Job Summary: Educate and serve the University community through the coordination and oversight of aquatic and safety programs and facilities within the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness; manage an indoor 45-foot by 125-foot, six lane stretch pool with diving well and three outdoor leisure pools that are approximately 15-foot by 40-foot; recruit, hire, train, schedule, and supervise student and part-time staff (instructors, trainers, lifeguards, and pool maintenance); develop, implement, and regularly assess policies and procedures, emergency action plan, training and certification requirements.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee and direct the daily operations of indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities.
Monitor all aspects of pool safety to ensure that national and state health codes and university policies are enforced.
Maintain accurate record of chemical readings; collaborate with Facility Services to monitor pool chemistry and facility maintenance and inform campus partners when maintenance and repairs are needed.
Coordinate and supervise aquatic facility cleaning.
Hire, train, schedule, and supervise student lifeguards (40+) and aquatic instructors (15+) for both indoor and outdoor pools; maintain all required records related to staff certifications.Â
Maintain LGI certification through the American Red Cross.
Coordinate and administer training to Department student staff and University participants in the areas of CPR, AED, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and professional development in-service training for all staff.Â
Develop and review emergency action plans, administrative policies and procedures, participant waivers and employee training; maintain records of accident/incident reports; collaborate with the Universitys Office of Risk Management to ensure compliance.
Develop and coordinate a comprehensive aquatic program for University participants, including adult and youth swim lessons.Â
Maintain accurate records of participation in aquatic programs and usage of aquatic facilities. Facilitate program assessment, participant feedback and evaluation of aquatic services.Â
Coordinate schedule of pool usage for Division 1 Athletic Varsity Swimming and Diving team for their practices and swim meets; coordinate usage of aquatic facilities for drop-in recreation, a variety of sport clubs and internal and external facility reservations.
Monitor and assist with aquatics revenue and expense budgets; monitor and coordinate purchasing, inventory, and maintenance of the departments first aid supplies, emergency response equipment and aquatic supplies.Â
Oversee the bouldering wall; coordinate setting routes, maintenance and special events in this area.
Represents the department on a variety of University committees and task forces.Â
Participates in the development of learning outcomes, strategic planning, and other departmental initiatives.Â
Builds strong partnerships on campus.
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of leisure studies, recreation, and physical education Knowledge of sports and recreation terminology Excellent Interpersonal/human relations skills including customer service Excellent organizational skills and attentiveness to detail Interpersonal/human relations skills Excellent coordination, collaboration, and communication (written and verbal) skills Ability to establish long and short term goals consistent with the vision and mission of the university and the division Ability to relate to students, institutional personnel, and the public Ability to supervise and manage student workers in variety of duties Ability to instruct, teach, tutor, and develop staff Ability to foster an environment of continuous improvement and development of ideas to support diversity and inclusion Ability to develop and implement program and risk management materials Ability to swim and be in the pool some days Self-motivated and energetic Interviewing skills Proficient in personal computer and various software programs Knowledge of student development theories Ability to work a flexible schedule (position requires working occasional nights and weekends for meetings and events)
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree (with masters degree preferred), supplemented with 1-3 years of experience in collegiate recreation or a related area. American Red CrossÂ CPR/AED/First Aid and Lifeguard Instructor certification.
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