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20 Apr 2018

Seasonal Boat Dock Supervisor

YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Brechin, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Under the direction of the Program Coordinators and the Coordinator of Family Programs, the Boat Dock Supervisor is responsible for the development, delivery, safety and supervision of programs in Windsurfing and Sailing. The Boat Dock Supervisor is a part of the Senior Staff Team and thus responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the rules and regulations as they apply to program staff and program areas. Team members also have direct responsibility for the application of the progressive discipline process when required. Supervisors will be in charge of an assigned Reaction Crew (RC) and responsible for  emergency procedures, Evening programming and attending staff meetings and events.

Job Knowledge/Qualifications:

Current Standard First Aid and CPR – Level C

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) of Wilderness First Responder (WFR) preferred

Current Criminal Reference Check (dated within 6 months prior to contract start date)

Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card required

NLS required

Level 1 Windsurfing Instructors required

Paddleboard Instructors required

Sailing Instructors required

Strong Risk Management skills

Risk Management and trip planning and leading experience required

Non-violent Crisis Prevention certification preferred

Previous supervisory experience and/or progressively more responsible program delivery experience, strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervision and Safety : to supervise Boat Dock Staff and a Reaction Crew. To know and understand all information and procedures for emergency response, site safety and security. To participate in

weekly water safety in-services.

 Programming: to provide progressive windsurf instruction to guests of Geneva Park as per the

guidelines established by the “I Sail the Rainbow” windsurfing program as well as for Reaction Crew and Evening programs as per the guidelines established by the Program Coordinators. To actively participate in all Senior Staff Team planning meetings

Operations: to help ensure efficient and effective operation the program area including seasonal program area opening and shut down, equipment and facility maintenance, and all administrative

duties associated with this position including rentals charges, program jottings, staff scheduling, payroll input, weekly reports, I Sail the Rainbow achievement awards and statistics tracking, lesson sign-ups, evaluations, and a final report.

Role Model: To act as a positive role model for other staff and guests of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka whether on or off duty. To abide by all rules and regulations.

 Customer Service: to provide timely and professional interaction with all guests of the YMCA of

Simcoe/Muskoka to ensure quality customer service and satisfaction.

Staff Development: to provide ongoing staff development including training, orientation, hands-on learning, performance management and evaluation

Core Competencies:

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards

Problem Solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses, and implementing them.

Teamwork: Actively build teams and encourage open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness.

Quality Focus: Ensures YMCA Geneva Park programs and services are superior.

Sense of Community: Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of community and responds to identified needs.

Initiative: Seeks and finds solutions to problems without waiting for direction; identifies new ideas that will assist in achieving mission and strategic goals.

Communication:  Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the association

Leadership: Motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes

Effect on End Results and Organization:

High program participation, retention rates and survey scores will indicate value and member commitment

Authority & Responsibility: Reports to Program Coordinator, Manager of Camping and Outdoor Education Programs

Conditions of Employment: Seasonal Contract


How to Apply

After reading the application package, please submit to Dave Mitchell, Manager of Camping and Outdoor Education Programs the following:
  1. your completed online application form (copy into your browser if direct link down):
  2. photocopies of all necessary qualifications, current résumé and cover letter, including 3 reference contacts (phone number & email address required for each referee) information via email:

Job Categories: Watersports. Job Types: Seasonal. Job Tags: camp, Geneva Park, outdoor education, watersports, and ymca.

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