* Applicants brought on campus for an interview will be required to provide a copy of their college transcripts along with three letters of references. *
RECREATIONAL SPORTS (BL-RECS-IUBLA)
Join Indiana University's comprehensive recreational sports program. Our mission is to connect, inform, and inspire people to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. We serve over 36,000 students, faculty, staff, and public participants annually. Our programs utilize two multipurpose facilities (housing over 400,000 square feet of activity space), three indoor pools, an outdoor pool complex, an indoor tennis center, and numerous outdoor activity spaces. Our team consists of 46 appointed staff members, seven graduate assistants, and over 1,000 hourly wage staff members. For more information, visit our website: here.
Philosophy: Our organization fosters a team focused, collaborative work environment that emphasizes strong business practices, operational excellence, and participant development. Our organization is committed to a student development philosophy that encourages student involvement in decision-making and leadership. A related hallmark is contribution to the professional preparation of recreational sport and fitness professionals. We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fun and exciting environment.
The Assistant Director of Aquatics manages and supervises Recreational Sports aquatic facilities, programs, special events and personnel for the students, faculty, staff, and public members of IU Recreational Sports - over 1.9 million users annually. This position includes the supervision of 70 lifeguards, 35 swim instructors, 12 head lifeguards, and eight outdoor pool managers at four aquatic locations: the Counsilman / Billingsley Aquatic Center (CBAC) at the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC), Royer Pool and Pool 194 at the School of Public Health (SPH), and the IU Recreational Sports Outdoor Pool Complex. The Assistant Director of Aquatics coordinates lifeguard staffing for all indoor and outdoor pools. Coordinates development and implementation of the aquatic emergency action plans. Coordinates facility operations for all indoor and outdoor pools. Coordinates all aquatic programs and other participant focused programming. Facilitates all outside user groups to ensure maximum use of aquatic spaces, including hosting competitive aquatics events at the CBAC. This position reports to the Program Director for Aquatics and works with a highly collaborative aquatic team made up of another Assistant Director of Aquatics, one Graduate Assistant, and two Program Assistants, and contributes to all unit priorities. This position is similar to "Aquatics Facility Manager" and "Aquatic Coordinator" positions in Parks and Recreation as well as "Operations Manager" or "Waterpark Manager" positions in the National Waterparks Association.
Master's degree in Recreation, Sport Management, or a related field and two years of experience supervising employees and aquatic risk management.
Possess current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification.
Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook). Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals, both internal and external constituents.
Experience in a college/university or aquatic recreation setting. Possess current certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT), Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT), and/or Water Safety Instructor (WSI). Possess current Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification. Possess current Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Preventing Disease Transmission / Universal Precautions certifications or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
The salary range is $55,000 - $65,000 and Indiana University provides an excellent benefits package. For specifics on benefit information, click: here.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3AX
Job Function: Athletic Affairs
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .
Campus Safety and Security
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online . You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting IUPD.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.