Primary Purpose: To provide swim lessons private or group, to children and adults of all levels and abilities based on American Red Cross (ARC) standards and program requirements.
Essential Functions: 1. Swim instructors will provide swim lesson for patrons of beginning to advanced skill levels. Classes are offered 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Swim Instructors should be available to work morning, evening or both. Not required to be here for all 10 weeks of classes.
2. Swim instructors are responsible for leading a group/individual in swim lesson activity with proper oversight to successfully integrate the lesson, in a safe manner, reducing risk of injury.
3. Ability to work with varying age groups, with varying levels of skills and abilities.
4. Instructs and evaluates swimmers with the ability to curtail instruction to the needs and abilities of the students.
5. Must be punctual and organized.
6. Must be approachable and energetic.
Minimum Qualifications: Strong swimming abilities to be confirmed at first interview.
Preferred Qualifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (will provide training if not yet obtained prior to start date). Prior experience of instructing swim lessons. Former aquatics athletes are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate skills provided in swim lessons offered. Ability to demonstrate skills as required for class content and use teaching aids such as kickboards, diving rings, lifejackets, etc. to compliment instruction. Ability to work independently. Ability to positively interact with general public to command attention and deliver instruction effectively.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Instructor is required to be in the pool with the students. May require lengthy periods of standing, walking and running. May be required to assist and rescue struggling swimmers. May be required to perform CPR if needed. Frequent repetitive motion of body. Occasional climbing stairs. Constant communication using both spoken and written means. May be required to lift/carry up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work performed during class times. Classes are offered 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Swim Instructors should be available to work morning, evening or both. Not required to be here for all 10 weeks of classes.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.