Water Fitness Instructor

Buffalo, NY, USA Req #11024
Monday, September 19, 2022

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is looking for talented individuals with a passion for the YMCA mission and cause, an understanding of YMCA programs and services, and whose everyday priorities are a reflection of the core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

 

Founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is the second-oldest YMCA in the United States and one of the oldest institutions in Western New York. As a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves the Western New York community with six membership branches, two overnight camps, and over 50 program locations. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay - each year, more than 2,800 children and families benefit from our annual campaign, which provides over $1.4 million in financial aid to those who wish to participate in YMCA programs such as child care, summer camp, or membership.

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The water fitness instructor facilitates water fitness classes to participants in a safe, enjoyable, and positive aquatics environment.

 

GENERAL WORK SCHEDULE:

The water fitness instructor will be scheduled to work mornings Monday - Friday.    

 

BENEFITS:

Complimentary YMCA Buffalo Niagara Family MasterKey Membership, discounted program fees, outstanding work environment, and flexible scheduling.  Employees are immediately eligible to enroll and contribute to the Y Retirement Fund’s 403B plan and will receive a 12% employer paid Y Retirement contribution after eligibility requirements are met.

 

Other benefits include EAP, leadership development opportunities, program specific training courses, and career advancement.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Conducts an effective and fun water fitness program, which meets YMCA standards.

  2. Is alert, friendly and responsive to swimmers, parents and co-workers.

  3. Ensures participant retention and enrollment growth.

  4. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members connect with each other and the YMCA.

  5. Records attendance and related participant data.

  6. Attends all staff meetings and training sessions as required.

  7. Maintains all required certifications.

  8. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.

  9. Ensures a safe program environment.  Reports and treats any injuries.

  10. Carries out other duties as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old.

  2. Current American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Health & Safety Institute BLS, First Aid, Oxygen Administration certifications.

  3. Demonstrated ability and prior experience leading group water fitness classes.

  4. YMCA or American Red Cross lifeguard certification is preferred.

  5. Excellent member service skills.

Mission Statement:  YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.


YMCA Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $13.50
  • Max Hiring Rate $14.50
  • Job Start Date Monday, October 24, 2022
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