17 Jan 2023

Part Time Swim Instructor

Stroum Jewish Community Center – Posted by jobs@sjcc.org Mercer Island, WA

Job Description

Make a SPLASH at the SJCC! We’re looking for fun and enthusiastic people to teach group and private/semi-private swim lessons at our heated indoor, year-round pool!

Swim Instructors create a safe and engaging swimming experience by teaching age/level appropriate swim lessons for beginner to advanced students, while also enforcing pool/facility rules and protocols.

Schedule: Afternoon/evening and weekend shifts currently available

Pay: Starting at $24.00 per hour (+ free gym/pool membership at the J!)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach group and private/semi-private swim lessons to beginner through advanced swim students.
  • Modify swim lessons to adapt to each swim students age and swim level.
  • Maintain timeliness with each swim lesson and follow pool schedule closely.
  • Write individual evaluations for each swimmer in the swim class and discuss student progress with guardians.
  • Open and close the pool, depending on shift time, following protocol outlined in the Staff Manual.
  • Caution participants regarding safe vs. unsafe behaviors; enforce all safety protocols.
  • Rescue participants in danger of drowning; administer first-aid/CPR if required.
  • Complete accident reports thoroughly if accidents occur and follow protocol outlined in Staff Manual.
  • Substitute for coworkers as needed.
  • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet scheduling needs.
  • Support the emotional and social wellbeing of swim students through positive behavior management and supportive interactions.
  • Follow all emergency procedures at the SJCC.
  • Attend required staff training and meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Swimming experience.
  • Coaching/teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience working with children preferred.

Training and Certifications:

  • Current Lifeguard and First Aid certification or national equivalent, or willing to complete courses by required deadline(s).
  • Current CPR/AED Certification (Adult and Child), or willing to complete course by required deadline(s).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to swim and teach the four competitive swim strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly).
  • Swimming skills and knowledge.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety practices.
  • Ability to coach and empower swim students.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with colleagues and SJCC guests.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment.

Additional Employment Requirements:

  • Satisfactorily pass a criminal background check.
  • Up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, as defined by King County Public Health (employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation in accordance with applicable laws)

For more information and a full job description, please visit our website: https://sjcc.org/about/services/employment-at-the-j/

The Stroum Jewish Community Center is an equal opportunity employer. At the SJCC, our mission is to create community spaces for all and to practice Tikkun Olam, or our obligation to make the world a better place. We know that we cannot do this without providing inclusive opportunities for all and celebrating our differences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to Apply

Email your resume, best email address, and preferred phone number to jobs@sjcc.org

Job Categories: swim-instructor. Job Types: Part Time. Job Tags: #NonProfit, instructor, part time, swim, and Swim-Instructor. Salaries: Hourly.

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