Assistant Athletic Director, Aquatics and Auxiliary Services
June 21, 2018
Job no: 496057 Position type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Athletics & Recreation
This position supervises Bucknell's Aquatics Facilities, including daily and event operations, scheduling, staffing, and programming for Bucknell varsity program, recreation, student and faculty wellness and special users. Serves as the primary liaison to the Bucknell Physical Plant for all aquatic maintenance and upkeep. Additional auxiliary services responsibilities include: (a) serving as the primary liaison to the third-party fitness equipment vendor that supplies/maintains campus-wide fitness equipment; and (b) managing operations of the Bachman Instructional Golf Center for varsity teams and outside members.
This position works as part of an events and operations team under the direct supervision of the Associate AD/Operations and Event Management.
All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duties (aquatics): 1. Manage the successful operations and maintenance of all aquatic spaces including water chemistry, mechanical systems and components, and pool equipment. Implement practices and routines with the facilities staff to assure that the aquatic spaces are regularly cleaned and maintained to meet Department of Health and University expectations. 2. Hire, supervise, and train full-time, part-time, and work-study personnel involved with the operation of natatorium, golf center, fitness center, and special events. 3. Coordinate planning and on-site event day management for aquatic events. 4. Schedule aquatic activity and space for all user groups and special groups. Serve as primary booking and event liaison to all external event groups. This position shall serve as Meet Manager the majority of Natatorium events. 5. Develop and implement risk management policies and procedures for aquatics, including real-time monitoring and application of the Natatorium's operator procedural manuals. 6. Coordinate the purchase, maintenance, and inventory of aquatics facility and program equipment. 7. Establish policies and procedures for the use of and operation of aquatic spaces. Manage cases of participant dissatisfaction according to University and Department policies. 8. Develop, coordinate, and implement facility set-up procedures for scheduled aquatic/pavilion events. 9. Instruct one or two aquatic classes per semester as necessary. 10. Develop new concepts for facility (natatorium, pavilion shared spaces) usage. Oversee the promotion and implementation of same. 11. Perform other duties and/or jobs deemed necessary for the functioning and success of the Event Management area.
Job Duties (auxiliary services): 1. Manage scheduling, operations, outside memberships, team requirements, and project maintenance for the Bachman Golf Center. 2. Serve as the primary liaison to the third-party equipment vendor that supplies and maintains the fitness equipment for the following facilities: Krebs Fitness Center; Berger Varsity Strength Center; Wrestling Room; Aerobics Room; Fieldhouse and Mathewson-Memorial Stadium Weight Room. This oversight responsibility also includes the student-based cleaning staff. 3. Develop and implement daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly procedures for facility/equipment inspection, maintenance, repair, and renewal for Kinney Natatorium and Krebs Fitness Center. 4. Serve as Event Manager for select Patriot League, CWPA, NCAA championships and other varsity contests (M&W Golf, W. Rowing, Cross Country).
1. Bachelor's degree 2. Five years of event management experience in aquatics or similar field, plus five years of supervision experience (does not necessarily have to be supervision experience in aquatics) 3. Must possess both basic level and instructor certifications in all of these areas: (a) American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid Certification (b) American Red Cross Instructor Certification in Lifesaving, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid (c) Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification
The Assistant Athletic Director must possess the interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds and at various levels of the organization, as well as provide excellent customer service. S/he must also be a self-starter who has the ability to balance multiple tasks, produce high-quality work on tight deadlines, and be able to manage a work schedule that includes evening and weekend work.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Master's degree 2. Certified Pool Operator credentials 3. Experience with both Hytek Meet Management and EMS scheduling software
Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is a undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell's 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.
Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of students. Student life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.
Lewisburg is located in central Pennsylvania, and features restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University's main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District (LASD) receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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