Learn to Swim Coordinator

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Athletics / Recreation

About the University of Denver

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge, and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

About the Daniel L Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness

The University of Denver’s vision is to be a “great private university dedicated to the public good.” Founded in 1864, DU is actively implementing its dynamic strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025. Among the plan’s most significant goals is a strengthening of the 4Dimensional (4D) Experience for all students, including advancing intellectual growth, pursuing careers and lives of purpose, exploring character, and promoting well-being.

At the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, we build Pioneers for Life through excellence, character, and connection. We operate with a championship mindset; and we create and foster a winning culture every day.  Inspired by our location in the Rocky Mountain West, we always find a better way forward; we work with optimism, passion, grit, and integrity. We forge lasting relationships one interaction at time; and our value to the University of Denver is the degree to which we offer connection points to a broad and diverse community. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next championship or what's next in sports and wellness.  We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Youth Programs, the Learn to Swim Coordinator is responsible for the University of Denver’s Learn to Swim program.  The Learn to Swim Coordinator will work with the Assistant Director of Youth Programs to achieve sales of $250K per year, facilitate Learn to Swim registration (4 times/year), and lead and schedule part time employees. They will develop positive relationships with participants and parents, and provide feedback and recommendations for the Learn to Swim program.

The Learn to Swim Coordinator is a team member within the University of Denver’s Division of Kennedy Mountain Campus, Wellness & Recreation and should always reflect the University of Denver and its Aquatics program in a positive light.

This is a non-benefited position, not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

Customer Service 

  • Assist families with the Learn to Swim registration process (online, phone, or in person).
  • Respond to all new Learn to Swim inquiries and current parent/participant feedback, comments and questions.  Coordinate responses with the Assistant Director of Youth Programs as needed.
  • Regularly interact with Learn to Swim participants and parents.  Communicate program updates and changes as needed (phone, email, or in person).
  • Utilize the swimlessons@du.edu email account for all Learn to Swim related inquiries and program communication.
  • Act as Aquatics “Front Desk” to assist those looking for any Aquatic Program assistance.
  • Assist in other aquatic programs as needed or requested.

Program Design and Management 

  • Responsible for achieving annual Learn to Swim registration goals and ensuring all Learn to Swim accounts are paid in full.
  • Develop Learn to Swim lesson schedule for each series and submit to the Business Operations Manager for input into Rectrac.  Submit schedule adjustments as needed throughout the registration process.
  • Coordinate Learn to Swim and Pre-Team registration for swimmers following the annual Hilltoppers Swim Clinic.
  • Provide on-site supervision for Learn to Swim as scheduled.
  • Ensure Learn to Swim instructors complete and provide participant evaluation cards to all Learn to Swim participants prior to the end of each series.

People Management and Development 

  • Schedule instructors for all Learn to Swim lessons in SubItUp and ensure all shifts are covered.
  • Assist with Learn to Swim instructor recruitment and interviews.  Provide hiring recommendations to the Assistant Director of Youth Programs.
  • Assist with Learn to Swim instructor new hire and continued training sessions.
  • Provide evaluations of Learn to Swim instructor performance to the Assistant Director of Youth Programs two times per year using department approved evaluation templates and schedules.
  • Attend scheduled aquatics and/or Learn to Swim meetings as requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in various computer systems
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to plan, and schedule creatively
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Proactive
  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience teaching swim lessons to youth
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Experience teaching swim lessons to adults

Work Schedule

The Learn to Swim Coordinator will develop their weekly schedule with the Assistant Director of Youth Programs. Any deviations from the approved schedule must be communicated to the Assistant Director of Youth Programs and any additional hours approved prior to commencing. All work must be completed at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness within its business hours unless otherwise approved. Typical schedule would be Monday-Thursday 3-7pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm.

Working Environment

  • Works in an office, and off of a pool deck.
  • Works regularly on nights and weekends
  • Noise level is moderate.
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens.

Physical Activities

  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
  • Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 50 lbs. with assistance.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 5, 2022.

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online through https://jobs.du.edu/ to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for this position is $18.00 - $22.00 per hour.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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