The Rockmont Waterfront staff members strive to provide a safe, caring, and fun Waterfront environment for campers to grow in their swimming ability and love for the water..
Waterfront Director Responsibilities
In coordination with the Aquatics Director,
- Develop and operate a Waterfront program aligned with the Waterfront Mission stated above.
- Develop and implement a regular schedule of guarding, in-service training, and conditioning.
- Develop and facilitate a Waterfront-specific training weekend prior to Staff Training week; coordinate with all Directors during Staff Training week to ensure a balance between general staff training and continued lifeguard training.
- Evaluate Waterfront staff’s skills and fill out an ACA Skills Verification sheet for each lifeguard.
- Be present during all Waterfront activities and appoint the Assistant Waterfront Director or another lifeguard to lead when you have time off.
- Assist Tribal Directors in scheduling and programming waterfront activities.
- Orient all Directors, camp staff, and campers in waterfront emergency procedures (e.g. Code 9).
- Assign staff days off and nights off for all lifeguards.
- Assign lifeguard skill assignments (e.g. Swim Stroke Development, Swim with the Lifeguards, and Swim Sports).
- Obtain and coordinate presentation of awards and swim bands.
- Maintain overall quality and safety control of the Waterfront, to include keeping all aquatic equipment in excellent and safe working condition and efficiently stored.
- Assign staff chores to maintain a clean, safe, and attractive Waterfront:
- Clean docks, diving tower, lifeguard stands, etc.
- Rake beach, replacing sand as necessary.
- Sweep and weed steps and walkway.
- Clean lakeside fire pit.
In coordination with the Program Director & Personnel Director,
- Communicate Waterfront staff scheduled time off.
- Program activities to connect Waterfront staff with the broader camp community when the lifeguards are not actively guarding, training, or conditioning.
- Promote and support staff programs (e.g. Grill, Java n Jesus, Acoustic Corner, Staff Church).
- Address residential lifeguard housing needs and concerns.
Waterfront Director Qualifications
- 18 years of age or older.
- Currently certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding.
- Ability to pass the ACA Skill Verification test for lifeguards.
- 1 year of experience on a camp waterfront.
- Preference given to applicants who:
- Hold a current Waterfront Module certificate.
- Hold a current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate.
- Have 1 or more years of director-level experience in an aquatics setting.