Assistant Swim Coach
Newton, MA

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333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
United States

Charitable / Not for Profit
Experience Required
From $25 To $30.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time
No Travel
Job Description
The Karishim Swim Club (KASC) of the JCC Greater Boston is looking for an Assistant Swim Coach. This position will play an important role in the JCC Greater Boston community, assuring program excellence and encouraging program expansion. JCC Greater Boston is a lively, inviting place to work where there is a strong sense of teamwork and rewarding meaningful work. This full-time position is in Newton, Massachusetts

JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston’s core values Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.

The starting salary for this position is $25-$30/hr. The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the hours the employee will work, the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity.


In addition to a rewarding position where you care for a community, the JCC Greater Boston provides excellent benefits including:

· competitive salary

· health care benefits

· outstanding working environment including free parking

· a free membership to the JCC Greater Boston facility in Newton – offering virtual and in person programs including indoor swimming, many fitness classes and workout facilities as well as discounts to many JCCGB events, classes, outdoor pool and more


Organization Information

JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men’s Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including preschools, day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations.

Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:

  • creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships
  • welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston
  • supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life
  • nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and
  • expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as a whole

JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff, children, and program participants very seriously. On an ongoing basis, we align our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. In response to current local public health situations, our practices have previously included, and in the future may include, ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, vaccination requirements, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.


JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a wonderful community and a great team, please send a cover letter and your resume to Head Coach Lauren Gale at

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the KASC family!

Job Requirements
Responsibilities of Assistant Swim Coach
•prepare practices on a weekly basis based on the phase of training and swimmers’ needs/ability, maintaining a focus on technique, skill development, and athlete development
•coordinate training methodologies, drills, and practice group goals with Head Coach
•develop responsibilities of and rules for swimmers, coaches and parents, educating each group on these norms
•ensure open communication with parents to ensure education and communication on all aspects of long-term athletic development
•collaborate closely with the Aquatics Staff and other coaches to promote the club as a whole
•manage the recruitment, retention, and individual development plans for new athletes
•provide assistance to Aquatics Head Coach with the overflow of administrative tasks
•support JCC Greater Boston’s mission, values, and strategic goals
•attend coach’s meetings (approximately 4-5/year)
•contribute to overall organizational success

Qualifications of Assistant Swim Coach
•has a USA Swimming Coaches Certification or the ability to obtain coaches certification within the first 14 days of hire
•maintains good membership standing with USA Swimming and New England Swimming
•is able to exhibit strong effective teaching/communication skills
•is knowledgeable of strokes and skill techniques
•has knowledge of season/workout planning and dryland training/technique
•has prior coaching experience with athletes of all ages
•Lifeguard, CPR/AED/ First Aid certification

Essential Functions of Assistant Swim Coach
Is able to:

•see, hear, and cognitively recognize situations requiring lifeguarding services
•make safety-related decisions
•communicate with community members and coworkers in person effectively, over email, and on the phone
•read, write, understand, and speak English

•work in a high temperature and high humidity environment for extended periods while wearing required personal protective equipment
•stand, sit and lay on the pool deck while moving their body in a way similar to how the participants in the water should (demonstrating)
•lift up to 30 pounds
•vision requirements include the ability to read routine and technical documents, use a computer, and answer a telephone
•stand, walk, sit, stoop, and kneel frequently
Felicia Woodley
333 Nahanton Street
Newton MA 02459
United States
JCC GREATER Boston Felicia  Woodley

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