Aquatics Program Manager (summer)
Company: Concordia College
Posted on: June 7, 2021
Position Title Aquatics Program Manager (summer) Position Type
CLV Seasonal - Summer Employment Status Seasonal Number of Months 3
General Employment Period
summer, with some pre-summer preparation
General Work Schedule (days of week)
Typically seven days per week, time off is flexible and built
around camp program requirements.
General shift hours
Typically 8 hours, occasionally extending to 14, depending on
program and training schedules.
Minimum Salary $400 per one week period Job Summary/Basic
Plan the aquatics training program for multiple Concordia
Language Villages sites throughout Turtle River Lake and Northern
- Train and supervise Waterfront Managers of each Village.
Communicate with them regularly during their contracted times.
Support the Waterfront Managers in the operational set-up and
opening of the beach for summer.
3.Support the Health and Wellness staff in offering CPR/First
Aid certification training.
Offer Lifeguard training and certification and waterfront
management training multiple times throughout the summer.
Ensure the compliance of staff, waterfronts and small water
craft with ACA Standards, MN camp licensing requirements, MN
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulations, and risk
Maintain updated aquatics manual and training information that
supports program goals, operational initiatives, and regulatory
agency requirements. Monitor the regular use of a waterfront
program binder on operations, (including possible digital
Establish and maintain effective communication about the
aquatics programs with program stakeholders including the Village
Dean, the Health and Wellness Associate Director and the Group
Maintain an aquatics office and appropriate record system;
provide an annual summative report to the Associate Director for
Health and Wellness and Group Director.
Provide periodic in-service training as needed to maintain
effective aquatics programs.
Assist individual Village personnel with the purchase of aquatic
Respond to aquatic emergency incidents as needed, including
maintenance of an incident reporting system and ongoing quality
control measures to reduce the program's loss ratio.
Adhere to the Aquatics budget; provide cost analysis as needed
to monitor program effectiveness.
Supervise risk management of Language Villages overnight camping
excursions that include bodies of water, including review of
overnight excursion plan forms and responding to emergencies.
- Report to the Group Director for Aquatics on all
responsibilities and to the Associate Director of Health and
Wellness on health training plans and data points.
General Responsibilities of All Positions:
- Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in
the "Personnel Policies," which are designated by Concordia
Language Villages administration and individual Village deans.
- Read and become familiar with the responsibilities for your
specific area of assignment.
- After being provided access to the Staff Handbook and other
material from the organization and the Village dean and/or
department manager, read all information carefully and thoroughly
before arriving to begin your position.
- If residing in a Village: Be advised the entire staff of each
Village is under the direction of and is responsible to the dean.
While some positions are supervised by other staff, the dean
retains ultimate authority and responsibility for the Village.
- Report to orientation prior to your first session as designated
by your employment offer, if applicable.
- Assist with setting up the Village, preparing for the next
session, and maintaining the Village throughout the session or
similar tasks if not residing in a Village.
- Speak the target language with villagers and staff members as
much as possible. If hired for a position not requiring target
language ability, support the language immersion goals while around
- Seek out opportunities to interact with international staff
members related to cultural exchange, if a U.S. staff member; if an
international exchange visitor, seek out opportunities to interact
with U.S. staff members and villagers related to cultural
- Live in community living arrangements, assigned according to
gender identity. Nearly all positions include living, sleeping and
sharing communal bathroom facilities in a unit with villagers
(participants); positions that do not include living with villagers
do include living with other staff members. This does not apply to
- Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and
welfare of the villagers.
- Remain one day after your final session for cleanup, inventory
and evaluation of the program, if your position is in a
Broad familiarity with the Language Villages' philosophy;
sensitivity to the variation among Village programs and dean
Certification and experience as an American Red Cross Lifeguard
Instructor, First Aid and CPR instructor; instructor qualification
and experience in canoeing, sailing, and motorized small
Experience in lake environment supervision.
Ability to effectively communicate in English. English skills
must be effective in both spoken and written modes, and include the
ability to communicate via email and effectively create, revise
and/or edit written materials.
Computer literacy (MSWord Suite) in word processing,
spreadsheets, database and email protocols.
Experience in collaborating with others to accomplish work
product as well as evidence of accomplishing tasks without direct
Detail-minded; able to multitask in fast-paced, changing
environments; reliable and consistent work history.
Insurable driving record.
Available from Memorial Day until two days after the close of
the Language Villages' summer sessions, and during the
academic-year to accomplish pre-summer tasks (e.g. prepping LG
courses, revising aquatic materials, communicating with the
Associate Director of Health and Wellness, Group Director, Deans
and prospective WF staff).
- All applicants affirm their commitment to the missions of
Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages; and to
diversity, equity and inclusion.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of all positions:
Emotional resilience and cognitive abilities to carry out job
responsibilities, ability to establish and maintain appropriate
professional relationships, interpersonal skills to interact
effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and
cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.
. . . of positions related to supervision:
Ability to train staff; observe staff and villager behavior; see
and respond to hazards; work with different age and skill levels;
plan, conduct and evaluate designated activities; observe, assess,
and coach the work efforts of staff being supervised..
- Previous experience working in the Concordia Language Villages
- Minimal familiarity with the lakes, rivers and national parks
of Northern Minnesota.
- Language skills in one of the languages taught in the Language
Position Opening Date 12/18/2020 Position Closing Date Open
Until Filled Yes Screening Begins 12/18/2020 EEO Special
Instructions to Applicants
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submission of two reference forms, if you are a new applicant or if
on your first day of employment there will have been a 12-month or
more break since your last day of employment with Concordia
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with children. At least one reference form must be from a current
or recent supervisor who knows you in a position of responsibility.
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