THAILAND, BANGKOK — NIST International School — Head of Aquatics — Listed December 22, 2020

Head of Aquatics
NIST International School
Listed December 22, 2020

Head of Aquatics


The Position

NIST International School seeks a highly experienced and forward ­thinking Head of Aquatics from August 2021.


Main Responsibilities

The Head of Aquatics acts as a swimming instructor, coach, and pool manager. Responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic planning and oversight of the learn to swim, recreational aquatics, competitive swim team, service, and community programmes
  • Ensuring the quality and related safety of the programmes (before, during, and after school)
  • Acting as the lead NIST Swimming Instructor by administering, supervising, and promoting the NIST swimming programme, as well as training staff in swimming instruction
  • Supervising the day-to-day operations of the pool facility, staff, supplies, and equipment
  • Overseeing NIST-X exhibition water safety standards and training
  • Carrying out communication with the student body and parent community
  • Reports to the Director of Athletics & Activities


Person Specifications

Qualifications and Experience

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in education in Physical Education or related sports field
  • ASCA Level 2 or higher, ASCTA Silver or higher, ASA Level III, or Bronze License or higher coaching certification or equivalent
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification or Equivalent
  • Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI), CPR, First Aid, and AED certification
  • Current Teaching Certificate with a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
  • At least 5 years of experience within a management role or leading an aquatics coaching team
  • Minimum 5 years of successful coaching experience (with a proven track record) to include a detailed understanding of the performance needs of developing swimmers
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working as a swimming coach
  • Excellent understanding of stroke technique and swimming skills and experience in both Learn to Swim and Coaching Age group swimming
  • Experience/training working with MYP and/or PYP curriculums to help with curriculum articulation across school for swimming
  • Computer knowledge and skills using Google Docs, Hy-Tek’s Meet Manager, and Team Manager Swim Software an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Flexibility in working with different personalities
  • Excellent critical thinking and an ability to learn on the go


Partial Listing of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Core P.E Curriculum and Athletic Programme/Extracurricular Activities Programme
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of a NIST EY – Y11 curricular swimming programme
  • Create the curricular swimming schedule, in cooperation with the Elementary & Secondary Physical Education Departments
  • Take responsibility for all swim programmes conducted at NIST whether instructional or recreational
  • Take responsibility for writing policies and procedures that relate to the swimming pool and the swimming programme (emergency procedures and drills, safety-related policies)
  • Swimming Instructor – Conduct swim team practices in a safe and friendly environment
  • Administer and conduct swimming meets
  • Promote swimming team participation
  • Respond quickly to all emergency situations
  • Administers any first aid needed by the victim of an accident
  • Observes and enforces all rules and regulations of the facility
  • Training the P.E & Coaching staff in swimming instruction
  • Delivering Lifeguarding/ Life-Saving training to the P.E team, Coaching staff, and other faculty members
  • Take responsibility for the scheduling, promotion, and safety of all aquatic programmes and services
  • Coordinate the assessment of demand for and feasibility of open swimming times and non-instructional aquatic programmes
  • Assist the Administration in determining and communicating the vision and goals of the Aquatics Department to the NIST community
  • Oversee the overall scheduling of all aquatic programmes and services, in cooperation with departments/colleagues
  • Take responsibility for budget development and purchasing related to all aquatic programmes and services
  • Take responsibility for in-service training for faculty, swimming instructors/aides, lifeguards as necessary
  • Take responsibility for the supervision of day-to-day operations of the swimming pool including monitoring the maintenance, security, and safety of the overall pool environment
  • Take responsibility for the opening and closing of the swimming pool
  • Responsible for the supervision of lifeguards and other staff working in the swimming pool
  • Set and oversee safety standards for all events in the swimming pool
  • Other ongoing duties as assigned


How to Apply:

Applicants interested in this position can apply directly to NIST by sending their cover letter & CV to

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