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Company: Life Time Fitness

Location: Florham Park, NJ

Date Posted: August 4, 2014

Source: LIFE TIME FITNESS, Inc

General Summary

Leads and coaches young swimmers in swimming. Responsible for the daily operations of the team. Creates a fun and inviting learning environment to ensure a positive member experience. Builds strong relationships with participants and continually challenges them to the next level.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Member Experience

1. Greets, acknowledges, engages and interacts with members at all times.

2. Creates an educational, safe and inviting experience for all participants.

3. Initiates, develops and maintains positive relationships with participants.

4. Responds to member questions regarding Life Time's programs, policies and procedures.

5. Quickly and efficiently responds to member questions, comments, and concerns

6. Provides a safe, clean and organized pool area.

Sales & Promotion

1. Promotes and sells all Aquatics programs and services.

2. Continually increases their knowledge of Life Time's products, services, policies and procedures.

3. Promotes all Life Time programs, products and services.

Financial & Budgetary

1. Ensures use of supplies follow the amount prearranged by the department budget.

2. Treats all equipment with care.

Managerial & Supervisory

1. Maintains order and safety in swimming areas.

2. Assists in enforcing club and pool policies at all times.

3. Attends department and "all club" meetings.

4. Attends monthly and quarterly meetings.

Communication

1. Acts as the liaison between the Aquatics Department Head, USA Swimming, Swim Coaches and Parents. Gives and disseminates information to and from all parties.

2. Participates in weekly 1 on 1 meetings with the Aquatics Department Head.

Operational

1. Writes the season plan for each season.

2. Writes the workout templates for the season.

3. Enters the swimmers into the swim meet program.

4. Schedules Swim Coaches to attend swim meets and represents the Life Time team positively.

Responsibilities of All Positions
- Supports and articulates the Life Time Mission and Vision statements.
- Adheres to company policies and procedures.
- Ensures cleanliness of the club using all 5 senses:
- Sight to ensure club is neat and orderly
- Sound to ensure music/sound levels are appropriate
- Touch to ensure floors, countertops, etc are clean and dry
- Taste to ensure food & beverages in the café are up-to-standards
- Smell to ensure the club is fresh and odor free

Customer Service:
- Demonstrates positive attitude and actions through a display of courtesy, service, cooperation, hospitality, sensitivity, and professionalism to internal and external customers.

Safety:

Safety responsibilities include:
- Complies with all company safety rules
- Uses all required safety devices and personal protection equipment
- Reports accidents and injuries to supervisor as soon as possible
- Participates in safety training and safety inspections
- Suggests methods of preventing hazards to safety committee

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

- Four year college degree

Experience
- Two years swim coaching experience
- Swim lesson instruction experience (preferred)
- One year customer service (preferred)

Licenses / Certifications / Registrations:

- ASCA Level 3 Certification (mandatory) or higher

- Member of ASCA and USA Swimming

- Safety Training for Swim Coaches certification

- Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid (preferred)

- Red Cross CPR-PR/AED (preferred)

- CPR/AED certification required within 60 days of hire

- First Aid certification required within 60 days of hire

- Complete LTU Safety Training before first shift

- Complete all LTU courses within first 60 days of hire

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

- Assist in starting a USA Swimming program

- Run the daily operations of the swim team

- Hire, train and develop Assistant Coaches

- Ability to swim the competitive strokes of Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly

- Provide competitive swimmers the opportunity to master technique

- Identify and recruit strong talent to help develop a successful swim program

- Lead daily practices under the direction of the head coach

- Ability to write and lead workouts

- Attend and support swimmers at meets

- Excellent customer service skills, energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational

- Excellent interpersonal skills

- Ability to build relationship with members of all ages

- Comfortable working with all age groups, including children

- Ability to handle and resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner

- Ability to tolerate loud noises

- Firmly but tactfully enforce Life Time policies and procedures

- Ability to multi-task and learn quickly

- Ability to acknowledge difficult situations and respond accordingly

- Self starter, reliable, responsible and dedicated

- Ability to make decisions quickly and easily

Language Ability:
Language Ability- Intermediate- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization in English.

Math Ability:

Mathematical Skills- Intermediate- Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply basic concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Reasoning Ability- Intermediate Skills- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Technical Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Outlook.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; ability to climb ladders. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work is performed in an athletic club environment. The noise level is usually moderate to high.

Primary Location: : NJ-Florham Park - FLP - Florham Park Athletic
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job

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General Summary

Leads and coaches young swimmers in swimming. Responsible for the daily operations of the team. Creates a fun and inviting learning environment to ensure a positive member experience. Builds strong relationships with participants and continually challenges them to the next level.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Member Experience

1. Greets, acknowledges, engages and interacts with members at all times.

2. Creates an educational, safe and inviting experience for all participants.

3. Initiates, develops and maintains positive relationships with participants.

4. Responds to member questions regarding Life Time's programs, policies and procedures.

5. Quickly and efficiently responds to member questions, comments, and concerns

6. Provides a safe, clean and organized pool area.

Sales & Promotion

1. Promotes and sells all Aquatics programs and services.

2. Continually increases their knowledge of Life Time's products, services, policies and procedures.

3. Promotes all Life Time programs, products and services.

Financial & Budgetary

1. Ensures use of supplies follow the amount prearranged by the department budget.

2. Treats all equipment with care.

Managerial & Supervisory

1. Maintains order and safety in swimming areas.

2. Assists in enforcing club and pool policies at all times.

3. Attends department and "all club" meetings.

4. Attends monthly and quarterly meetings.

Communication

1. Acts as the liaison between the Aquatics Department Head, USA Swimming, Swim Coaches and Parents. Gives and disseminates information to and from all parties.

2. Participates in weekly 1 on 1 meetings with the Aquatics Department Head.

Operational

1. Writes the season plan for each season.

2. Writes the workout templates for the season.

3. Enters the swimmers into the swim meet program.

4. Schedules Swim Coaches to attend swim meets and represents the Life Time team positively.

Responsibilities of All Positions
- Supports and articulates the Life Time Mission and Vision statements.
- Adheres to company policies and procedures.
- Ensures cleanliness of the club using all 5 senses:
- Sight to ensure club is neat and orderly
- Sound to ensure music/sound levels are appropriate
- Touch to ensure floors, countertops, etc are clean and dry
- Taste to ensure food & beverages in the café are up-to-standards
- Smell to ensure the club is fresh and odor free

Customer Service:
- Demonstrates positive attitude and actions through a display of courtesy, service, cooperation, hospitality, sensitivity, and professionalism to internal and external customers.

Safety:

Safety responsibilities include:
- Complies with all company safety rules
- Uses all required safety devices and personal protection equipment
- Reports accidents and injuries to supervisor as soon as possible
- Participates in safety training and safety inspections
- Suggests methods of preventing hazards to safety committee

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

- Four year college degree

Experience
- Two years swim coaching experience
- Swim lesson instruction experience (preferred)
- One year customer service (preferred)

Licenses / Certifications / Registrations:

- ASCA Level 3 Certification (mandatory) or higher

- Member of ASCA and USA Swimming

- Safety Training for Swim Coaches certification

- Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid (preferred)

- Red Cross CPR-PR/AED (preferred)

- CPR/AED certification required within 60 days of hire

- First Aid certification required within 60 days of hire

- Complete LTU Safety Training before first shift

- Complete all LTU courses within first 60 days of hire

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

- Assist in starting a USA Swimming program

- Run the daily operations of the swim team

- Hire, train and develop Assistant Coaches

- Ability to swim the competitive strokes of Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly

- Provide competitive swimmers the opportunity to master technique

- Identify and recruit strong talent to help develop a successful swim program

- Lead daily practices under the direction of the head coach

- Ability to write and lead workouts

- Attend and support swimmers at meets

- Excellent customer service skills, energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational

- Excellent interpersonal skills

- Ability to build relationship with members of all ages

- Comfortable working with all age groups, including children

- Ability to handle and resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner

- Ability to tolerate loud noises

- Firmly but tactfully enforce Life Time policies and procedures

- Ability to multi-task and learn quickly

- Ability to acknowledge difficult situations and respond accordingly

- Self starter, reliable, responsible and dedicated

- Ability to make decisions quickly and easily

Language Ability:
Language Ability- Intermediate- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization in English.

Math Ability:

Mathematical Skills- Intermediate- Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply basic concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Reasoning Ability- Intermediate Skills- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Technical Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Outlook.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; ability to climb ladders. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work is performed in an athletic club environment. The noise level is usually moderate to high.

Primary Location: : NJ-Florham Park - FLP - Florham Park Athletic
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey
Job Segments: Fitness, Training, Hospitality, Education

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