Position Purpose

The Camp Lifeguards oversee all waterfront activities, including water safety, and swim tests. The lifeguard team plans and implements waterfront programming to engage campers and foster character development and promote healthy lifestyles in coordination with the Program Managers. Provide oversight during activity times and as needed.

Key Responsibilities

Provide a safe environment for all staff and youth while at the waterfront
Ensures life jackets are worn at all required times
Ensure safety of all campers, including setting clear safety expectations, observing and engaging campers while in their care, assessing the appropriateness of camper behaviors, following emergency procedures and all COVID-19 safety protocols.
Adhere to all safety rules and protocol
Administer swim tests for all campers
Supervise counselors assisting at the waterfront
Maintain all waterfront equipment
Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy
Run activities with youth including but not limited to: wellness activities, team building, outdoor education, hiking, and overnight camping
Other duties as specified by direct supervisor
Swimming lessons are not part of this job

Tagged as: Water Skills


Physical Requirements

COVID-19 vaccination required upon employment
Must be able to lift 50lbs.
Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for at least 3 miles
Must be able to be stand for 8 hours (with breaks)
Must be able to work in temperatures ranging from 30° to 100°

Temporary/Seasonal Summer position.
Applicants should be available June 7 - August 7, 2023 to work & live on-site at our Camp location in Northern California (Mendocino County).
Staff members work 40-56 hours/week

Required Skills:

Required Skills

Current Red Cross Lifeguarding certification or equivalent
Over the age of 21 by start of employment
Experience supervising youth as a lifeguard
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with coworkers and campers
Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations in a professional manner
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Skills

Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting
Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances

About Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Since 1891, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) has provided high-quality, community-based youth development services to at-risk youth in San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Our Clubs are located in neighborhoods with the fewest resources for youth, and we are open when youth need us the most—after school, on most school holidays, and all day during the summer. We also provided full-day programming when schools were closed during the pandemic helping youth to access their school’s remote learning. In addition to our 13 traditional Clubhouses and School-Based Clubs in San Francisco, we also own and operate Camp Mendocino, a 2,000-acre residential summer camp that provides inspiring outdoor experiences.We impact the lives of Club members, primarily ages six to 18, by focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles

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