The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Aquatics and Safety Coordinator in the RecSports Department. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time; non-tenure track staff position.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 27,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant University, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The University values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff members that serve our students through 20 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Department: The RecSports Department facilitates a wide variety of recreation-based opportunities for the University community. The RecSports Department manages four recreation facilities, including the TRECS (Tennessee Recreation Center for Students), the SAC (Student Aquatic Center), the RecSports Field Complex at Sutherland, and the RecSports Fields at TRECS. With the doors open for more than 100 hours per week, the RecSports Department aims to engage students in a variety of recreation activities including intramural sports, group fitness classes, personal training, outdoor adventure trips, Sport Clubs, Aquatic programs, open-gym basketball, climbing/bouldering, racquetball, weight lifting (free weight or machine), and/or cardio exercises. The RecSports department is also the 2nd largest employer of students on campus with more than 300 students employed part-time for the majority of the year. The RecSports Department strives to satisfy varying degrees of interest in recreation, while designing activities that promote health and wellness, social and cultural interaction, professionalism, and leadership, all while staying on the cutting edge of technology, in order to foster an environment conducive to supporting the academic experience at the University of Tennessee.
The Position: The Aquatics and Safety Coordinator manages all aspects of the Aquatics programs and supervises the Student Aquatic Center staff. The aquatics programs include classes for Learn-to-swim, Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, and Lifeguard Instructor. Responsibilities also includes training, hiring and scheduling student employee's, enforcement of departmental and university policies & standards, dealing with patron conflict resolution, coordination of space for programs, user groups and events. Design, implement and evaluate all RecSports Department safety. Plan, schedule and document all lifeguard training. Oversee all special events and swim meets scheduled at the Student Aquatic Center. Maintain the stock of first-aid supply for the department.
Participates as a liaison for RecSports with academics, athletics, facility services, student life, and other departments to meet the needs for University programs. Maintains professional relationships with other departments on campus via workshops, meetings, and committees.
Internal Number: 175109
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.