Lifeguards (Harlem YMCA)

Job Description:

Location: 180 West 135th Street, NY, New York, USA

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Harlem YMCA is seeking qualified individuals who will be responsible for the health and safety of patrons using the facility.

•Must be Instructor Ready: uniform, pocket face mask/gloves, whistle and rescue tube.
•Continuous and active scanning of the pool.
•Ensure instructional equipment remains in good condition; have all equipment ready prior to classes and put away after.
•Know and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Evacuation Routes.
•Enforce aquatics safety rules consistently and fairly.
•Perform second duties, as requested, only when not lifeguarding.
•Maintain positive relationships with members and staff.
•Follow the directions of the YMCA of Greater New York aquatic supervisors, in accordance with the YMCA aquatic standards.
•Must attain the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification within 90 days of hire.
•Maintain certification level of physical and mental readiness. Responsible for recertification before expiration.
•Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.

•High School diploma or equivalent.
•Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent.
•Current CPRO, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications.
•Demonstrate swim strokes, lifeguard rescues and CPRO/FA/EO skills.
•Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
•Excellent hospitality skills.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

How to Apply

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Lifeguard”” to [email protected] or to:

Harlem YMCA
Attn.: Justin Daniels
180 West 135th Street
New York, NY 10030

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities


Contact Information

Justin Daniels

Harlem YMCA
180 West 135th Street
New York, NY 10030