Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network of schools, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria,” these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to being an equitable and inclusive community and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
Position: Part-Time Swim Instructor
Reports to: Aquatics Director
FLSA: Non-Exempt, Hourly
Date Updated: September 28, 2020
The Sacred Heart Swim School is looking for passionate swim instructors to work with swimmers aged 3 and up in private, semi-private, and group format. The Swim Instructor will deliver lessons based on the Sacred Heart Swim School curriculum while ensuring a safe, enjoyable experience for the swimmers. This is a part-time position with variable hours on weekday afternoons and weekends.
Duties & Responsibilities
Evaluating members swimming ability to determine the correct swim level
Instructs swimming lessons
Creates an educational, safe and inviting experience for all participants
Initiates, develops and maintains positive relationships with participants and their families
Responds quickly and efficiently to member questions regarding Swim School program policies and procedures
Maintains order and safety in swimming areas and assists in enforcing pool policies
Immediately reports suspicious or inappropriate behaviors to Aquatics Director
Provides a safe, clean and organized pool area
Maintaining the cleanliness and order of our Aquatics Facilities
Qualifications Education & Experience
Working towards a high school diploma, GED or higher
Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety or coaching experience preferred
One-year experience preferred
Licenses / Certifications
CPR-PR/AED/First Aid preferred
First Aid certification preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Ability to swim/teach basic and advanced swimming techniques
Excellent customer service skills, energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to build relationship with members of all ages
Comfortable working with all age groups, including very young children
Ability to demonstrate patience and empathy
Ability to handle and resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner
Capability to work independently
Ability to make decisions quickly and easily
Be flexible with work hours
Hourly wage, commensurate with experience
The swim instructor must be able to work as a member of a team, be a positive ambassador of the school, exhibit model behavior for students and patrons, perform with a high level of customer service, and maintain a professional demeanor.
Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff hired to this department. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse staff and faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Internal Number: 1221
About Convent of the Sacred Heart
Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional development.
The Sacred Heart community at 91st Street is committed to maintain an ongoing and respectful dialogue in all matters of equity, justice and multiculturalism and to provide a safe and constructive forum for reflection upon our actions.