This position is responsible for the daily operation and supervision of the Reeves Aquatic Center including, but not limited to the hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating of the lifeguard staff, providing appropriate support for athletic meets and pool rentals, assisting in pool and equipment maintenance, and continuing to grow recreational programming in compliance with departmental and university policies and procedures. This position will also assist with the supervision of the Sports Center as a Manager on Duty for the Jacobs Fitness Center.
This position reports directly to the Assistant Director, Membership Services and Promotions and works closely with the Assistant Athletic Director of Facilities and Operations, Aquatics Director/Swim Coach, and University Facility Management
The incumbent will provide direction and training to lifeguards and swim instructor staff
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Recreation Administration, Sports Management or related field or equivalent in education, training and/or experience
At least 2 years of relevant work experience in a recreational aquatic facility.
Previous supervisory experience
Good interpersonal and communication skills
The following certifications are required: American Red Cross in CPR, First Aid and Life Saving/Safety Training; Lifeguard Instructor (LGI); Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree preferred in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Recreation Administration, Sports Management or related field
The following certifications are preferred: Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check
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