Part-Time position
On-Site/In-Person requirement
Salary Range: $20-$25/hour


At the West End House (WEH) our mission is at the heart of all we do. We provide high-impact programs that support youth as they achieve academic success, explore the arts, develop career readiness & leadership skills, and adopt healthy lifestyles. We are committed to advancing racial equity through our work and throughout all aspects of our organization  – our youth programs, our community and family engagement, and our board and leadership.  

Youth need to grow in a holistic, well-rounded manner and one of the ways in which we seek to facilitate this is through our Aquatics program. As the Lifeguard at West End House, you will bring your deep knowledge of pool health and safety best practices, training in lifeguard rescue, and passion for aquatics instruction to your work. You will be directly involved in designing, updating and facilitating an effective swim program catered to a diverse community of youth, primarily between the ages of 8-18. You will be responsible for supervising all program activities in the pool while being constantly prepared to step in and perform rescue procedures in case of an emergency. Additionally, you will be in charge of the West End House pool area and, in collaboration with the Facility Director, ensure the physical space is well maintained and compliant with relevant regulations. 

During the execution of your duties, you will use your talents working with young people to build close-knit relationships that will help youth remain engaged in the programming. These relationships, in combination with reflections from program data, will enable you to  adapt and grow the program to create the best outcomes for young people. 

You will be the primary staff member in charge of the Aquatics Program and report directly to the Program Director. This is a part-time role. 


Pool Health & Safety supervision 

  • Supervise the pool area during allocated swim time and be prepared to step in to perform rescue procedures, including through the provision of first aid, CPR, or other life-saving care treatment 
  • Enforce WEH aquatic policies and public health regulations by providing information, instructions, and directions to youth  
  • Collaborate with the Facility Director to identify and resolve any potential health, safety, or accident risks 
  • Complete and record water testing daily 

Aquatics Program design and execution 

  • Implement aquatic program curriculum in collaboration with the Program Director 
  • Provide aquatics instruction to youth through swim lessons  
  • Attract and recruit youth from within West End House programs as well as the broader community, to the program 
  • Maintain a system of assessment to ensure advancement of skill level 
  • Act as a catalyst for change; continuously focusing on quality and improvement to ensure consistent delivery of high quality programs. 
  • Build long-term, trusting relationships with the youth 


  • Manage and provide feedback to assigned volunteers and peer leaders  
  • Collect & submit youth participation numbers, surveys, and other information  to ensure that organizational decisions and plans are informed by relevant on-ground data 
  • Implement/adhere to BGCA membership and safety requirements  
  • Adopt responsibility for protection and care of program equipment and facility; report all issues in a timely manner to facility manager 


There are a multitude of ways to learn, grow and excel professionally and we know that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. With this in consideration, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below: 

  • High school graduate 
  • LGT Certification 
  • CPR/FPR and Standard First Aid Certification 
  • WSI Certification strongly preferred 
  • Past experience in aquatics program facilitation is a plus 
  • Proven track record of building trusting relationships with youth through empathy and robust communication skills 
  • Strong group and/or program facilitation skills 
  • General project and people management experience is a strong plus 

To apply please email Kristin Rhuda at