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YMCA of Greater Seattle Waterfront Director Summer Overnight Camp in Longbranch, Washington


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

The Waterfront Director provides direct supervision and oversight to overall operation of waterfront area - including activities, scheduling, supervision of lifeguard counselors, and equipment inspection and upkeep. Ensures the supervision and safety of campers at all times.


  1. Maintains the Waterfront areas.

  2. Maintains Safety equipment (lifejackets, rescue boats, first aid kits, etc.).

  3. Ensures proper maintenance of small craft and program equipment.

  4. If applicable, Directs and coordinates the Community Swim Program which includes but is not limited to Youth Swim Lessons, Day Camp Open Swim, and Family Swim activities.

  5. Facilitates program activities that are developmentally appropriate and which promote camper skill and character development. Leads and assists with facilitation of all waterfront clinics and other all-camp special events.

  6. Maintains proper ratio of 1 lifeguard for 25 campers and 1 staff person for every 10 campers.

  7. Maintains safety and cleanliness standards including pool chemicals, if applicable.

  8. Takes special note of individual camper health needs or concerns on a daily basis.

  9. Communicates personal or staff needs to supervisor in a timely manner.

  10. Attends staff meetings and trainings.

  11. Maintains waterfront schedule.

  12. Schedules and facilitates emergency waterfront drills.

  13. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

  14. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 21 years of age or older.

  2. Water Safety Instructor or YMCA Progressive Swim Instructor certification, Camp Orkila only.

  3. Current state approved first aid certification.

  4. Current state approved CPR certification.

  5. First Aid/CPR for the professional rescuer.

  6. One or more years of college preferred.

  7. Two or more years experience in waterfront experience.

  8. Current Lifeguard certification.

  9. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous activity in an outdoor setting, including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping and swimming.

  10. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

Competencies for success at the Y:

  • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.

  • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

  • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

  • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

  • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.

  • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system .


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch

Posted Date 1 week ago (4/30/2021 6:03 PM)

ID 2021-11870

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 1

Location YMCA Camp Colman

Category Resident Camp

Address 20016 Bay Road KPS

Minimum compensation USD $55.00/Da.