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Aquatics Coordinator

Phillips Academy is seeking an experienced aquatics professional to join our team as our new Aquatics Coordinator. The Aquatics Coordinator drives the management of the aquatics facility, aquatics staff and supports the various programs offered within the department. The Aquatics Coordinator will also play a key role in the front-line operations of the department and will fill in as needed with any / all direct service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Trains, evaluates, disciplines, and advises lifeguards and assists in the recruiting and hiring of lifeguard staff.
  • Provides and coordinates proper on deck supervision of staff and appropriate levels of lifeguard coverage
  • Provides safety assistance, rescues, emergency actions and first aid when necessary
  • Develops and implements ongoing lifeguard in-service training.
  • Maintains aquatic facility upkeep providing the highest attention to safety for participants and employees including proper on deck supervision of staff, appropriate levels of lifeguard coverage, lifeguard attentiveness, and proper lifeguard rotations.
  • Keep detailed records of in-service training, water testing, accident reports, critical incident, and incident reports.
  • Assists with the development of budgetary needs of the aquatic equipment and training expenses.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed and as assigned.

Certification and Licensing Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age and have a minimum of two years commensurate experience in an Senior Lifeguard / Aquatics Management position.
  • Red Cross Lifeguard Certification required.
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of safe practices and procedures as they pertain to pool operations, supervisory concepts and techniques, customer service practices and principles.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain courteous, effective relationships with Academy students, faculty, staff, and other community members, as well as members of outside public organizations and groups.
  • Flexible hours that will include occasional weekend work for special events during the school year, and extended hours during the summer programming.  

Phillips Academy requires that all student-facing faculty, staff, and administrators, subject to disability and religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, be up to date with their COVID vaccination, which includes any boosters that have been added to meet the CDC definition of up to date which now includes the new bivalent booster.

Phillips Academy is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Phillips Academy | 180 Main St. Andover, MA 01810 | 978-749-4000 | www.andover.edu