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Water Exercise Instructor (PT)

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY

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Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Water Exercise Instructor (PT)

Salary: $20.00 per hour

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.The College is looking for exceptional colleagues to join the MVCC community. We are currently seeking a part-time Water Exercise Instructor in our Center for Corporate & Community Education. TheWater Exercise Instructor is responsible for leading safe and effective aquaticexercise classes for participants of all ages and fitness levels. This positionrequires a strong understanding of water-based fitness techniques, effectivecommunication skills, and the ability to create a motivating and inclusiveenvironment. The Water Exercise Instructor will promote the benefits of aquaticexercise while ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants. Thisposition requires a weekday commitment.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Leads water exercise classes in accordance with the facility's schedule. Developsand implements engaging and effective workout routines suitable forparticipants' varying abilities. Modifies exercises as needed to accommodateparticipants with different fitness levels or limitations;
  • Demonstrates proper form and technique for exercises, providing clear instructions to participant;
  • Incorporates equipment such as water weights, noodles, and kickboards into classes to enhance workouts;
  • Ensures the safety of all participants by following proper aquatic safety guidelines. Instructs participants on proper pool and equipment usage to prevent accidents;
  • Fosters a positive and inclusive atmosphere that encourages participant engagement and motivation;
  • Provides feedback and encouragement to participants to help them achieve their fitness goals;
  • Builds rapport with participants and creates a sense of community within the class. Addresses participant questions and concerns with professionalism and empathy;
  • Completes required paperwork in a timely manner. Keeps accurate records of class attendance and participant progress;
  • Upholds cleanliness and orderliness in the swimming pool and associated facilities, including equipment storage space;
  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required;
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Two years’ previous experience leading water exercise classes
  • Associate degree (or a minimum of 60 completed college credits)
  • Ability to motivate and inspire participants of diverse backgrounds and fitness levels
  • Sound knowledge of proper water exercise /aerobic techniques and water safety rules
  • Physical ability to demonstrate exercises and perform in a water environment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable transportation, at time of hire and throughout employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Water Exercise Instructor from a recognized organization (e.g., AEA, AFAA, ACE)
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or Basic Swim Instructor (BSI), CPR, and First Aid certifications, BLS CPR and First Aid certifications

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 4/22/2024

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action,Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence,equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities,governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities anddifferences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparingstudents to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up ofpeople with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, differentabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran statusor on the basis of disability.


Mohawk Valley Community College has more than 800 full-time and part-time employees at our campuses in Utica and Rome, NY. We are located in the Central New York region at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains between Syracuse and Albany, NY in Oneida County.

Founded in 1946 as one of the first community colleges in New York State, MVCC is one of 64 campuses that are part of the State University of New York.

The College offers about 100 transfer and career technical programs, including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare, engineering technologies, trades, engineering science, business, human services and fine arts. A diverse institution with a global view, MVCC offers career, transfer, and transitional education, programs for personal and cultural enrichment, and supports community and economic development.

Interested candidates will find competitive salaries and outstanding benefits along with an enriched, collaborative work environment that is based on excellence in teaching and student service, employee success with continued contributions, and commitment to our surrounding communities.

Mohawk Valley Community College does not discriminate.  MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  MVCC is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

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