellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutionsPatient, caring and creativeFlexible, adaptive and a Team playerDesire to make a difference in the life of a childExperience RequirementsPrevious experience working with children in a supervisory or administrative capacityPerformance management and facilitation experience (preferred)1 years administrative/leadership experience (required)Staff supervision experience (required)Certification RequirementsFirst Aid/CPRCurrent Aquatics certificationEducation RequirementsBachelor's Degree or equivalent experienceOther Skill RequirementsOutstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger communityReporting RelationshipsReports directly to and takes direction from Aquatics Director and Site Director.Working Conditions and Physical RequirementsAbility to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbsEndurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per dayAbility to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position
ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!
Becoming part of the Team at ESF Camps far exceeds what one would expect of a normal "summer job". ESF Camps offers an opportunity to make an everlasting impression on children and young adults who will ultimately be our future. We pride ourselves in partnering with outstanding individuals committed to the progressive development of children while remaining sensitive to their individual needs. Our Team consists of specialized professionals, master educators, and exceptional college students dedicated to making a daily impact on our campers.
ESF Camps provides you with the opportunity to work for an award winning, nationally recognized organization providing hands-on experience in behavior and group management for children ages 3-16. Build your career in a safe, positive, and energetic atmosphere that focuses on professional development. Working at ESF will be an experience like no other!
Be positive, motivational and a leader to Team members
Catch Team members doing something great and let them know about it
Ensure and enforce pool safety at all times
Supervise all swim lessons
Evaluate camper swimming abilities
Complete weekly progress reports
Prepare awards for completed swim levels
Coordinate the recording of camper swim progress
Help the Leadership Team conduct Weekly Team Meetings
Schedule and set up Enrichment swim lessons
Supervise Team members working enrichment swim lessons
Conduct mid-summer and end of summer Team member evaluations
Conduct end of summer exit interviews with each Team member
Fulfill additional duties that may be assigned by the Site Director
Assist and support the Site Director in any camp operation or activity
Enforce and maintain the ESF look
Ensure overall supervision of Aquatics Team, pool area and equipment
Enforce paper work free zone
Direct and supervise all camp groups/teams/tribes at the pool
Communicate with parents/guardians either through written and/or verbal contract
Identify and meet camper needs
Coordinate daily swim schedule
Provide alternative behavior management techniques
Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities
Review agenda for Weekly Team Meeting
Provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the camp family and Team members
Perform pool maintenance duties and complete water logs
Be present at pool at all times
Record any incident concerning any occurrence at the pool
Make sure instructors are prepared each day to teach swimming skills
Know and understand each swimming skill level and the skills that are taught
Buddy Checks are being performed according to ESF Policy
B.A./B.S. Degree preferred
Current Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR certifications
WSI certification preferred
Proven leadership/management experience required
Pool Management experience preferred
Experience teaching swim lessons at all levels
Classroom teaching experience preferred; not required
Behavior management experience with children
Exceptional Customer Service Skills
Organized, detail oriented, team player
Fun, outgoing, motivational

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