Lead Swimming Teacher/ SwimTayka Program Coordinator



ETIV do Brasil is looking for a dedicated SwimTayka Coordinator to teach swimming lessons, drowning prevention and environmental education in beautiful Itacare, Brazil during the months of April and May, 2019. SwimTayka has produced a fantastic curriculum full of of fun and educational activities to support this work, although the Coordinator and the volunteers will also have the freedom to incorporate some of their own educational programming and activities as well. The SwimTayka Coordinator is in charge of managing the entire project and supervising and supporting all of the other volunteers participating.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with the community and recruit participants for the classes
  • Gather parental signatures of all participating children and youth
  • Purchase any materials necessary to properly
  • Keep track of the budget and keep in close correspondence with ETIV and SwimTayka staff
  • Teach and supervise our swimming lessons, drowning prevention and environmental trainings using the SwimTayka curriculum and manual provided
  • Work closely with the Environment Education Team to offer environmental education to the children partaking in the swimming lessons
  • Supervise, support and facilitate meetings with any other SwimTayka volunteers you may be supporting
  • Take attendance, evaluate and document progress and maintain our SwimTayka program database up to date and organized
  • Keep the swimming materials organized and always put all materials away after every class
  • Attend ETIV weekly staff meetings and complete weekly staff reports
  • Build positive relationships with the families to improve attendance, behaviors and ETIV’s community relations
  • Help us recruit more volunteers to support our SwimTayka Program
  • Create a SwimTayka Manual for next year’s coordinator and volunteers


  • Fluency in English and Portuguese
  • 30 hours of work per week
  • Swimming Certification, CPR and first aid certification
  • Strong leadership, social and organizational skills
  • Patience, flexibility and punctuality
  • Ability to work during the months of March, April and May, 2019


This position is perfect for someone seeking a meaningful work experience in a stunning location with a thriving Afro-Brazilian culture. Itacaré is unique place where the Rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungles, waterfalls and wildlife abound.


Please send a cover letter and your resume or CV to us at etivdobrasil@gmail.com, with “SwimTayka Coordinator Applicant” in the subject line.

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