Job Description – Waterfront Director
Summer 2021

Background: The URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp is a residential, Jewish summer camp located in Utica, MS that serves campers ages 7-16, who spend between ten days and six weeks on-site during the summer. We strive to create a healthy, nurturing environment for campers and staff to try new activities, build meaningful relationships, and grow their Jewish identities. We are seeking qualified candidates to join our team as Specialists.

Qualifications:

  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of waterfront areas around camp.
  • Teaching experience in swimming and lifeguarding.
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of swimming and lifeguarding.
  • Ability to follow defined teaching requirements, developing own methods of presentation to campers.
  • Lifeguard certification and lifeguard management certification required.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate waterfront activities for all age groups, as scheduled for each unit including, but not limited to: opening the pool, opening the lake, boating, and fishing
  • Coordinate the position of lifeguards and watchers during waterfront activities.
  • When assigned, plan and lead age-appropriate unit evening programs, incorporating the pool and/or lake.
  • Be available for cabin activities, such as Bunk Night, as requested by counselors.
  • Prepare and lead Shabbat afternoon activities including, but not limited to: opening the pool, opening the lake, boating, and fishing
  • Act as general resource for other camp activities relating to the waterfront.
  • When time permits, participate in other camp programming as is practical.
  • Sitting with cabins and interacting with campers is a must.
  • Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as role-model for safety with campers.
  • Directly responsible for most maintenance and upkeep of facilities and supplies necessary for the waterfront, such as:
    • Taking pH readings for the pool
    • Ensuring chemical balance in the pool
    • Maintaining a clean pool and locker room space
    • Collecting and returning lost and found items from the waterfront areas
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required.

Designated Supervisor: Assistant Director