Aquatics Program Assistant
 .8 FTE ( 6 hrs./day ) – 12 month
Typically, Sunday through Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; varies based on program needs
LOCATION: Community Education, Falcon Ridge Middle School

Effective Date of Employment:

Application Deadlines:
September 19,  2022 – 4:00 p.m.

Application Procedures:
All Candidates:  Apply on-line as an EXTERNAL applicant at  



  1. High school diploma
  2. Current certification in CPR/PR, First Aid, Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor and remain current through duration of employment
  3. Experience as Water Safety Instructor Trainer and Lifeguard Instructor or obtained within one year
    of hire.
  4. Two years experience in supervising aquatics program
  5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and give clear direction when necessary
  6. Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented
  7. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse groups of faculty, students, staff and community partners and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  8. Flexibility to adapt work schedule to include nights and weekends when needed



  1. Alongside the Aquatics Program Coordinator, oversee the day to day aquatics operations and programming for District 196 Community Education.
  2. Serve as primary swim lesson manager. 
  3. Organize instructors, support teachers and lifeguard staff, communicate with patrons at the pool and ensure safety and security measures are followed.
  4. Assist with coordination of certification training programs including course planning, marketing, management of equipment and supplies, scheduling staff, teaching courses, maintaining course records and student information.
  5. Assist Aquatics Program Coordinator in overall program duties including coordinating classes, special events, marketing, recruitment, staffing and registration.
  6. Assist Aquatic Programs Coordinator in planning and conducting in-service training for program staff.
  7. Assist with on-call responsibilities for issues that arise outside of office hours.
  8. Assist with management of equipment and program supplies.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Responsible To:

Community Education Aquatics Program Coordinator

Special Staff Level 10:  According to contractual agreement. 
$54,252 – 58,742/year plus competitive benefits package  (DOQ) based on 1.0 FTE

In District 196, the sky’s the limit for students and employees. That’s because our committed team of educators is dedicated to helping learners explore their infinite possibilities and reach their full potential. Our whole child, “Triple-A” approach provides students and staff boundless opportunities to learn, grow and pursue their interests in academics, the arts and athletics.
District 196 is a Minnesota public school district of choice, serving more than 29,000 students and 160,000 residents in the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville and Empire and Vermillion townships. District 196 is the fourth largest school district in Minnesota and among the largest employers in Dakota County, with more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees. Forbes included District 196 on its inaugural list of Best-in-State Employers based on a survey asking employees to rate how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others.
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center high school program; a K-12 special education school for students with emotional and behavioral difficulties, and a special education program serving young adults ages 18-21. The district also operates three learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education services, and offers extensive community education programs and classes for life-long learners of all ages.
Equal Opportunity Employer
As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The Director of Human Resources, Tom Pederstuen (651-423-7859 – is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Sally Soliday (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).