Date: November 2017

Job Title: Lead, Waterfront

Salary: First Year Salary $550/week

Term: May 2018 to August 2018, with the possibility of a Fall contract extension

Location: CNIB Lake Joseph Centre (MacTier, ON)


CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre (commonly known as “Lake Joe”) is a fully accessible lakefront residential facility located in the Muskoka region of Ontario, providing a unique blend of recreation, skills training, social interaction, and personal discovery in a safe, inclusive environment. Two hours north of Toronto, Lake Joe stretches over 12.5 acres of waterfront property on the northwest corner of beautiful Lake Joseph. Staff and volunteers provide a wide range of high quality programs to people of all ages who are living with vision loss.
The Lead, Waterfront will provide support to the planning, supervising and facilitation of all waterfront programs available to guests at the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre with a focus on the best guest experience. This position is responsible for taking a supportive leadership role with staff and volunteers to ensure that guests are provided with exceptional care and attention while participating in programming both on and off Lake Joe property. 

Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):

With guest safety at the forefront, ensure all waterfront equipment and waterfront vehicles are accounted for and in good working condition, reporting any deficiencies to the Lake Joe Management team
Ensure safety at the waterfront by supporting and maintaining active lifeguard rotation; monitor lifeguards to ensure they remain alert and attentive at all times while lifeguarding
Provide clear direction to lifeguards, highlighting specific zone and duty coverage
Manage and support staff in maintaining daily waterfront and water vehicles records
In an effort to maximize best guest experience, ensure all waterfront and boat programs are ready at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the programs
With guest safety as priority, establish and enforce safety procedures among staff, volunteers, guests and other visitors
In an effort to improve upon best guest experience, actively participate in staff meetings and all training surrounding the waterfront, water vehicles and related programming
Be a positive role model at the waterfront and in all areas of the centre
Assist guests by taking an active role in coordinating dining room duties and responsibilities, including serving meals
Enthusiastically and wholeheartedly participate in assigned evening programs
Be a positive host to guests in cabins and throughout the site
Actively participate and take a lead role in all waterfront and non-waterfront training
Provide assistance and support to all Program Facilitators
Work with the Lake Joe Management team to continually build positive staff group dynamics
Assist and/or lead waterfront and non-waterfront programming as assigned 
Actively lifeguard as scheduled
Coordinate programs during waterfront time, boat cruises, waterfront games, etc.
Champion a Culture of Volunteerism, by supporting an environment where volunteers are respected and valued members of the team
Other duties as assigned

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are indicative of the role, but aren’t exhaustive and may be subject to change as required.

Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience):

Strong interpersonal skills including patience and empathy
Ability to communicate effectively
Must have current Waterfront NLS Certification for duration of contract (Lake Joe may assist with obtaining certification if necessary)
Must have current Standard First Aid and CPR "C" for duration of contract
Must have (within 6 months of start date) Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
Must have Pleasure Craft Operator Certification
G-Class Driver's License is an asset and current Driver's Abstract, if applicable
Related work experience in a leadership role
Ability to resolve conflict and take a lead role in emergency situations
Ability to work independently and in a team setting
Ability to supervise and provide leadership to others
Experience in instructing and overseeing water safety is an asset
First Aid and Bronze Cross Instructor/Examiner an asset
Ability to follow all protocol during any waterfront emergency
Ability to train use of rescue boat and paddle boards
Must be willing to meet and follow all uniform and attire guidelines
Ability to work in an outdoor environment for long periods of time
Ability to work flexible hours as well as standard camp hours
Ability to work in a changing and busy environment
Ability to travel when required
Must reside at Lake Joseph Centre during operational season
Must be willing to share accommodations with another staff member

Closing Date for Applications:  

Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until March 31, 2018. 

Please Send the Application To: and quote the job title in the subject line.
Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.
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To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process. 
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.