1935 Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management


TITLE Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Director of Campus Recreation – Facilities and Operations

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Campus Recreation


The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management is responsible for the programming and management associated with Foster Recreation Center (FRC) and the Aquatic Center. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management assures 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 of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student aquatic staff. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management trains and evaluates professional and student facility and program staff by conducting routine trainings and safety audits. The Assistant Director of 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.


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: Two years 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 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. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Computer literacy is required. A working knowledge of financial operations is preferred.

Certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required. Instructor certifications are preferred. Certified Pool Operator/Aquatic Facility Operator is preferred or the ability to obtain while employed. A valid Missouri 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.


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-Facilities and Operations, 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-Facilities and Operations.

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, 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 – Facilities and Operations.


The Assistant Director of Aquatics and Risk Management is supervised by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation – Facilities and Operations and supervises student employees.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 3 - 270 Points: Supervision of a limited number of (a) operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees who do not exercise a full range of supervisory responsibilities over other full-time employees, (b) a very small number of professional employees, or an equivalent combination of (a) and (b). The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including performance reviews of subordinates. The incumbent is generally responsible for training, planning, and directing the work of permanent employees, and provides major input into hiring decisions. Supervisory responsibilities consume moderate amounts of work time and may include general work planning tasks.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.