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Aquatics Program Manager (summer)

Company: Concordia College
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

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 Function

  1. Plan the aquatics training program for multiple Concordia Language Villages sites throughout Turtle River Lake and Northern MN.

  2. 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.

  1. Offer Lifeguard training and certification and waterfront management training multiple times throughout the summer.

  2. 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 reduction initiatives.

  3. 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 format).

  4. 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 Director.

  5. Maintain an aquatics office and appropriate record system; provide an annual summative report to the Associate Director for Health and Wellness and Group Director.

  6. Provide periodic in-service training as needed to maintain effective aquatics programs.

  7. Assist individual Village personnel with the purchase of aquatic materials.

  8. 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.

  9. Adhere to the Aquatics budget; provide cost analysis as needed to monitor program effectiveness.

  10. 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.

  11. 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 villagers.
  • 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 exchange.
  • 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 non-residential positions.
  • 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 Village.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Broad familiarity with the Language Villages' philosophy; sensitivity to the variation among Village programs and dean leadership styles.

  2. Bachelor's Degree

  3. 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 crafts.

  4. Experience in lake environment supervision.

  5. 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.

  6. Computer literacy (MSWord Suite) in word processing, spreadsheets, database and email protocols.

  7. Experience in collaborating with others to accomplish work product as well as evidence of accomplishing tasks without direct supervision.

  8. Detail-minded; able to multitask in fast-paced, changing environments; reliable and consistent work history.

  9. Insurable driving record.

  10. 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).

  11. 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..

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in the Concordia Language Villages waterfront staff.
  • Minimal familiarity with the lakes, rivers and national parks of Northern Minnesota.
  • Language skills in one of the languages taught in the Language Villages.

Position Opening Date 12/18/2020 Position Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Screening Begins 12/18/2020 EEO Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of our application process, you arrange for the 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 Language Villages. Reference providers must be professional references - those who know your work, classroom abilities, or work with children. At least one reference form must be from a current or recent supervisor who knows you in a position of responsibility. The person who makes the hiring decision cannot provide a reference. In some cultures, it is appropriate to ask a family member for a reference; in the United States, it is not.

You provide your reference writers' contact information (e-mail address) and the system contacts them automatically.

You MUST provide an e-mail address for each reference writer. The application system will automatically e-mail your reference writers; as a result, your reference writers will be able to download the reference form to their computer and then upload the completed form directly onto our system, and you will be able to track whether we have received the reference form. The process is quick, simple, and confidential. Note, if you are applying for many positions, you may wish to let your writers know they will receive a request for each position; they may upload the same reference form for each position. If you cannot provide an e-mail address for your reference writers or provide an incorrect e-address, contact Log back into this application system to assure that your reference providers have submitted the reference form.

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Keywords: Concordia College, Bakersfield , Aquatics Program Manager (summer), Other , Bakersfield, California

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