American Red Cross Instructor Trainer Educators serve as leaders, ambassadors and role models for the specialty area programs that they represent. The PHSS Instructor Trainer Educator’s primary responsibility is to instruct American Red Cross Instructor Trainer Academies in the assigned specialty area for the American Red Cross. Educators are responsible for providing high quality instruction, providing necessary reports in a timely manner and properly maintaining equipment in their possession or under their delegated responsibility.
We are currently seeking a Lifeguarding/Water Safety Instructor Trainer Educator to be based out of Chicago, IL. This is a part-time position working a variable schedule. This position will involve nationwide travel as academies will be held at different locations across the country.
An American Red Cross Instructor Trainer Educator team teaches pre-approved IT Academies in donated space from aquatic facilities. This position is responsible for providing high quality, superior instruction, communicating expectations and performance evaluation to course attendees, providing necessary reports and managing/cleaning equipment under their delegated responsibility.
Teach Instructor Trainer academies as designed in the assigned specialty area for the American Red Cross only when approved and directed by PHSS Service Delivery.
Coordinate with co-instructor in preparation for academy. Prepare and distribute pre-class assignments for course participants and post-course reporting appropriately and within the defined timelines.
Prepare and submit electronic and hard copy paperwork from the course.
Coordinate with host site management to ensure equipment is available safe and ITE knows how it works.
Evaluate and communicate IT Candidate performance and progress throughout the course.
Set up and tear down classroom space each day. Ensure all materials borrowed from the host site have been returned
Participate in regular meetings (typically conference calls), at least quarterly, to receive updates and provide input on academies. In-service training or engagement opportunities will be offered occasionally.
Serve as part of a team of Instructor Trainer Educators that will provide constructive feedback and support to improve program quality.
Serve as a role model for other instructors acting as an ambassador for excellence in training in the specialty area.
Assist with quality assurance activities, if available. This may involve in-person, online and/or “remote” activity.
Assist in instructor and instructor trainer engagement activities if needed and or available. This may involve in-person, online and/or “remote” activity.
Assist in instructor and instructor trainer engagement activities and/or available such as serving on focus groups, performing product/process testing, or providing general feedback as assigned by Service Delivery Leadership.
Submit availability to teach to the territory Aquatic and/or Training Specialist.
Commitment to teach 1 or 2 academies per month is required.
Education: High School required / Associate’s Degree preferred.
Current certification as an Instructor Trainer (LGI and/or WSI) in good standing with a preferred 2 years minimum of experience for this level.
Recent (within one year) teaching experience in instructor-level courses and recent (within three years) basic-level classes of the specialty area. Experience with a variety of course sizes and delivery types preferred. Note: WSIT Educators must have experience teaching Red Cross swim lessons in the past but the experience does not have to be within the last three years.
Current basic-level certification in First Aid and CPR/AED. (CPR /AED for Professional Rescuers or equivalent required for LGIT Educators).
Ability to demonstrate, evaluate and remediate specialty area skills to the Red Cross standard.
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter, including Red Cross materials and program policies as it relates to the specialty area.
Ability to perform all administrative work required by specialty area including use of blended learning, experience with online courses, electronic course record entry, etc.
Have experience with technology – ability to communicate via email, use web-based systems, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Have excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to problem solve in difficult situations and with a variety of customers.
Willingness and ability to travel to teach academies.
Ability to transition to alternative tasks as needed when not teaching academies.
Evidence of excellence in teaching, including specialty area and/or specialty area-specific industry work experience.
Work experience in the industry of the specialty area, i.e., waterpark supervisor, aquatic director, waterfront camp supervisor, swim lesson programmer, EMT, etc. preferred.
Basic-level certification in the specialty area of the Instructor Trainer Educator.
Evidence of speaking or teaching experience in adult education environment.
Ability to travel 75-100%
Able to work long days
Adaptable to teaching in multiple, variable environments
Physical-ability to lift up to 50 pounds, get in and out of pools multiple times during the course of a training, carry equipment variable distances to get it in and out of pool facility.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.