Fitness Instructor: Youth Swim, Community Class - Casual Worker
University of Miami

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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director, Instructional Programs, the instructor shall develop and implement an appropriate class emphasizing fun, safety, and productive learning.

  • Certifications OR experience in instructing participants 3 years of age and older in the pool. Must have knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate skills in swim lesson instruction. Must maintain a current CPR/AED certification.
  • Implements swimming and water safety instructional programs; prepares and delivers technical guidance, age-appropriate and skill-focused lessons based upon participant abilities.
  • Provides aquatic safety and supervision for patrons; monitors activities in the water, pool decks, and ancillary areas of District aquatics facilities to prevent accidents, and to ensure the safety and well-being of patrons.
  • Works collaboratively with participants and aquatics staff to ensure a positive learning environment.
  • Inspects and maintains swimming and pool equipment for functionality; ensures proper placement and availability in the pool area; recommends maintenance and repair as needed.
  • Instructors shall have a complete and thorough understanding of all policies and procedures concerning the Instructional Program and Department of Wellness and Recreation. Policies are covered in the DWR Student Employee Handbook, the Instructional Program Catalog and training sessions.
  • Instructors are required to be present at least 10 minutes before class starting time and available at least 10 minutes after class end time. Classes should start and end on time. Instructor is responsible for maintaining the attendance log that is provided for each of their respective class. Each instructor shall ensure general cleanliness and safety of the area before, during, and after class. Equipment storage areas and equipment is the responsibility of the instructor and shall be left in good order after each class.
  • Instructors are responsible for finding appropriate substitutes before class or informing registered participants of a makeup class. Failure to show for class or provide an appropriate substitute/notice will be grounds for dismissal. Instructors shall notify the Assistant Director, Instructional Programs at least 24 hours prior to class of the substitution.
  • Instructors shall make a personal commitment to ensure the satisfaction of all participants, treat all participants with respect, concern and give personal attention when needed.
  • The instructor shall abide by any/all other DWR policies and perform any other duties as assigned.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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