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Girl Scouts San Diego

  • 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA
  • https://www.sdgirlscouts.org/

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Resident Camp Waterfront Director

If you’re looking for a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity where you’ll get to encourage teamwork and camaraderie, look here! Spend your summer inspiring girls to build their confidence, courage, and character! What’s in it for you:

  • Make a difference in the lives of girls that will last for a lifetime
  • Opportunity to share your passion and enjoy being out in nature
  • Build lifelong friendships with the camp team
  • Become the coolest and most influential person in the campers’ lives
  • Gain problem solving, team building, communication, and mentoring skills
  • Internship credit (Universities may provide college credit working at Camp)


min experience

salary range

$81.00 - $91.00 / day

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

As Waterfront Director you will have responsibility for the overall coordination and implementation of waterfront activities that are fun, safe and appropriate to camper’s ages and abilities.

  • Create and implement waterfront activities, schedules, safety guidelines and programs including swimming, canoeing and other waterfront activities
  • Participate in lifeguarding, teaching swim lessons and general maintenance of pool and pool area; supervise daily pool opening/closing
  • Supervise and provide training to waterfront staff carrying out lifeguard duties, swim lessons and pool maintenance duties
  • Develop and operate a well-planned program of instruction in swimming, create free play and water safety lessons
  • Coordinate lifeguards and instructions for canoeing, on and off camp site
  • Conduct inventory, order new equipment and maintain existing waterfront equipment
  • Initiate a strict water safety program in keeping with Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints, ACA and the American Red Cross requirements
  • Assist in the general operation of camp as assigned by the Camp Director or Assistant Camp Director, as needed
  • Participate in campfire, all-camp meals and other camp gatherings. Provides high level of camper care and attention
  • Adhere to all council policies and procedures, observe all safety precautions and ensure compliance with all council health and safety rules and procedures
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

This is a temporary seasonal employment opportunity.

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age, 21 years of age preferred
  • Able to work the full summer camp season - June 21st - August 13th
  • Ability to work with children and staff of different ages
  • Current Water Safety Instructor’s certificate and Lifeguard certificate from the American Red Cross or an organization having equivalent standards
  • At least two years’ experience on a camp waterfront or previous experience in management or supervisory position at a similar aquatic area
  • Previous experience working with children and young adults, preferred
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with campers, staff and volunteers; able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Good judgement in anticipating and preventing accidents, quickness in emergencies, flexibility, recognize limitations and problem-solving capabilities
  • Must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and live on camp premises during the summer
  • Submit health history record prior to first day of work
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification, or able to obtain certification before the first day of work
  • Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation (Daily and/or occasional travel may be required. Must be comfortable driving narrow, winding mountain roads with passengers in mini or cargo vans)

This is a temporary seasonal employment opportunity.

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