Stanford Campus Recreation Association
  • 875 Bowdoin Lane, Stanford, CA, USA

Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation: Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions. We lead the nation with 128 NCAA championship titles, won the Men's and Women's Capital One this year, and have brought home the Learfield Directors Cup for 25 straight years. We also support the university's physical education, recreation, and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism, and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the DAPER culture, The DAPER Way, which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage and Work Cohesively. Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you.

Why Stanford is for you: Stanford University has revolutionized how we live and enriched the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts, and more. The job duties listed are typical examples of work in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.

Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of commitment. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his/her/their job. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Stanford Campus Recreation Association (SCRA) is part of the Stanford Recreational and Wellness program. We are a private club for senior faculty and their families. The facility includes a relaxing clubhouse, locker rooms, and two barbecue areas with patio furniture & picnic tables. Playground set for kids, 25-meter x 25 yard 11 lane lap & recreational pool with a diving board with a separate baby pool. Seven tennis courts, three of which can be lit for night play. Also a squash court/hitting wall with the basketball hoop.


We are looking for a friendly, caring, energetic, and fun swim coach with a positive attitude and a flexible schedule to work with our recreational swim team. SCRA is full of spirit and if you love swimming and coaching you will love this job!

We have about 120 swimmers across the various age groups plus about 50 swimmers in our adult fitness programs. The ideal candidate will have a solid swim background in recreational swim coaching and a thorough understanding of the four competitive strokes.


  • Build meaningful relationships with members and participants; help members connect with one another and to the SCRA programs.
  • Work daily to nurture the potential of youth and teens; help people improve their well-being;
  • Promote the mission of SCRA and core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all job-related functions.
  • Lead and plan daily practices of the group(s).
  • Ensure the safety of swimmers at the practice by following proper precautions and regulations.
  • Give swimmers knowledge to understand and master stokes allowing for movement up through the swim team groups.
  • Be on deck before swimmers begin practice, to greet swimmers and parents.
  • Help set up and run swim meets as deemed necessary by the head coach using Hytech software.
  • Communicate effectively with the head coach about daily practice procedures, emergencies, and information regarding swimmers and swim team well-being.
  • Attend any and all team meetings, get together, as deemed necessary by the Head Coach.
  • Provide corrective feedback that will enhance swimmers’ techniques.
  • Maintain structure and discipline within a group setting, while encouraging and promoting student participation in a positive manner.
  • Engage parents and cultivate relationships to create a collaborative swim team environment
  • Conduct self in a professional, friendly, helpful, courteous, and diplomatic manner.
  • Follow SCRA policies and procedures; respond to emergency situations.
  • Any additional tasks and/or duties as assigned by Aquatics Director/Head Coach.
  • The swim instructor is responsible for instructing swim lessons and swim team participants.
  • All other duties as assigned and appropriate.


CPR/AED and First AID or Lifeguard Certification

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor