Harvard Athletics seeks two Lifeguards who will be responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of people using and visiting the University's Aquatics facilities, including the Malkin Athletic Center and Blodgett Pool.
Maintain constant and active surveillance of the pool. You will aid those in distress from an accident, injury, or other emergencies, including providing first aid and administering CPR as needed. You will be a team lead, guiding and teaching other lifeguards and monitors and helping to create an effective team environment. You will assist with light maintenance of the pool facilities and will act as a shift supervisor. Your regular schedule will include nights and weekends. During contest season your schedule may be adjusted to help set up, run, and tear down after special events and contests.
Basic Qualifications: Must possess current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification.
Additional Qualifications and Skills:
Lifeguard experience is highly desirable, but we will seriously consider all people who have obtained their lifeguard certification, even if recently obtained. Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Must be able to use an online scheduling system, which requires that you have a smartphone. Must have strong interpersonal skills, including a customer service orientation. Must be willing to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift and move heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.) and stand for an extended period of time.
Working Conditions: Must be willing to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social, and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is superior and provides multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a distinct advantage since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and university life in the U.S.
We believe that creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values, and views the differences we all bring to the workplace as strengths. We actively seek and welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.
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