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HealthFitness Aquatics Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

HealthFitness has a great opportunity for a full-time benefits eligible (30-40 hours per week) Aquatics Specialist within our client's aquatics program located on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Under the supervision of the General Manager, you will be responsible for the hiring, onboarding, and management of part-time lifeguards and swim instructors at Harvard University's Malkin Athletic Center (MAC) Pool and the Blodgett Pool. You will assist with the implementation of the Learn to Swim programming, staff trainings, and the maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. You will be scheduled 20 hours per week for the key accountabilities described below and will also assist with lifeguard coverage and swim instructor lessons for an additional 10-20 hours a week.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, interview, hold tryouts for, and make selection recommendations for lifeguard and swim instructor staff along with GM and Aquatics Department. Complete onboarding process, including completion on new hire forms in Workday system.

  • Assist with general oversight of all part time lifeguards & swim instructors, including bi-weekly payroll responsibilities.

  • Continue to develop staff through in-service/trainings and proper review sessions; continually evaluate swim instructional offerings provided and develop new programming as needed

  • Assist with ensuring all aspects of pool operations meet local, state and federal safety requirements. Work with management team to take immediate corrective action.

  • Provide superior customer service to all visitors and members of Harvard Recreation facilities.

    Education, Experience & Certifications:


  • American Red Cross Lifeguard certification.

  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification.

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Aquatics, preferably in some type of leadership capacity.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • This site requires a COVID-19 vaccination for all associates. Proof of vaccination will be a condition of employment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred; Degree will ideally be in teaching, sports management, higher education administration, recreation or related field.

  • Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification.

  • Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) certification.

  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) certification.

    HealthFitness is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our people and our business. EOE/AA. Race/Color/Gender/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Age/Disability/Veteran

    Trustmark is pleased to have earned recognition from the Chicago Tribune as a Chicago Top Workplaces 2020 Award winner.

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