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Add your voice and talents to the City of Boulder and help us
grow in service excellence for an inspired future.
This job posting is "continuous" or "open until filled" and will
close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
Overview of Role:
Would you like to change lives by providing the most amazing
experience for people with disabilities this summer? If so this
position is for you! Our EXPAND Program Instructor III will
supervise our Adaptive Waterski Program supporting the program
needs, staff, and participants. They will also be responsible to
ensure all city policies are being adhered to, that safety protocol
is being followed and will be the main contact between EXPAND and
EXPAND Beyond. The EXPAND Program Instructor III will be supported
by our program coordinators and supervisor throughout the summer to
ensure a safe, fun and fulfilling experience for all!
Example responsibilities/ Highlights of job(list of projects and
* Teamwork and ability to lead other staff members: *
Coordinating and scheduling volunteers and skiers * Discussing
rules, regulations and accommodations for people with disabilities
* Supervision, education and modeling for staff on waterski
equipment * Creating a positive relationship and good communication
with the participants, volunteers and staff.
* Monitoring program to ensure safety * Ensuring covid and
safety protocol is followed * Assessing and making decisions in
emergency situations * Administering first aid and contacting
medical assistance when necessary * Ensuring waterski equipment is
in good order and operating correctly
* Great communication skills * Greeting participants, caregivers
and volunteers as they arrive to program * Checking in each program
day with the staff at the Boulder Reservoir and EXPAND Beyond.
Ability to create a positive relationship with the staff and
participants and addressing any concerns in a solution-focused and
positive manner. * Ability to teach staff/volunteers/participants
how to properly use and fit adaptive waterski equipment.
* Managing the Day-to-Day operations of Adaptive Waterski: *
Responsible for the daily operations of program with the support of
the EXPAND program coordinator and/or supervisor. * Ensuring
program quality. Addressing concerns with
staff/volunteers/participants and supporting them through
improvement as needed. * Following all City of Boulder Policies and
Procedures and Covid SOP's. * Assisting in equipment management and
ensuring proper use of equipment * Delegating roles and
responsibilities to staff/volunteers to ensure a well run
Required candidate (skills/competencies):
* Previous experience working an adaptive waterski program. *
Knowledge of adaptive waterski equipment, how it works and how to
correctly fit people into the equipment. * Experience working with
and creating accommodations for people with disabilities. * Ability
to evaluate conditions in various locations and make judgments
related to safety. * Basic knowledge of the American's with
Disability Act * Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
* Effective leadership skills. * Ability to supervise staff,
volunteers and participants. * Ability to organize information and
follow established procedures. * Ability to complete and maintain
accurate records and documentation. * Ability to create positive
customer service relationships with participants, volunteers,
program partners and city staff. * Ability to evaluate customer
problems and make decisions within guidelines. * Effective
interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution skills. *
Ability and willingness to monitor equipment and ensure it is
stored correctly at the end of each day. * Attend all necessary
trainings. * Have and maintain acceptable background information,
including criminal conviction history.
Desired qualifications - In addition to the required minimum
* Current American Red Cross (or equivalent) certification in
lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR. * Certified Therapeutic
Recreation Specialist, CTRS * Previous experience supervising staff
or volunteers * Previous experiencing leading an adaptive waterski
program * Bi-lingual in English/Spanish
EXPAND works closely with our partner EXPAND
Beyondexpandbeyondinc.com to coordinate and run Adaptive Waterski.
This position will be expected to work with both agencies and
attend all required trainings.
Working Conditions - Required Physical and Mental Effort and
* Must have sufficient strength, agility, stamina, and
flexibility to lift, carry or move a variety of objects up to 50
lbs. * Must be able to work while crouching, kneeling, bending,
stooping, or assisting children for long periods of time. * Must
have sufficient hearing to be able to hear and discriminate
differing sounds in a variety of situations. * Sufficient vision to
be able to discriminate between colors, size, and type of objects
and people, both close and distant. * The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate to high.
Accomodations: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of this position.
LOCATION: The Boulder Reservoir - Marina Area
POSITION DATES: 6/2021 - 8/2021
The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to
all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or
any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local