TITLE Assistant Director, Campus Recreation – Facilities and Risk Management
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1935
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Associate Director of Campus Recreation
The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation – Facilities and Risk Management is responsible for the programming and management associated with Campus Recreation, the Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center (FRC) and the Betty and Bobby Allison Recreation Fields with an emphasis on providing a safe, well-maintained, and adequately staffed facilities that enhances the mission of the University. The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation - Facilities and Risk Management hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student aquatic staff and building managers. The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation - Facilities and Risk Management hires, trains, and evaluates graduate and undergraduate staff by conducting routine trainings and safety audits. The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation - Facilities and Risk Management schedules and coordinates American Red Cross courses for both campus and community members. The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation - Facilities and Risk Management assists with long-range planning and assessment, budget development, goal development, and procurement for the Aquatics Center, facility risk management, facility 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/facilities operations 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 facilities operations is preferred. Experience working in a diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of facility management is required. 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 or must be obtained with 30 days of employment. 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 of the Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center and the Betty and Bobby Allison Recreation Fields by maintaining all building management and operating procedures, conducting regular safety inspections, 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 facility usage and informal recreation, in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation – Recreational Sports.4. Coordinates the recruitment, hiring, and scheduling of all Aquatic Center staff and building managers, provides training and conducts evaluations for staff that incorporate staff development initiatives and student learning outcomes, 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 safe facilities and 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 Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center by developing and maintaining relationships with groups interested in programs, special events, and rentals, maintaining web pages, and planning and implementing promotional activities and materials in coordination with FRC marketing staff.
9. Evaluates facility operations and programs annually and maintains accurate statistical information.
10. Reviews and approves all payroll associated with the facility and operations staff.
11. Assists in the development of the annual FRC goals and budget for the FRC.
12. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
13. 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.
14.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 - Facilities and Risk Management is supervised by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation, and directly supervises the Graduate Assistants of Facilities and Risk Management and student employees.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MARCH 2024