Swim Instructor (Wage)

University of Virginia Health System

Job Description

The Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports, a division of Athletics at the University of Virginia, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Swim Instructor (part-time, wage position). Swim Instructors work at both the Aquatic & Fitness and North Grounds Recreation Center aquatics facilities.

Applicants must be self-motivated and desire to work in a team environment. Join our swim instructor team and work in a fun, social environment with flexible hours!

Identify key elements and strategies for planning and preparing effective and safe swim lessons
Identify key class management principles, elements and strategies for planning, preparing and conducting safe swim lessons
Describe the importance of effective observation for teaching and how to develop these methods
Observe swimming, headfirst entry and diving skills and accurately classify them and suggest appropriate interventions to improve them
Develop the ability to effectively communicate about participants progress in swim lessons
Modify teaching to meet unexpected challenges including dealing with participants who misbehave
Demonstrate the ability to accommodate participants with disabilities and other health conditions
Availability to work evenings and weekends
Attend all in-service and training sessions
Excellent communication and leadership skills
Display excellent customer service in a friendly and helpful manner to all participants and fellow employee

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

Position Compensation Range: $15.00 - $25.00 Hourly


Experience: Some experience, up to 1-3 years

Licensure: Water Safety Instructor preferred, but not required

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Employment Type

Part time