Summer 2024

Rate of Pay


info Accepting applications until Monday, September 30, 2024 - 05:00

Job Description

Perform a variety of duties to support the Department of Campus Recreation Aquatics program.  Responsible for ensuring that the facility is safe for patron use by preventing and promptly responding to emergencies. Must enforce the Department of Campus Recreation & Campus Rec pool policies and procedures; additional duties may include but are not limited to assisting with special events, swim lessons and health and safety class instruction.


The University of Arizona, Department of Campus Recreation values inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access for all. We support the University’s strategic initiative to create an inclusive environment and promote wellbeing for the University of Arizona community. Our goal is to provide safe services, programs, and facilities for all backgrounds, identities, and abilities. We foster a culture where people can thrive as individuals within our community.

Duties & Responsibilities

-Attend staff/instructor meetings and trainings

-Model department values and expectations

-Knowledgeable in and enforce Department of Campus Recreation policies and procedures

-Complete weekly fitness swims of 500 yards

-Stay proficient in all American Red Cross rescue techniques

-Take preventative action for hazards and injuries that may take place in the pool or on the pool deck

-In the event of an emergency, activate the Emergency Action Plan. Administer First Aid and/or CPR as needed

-Special projects as assigned


-Excellent customer service skills

-Detail oriented and self-motivated

-Must be enrolled at UA for a minimum of 6 credit hours (employment is contingent on enrollment)

-Possession of current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR-PR, and Standard First Aid certifications. Copies of certifications are required to be on file with the Department of Campus Recreation

-Upon being hired, lifeguards must correctly demonstrate the following American Red Cross rescues for a distressed swimmer, active drowning victim and a passive submerged victim, and shallow, deep-water spinal turns must be performed

-The applicant must also meet the following fitness standards:

-500 yard swim, with 100 yards of each of the following strokes- freestyle (front crawl), breaststroke, and sidestroke

-Retrieve the 10-pound diving brick from 10 feet of water

-Early morning, evening and weekend availability; flexible scheduling and break availability

Required Trainings/Certifications


The successful incumbent is required to have the following certifications and training:


-Valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding (CPR/AED & First Aid); Employees are required to obtain these certifications at their own expense. Campus Recreation offers a discount on certification classes for eligible employees. Other certifications may be considered. Check with your supervisor prior to making arrangements to obtain these certifications.


-All Department of Campus Recreation employees are required to complete blood borne pathogen training within 45 days of hire and renew on an annual basis.


-Complete New Employee training which includes but not limited to Emergency Action Plan, Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy training, All-Employee Security (Computer) Awareness, Online Driver Registration & Golf Cart (if authorized), and Youth Safety Training within 45 days of hire.