Head Lifeguard - Peconic Dunes

Head Lifeguard, Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp, Southold, NY

Position Summary:

The Head Lifeguard will assist the Aquatics Director with implementing and evaluating the snorkeling and swimming program; conducting swim tests; training lifeguards and CITs; setting up waterfront during orientation, and ensuring safe conditions throughout the summer. The Head Lifeguard will work with lifeguards and the Aquatics Director to promote overall safety, both on and off the water. He/she will provide leadership and guidance for ten campers and participate in the general planning of the camp program. Assist with all camp program activities and other camp-wide activities as assigned. Participate in staff meetings and training events as scheduled.

Required Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience as a senior camp counselor
  • One or more years of experience as a lifeguard.
  • Valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification or equivalent
  • Valid American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certification or equivalent
  • Valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor or equivalent
  • Emotional maturity, good health, and vitality.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with campers and other staff members
  • Must be at least 18 years old to comply with NYS Department of Health regulations.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of college (30+ credit hours) and coursework in education, physical education, outdoor recreation, youth development, or related field.
  • One or more years of experience as a camp counselor.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary: Exempt $4,750.00 (full camp season)

Hour: Full-time 40 hours per week

Date Position Available: June 12, 2022, to August 21, 2022

Questions, please contact:

Lexi Linn, PDC Operations Manager

Cornell Cooperative Extension – Suffolk County
423 Griffing Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-7850, Ext. 680



Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

    1. Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
    2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
    3. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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    No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.

    The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to hire and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or email at cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

    Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

    Last updated October 28, 2021