Job Description

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
Position Overview:
As a lifeguard, the primary responsibility is to provide and maintain a safe swim environment for program participants. Additional responsibilities extend to daily aspects of aquatic operations, including but not limited to assisting with daily operational needs of the swimming program, student scheduling, or locker room supervision and clean up.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Conducts swimming lessons for patrons
  • Assists the Pool Manager in the operation of a swimming pool facility
  • Coaches water sports
  • Ensures adherence to water safety rules and practices, and responds to participants in danger by performing water rescues and administering first aid; and performs other related duties as assigned
The following list represents the core competencies needed for success in this position.
  • Handling Stress - Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity.
  • Presentation Skill - Formally delivering information to groups.
  • Relationship Building - Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships.
  • Environmental Exposure Tolerance - Performing under physically demanding conditions.
Physical Demands:
  • Must have the ability to swim 500 yards in 10 minutes, 30 seconds.
  • Must be able to assist in removing a victim from the water using a backboard.
  • Must be able to tread water for 2 minutes without use of arms.
Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to this position. Click here to apply: Apply 

**COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

One of Crossroads School’s founding commitments is to developing a socially, economically and racially diverse student body. We are equally committed to a supporting a vibrant and diverse workforce. Crossroads is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation. People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.