Swim Instructor


Spring 2020

Rate of Pay: 


Application Dates

February 6, 2020 - August 15, 2020

Job Description

Perform a variety of duties to support the Department of Campus Recreation Aquatics program.  Responsible for ensuring the safety of patrons while instructing dynamic, safe and constructive classes.  Maintain a high level of motivation and control in classes while exhibiting friendly, kind, energetic, outgoing and enthusiastic qualities. 

Instructors must perform within certification and/or training standards and/or Code of Ethics and demonstrate a professional appearance and demeanor both on and off campus that favorably represents the University of Arizona and the department of Campus Recreation.  Instructors are responsible for coverage of scheduled classes. Cancelled classes must be made-up.  

Duties & Responsibilities

-Attend staff/instructor meetings and trainings

-Model department values and expectations

-Be prepared for EVERY class with appropriate format lesson plans and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class

-Confirm class attendees are registered for class and appear on the roster

-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

-Outstanding leadership, supervisory, customer service, and communication skills

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

-Must obtain CPR for Professional Rescuer within 45 days of hire

-Must obtain Water Safety Instructor (ARC) within one (1) calendar year to maintain position

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

Required Trainings/Certifications

-Swim Instructors may be required to audition for the hiring supervisor and/or selected committee; exceptions may apply.

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

-Valid CPR-PR/AED and First Aid Certification from an approved provider (American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety and Health Institute) are required within 30 days of hire; 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, and Online Driver Registration & Golf Cart (if authorized)  

Additional Info: 

We are in need of instructors with the following availability:

Swim lessons: May 18- August 6, 2020
Morning Lesson Block: Monday- Thursday 8:15am-11:00am
Afternoon Lesson Block: Monday-Thursday 3:45pm- 6:45pm