TITLE Assistant Director, Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1935
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Director of Campus Recreation
The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management is responsible for the programming and management associated with Campus Recreation, the Foster Recreation Center (FRC) and the Aquatic Center. The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management ensures the provision of a safe, well-maintained, and adequately staffed environment with comprehensive aquatic programs that enhance the mission of the University. The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student aquatic staff. The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management trains and evaluates professional and student staff by conducting routine trainings and safety audits. The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management schedules and coordinates American Red Cross courses for both campus and community members. The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management assists with long-range planning and assessment, budget development, goal development, and procurement for the Aquatics Center, facility risk management, aquatic operations training, and maintenance of accurate records.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A bachelor's degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred. A degree with an emphasis in recreation, sport, and/or park administration, college student personnel, student affairs, or other related field is preferred.
Experience: At least one year of experience working in an aquatic and/or recreational sports setting is required; experience that includes direct administrative responsibilities in aquatic management and programming is preferred. A strong background in risk management, especially as it relates to aquatics, is preferred. Experience working in a diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of lifeguard safety skills, aquatic event management, and water safety instruction is preferred. Effective organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Computer literacy is required. A working knowledge of financial operations is preferred. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required. Lifeguard and/or CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor –or – Lifeguard and/or CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Trainer certifications are preferred. Certified Pool Operator/Aquatic Facility Operator is preferred or the ability to obtain while employed. A valid driver’s license is required or must be obtained within 30 days of employment.
Other: The scope of the position requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, and workshops.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Manages the operations and programs of the Aquatic Center by developing and maintaining all Aquatic Center risk management and operating procedures, conducting regular safety and maintenance inspections, and ensuring staff are trained on current safety, security, and risk management procedures.
2. Coordinates the Aquatic Center schedule including reservations, rentals, and maintenance in conjunction with the Associate Director of Campus Recreation, staffs Aquatic Center events as needed, and serves as the liaison for Aquatic Center rentals and special events.
3. Maintains policies and procedures related to use of the Aquatic Center in conjunction with the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
4. Coordinates the recruitment, hiring, and scheduling of all Aquatic Center staff, provides training and conducts evaluations for staff that incorporate staff development initiatives and student learning outcomes, and facilitates lifeguard training with a focus on risk management and customer service.
5. Coordinates instruction for lifeguard, CPR/AED, first aid, blood-borne pathogen, water safety, wilderness first aid and other certifications in conjunction with the American Red Cross and Campus Recreation professional staff.
6. Provides a safe facility and aquatic environment by implementing preventative maintenance and risk management plans.
7. Develops new Aquatic Center programs including budgets, program plans, and assessment tools.
8. Promotes the Aquatic Center and aquatic programs by developing and maintaining relationships with groups interested in Aquatic Center programs, special events, and rentals, maintaining web pages, and planning and implementing promotional activities and materials in coordination with FRC marketing staff.
9. Evaluates Aquatic Center operations and programs annually and maintains accurate statistical information.
10. Reviews and approves all payroll associated with the Aquatic Center staff.
11. Assists in the development of the annual FRC goals and budget for the Aquatic Center.
12. Develops specifications for the purchase of Aquatic Center furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) and develops and maintains the FF&E inventory, a preventative maintenance plan, and the schedule for repair and replacement.
13. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
14. Remains competent and current though self-directed professional reading, acquiring and maintaining certifications, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the supervisor.
15. Contributes to the success of Campus Recreation by performing other duties assigned by the Director and/or Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management is supervised by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation, supervises student employees, and may supervise a graduate assistant.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED DECEMBER 2021