Overnight Waterfront Manager
YMCA of San Diego County

Camp Marston

At the Y, it’s more than a job – it’s bettering our community. Join us at YMCA Camp Surf!

YMCA Camp Surf is located on 40 acres of open beachfront uniquely set south of San Diego

  • year round

Overnight Waterfront Manager

YMCA of San Diego County
Imperial Beach, California
$64,480.00 - $74,735.80 / hour
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

YMCA Camp Surf is located on 40 acres of open beachfront uniquely set south of San Diego with direct access to the ocean. We run recreational, conservation, and educational programs, hosting day and overnight summer camp, school environmental ed, family, and community programs throughout the year. If you’re passionate about living and working in a beautiful location, with passionate people in a supportive atmosphere, we are looking for someone to join our team.

You will oversee all aspects of our beach and waterfront as well as oversee the health and safety standards, practices, and compliance of our site and guests. Primary duties include hiring, training, and developing our team of ocean lifeguards and collaborating with our team of program directors to ensure appropriate safety, equipment, and coverage for program waterfront needs. You will also support the supervision of our Castaways family and scout program. Other primary duties include developing and maintaining the camp’s procedures and trainings pertaining to safety. A great candidate will have a commitment to working with youth and families, in a diverse population, with like-wise committed coworkers. Candidate must have a USLA certifier certificate upon employment.

At the Y, it’s more than a job – it’s bettering our community.

Ready to join us?

Y our non-profit organization?

  • Complimentary Y Membership for the entire family
  • Opportunities for Professional Growth
  • Community Involvement & Development
  • Benefits Package
    • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
    • PTO (Sick time, vacation days, personal days and holidays)
    • Retirement Contributions
    • Discounts on Family Programs

What does this role entail?

  • Support and maintain all aspects of the Camp Surf beach and waterfront, including collaborating with other Program Directors to ensure appropriate coverage for all program needs
  • Committed to creating a motivated and engaged team of ocean lifeguards including the hiring, training, scheduling, development, and evaluation. This includes but is not limited to Program Instructor, per diem, and summer ocean lifeguard staff, including Marston pool lifeguards.
  • Supports the Castaways Coordinator in their development as an ocean lifeguard and waterfront supervisor
  • Establish, develop, and maintain Junior Lifeguard program
  • Maintain compliance it pertains to the waterfront, safety, certifications, and personnel
  • Cultivate, develop, and maintain partnerships with the local, regional, or national lifeguard associations. Maintain strong working relationships with local water quality monitoring organizations
  • Establish a system for ensuring ACA compliance for Camp Surf and assist with Camps Marston and Raintree
  • Be an active member of the Camp Surf and YSD Overnight Camps program and department head teams


What do I need to bring do the table? ​

  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Education, or related field; or equivalent experience required
  • 2 years of supervisory experience, overnight camp setting and youth experience highly desired
  • 2 years experience as an ocean-based waterfront lifeguard or related experience showing a commitment to learning the skills necessary to safely run the Camp Surf waterfront.
  • Have current ability to get a CA driver’s license, good driving record, and qualify as a driver for the YMCA of San Diego County
  • Must have CA driver’s license, a good driving record, qualify as a driver for the YMCA of San Diego and be willing to travel within county as needed
  • Collaborate with the AED, ED, and Program Directors on the yearly budget creation, including all Waterfront and safety-related expenses including training, equipment, and supplies
  • United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Certifier Certificate upon employment
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation
  • CPR/AED, and First Aid Certification, must include Adult and Child/Infant, obtained within 30 days of hire and must be from of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety and Health Institute

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