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Camp Name: Camp Independence

Camp Location: Ingleside, IL

Camp Description: Camp Independence is a special place for campers age seven and up with spina bifida and other neurological disabilities. Like many Y programs, Camp Independence is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group.

Sponsoring YMCA: Camp Independence YMCA

YMCA Location: Ingleside, IL

Job Description and Required Certifications: Job Summary: Oversees the operations of the aquatics department and programs, including staff supervision, budget management, and planning. Coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operation of aquatic programs. Maintains records, schedules staff, and ensures proper pool maintenance. Provides swim instruction and life guarding as necessary. Scope of Responsibilities: •Manages aquatic programs, complying with all Association standards and safety procedures. In addition, also responsible for hiring, training and supervising staff and volunteers for all aquatic programs. •Develops, manages, and monitors aquatic department budgets. Assesses and recommends budgeting for facility and equipment needs. •Also provides data and reports on assigned programs in support of the planning process of the branch and Association. •Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign, and other volunteer committees as assigned. •Develops, produces and disseminates appropriate program information in order to promote aquatic programs to the public and to current members. •Ensures that program areas, equipment and supplies are maintained in an orderly and safe manner. •Completes all other projects as assigned by the Executive Director. Support the interest of the Association as defined by the Director, President and Boards and the strategic plans of those entities. Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field with 1 to 3 years aquatics experience with at least 3 years supervisory experience. Current YMCA or ARC Lifeguard, CPR, AED, O2 and First Aid certification. Proficient in swimming and safety skills. Must pass a water skills test and written exam. Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers. Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively. Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200lb person. Physically able to see, hear, and communicate clearly. Able to read, write, and perform basic math to complete daily chemical logs and individual must possess strong organizational, budgetary, computer and communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to train swim and fitness instructors. Excellent communication and public relations skills. Requires trainer-level certification in YMCA Swim Lessons: Fitness Classes, Youth & Adult, Preschool, and Child/Parent. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to a background check.

Salary Information: $245 plus per week

Room and Board Provided: No

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Contact: Candice Richards

801 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610-3316

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