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Safety Instructor - Work Study

Job description

Job requirements for all Campus Recreation positions:

  • Student workers are only able to work up to 19 hours/week while classes are in session. (Applies to all positions worked on-campus).
  • Attend mandatory meetings, trainings, and in-services.
  • Follow and enforce all Campus Recreation policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and ability to promote Campus Recreation programs.
  • Serve as an integral role in the Campus Recreation Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
  • Possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse, inclusive recreation team.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse participant and patron community.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Must be in good conduct standing with the University.

Summary of Safety Instructor Responsibilities:

Safety Instructors are responsible for teaching American Red Cross (ARC) CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid training courses and ARC review courses, facilitating red shirt drills, and assisting with department safety training.  

Primary Duties - Teaching ARC courses:

  • Ensure the safety of all participants
  • Provide a safe, friendly, and inclusive learning environment
  • Prepare detailed lesson plans for each class and follow the prescribed American Red Cross curriculum
  • Be prepared by having equipment and classroom ready prior to class time
  • Conduct lessons according to American Red Cross guidelines and within the policies, procedures, and philosophy of Campus Recreation
  • Act as an ambassador of the Risk Management Committee and the department by being visible and friendly
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with the Coordinator of Aquatics and Facility Operations other instructors and participants
  • Control on-site equipment inventory
  • Clean and disinfect all equipment after completion of course
  • Complete all required records and submit them to the Assistant Director of Facility Operations and Aquatics within two days after class

Primary Duties - Facilitating Red Shirt Drills (RSDs)

  • Assist with creating a schedule for program area specific RSDs.
  • Facilitate RSDs to include advance preparation, equipment set-up, delivery of RSD, staff development, documentation, and break down.
  • Clean and disinfect all equipment after completion.
  • Assist with creating new and creative RSDs specific for program areas.


Minimum Qualifications for Considerations:

  • Must have current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification or American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (condition of hire)
  • Must obtain American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification within the first semester of employment, (condition of employment)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA):

  • Possess excellent customer service skills and able to work well with others
  • Dedicated to safety and helping others improve in their skills

Interview Dates for the Safety Instructor

April 1-4th

If hired, you must attend

  • In-person pre-hire form: 30 minutes
  • In-person on-boarding at Human Resources: 2 hours
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification course: 4 online hours and 4 hours in-person
  • Mandatory department new hire training: 2 hours
  • Mandatory area new hire training: 3-10 hours

Please visit our Campus Recreation Student Employment page for more information about the application and hiring process. Here is some information to review before applying.

  • You must click apply externally in Handshake AND complete the Qualtrics questionnaire in its entirety by the deadline to be considered for this position. Applicants will have to answer three questions in the external application which are below.
  • Once you click "apply Externally", please return to Handshake and click "Yes" to the question that asks, " Did you finish your application?". Once you answer yes, you will see the words, "Application submitted" and the process will be complete.
  • You will need your work-study work permit if you are hired. Go ahead and begin the process of getting it if you don't already have it. Visit the financial aid website.
  • We recommend utilizing Career Development for help with your resume and interview skills.

Hiring requirements all Campus Recreation positions

  • Must be a student at Texas A&M University-Commerce that is currently enrolled or pre-registered in classes holding at least part-time status of 6 hours for undergraduate and 3 hours for graduate.
  • Must pass State of Texas background check.