The University Student Union (USU) at California State University, Northridge is a student centered non-profit organization that works to expand the college experience through various programs, services, employment, and involvement opportunities. The mission of the USU is to foster the achievement of students' educational goals by facilitating a strong connection between students and their campus community. It is an engaging and energetic campus program that develops students through inclusive activities, meaningful employment opportunities, leadership experiences and innovative technologies, facilities, and services. Facilities include a University Student Union and a 138,000 square foot Student Recreation Center (SRC). The SRC is a facility for exercise and leisure activity that promotes lifelong health and wellness.
CSUN'S COMMITMENT TO YOU
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
Under supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator, the Head Lifeguard is responsible for assisting in the hiring, training and supervising of lifeguards, as well as providing assistance relative to the coordination of aquatics events and aquatics programs. Position completes routine and complex assignments requiring specialized knowledge and previous experience.
The Student Recreation Center is a comprehensive campus recreation center that offers a diverse range of recreational programs and services to the CSUN community.
Assist the Aquatics Coordinator with hiring, training and supervising lifeguard staff
Assist the Aquatics Coordinator with coordinating aquatics events and programs
Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency
Plan and implement classes for all levels of swimming;
Assist with instruction of CPR/AED/First Aid classes and training;
Perform lifeguard duties in the absence of lifeguard staff including:
Enforce rules and regulations regarding pool use
Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services
Present professional appearance and attitude at all time, and maintains a high standard of customer service
Perform various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility
Prepare and maintains appropriate activity reports
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from high school and/or a technical/vocational program.
Equivalent to a minimum of six months experience in a recreation/aquatics department which involved program implementation and supervision of employees and/or volunteers.
Certifications (Current and valid):
American Red Cross Lifeguard/Lifeguarding
Must be able to swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound object and remove it from the pool within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
Must attend required Student Recreation Center and USU employee orientation and trainings as well as department specific trainings and meetings
Lifeguard Instructor Certification (LGI)*
Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Training*
Advanced First Aid (Title 22, EMR, EMT)*
These certifications must be maintained throughout employment in order to remain in the position.
*Incumbents must obtain Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor and Title 22 Instructor certifications within one year of hire.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND/OR SKILLS:
Knowledge of the principles of supervision
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
Ability to maintain an appropriate professional appearance
Ability to make independent decisions and make recommendations
Ability to adhere to work rules, follow directions, use time effectively and work productively without close supervision
Ability to work in a culturally diverse, ethnically pluralistic environment
Work is typically performed outdoors in varying and occasionally extreme (hot) weather conditions. Ability to arrive at work on time for all scheduled work shifts required. Ability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, during academic interim and break periods required. Must be flexible, adaptable, and readily able to adjust to changes in work environment. Position requires daily public contact.
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 use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally sit for extended periods and regularly walk around the facility; talk and hear. The employee must frequently move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required but this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling lights objects
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
Seeing to inspect facility conditions
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching
Supervision is provided by the Aquatics Coordinator.
PAY, BENEFITS AND WORK SCHEDULE:
This position is employed through University Student Union (USU).
The summer 2021 hiring range is $19.25 - $21.00 per hour. These wages are in effect from June 2021 through August 2021. After that time, the hourly wage will be $16.25 - $18.00 per hour.
HOURS: Part-time, up to 28 hours per week
TEMPORARY: Temporary emergency 6 months appointment, may be renewed.
Applications received through June 8, 2021, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the USU.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should apply by completing the on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. Following an offer of employment, the appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including a Live Scan and criminals record check) and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. No applicant will be denied employment solely on the grounds of a criminal offense. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances and the relevance of the offense to the position(s) applied for will be considered. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of the contingent offer of employment.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.