Join our Mountain Rec team in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, just 30 minutes west of world-class skiing in Vail, Colorado.
Mountain Recreation’s three large facilities provide Eagle County residents with activities, after-school programs, sports leagues, and tons of other fun events every day. With swimming pools, an ice rink, an indoor track, skate parks, fitness centers, climbing walls, playgrounds, pavilions, and acres upon acres of athletic fields, Mountain Rec’s scale and variety help everyone discover their own version of healthy and happy.
The Aquatics Supervisor is a leadership position in the Division of Recreation Programming; the position oversees recreation and aquatic facility management, aquatic staff supervision, aquatic budgets, and aquatic programming for all Mountain Recreation's facilities. Pools managed by this position include Gypsum Recreation Center (indoor), Eagle Pool and Ice Rink (summer outdoor), and Gypsum Creek Pool (summer outdoor). The Aquatics Supervisor achieves goals through supervision of a large team of seasonal, part-time, and full-time aquatics staff.
You are welcome at Mountain Rec for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what keeps you active. Recreation is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our organization, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way we PLAY.
Salary: Full Time; $61,343 - $76,679 DOE; Exempt; Additional Bilingual Incentive Pay offered for $1/hr ($2080/year)
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or related field; OR
Three years of progressive work experience in direct leadership and supervision of recreation programs, specifically as related to aquatics; OR
Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above described duties.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification required
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification preferred
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) preferred
Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, and motivate employees performing duties in either lifeguarding, swim program instruction or building and equipment maintenance.
Familiar with pool mechanical operations, pool chemical safety and dosing etc.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, organized groups and the general public.
Ability to make quick decisions and resolve conflicts, making good decisions about when to involve law enforcement.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and orally and in stressful situations
Knowledge of facilities management, recreation planning, programming and customer service.
Communicate in English, Ability to also speak Spanish is preferred.
Required Knowledge & Skills:
Considerable knowledge of: theory, development, practices, implementation, and evaluation in assigned program area; age and activity appropriate program planning; recreation program risk management; facilities and equipment required in assigned program area.
Skills and ability: to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form; exercise independent initiative, judgment, and decision making; demonstrate strong organizational, leadership, planning and problem solving skills; effectively supervise and motivate staff; work well with a wide variety of people including children, youth, and adults; actively participate in activities provided by program area; establish and maintain positive, respectful, and cooperative relationships with all contacts; lift, restrain, and run after participants; lift equipment and supplies; work cooperatively with others and create a positive, construction relationship with staff and the general public; proficient in the use of office equipment including computers
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to sun, wet or humid conditions.
The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move 50+ pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close, Distance, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; talk or hear and taste or smell.
Must be able to get in and out of the swimming pool without a ladder from any area of the pool.
Mountain Recreation Outdoor Programs offer a fun, exciting environment to our participants and staff alike; one that fosters opportunities for expanding our outdoor knowledge, learning new skills, and enjoying the outdoors! Applicants must be enthusiastic and love working outdoors with children, enjoy being part of a team-focused environment, and have strong communication and group management skills.
You are welcome at Mountain Rec for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what keeps you active. Recreation is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our organization, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So, bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way we PLAY.