Swim Job: U.S. Masters Swimming seeks Education Manager


The Education Manager will be responsible for our USMS Adult-Learn-to-Swim (ALTS) instructor certification program and operational management of our Swimming Saves Lives Foundation.

NOTE: This position is full time and located in Sarasota, Fla. This position reports directly to the USMS Education Director.


Educational Services

USMS Logo FINAL3dEducate aquatics leaders on the benefits and reasons to become ALTS certified;
Coordinate the delivery of the USMS Adult-Learn-to-Swim (ALTS) instructor certification program including but not limited to, the schedule of classes, the securing of venues, the coordination of instructor schedules, the registration of students, the shipment of course materials and the processing of applications and tests for certification;
Maintain the database on usms.org of ALTS certified instructors;
Market and fulfill USMS educational products to our strategic partners, volunteers, coaches and members;
Help develop and deliver new educational opportunities for volunteers, coaches and members;
Coordinate Education Services participation at conventions, events and clinics;
Develop new and expand existing partnerships with organizations promoting safe water activities.

ALTS Services

Educate aquatic leaders on the value of having a certified ALTS instructor on staff or at their facility;
Schedule and manage the ALTS certification class schedule;
Identify and provide for the training of instructors who will teach the ALTS certification program;
Manage the contractor agreements and compensation of instructors teaching the ALTS certification;
Provide email and phone support to certified ALTS certified instructors;
Manage the certified ALTS instructor locator program on the USMS.org website;
Manage the certified ALTS instructor annual renewal process;
Update the ALTS curriculum as new and innovative teaching methods become available.

Swimming Saves Lives Foundation (SSLF)

Manage our foundation grant process including but not limited to customer service/answering SSLF questions, soliciting grants, tracking grant requests, communicating with grant applicants, ensuring agreements are completed, and compiling insurance certificates;
Collect, write and provide reports from grant partners;
Receive orders and coordinate, fulfill and ship SSLF support materials and collateral to grant partners;
Update SSLF information to our website;
Manage our donor thank you program including electronic and mailed tax receipt letters;
Develop and distribute SSLF donor solicitation information.

Summary of Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to strategically and tactically think while being responsible for operational responsibilities
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Event planning experience
Curricula development and implementation
Aptitude for organizing and analyzing data
Ability to catalog and manage materials
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written, listening and verbal communication skills
Ability to make clear recommendations and decisions when necessary
Able to accept responsibility for job duties
Produce timely and accurate work product
Skilled with the Microsoft Office suite
Knowledgeable of social media and its applications


Desired education: Successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree
Substitution: For candidates who do not have the desired degree, 1 year of higher education may be substituted with 2 years of additional related work experience with at least 2 years of college required.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. YES/NO: Do you have two years or more of event management experience? If YES, please describe.
2. YES/NO: Do you have nonprofit experience managing grant programs and/or donor relations? If YES, please describe.
3. YES/NO: Do you have experience writing or delivering educational curriculum? If YES, please describe.
4. YES/NO: Are you willing to relocate to Sarasota, Florida?
5. What are your salary expectations?




USMS is the premier resource for adult aquatic fitness in the United States and will make fitness through swimming available for as many adults as possible. Founded in 1970, USMS is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes health, wellness, fitness, and competition for adults through swimming. We do so by partnering with more than 1,500 adult swim programs across the country that offer a USMS licensed Masters Swimming program; educating and certifying coaches and instructors that are teaching adults; promoting information via the bimonthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletters, STREAMLINES, and website, usms.org; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water, and virtual events and competitions. More than 60,000 adults are registered members of USMS.

Swimming Job / Swimming News is courtesy of US Masters Swimming.

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