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The Salvation Army 13-004 - Aquatics Coach II (Part-Time) - CAS/KROC San Diego in San Diego, California


Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Position Summary

Work as an Aquatics Coach under the supervision of the Aquatics Manager. Coaches will ensure the safe use of the facilities by assisting patrons in the area of personal swim fitness which includes, but is not limited to: stroke technique, goal setting, strength training, and aerobic training as well as general health and fitness tips.

Essential Functions

  • To know, explain and exemplify the mission, purpose, and values of the Kroc Center and The Salvation Army (TSA).

  • Instruct private or group training sessions.

  • Assist participants during sessions with proper use of equipment, proper form, and safety guidelines.

  • Ensure effective preparation for each class, instruct with sound principles and expert skills in the area of stroke technique.

  • Provide great customer service to the community; see that all customers, clients and members are given prompt and courteous service.

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, be out-going, and enjoy building relationships with a variety of members working to meet their fitness and wellness goals.

  • Will critique and give feedback to participants regarding progress.

  • May instruct a variety of Aquatic training sessions based on experience/specialties, obtainment of additional certifications.

  • Provide information and answer questions about available programs.

  • Report all equipment problems to the Aquatics Manager.

  • Enforcing all rules that pertain to the Aquatic facilities on a constant basis.

  • Adhere to RJKCCC operations as well as all policy procedures as adopted by Administration.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Attend staff meetings as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift & carry 40lbs.

  • Meet all health and safety regulations as defined by Health Department & The Salvation Army.

  • Must be in good physical and mental health, capable of meeting the high demands of aquatics department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years.

  • Must possess and maintain American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED certificates.

  • Must have at least 4 years’ prior experience as a coach/ personal trainer/ or possess design and implementation experience of aquatic fitness programs.

  • Specialized Coaching Certifications (Level 3 or higher)

  • Experience leading various groups of people with different aquatic fitness abilities.

Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities

  • Must be able to design high-quality, up-to-date, scientifically sound, safe and effective Aquatic training sessions for a variety of student ability levels.

  • Must uphold the scope and practice of Aquatic fitness professionals.

  • Ability to maintain a non-judgmental attitude in working with coworkers and participants.

  • Must have the ability to instruct with proficiency, with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure.

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate well in English required; bilingual (Spanish) preferred.




  • CPR/AED: Expert



  • 3 years: Experience as a coach/personal trainer or possess design and implementation experience of aquatic fitness programs

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)