Swim Instructor (Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA)

Applications due 10/31/17

Job Description:


The YMCA of Greater New York reaches half a million New Yorkers through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA is seeking individuals who will be responsible for maintaining safe conditions at the branch, and promote a safe and positive atmosphere in accordance with YMCA of Greater New York aquatics policies and procedures. The Swim Instructor will also provide swim instruction for different ages and ability levels and motivate his/her participants.

•Must be Instructor Ready: uniform, lesson plans, maintain records (attendance, track progress and complete end of session report).
•Instruct participants according to YMCA aquatics program standards: using all 5 components, guided discovery, effective class organization and positive relationship with participants.
•Ensure instructional equipment remains in good condition; have all equipment ready prior to classes and put away after.
•Must attain the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification within 120 days of hire.
•Know and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Evacuation Routes.
•Enforce aquatics safety rules consistently and fairly.
•Maintain positive relationships with class participants, parents, non-class members and staff.
•Promote other aquatics programs and have knowledge of pool schedule and programs.
•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 Swim Lessons certification or equivalent.
•Current CPRO, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications.
•Demonstrate swim strokes 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 “Swim Instructor” to [email protected] or to:

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA
Attn.:  Anderson Seales
1121 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216



Contact Information

Anderson Seales

1121 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

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