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Assistant Aquatics Manager

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Peninsula Jewish Community Center - Foster City, CA


About the PJCC:

Founded by a group of enthusiastic Jewish community members, the PJCC was brought to life in a rented home in Burlingame in 1948. A place of compassion and a symbol of unity to all, the PJCC quickly became popular among many San Mateo County residents. With demand for the Center growing by leaps and bounds, the tiny house was soon too small to support the needs of its membership, so the Center was moved to a storefront in San Carlos. By 1960, due to the Peninsulas increasing population, the Board of Directors eagerly set out to find a new home yet again. In 1963, the PJCC purchased and opened a much larger facility on a 4+ acre site in the Belmont hills where it remained for the next 40 years.

First formed in the 19th Century to enable new immigrants to learn English, find housing, and promote community building, Jewish Community Centers soon became a hub of activity for people of all ages. Small classes for toddlers became early childhood departments; pools and steam rooms grew into full-fledged health, wellness, and recreation departments; and, as the population aged, information and services for seniors grew.

Currently, there are over 250 JCCs (Jewish Community Centers) in North America, including 17 in California alone. Although each center is unique, they share the goal of providing programs and services that reinforce the life-affirming values and proud traditions we embrace.

A Peninsula Tradition Continues

The PJCC proudly opened its new 12-acre home in Foster City in May 2004. This momentous occasion came as the result of years of hard work, contributions and the dedication of hundreds of individuals banding together. For over 55 years, the PJCC has worked to inspire a sense of community in San Mateo County. That dream has become a reality. For more information, visit or call 650.212.7522

The Assistant Aquatics Manager under the supervision of the Aquatics Manager, will provide leadership and supervision of the swim school and operations of the department, ensuring that high quality, safe and well-organized programs are being offered and all aspects of the pool operations are conducted in a professional manner. The Assistant Aquatics Manager manages a team of 50 lifeguards and swim instructors and is instrumental in running our year-round swim school program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Supervision and responsibility for all aspects of the swim program
  • Accessibility to parents and participants during swim lessons
  • Hiring, training and scheduling of swim instructors, lifeguards and office staff
  • MOD Shifts as assigned by Department Supervisor
  • Fills in at Aquatics Registration Desk as needed
  • Lifeguards and Teaches Swim Lessons as needed
  • Assist Manager in developing new programs and updating current programs
  • Maintain a positive and professional image at all times
  • Serve as Manager of the pools and staff in absence of the Aquatics Manager.
  • On-call during all operating hours for aquatic emergencies


This position directly manages lifeguards and swim instructors.


This is a full-time hourly position. Monday-Wednesday 12pm-8pm and Sat/Sun 8am-4pm. Some holiday work may be required.

Salary: $23-$28/Hour



American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification

CPR certification and Lifeguard Instructor certification, required. (If not certified, Manager must become certified within 90 days of being hired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Two-years Aquatic experience preferred, but not always necessary.
  • Must possess Lifeguarding Instructor, Lifeguarding and CPR certification. If not certified, Manager must be CPR certified within ninety days of being hired.
  • Must be an effective communicator and be able to handle high stress situations with participants
  • Should have an understanding of what it means to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to work independently
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office and the ability to learn new business software as needed


  • The employee must be able to move up to 25 pounds.
  • The employee must have a high degree of energy, be physically fit enough to maintain certifications and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.