Head Lifeguard

Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC), serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for fifty years, offers over 90 associate degrees and certificates, customized training and continuing education. The College’s 240-acre campus lies at the crossroads of central New Jersey in North Branch. RVCC is committed to being a learning-centered college that works closely with the community to develop and offer new and innovative programs to meet the needs of a growing diverse community and student population.

Head Lifeguard

Part Time

Under direct supervision by the RVCC Aquatic and Athletic Facilities Coordinator and general supervision by the RVCC Athletic Administration and RVCC Executive Directors, ensures the safety and training of lifeguard staff and patrons of an aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies and provides quality consistent customer service to all patrons.

Performs professional duties in ensuring effective performance of lifeguard functions. Assists in hiring, training, scheduling and appraising lifeguards. Works with management to ensure that lifesaving certification is current and that all lifeguards are fully competent in performing water rescue procedures. Coordinates the safety of patrons in and around the pools, monitors swimmers and enforce all safety rules.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Performs all lifeguard responsibilities including monitoring pool activities, applying first aid, and performing water rescues as necessary.

Ensures that swimmers are well supervised in the pool and on decks. Fills in for Lifeguards as necessary.

Orients new lifeguards to job duties and responsibilities. Ensures that all lifeguards are current on their training and certifications.

Schedules, coordinates and conducts in-service training. Ensures that lifeguards are fully competent in first aid, CPR, and all water rescue techniques.

Assists with the scheduling of lifeguards to ensure that adequate coverage of pool areas are maintained during operating hours.

Ensures that lifeguards perform in accordance with established safety regulations and policies.

Keeps the management well informed of pool maintenance needs including cleaning, chemical adjustments, and repairs.

Inventories and recognizes when supplies or equipment need to be ordered and communicates the needs to the Aquatics Manager.

Interfaces with patrons regarding concerns, problems, or any other significant issues. Provides input and feedback while responding to problems.

Ensures that aquatic programs are occurring as desired and assists with the overall coordination of swimming events.

Performs related duties as required.


Required Qualifications:

Must be over 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED and at minimum 2 years lifeguard experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified above. Previous supervisory of lifeguard staff and team building.

Ability to perform the swimming pre-requisites of the lifeguarding course. Current American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/ AED Certification

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor preferred. NSPF Certified Pool Operator preferred.

Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred.

Additional Information:

No phone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume and references online


We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.

Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all person.



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