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Water Exercise Instructor (PT)

Mohawk Valley Community College
Job Location:
Utica, 13501
Athletics - Recreation Services
Salary: $20.00 per hour

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community's college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues to join the MVCC community. We are currently seeking a part-time Water Exercise Instructor in our Center for Corporate & Community Education. The Water Exercise Instructor is responsible for leading safe and effective aquatic exercise classes for participants of all ages and fitness levels. This position requires a strong understanding of water-based fitness techniques, effective communication skills, and the ability to create a motivating and inclusive environment. The Water Exercise Instructor will promote the benefits of aquatic exercise while ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants. This position requires a weekday commitment.

Key responsibilities for this position include:
  • Leads water exercise classes in accordance with the facility's schedule. Develops and implements engaging and effective workout routines suitable for participants' varying abilities. Modifies exercises as needed to accommodate participants with different fitness levels or limitations;
  •  Demonstrates proper form and technique for exercises, providing clear instructions to participant;
  •  Incorporates equipment such as water weights, noodles, and kickboards into classes to enhance workouts;
  •  Ensures the safety of all participants by following proper aquatic safety guidelines. Instructs participants on proper pool and equipment usage to prevent accidents;
  •  Fosters a positive and inclusive atmosphere that encourages participant engagement and motivation;
  •  Provides feedback and encouragement to participants to help them achieve their fitness goals;
  •  Builds rapport with participants and creates a sense of community within the class. Addresses participant questions and concerns with professionalism and empathy;
  •  Completes required paperwork in a timely manner. Keeps accurate records of class attendance and participant progress;
  •  Upholds cleanliness and orderliness in the swimming pool and associated facilities, including equipment storage space;
  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required;
  •  Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Two years' previous experience leading water exercise classes
  • Associate degree (or a minimum of 60 completed college credits)
  • Ability to motivate and inspire participants of diverse backgrounds and fitness levels
  • Sound knowledge of proper water exercise /aerobic techniques and water safety rules
  • Physical ability to demonstrate exercises and perform in a water environment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable transportation, at time of hire and throughout employment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certification as a Water Exercise Instructor from a recognized organization (e.g., AEA, AFAA, ACE)
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or Basic Swim Instructor (BSI), CPR, and First Aid certifications, BLS CPR and First Aid certifications
Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 4/22/2024

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, different abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
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