Aquatics & Hospitality Coordinator – The West River Center, MD

Full Time - Year Round
Maryland
Posted 1 month ago

Description: Aquatics and Hospitality Coordinator

We are seeking a high performer who is passionate about working with young people in and around the water and providing radical hospitality to guests. The successful applicant will have a track record of designing, implementing, and managing effective programs with pools, paddle sports, and sailing. The Aquatics and Hospitality Coordinator will team with other staff to provide first-class hospitality to retreat guests throughout the year by anticipating and responding to guest needs before and during their event. Applicants should have an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ, connection to a faith community, and desire to be in ministry at camp through program and service.

Essential Functions
• Aquatics
o Develop, implement, and manage all aquatics areas and activities at West River.
 Swimming Pool
 Paddle Sports (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards)
 Boating (sailing, powerboating, tubing, paddleboats)
o Maintain equipment, watercraft, and facilities needed for aquatic activities.
o Assist in hiring, training, and managing staff for aquatic activities.
o Develop aquatics programs for summer campers and retreat guests to make aquatics an integral part of the West River experience and provide opportunities for skill development.

• Hospitality
o Serve as the onsite host for retreat groups.
o Anticipate and respond to group needs.
o Operate the camp store.
o Work with the Program Director to staff retreat group activity requests.

Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Minimum 3 years working in aquatics.
• The following certifications (or relevant experience and ability to attain within 1 year):
o American Sailing Association Certification
o Pool Operator Certification
o American Canoe Association Certification
o American Red Cross Lifeguard
o American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
o Maryland State Boaters License

Position Requirements
• Must live onsite at West River.
• Able to attain needed certifications to comply with state and local regulations.
• Able to meet the physical demands of the position.
• Able to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• United Methodist Church membership preferred.

Core Competencies
• A depth of knowledge and comfort of aquatics; and passion for their use in experiential learning.
• Ability to teach youth and supervise young adults.
• A self-starter who handles projects and logistics well while training and mobilizing others for implementation.
• Personal credibility through a positive attitude, strong communication skills (written and verbal), achieving results, and trusted relationships internally and externally.
• Flexibility to deal with changing priorities and workload demands while responding well in stressful situations.
• A drive for creativity and innovation while recognizing practical limitations and maintaining safety.
• A friendly demeanor and servant heart.
• Ability to problem solve and take initiative to get the job done.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build relationships across lines of difference.

Values: Do No Harm. Do Good. Stay in Love with God.
• Courageous Love: We have been called by Christ into an inclusive love that celebrates differences, welcomes all, finds strength in hardship and conflict, and rejoices in victory.
• Respectful Urgency: We have been invited to a work of incomparable importance, so we will embrace humility and faithfulness, taking care to do no harm in achieving our mission.
• Bold Innovation: We are purposeful about creativity, invention, and experimentation in order to maximize the reach and effectiveness of each initiative designed to express the love of God.
• Faithful Openness: We are rooted in God’s love through Jesus Christ, who calls us beloved, and yet we are always learning more of the unfolding work of the Spirit.
• Restful Work: We are eager to work hard for those things that matter most, while living in patient grace, including intentional rest.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, send a resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the position to director@westrivercenter.org by Sunday, September 1, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an initial interview will be contacted. The Baltimore-Washington Conference is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2019

Location: West River, Maryland

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