Hawken School is seeking certified lifeguards.  The primary responsibility of a lifeguard is to prevent drowning and other injuries from occurring.  This person will need to be able to solve on-the-job issues by utilizing practical critical thinking and decision making skills and possess the ability to work with diverse populations. Lifeguards must be able to enforce pool policies and communicate why policies are in place.
  • Active Red Cross Lifeguard Certification;
  • Active CPR/First Aid/AED Certifications;
  • Ability to react to emergencies by quick movements, strenuous activity, and on occasion, assist or lift persons in distress of varying weights;
  • Ability to remain alert to dangerous situations while sitting, standing or walking for various lengths of time.
  • Preferred 1+ years of Previous lifeguarding experience
  • Recognize and respond effectively in emergencies by activating the Emergency Action Plan (EAP);
  • Actively guard and scan the pool area at all times; refrain from socializing while guarding;
  • Communicate and enforce all Hawken and pool policies and rules in a personable and professional manner;
  • Conduct pool inspections and report imbalances or concerns to the supervisor;
  • Record daily participation numbers and complete daily cleaning assignments;
  • Attend and participate in regular in-service training;
  • Provide a welcoming environment for all patrons;
  • Document any incidents and/or injuries;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Hawken Director of Aquatics.
Founded in 1915, Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,550 students (Toddler through grade 12). Annually recognized as the top academic school in Ohio (, Hawken is committed to unleashing students’ full potential inside and outside the classroom. In Athletics, Hawken has launched a strategic growth plan for competitive sports, Human Performance, Strength & Conditioning, and Wellness programs.
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This position will be open until filled.
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