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Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 26, 2024

Job Details

Department Statement

Colgate University is a special place to work and offers many unique opportunities, including the ability to work with and among world class faculty and staff at a highly selective residential liberal arts institution. This position provides an opportunity to become familiar with the variety of regular positions that are available at the University, as well as the ability to add employment at a distinct University to your resume.

Successful candidates for this position will earn sick leave, paid time off, free parking, and a University ‘Gate Card that provides access to fitness facilities, athletic and cultural events, as well as a discount on many items at the University Bookstore.

This type of appointment is not approved to work more than 999 hours per year for all positions combined. Should incumbents work more than a total of 999 hours in a year the appointment may not continue beyond one year of service.


  • supervise the activities of swimmers by enforcing rules and regulations
  • warn swimmers of improper activities or hazards
  • rescue persons in distress or in danger of drowning when indicated and provide rescue breathing, CPR and First Aid
  • notify the NYS DOH of any accidents, rescues, or problems that have arisen
  • check all safety equipment is working properly on a daily basis, and report to the Aquatic Manager any equipment that is in need of repair
  • successfully and positively perform within work team dynamics
  • be on time and capable of performing tasks within team dynamics
  • supervise all patrons in and around the pool area
  • answer inquiries pertaining to the use of the pool
  • move lane lines as directed
  • direct all helpful suggestions from participants and others to direct supervisor
  • attend scheduled in-service training
  • maintain attendance and activity record and complete required reports
  • provide periodic supervision and custodial needs of locker rooms
  • assist in cleaning and maintaining the pool and related areas and facilities
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • Requires knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first aid, recognize hazardous situations, and adopt effective courses of action
  • Requires effective communication skills and the ability to engage positively with the public
  • Requires attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behaviors
  • Requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques
  • Requires current CPR / AED, First Aid & Lifeguard certifications
  • Lifeguarding with CPR / AED for professional rescuers and First Aid certification and/or beachfront certification
  • Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students within a university context
Preferred Qualifications


Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

Colgate University

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