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Aquatic Fitness/Swim Instructor (Contractual)

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Job Description
The Office of Academic Affairs, University Recreation and Fitness (URecFit) has an opportunity for a part time, contractual Aquatic Fitness/ Swim Instructor (Contingent Category I Contractual Employment) in the SMC Campus Center. URecFit is committed to enriching the academic experience as well as encouraging the physical, mindful, cultural, spiritual, emotional, and social development of the UMB community. Under general supervision, the Aquatic Fitness/ Swim Instructor will be responsible for instructing all swim lessons and or aquatic fitness participants. Work requires outstanding communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills. The selected candidate will exercise discretion and judgment with considerable consequence of error.



****This position is a non-benefited, Contingent Category I Contractual position; Mostly weekday with evening and weekend work required****

Under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Director and Coordinator for Aquatics the primary duties will be:

Develop safe and effective aquatic exercise classes for groups in various fitness levels.

Responsible for instructing all swim lesson and or aquatic fitness participants.

Plan routines, select music, and choose appropriate movements for various muscles.

Offer useful, tactful, and safe advice to individuals regarding their class participation and/or use of equipment.

Provide safe and effective instruction of equipment used during class.

Conduct consultations as needed and assess the training need-basis of each participant.

Conduct equipment orientations and maintain fitness equipment as needed.

Seek client feedback continuously.

Maintain the safety of the participant in aquatic classes.

Maintain and record participant information and data.

Act immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.

Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.

Attends mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

The selected candidate will be expected to uphold URecFit Core Values
Accountability: Take ownership of URecFit facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic

Civility: Promote an environment that is responsible, ethical, respectful, and courteous

Collaboration: Develop professional relationships with; co-workers, guests, other departments of the university and the community.

Diversity: Provide quality customer service with an awareness of, and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity.

Excellence: Uphold all URecFit policies and procedures to guarantee participant safety and satisfaction.

Knowledge: Stay apprised of the best practices and latest trends in recreation.

Leadership: Demonstrate a desire to be a leader within the campus recreation community and university.

Qualifications - External

Education: Bachelor’s degree

Other: A minimum of 50 instructional hours/qualified teaching time required. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Must pass background check. 

Ability to apply basic analytical skills; to operate manual and automated office equipment, personal computers and spreadsheet software to input data; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to prepare and present working papers and supporting documentation.

Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.

Knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate skills in swim lessons instruction.

Ability to demonstrate skills as required for class content and use teaching aids such as kickboards, flotation devices etc…

Ability to work independently and possess energy and enthusiasm.

CPR and AED certified or willingness to obtain.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience and certification
Hourly target range for this position is $23.17

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.  

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.  

Job: CI Exempt or Non-Exempt Staff
Shift: Variable
Organization: Academic Affairs - University Recreation & Fitness
Job Posting: Apr 23, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 7/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time