28 Sep 2021

Full Time Workforce, Economic Development & Community Programs Aquatics Lead

Cuesta College – Posted by jobelephant San Luis Obispo, California, United States

Job Description

Workforce, Economic Development & Community Programs Aquatics Lead


Cuesta College


Salary: $42,252.00 – $46,584.00 Annually


Job Type: Full Time


Job Number: FY2122-00059


Location: Cuesta College – San Luis Obispo Campus, CA


Department: Workforce, Economic Development and Community Programs



10/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Job Description Summary

This is a revenue-funded position. Position continuance based on continued funding. Additionally, this position requires availability to cover lifeguard shifts, potentially early morning and evening.



Under the general supervision of the Director, Workforce, Economic Development and Community Programs and/or the Supervisor of Community Programs, plans, organizes, and oversees a variety of activities related to the Community Recreation instructional and recreational swimming programs, and perform other related duties as required.



The position of Aquatics Lead is distinguished by the requirement to plan, develop, organize, and implement aquatics and other recreation activities and services, including, but not limited to, lifeguard services, swim lessons, aqua fitness, lap swim, recreational swim and water polo.


This position supports student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness by providing instruction, assistance and safety to children and adults in pool activities, such as fitness, swimming and recreation.



Located in the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, Cuesta College has provided comprehensive associate degree offerings, certificates, and community programs to the region since 1964. Committed to being an inclusive institution that inspires a diverse student population to achieve their educational goals, we are proud to be designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. Cuesta College is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity that reflects our student population; we strive to hire candidates that share the value of commitment to diversity and inclusion. As part of the Cuesta College team, you can expect to be part of a collaborative community of faculty, classified staff, administrators, students, and community partners advancing educational excellence with intentional support services leading to student success and completion.


Additional information about the college can be found at


The college planning documents can be found at


Our Student Equity Action Plan can be found at


We offer comprehensive benefit options. Information about benefits can be found at



Essential Functions & Qualifications



  • Recruits, interviews and recommends selection of lifeguards, swim instructors, aqua-fitness instructors, program aides, and other recreation staff; oversee the training and evaluation of this staff;
  • Monitor compliance of industry and American Red Cross standards; enforce and explain rules and regulations; and ensure safety precautions are observed;
  • Ensure certification documentation and review;
  • Assist in developing the schedule of aquatics and recreation classes and activities, monitor, review and revise as needed;
  • Oversee on-deck pool operations, including emergencies and incidents reports, drop-in registrations and payments, patron and staff issues, and outside user needs;
  • Assist with the monitoring aquatics budgets, aquatics staff timecards and payroll processes;
  • Train and recertify lifeguards and arrange for WSI certification;
  • Assist with the scheduling, development, and presentation of staff in-service trainings;
  • Complete program and activity assessment and assist in the completion of the Institutional Program Planning and Review process;
  • Maintain and update and aquatics manual and assist in maintaining and updating lifeguard, swim and aqua-fitness instructor job descriptions;
  • Communicate with campus departments, especially with Facilities and Athletics/PE regarding pool activities and pool-related issues;
  • Serve as liaison to community entities for pool use and activities;
  • Act as a customer service representative between the department and patrons;
  • Provide lifeguard services and maintain order in the pool;
  • Rescue persons in distress;
  • Serve as liaison to the American Red Cross keeping up to date with regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Teach swimming at various aquatics proficiency levels;
  • Complete required paperwork as assigned;
  • Facilitate positive teamwork within staff;
  • Perform other related duties as required.



Education and Experience:



  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, including CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid (may obtain within the first 6 months);
  • Title 22 certificate (may obtain within the first 6 months);
  • Lifeguard Management Certificate (may obtain within the first 6 months)




  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor;
  • Community First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor;
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or equivalent
  • Aquatic Facility Operator and/or Certified Facility Operator
  • Experience in aquatic management;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • College level course work in recreation or related field.


Knowledge of:


  • Pool operations;

Swimming and teaching six basic strokes;

  • Knowledge of principles relating to aquatic activities;


Ability to:


  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Promote positive relationships in the community;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and of staff and students with physical and learning disabilities;


Physical ability to:


  • Withstand exposure to sun and chlorinated water for up to 8 hours per day
  • Lift victim from water with assistance and lift aquatics equipment and supplies with or without assistance (approximately 30-200 lbs.)
  • Assist with pool covers
  • Lift and move up to 50 lbs.


License and Certificates (current within the last year):



  • Valid driver’s license and eligible to obtain California driver’s license upon hire.


Additional Information


Candidates will be required to submit ALL of the required documents below when applying for this position. When uploading documents, PDF uploads are preferred.


  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • One current letter of recommendation
  • Reference List (see further instructions below);
  • Diversity statement (see further instructions below).

Diversity Statement Instructions: Cuesta College is committed to building and maintaining a workforce that reflects and honors the diversity of our students. It is important to us that our faculty, staff, and administrators demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds as well as sexual orientation and abilities of all constituents in the Cuesta College community.


In 500 words or less, with consideration to our Mission Statement and our values expressed above, please explain how you will demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in this position.


Reference List Instructions: Your reference list must include three professional references, their contact information, and their relationship to you.


Completed online applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date for this position. LATE, INCOMPLETE, FAXED, MAILED OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



Below is the full salary schedule range for this position, steps A through E. Per our bargaining agreement, we can only place new employees at Steps A through C, which is the anticipated hiring range also listed below. For a full salary schedule, please see our website: https://www.cuesta.edu/about/depts/humanresources/salary_schedules.html


  • Salary Schedule Range: $3,521 – $4,280 per month.
  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,521 – $3,882 per month.



Cuesta College will not sponsor any visa applications.


San Luis Obispo County Community College District (“Cuesta College”) is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), age, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal and state law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Cuesta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.


In compliance with California law, all prospective staff and students are entitled to read the Annual Security Report, published each October by the Cuesta College Department of Public Safety. This report contains information about our emergency and crime reporting procedures, as well as crime statistics for the past 3 years. You may request a copy of this report at one of our two Public Safety Offices: on SLO campus at Building 6600A or on North County Campus at building N1021, during campus business hours. You may also access the complete text of this report at the following website address: https://www.cuesta.edu/about/depts/publicsafety/clery_act


Cuesta College uses E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records. For further information, visit: https://www.cuesta.edu/about/depts/humanresources/Job_Opportunities.html


Interview Process Information

Selected applicants will be invited to attend a Zoom interview and written skills test on November 16, 2021.


To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/2524059


The San Luis Obispo County Community College District promotes inclusiveness, prohibits discrimination, and encourages all qualified persons to apply. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Cuesta College actively seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds to assist students, staff, and faculty. For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) assistance with the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office: (805) 546-3129.


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