Waterfront Director

The Waterfront Director is to provide the safest possible environment for everyone participating in and around the water. 

General Convention of Sioux YMCAs

Dupree, SD 57623-

YMCA Camp Marrowbone
PO BOX 218
Dupree, SD 57623-

YMCA Camp Marrowbone sits on the shores of Lake Oahe, a tributary of the Missouri River, on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation on the High Plains of South Dakota. In addition to empowering youth in the four core principles of the Y, Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility, camp is also designed to stress traditional Lakota values such as Generosity, Wisdom, Bravery and Respect. All of this is done through traditional camp activities such as boating, archery, arts and crafts taught by camp staff and traditional cultural programming offered by members of the Cheyenne River Tribe.

The Waterfront Director supervises the waterfront and maintains a safe, enjoyable and age-appropriate environment while modeling the YMCA core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.

  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Documented waterfront experiences or certification and basic experiences in instructional boating
  • Ability to teach activities and role model the YMCA values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility
  • Ability to adapt to recognize a hazardous situation and minimize dangers
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group and teach leadership and life skills
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Must be able to commit to the entire camp season

Current Lifeguarding Certification, Open Water experience and basic experiences in instructional boating a plus.

  • Recognize and respond to hazardous situations, minimize or eliminate (where possible) dangers
  • Educate others about water safety and insure safety by enforcing rules and regulations
  • Supervise all aspects of the waterfront including but not limited to: swim tests, equipment usage, care and maintenance, buddy board, lifeguards and swimmers
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group
  • Identify and effectively resolve conflicts and concerns based on camp values and procedures
  • Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp
  • Lead activities such as boating, swimming, early bird activities, etc.
  • Create a safe, secure and enjoyable environment that promotes diversity by including all campersSeek out and use camp resources to create meaningful experiences
  • Be a positive role model for all campers and fellow staff
  • Actively work toward being a member of the staff team
  • Know, understand and execute all camp policies and emergency protocols
  • Manage all aspects of the waterfront including but not limited to: equipment usage, care and maintenance, training and monitoring lifeguards, campers and staff
  • Facilitate emergency drills and trainings with campers and staff and act as the point person in the event of such an emergency
  • Ensure all rescue and first aid equipment is readily available and in working order
  • Complete lifeguard evaluations throughout the summer
  • Assist in establishing, maintaining and developing staff unity, communicate clearly and effectively your needs and the needs of your campers between various staff, roles, and duties
  • Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up, and encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities
  • Assist in setting up camp prior to camper arrival and help take down camp including cleaning and inventory
  • Fulfill all required certifications including but not limited to: CPR/First Aid, Lifeguarding and Child Abuse Prevention. These trainings will be offered through your employment at the YMCA 

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