Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Recreational Sports
Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Recreation Sports Administration, Sports Management, Business, Student Personnel Services, or related field. Two years supervisory experience in recreation or related field. Prior collegiate experience preferred. Graduate Assistant experience is applicable. Must have current CPO (Certified Pool Operator), Lifeguard/First Aid, and CPR/AED Trainer, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, LGI (Lifeguard Training Instructor) and WSI (Water Safety Instructor) certifications. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Responsible for the administration, planning, supervision and operation of the Recreational Sports swimming pool (182,000). Collaborate with the staff of the University Camp including waterfront activities and the U Camp pool. Position will oversee the development and implementation of aquatic programming. The position will also be required to monitor and reconcile assigned program budget and oversee safety aspects and risk management for the department.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Assist in guiding the Aquatics area in a manner consistent with the goals of the Recreational Sports Department, Division of Student Affairs, and the mission of Sam Houston State University. Teach and coordinate First Aid and CPR/AED training for the department, including the recruitment of other ARC certified instructors to assist with these classes. Provide suggestions for other areas in the department on how to maintain their own employee database for keeping up with Student certifications. Responsible for appearance/maintenance needs of the aquatic areas; maintaining appropriate records, and general problem-solving issues. Position is responsible for aquatic area student supervisors and training them as needed to include Emergency Preparedness Drills, Swim & Tread, FA/CPR/AED skills check-off, and evaluation. Review the needs of all aquatic areas with regards to safety and recommend any equipment needs, staffing, training and operational procedure changes to the Associate Director. Oversee lifeguard training and in-service. Schedule lifeguards, water safety instructors, and other student employees, such as maintenance staff. Manage all aspects of the RSC pool, including pool operations, working with vendors, budgeting, contracts, aquatic programming, and coordinating staffing efforts required to support the program. Monitor and reconcile program budget. Promote the Recreational Sports Department aquatics program through various on-campus advertising opportunities. Oversee most aspects of the aquatic website. Maintain statistical information, including annual, monthly, individual reports, and record patron participation in the aquatics program area. Maintain payroll for assigned student employees, including lifeguards, pool managers, and operational assistants. Develop assessment instruments for aquatics program area. Provide oversight and management of possible American Red Cross Health and Safety classes. Develop collaborative relationships with affiliated departments and support recruiting initiatives by other departments. Collaborate with other Recreational Sports Department personnel in conducting aquatic workshops and clinics to support the mission of Recreational Sports. Become a Risk management resource for other areas in the department. Provide suggestions and recommendations for risk management practices currently in place by other department areas. May participate in Risk Assessment Exercise(s) for the department. Responsible for maintaining equipment, pool chemicals, and inventory used within the aquatic area. Travel to the University Camp and oversee lifeguard schedules for our traditions camp (Bearkat Camp) as well as occasionally taking the lifeguard stand while at Bearkat Camp. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle; therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driver record acceptable to the university's insurance carrier is required.
Internal Number: 27089
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies.
SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.
SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas,... Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.
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