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Stand Up Paddling Yoga Instructor

  • STARTING PAY RATE: $18.00-$20.00/hour
  • JOB TYPE: Part-Time Hourly
  • This position is currently not open.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Paddling Program Assistant, Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Yoga Instructors are responsible for teaching SUP Yoga to students of all ages with varying levels of experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•    Provide an outstanding, safe, and educational experience to students on land and in the water
•    Explain and demonstrate proper SUP Yoga techniques and equipment care 
•    Prepare customers for a safe experience by providing thorough introductions to equipment and safety requirements
•    Perform equipment inspections and complete preventative maintenance projects
•    Monitor changing weather and water traffic conditions and make appropriate decisions to ensure safety of students, MBAC staff and other water users
•    Accurately document and organize class related paperwork  
•    Prepare and clean up classroom, materials & equipment 
•    Maintain strong communication with MBAC Office Assistants and other Instructional Staff
•    Other duties as assigned


Minimum & Preferred Requirements
•    High School Diploma
•    Demonstrated Experience Guiding  Group Yoga
•    Technical Knowledge of Stand Up Paddling Preffered
•    Teaching Experience Preferred
License & Certification Requirements
•    RYT 200 Certification from an accredited yoga program required
•    Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding (must be obtained within the first month of employment)
•    NASBLA approved powerboat certification (must be obtained within the first month of employment)
•    ACA Certification Preferred

Performance Expectations

•    Prioritize safety of MBAC participants and staff as well as other water users
•    Continually work toward improving technical skills and teaching abilities
•    Be proactive about maintaining functioning equipment and clean areas
•    Capable of maintaining positive working relationships with other staff and customers
•    Able to interact effectively with a wide diversity of people and support San Diego State University Associated Students’ values and mission

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•    Must possess excellent customer service skills
•    Must have paddling skills (or excellent understanding of skills)
•    Must be able to follow oral and written directions and follow projects through to completion

Schedule and Working Conditions

This is a part-time position. Flexibility and willingness to work long hours including weekends with high demand during summer. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The work environment will involve exposure to salt water, cold water, sun, wind, rain, weather, sand, seaweed, sea grass, ocean currents, sea creatures, breaking waves, and other outdoor elements.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical requirements include but are not limited to: swimming, swimming in rough and deep water, walking, running, walking or running over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying loads. Must be able to swim at least 550 yards, dive at least 10 feet deep, swim with a 10 pound object for at least 20 yards, and tread water for at least 2 minutes. Must be able to watch and supervise groups of students in the ocean and/or bay while coaching technique and supervising safety. Must be able to recognize and respond to emergencies and prevent injuries or drowning.

How to Apply

To apply for this job you must apply online on the Aocaited Students website using the link below.

Background Screening

A background check (including a criminal records check) may be required for this position and must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students of SDSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current A.S. employees who apply for the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Associated Students is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion (to include religious dress practice and religious grooming practice), color, sex (to include breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeed-ing), age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, military status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other protected group. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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