Job Title: Swim Instructor
Posted: April 22, 2021
Status: Part Time Non-Exempt
Wage Range: $10.08 - $10.75 Per Hour
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to
strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Swim
Instructor at Northfield Area Family YMCA creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and
respects all individuals while promoting and maintain safe program conditions in the pool, deck and
surrounding areas in accordance with YMCA and the YMCA of the USA swim lesson curriculum. A swim
instructor provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students and families in group,
private, and semi-private swim lessons.
1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with Y guidelines, having prepared lesson plans
2. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each
other and the Y. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
3. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers students and
parents to other programs.
4. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
5. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
6. Follows all Y policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety
procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
7. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
8. Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.
1. Certifications: CPR/AED, First Aid certification, Child Abuse Prevention, and Bloodborne Pathogen
training within the first 30 days of hire.
2. Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with Y standards.
3. YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent experience.
4. At least 16 years of age.
Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.
Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve
others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working
relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and
perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s
point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning;
speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to
another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting
policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed
goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an
openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal
feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical
knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date
knowledge and skills in technology.
The mission of the Northfield Area Family YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and a stronger community. Since 2005, the Northfield Y has served thousands of youth, families and individuals in the community through its full slate of annual programming, camps, youth sports and fitness offerings utilizing numerous locations. In August 2014, a brand new facility opened to serve our community. The facility includes an indoor pool, a full service wellness center to include cardio and strength equipment, fitness studio and personal training, child watch (babysitting), locker rooms and a large community multi-purpose room.
Northfield Community Information
Northfield is bursting with vibrant culture, esteemed academics, celebrated arts, progressive technology and a cherished history. Our community has two high quality private colleges, St. Olaf and Carleton, and a highly rated public school system with charter and private options available as well. The Cannon River flows through the city providing picturesque beauty all year round giving that small town feel (pop: 20,000) though just a hop-skip and a jump from the Twin Cities. Northfield is 30 miles south of Minneapolis or 25 driving miles from Burnsville.
How to Apply
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