Aquatics Coordinator

Learn more than you ever thought you could, about relating to children in a manner that empowers their growth and independence. 
Camp Description
For more than 50 years, YMCA Camp Kirkwood has welcomed campers, providing a chance to escape the distraction of modern life and experience God’s breath-taking natural world through exploration and adventure. At YMCA Camp Kirkwood, the Y is able to create a one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids to build character, develop self-confidence and encourage self expression.
Job Description

We’re looking for a confident individual to specialize in aquatics programming and oversight. You will be a part of Leadership Team and lead other lifeguards in providing fun and safe aquatics activities on our lake and in the pool, while also implementing skill-based progression into activities to help further growth and development among campers. Provide upkeep to pool in areas of health, safety, chemicals, and maintenance.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older and have at least 2 years aquatics experience
  • Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of theYMCA.
  • This position requires experience working with youth
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Have or willing to obtain First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard or ropes
  • Willingness to have fun, laugh, and be silly with a love of the outdoors
Essential Functions
  • Lead lifeguards / staff at aquatics areas
  • Required to follow all county and accredited safety guidelines
  • Supervise and lead campers at aquatics
  • Ability to plan and execute an E.A.P
  • Coordinate with activity specialist and directors on programing
  • Provide direct supervision to youth while teaching and leading activities
  • Facilitate ropes, target sports, aquatics, and many more camp activities
  • All other duties as assigned by the director
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.