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Waterfront Director, Camp Grossman, Summer Day Camp

JCC Greater Boston

Dover, massachusetts

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Full Job Description

JCC Greater Boston is seeking a highly motivated, organized and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Waterfront Director for Camp Grossman, our premier Summer Day Camp. As the Waterfront Director, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all campers participating in waterfront activities all while enjoying our beautiful wooded, lakefront environment. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the mission of JCC Greater Boston and make a positive impact on the lives of children.

Orientation takes place the week of June 17th and ends with Visiting Day (a pre-camp visit for all campers and families to meet staff) on Sunday, June 23. The regular camp season begins June 24 and ends August 16 (with the option to work the following “9th Week” for additional pay). The camp day runs from 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM, Monday through Friday, with 3 or 4 staff meetings on various Monday afternoons or evenings. The Waterfront Director works late, keeping the waterfront open to families and/or campers on 6 - 10 Family Nights and Late Nights throughout the summer. While we prefer staff who can start Orientation Week and work the entire regular season, we may consider quality candidates who may have conflicting obligations. 


  • Swim programming, staff management, and communication 
  • Plan and implement staff orientation and training schedule – including in-service training for teaching and lifeguarding skills 
  • Create Swim programming – including levels, task analysis, partnering with administration for purchasing materials needed 
  • Manage and teach waterfront staff to use all parts of swim programming, including new camper swim evaluations (internal use), red binders tracking system (internal use), and progress sheets and ribbons (external use) 
  • Watch the beach – first aid, lost campers, late-comers, prepare for the next period transition, support instructors during class time 
  • Create all lifeguard and teaching schedules and assignments 
  • Work cooperatively with the Waterfront Operations Director Emeritus 
  • Oversee the Head Lifeguards 
  • Oversee the Pathways Program Swim coordinator 
  • Keep records of staff certifications and share them with the supervisor 
  • Oversee and proofread all camper progress reports 
  • All communication with families 
  • All communication with camp staff 
  • Create and Practice Emergency Action Plan with the swim staff 
  • Complete the evaluation process with each staff member 
  • Work in partnership with peers and camp leadership to provide a happy, safe, and memorable summer for children 
  • Always ensure camper safety, both in and out of the water, setting a tone that emphasizes waterfront safety while encouraging fun  
  • Teach children about waterfront rules and safety practices 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervisory responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Supervises all Waterfront Staff including but not limited to  
    • Waterfront Operations 
    • Assistant Waterfront Director(s) 
    • Waterfront Inclusion (Pathways) Coordinator 
    • Head Lifeguards 
    • All other Waterfront Staff 
  • Trains all supervisees 
  • Evaluates all supervisees twice per summer 


  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree or related experience

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted at the JCC’s discretion to meet minimum criteria.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have up-to-date Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR certification no later than June 1st  
  • Experience directing/supervising a busy swim program and staff, and teaching swimming and supervising a busy waterfront area  
  • Excellent group management and leadership skills  
  • Outstanding project management skills from design to implementation, managing deadlines with great attention to detail and maintaining high-quality standards  
  • Ability to multitask and manage situations effectively and diplomatically; ability to adapt to evolving needs and circumstances   
  • Must be a self-starter who takes the initiative 
  • Superb interpersonal and active listening skills  
  • Works well independently and with others, building/sustaining collaborative working relationships   
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders.  
  • Enjoy an outdoor lake setting   
  • Strong teamwork and relationship-building skills, ability to multitask, manage situations effectively and diplomatically   
  • Able to make learning fun  
  • Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor  
  • Truly enjoys working with children   
  • A strong desire to make a difference every day  
  • Models maturity, reliability, flexibility, and patience


Physical Requirements: Able to work in person. Able to be outside (lakeside) in all temperatures for the workday. Able to work well in a busy, dynamic and sometimes noisy environment involving multiple tasks and priorities. Able to lift and carry objects weighing 30-40 pounds.  Able to sit and kneel; getting down at eye level with children regularly. Must be able to act and move with quickness and agility.  Correctly perform and describe aquatic skills for demonstration purposes.  Carry equipment (forty pounds or less) from the supply shed to the swimming area and return.  Swim a minimum of 500 yards.   

Tread water for 10 minutes.  Lift and support an adult out of the water.  Able to throw a floatation device twenty feet.  Stand and walk around the waterfront dock for a minimum of two continuous hours 

ADA Statement:  Individuals must possess these criteria for knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation and using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Organization Information:

Since opening its doors in 1983, JCC Greater Boston has been committed to its mission of creating a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse community by nurturing meaningful and lasting relationships. Through our network of early learning centers, day camps, regional teen and family programs, health and wellness offerings, and adult arts and ideas classes, JCC Greater Boston provides highly valued connection, learning and experiences for the Jewish community and friends.

JCC Greater Boston staff enjoy working in an innovative, friendly and welcoming environment where their talents and contributions are appreciated. In our recent employee survey staff gave a rating of close to 90% positive for their experiences of direct management and organizational alignment. If you are interested in upgrading your working experience and/or having a better work-life balance, we encourage you to explore becoming part of the JCC team!

The JCC is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values: Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation, which we hope resonate with all.

To learn more about what makes JCC Greater Boston a wonderful place to work, please visit our careers page at

JCC Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich a diverse environment, we actively encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.


In addition to a rewarding position working as part of a team to create joyful memories and developing fantastic skills that will serve you well in any future job, JCC Greater Boston provides competitive benefits including:    

  • Competitive salary   
  • Outstanding working environment
  • Parents may have their child(ren) attend camp free of charge for the weeks the parent is working (if space is available)  
  • Summer access to the JCC indoor facility (gym, basketball court, indoor pool)   
  • Strong culture of staff appreciation  
  • Opportunity to earn more money by referring friends and/or doing extra jobs  


Benefits are subject to review and change by the Organization. 

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