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Student Rec Center Lifeguard

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Our Mission

WVU Campus Recreation serves the students, faculty/staff and community by supporting a culture of well-being. Our commitment to healthy living includes creating and promoting opportunities to be active.

Diversity and Inclusion

WVU Campus Recreation values diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create an environment in which we embrace, celebrate and empower the differences we share across the spectrum of human diversity.

Join us in our commitment to treat everyone with respect and kindness by challenging our community to engage in personal and collective reflection, development and action.

Campus Rec lifeguard

Job Description

Within the department of Campus Recreation, lifeguards help ensure the safety of all patrons of our Aquatics facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. For Campus Recreation, lifeguards are the first step to ensuring the Aquatics area operates smoothly.

position details

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility
  • Communicates with staff and patrons effectively to ensure aquatic safety and an enjoyable experience
  • Responds well to constructive critique and coaching
  • Acts immediately and appropriately to ensure the safety of patrons in the event of an emergency
  • Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services
  • Participates in regular in-service training sessions
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • Maintains a high standard of customer service
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate reports
  • Completes additional duties as assigned by supervisor

*Individuals interested in becoming a Campus Recreation Lifeguard MUST have a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification to be considered for employment*

Job Requirements

  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification
  • Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques
  • Ability to pass pre-employment water skills evaluation as stipulated by Campus Recreation
  • Available to work weekends/holidays
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions


  • Leadership and advancement opportunities
  • Opportunity to work year-round
  • Flexible work hours
  • Future employment references/recommendations
  • Extra hours and opportunities available for employees who exemplify leadership and exceed standard expectations

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