Academic Jobs
PT Hourly POOL - Swim Lesson Instructor (GWC)
Institution: Golden West College
Location: California, United States
Category: Admin - Athletics/Coaching
Posted: 06/02/2017
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Part Time


***Please note: This is NOT a faculty position.***

Golden West College is seeking Swim Instructors for the Summer Swim Program. 

The Swim Instructor is responsible for providing a positive and safe learning experience to Golden West College's recreational swim participants and well-rounded swim workouts to intermediate and advanced swim participants.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Provide competent, safe instruction using recognized and established guidelines developed for Golden West Swim Lessons

  2. Utilize developmentally appropriate teaching techniques to instruct diverse participant groups.

  3. Communicate effectively with supervisor, staff and participants. Keep participants informed about their progress. Inform supervisor of any safety issues or concerns.

  4. Coach students in swimming form and technique; adapt teaching approaches to the age, experience, and ability of participants.

  5. Plan and effectively organize class time for maximum practice. 

  6. Teach with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

  7. Provide for consistency in instruction by working each assigned class. 

  8. The main focus of a swim instructor is to teach swimming skills in accordance to Golden West College's curriculum in a fun, positive manor.

  9. Provide continuous, positive corrective feedback to students and parents on their swimming efforts.

  10. Structure class time appropriately to incorporate repetition, reinforcement, and introduction of required skills.

  11. Ensures the safety of all program participants by enforcement of pool policies and rules.

  12. Provide outstanding customer service to program participants, members and guests.

  13. Maintain proper equipment and time organization to ensure timely class start and end times.

  14. Provide management with class information to keep proper class organization.

  15. Provide parents with individualized feedback on swimmers' progress.

  16. Perform additional duties as assigned.




Knowledge of:

  1. Strong competitive swimming coaching experience with knowledge of stroke mechanics.

  2. Leadership skills and professional demeanor exhibiting a positive, team-building attitude.

  3. Strength and conditioning training.

  4. Excellent interpersonal skills: good attitude, warm, friendly and flexible.

  5. Simple record keeping- such as enrollment, attendance, swim class activities, swim program records.

Ability to:

  1. Learn new coaching methods and theories.

  2. Work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse group that includes staff, parents, children and the general public.

  3. Work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse group that includes staff, parents, children and the general public.

  4. Provide excellent customer service.

  5. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

  6. Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

  1. Two years of experience teaching swim lessons to children of all ages and swimming abilities.

  2. Experience in personal competitive team swim experience. 

Licensing and Certifications:

  1. Current Red Cross Lifeguarding and Water Safety Certifications.

  2. Current American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED, First Aid for Adult, Child and Infants, this training and certification will be provided by the college after offer of employment and approval by the Board of Trustees.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Current American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED, First Aid for Adult, Child and Infants, this training and certification.


Conditions of Employment

***Please note: This is NOT a faculty position.***

Employment is on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon verification of employment history, background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Assignments are short-term, temporary, and do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked, and are limited to 28 hours per week or 160 days per fiscal year. The hours of work and effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor. 

This is a CONTINUOUS recruitment for an applicant POOL to fill part-time, temporary, hourly assignments on an as-needed basis. Departments or Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to fill temporary assignments as the need arises. Applications are accepted year-round and will remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by the hiring manager should the department/division be interested in scheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of Human Resources regarding the status of your application.

The normal hours of work are typically between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; some flexibility may be required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)

  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


Appropriate placement based on the HH Salary Schedule.


Additional Information

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:


  1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application


Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

Disability Accommodations:  If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.



  1. All online applications and required materials received will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

  2. Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions, if requested, in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.

  3. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.


  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community CollegeGolden West College, and Orange Coast College.  The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services.  Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. 

Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States.  Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

Application Information
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