CPR & Lifeguard Instructor in Des Moines, IA at YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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Job Description

Job Description

There's nothing like working at the Y! 

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Our staff members are people who drive this cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day. 

EVERY position positively impacts others at the Y - JOIN US, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


HOURS/DAYS SCHEDULE: Varies based on class schedule

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Decemer 1, 2020 - Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


As a Safety Instructor, you will have the opportunity to provide a positive program participant experience while teaching the American Red Cross curriculum. You will offer a quality program, promote social responsibility and build relationships with the members of your program. 

EVERY position positively impacts others at the Y - JOIN US, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


  1. Prepare lesson plans.
  2. Demonstrate and teach activities.   
  3. Conduct program in a fun, positive atmosphere.
  4. Know emergency procedures and be able to demonstrate them.
  5. Report specific problems or needs to supervisor or designated staff person.
  6. Performs additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff person.
  7. Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values.


  1. Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions
  2. Online New Employee Safety Orientation
  3. Intro to Y’s Cause & Culture Online Course
  4. Current Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED & Bloodborne Pathogens Certifications or equivalent (Taking the Lifeguard Certification gives you all the listed certifications)
  5. Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Certification


  1. Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively with people and monitor property and activity
  2. Ability to remain alert at all times
  3. Ability to adapt to changing working conditions


  1. Good communication skills
  2. Ability to work with diverse group of people
  3. Good organizational skills
  4. Ability to work with minimal supervision
  5. Ability to teach/train program participants
  6. Attend trainings and/or courses as required by the YMCA

Apply and begin your life changing Y journey TODAY!