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Continuing Education - Life Guard - Part Time



Malcolm X College is currently seeking a part-time lecturer to teach Life Guard Safety courses. The Life Guard should provide water surveillance and swimming rule enforcements ensuring the safety of swimming patrons. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in the classroom by developing and using effective teaching strategies that meet students’ diverse needs and engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving.

  • Under the general supervision of the CCC Athletics Department, provides water surveillance and swimming rule enforcement ensuring the safety of patrons participating in recreational swimming activities, learn-to-swim classes, or competitive swim training, swim meets, or other aquatic facility activities.
  • Watches for unusual activities on the part of swimmers and is able to recognize struggling swimmers, drowning swimmers, distressed swimmers, and swimmers with sudden medical conditions such as stroke, heart attack, asthma, diabetes, or seizures along with the ability to recognize potential emergency conditions or situations.
  • Provides rapid response lifesaving swim rescue and basic first-aid treatment and CPR administration, if required.
  • Fills out incident report forms after accidents or injuries proactively collecting witness names and numbers.
  • Maintains safe and clean aquatic facilities along with proper maintenance of life saving equipment and related materials and supplies.
  • Participates in in-service training to maintain life guarding skills.
  • Wears appropriate uniform, attire, and life-saving gear for the position.
  • Exhibits public respect and enthusiasm as duties and responsibilities are carried out in all work environments.
  • Adheres to the City Colleges of Chicago Customer Service Excellence Standards.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Lifeguard must be in good physical and mental condition to provide life saving services.
  • Prior experience as junior lifeguard, certified lifeguard, or swimming instructor.
  • Prior experience with and proficient use of lifesaving equipment; basic first aid kit, CPR mask, rescue buoy or rescue tube.
  • Delivery of effective verbal and written communications and takes responsibility for understanding others, multilingual skills a plus.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal college business hours, weekends, or holidays.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and respond calmly to high-pressure emergency situations.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with flexible work hours as needed for scheduled college events.
  • Promotes a positive role model and favorable public image as City Colleges of Chicago representative.
Malcolm X College was selected as a Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.

MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

Malcolm X College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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