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Good Shepherd Services Aquatics Director: South Bronx Academy in Bronx, New York

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

The Aquatics Director for our Summer Camp located in the Bronx will supervise and train the Lifeguards on accident prevention and monitoring procedures in the swimming areas.

Reports to: Program Director

Location: 778 Forest Ave, Bronx, New York 10456

Hours: 18 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt (Summer Camp, June 24, 2019 – August 16, 2019)

Major Duties:

  • Design, develop and implement a water safety plan for the program.

  • Train lifeguards on accident prevention, providing assistance to swimmers and rescue procedures.

  • Provide training to camp staff on the water safety plan.

  • Monitor lifeguards and the camp swimming activities.

  • Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning and administer first aid.

  • Facilitate and coordinate the implementation of rescue and emergency procedures when an accident occurs.

  • Maintain order in swimming areas.

  • Conduct or officiate swimming meets.

  • Provide swimming instructions, when necessary.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be age 21 or over as required by New York City law.

  • Must have 3 years’ experience as a Lifeguard or Aquatics Instructor.

  • Must have a CPR for the professional Rescuer certification issued within the last 365 days, an unexpired Progressive Swimming Instructor / Water Safety Instructor certification and Lifeguard Management certification, or be willing to obtain all before the commencement of employment, as per NYC DOHMH regulations.

  • Must be a certified progressive swimming instructor.

  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.

  • Must have lifeguard management / supervision certification.

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2020-3206

Base Salary: USD $26.15/Hr.