Camp Waterfront Coordinator
Job Details
Camp Widjiwagan - Antioch, TN
Camp Widji/Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center

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Pay:  $120 per day


Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Day Camp Director, the Waterfront Coordinator is responsible for the direct supervision, control, organization, and scheduling of Lifeguards and other staff for all aquatic areas. S/he will supervise the care and safety of all campers and staff at all water activities and ensure the camp’s daily program is run efficiently through detailed supervision and objective decision making.


Essential Functions:

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Organize, plan, schedule and coordinate all aquatic programming; assist with the implementation of new aquatic programming
  • Supervise the Head Lifeguard and Boating Coordinator; including the training, supervising, and evaluating of aquatics staff
  • Ensure all programs are staffed appropriately and train all staff in emergency procedures, incident reporting, and first aid
  • Lifeguard and lead programs in support of staff when necessary; provide fun, supportive work environment with high staff morale and proper recognition
  • Comply with YMCA of Middle Tennessee Aquatic Safety Standards and attend the required in-services
  • Comply with American Red Cross standards to maintain certification
  • Manage all necessary information and records such as chemical logs, certifications, incident reports and other as needed
  • Maintain a clean and safe pool, beach and dock are; ensure programs are delivered to all guests in a safe and fun environment
  • Supervise the Spirit of America boater’s safety program
  • Direct the Canoe With a Parent program
  • Follow all rules and safety regulations as set forth by camp
  • Ensure that each camper has a pleasant experience and their goals are adequately met with skills development and progressive curriculum
  • Carry out all other tasks/objectives as assigned by the Day Camp Director; maintain a positive working relationship with all staff

Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members and participants to create a culture of service within our Centers

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work on a team and willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to understand the needs of participants and to place these needs ahead of his/her own
  • Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Experience supervising others preferred; two years of camp experience preferred
  • One year of experience with lifeguarding, boating, pool maintenance and general water front safety procedure required


Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation Certification
  • Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first): Camp Staff Training Orientation
  • Before start of 1st shift: successfully complete American Red Cross Lifeguard training program; obtain/maintain current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification

The American Red Cross certified lifeguard must comply with following standards to maintain his/her certification:

  • The employee must enforce and maintain the area of responsibility at all times while performing lifeguarding duties.
  • The employee must maintain his/her American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program technical rescue skill competency at all times during the period certification.
  • The employee must maintain his/her American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR technical skill competency at all times during the period of certification, including skills in adult, child, infant, and two person rescuer CPR, AED and Administering Oxygen.


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