The Assistant Director of Aquatics will manage the daily programming and maintenance operations of the 10,000 sq. ft. Aquatics Center which consists of 168,000-gallon indoor pool and a 62,000-gallon outdoor pool.
This is an in-office position located in Stephenville, Texas with regular work hours of Monday to Friday; from 8am to 5pm or as work requirements indicate. This position requires a flexible work schedule which at times will require frequent attendance during evenings, weekends and some holidays. Additional hours may be required during peak periods. Must be able to work remotely at the request of the University.Â
Responsibilities: 20% Facilities: â¢ Oversee the daily operations of the 10,000 sq. ft. Aquatic Center/Natatorium that features a 168,000-gallon lap pool and a 62,000-gallon outdoor leisure pool â¢ Coordinate daily custodial efforts and maintenance of the Aquatic Center/Natatorium â¢ Manage and evaluate all routine events, special events and rentals scheduled in the Aquatic Center/Natatorium â¢ Ensure all routine preventative maintenance is being completed for all pools in both the pump room and on deck â¢ Ensure all equipment in need of repair is reported, prioritized, and repaired in a timely manner for pools â¢ Maintain Aquatic Center/Natatorium water chemistry which includes Total Alkalinity, Total Dissolved Solvents, Calcium Hardness, Chlorine, pH, Oxidation Reduction Potential, etc. and ensure they are all balanced â¢ Maintain Aquatic Center/Natatorium heat, circulation, and filtration systems for both pools as well as HVAC systems â¢ Maintain pool and maintenance equipment for Aquatic Center/Natatorium in addition to program materials for American Red Cross
20% Hiring/Training: â¢ Recruit, hire, train, schedule and mentor aquatic staff (approximately 20, many also certified as WSI or LGI) â¢ Supervise one Graduate Assistant of Aquatics â¢ Provides leadership and effective management to ensure goals and objectives are attained â¢ Facilitate weekly lifeguard in-service trainings in addition to monthly LGI and WSI in-services
20% Scheduling/Staffing: â¢ Schedule all lifeguard staff, maintenance staff, lifeguard instructors and swim instructors â¢ Conduct routine meetings/orientations for all aquatic staff, which include but are not limited to weekly meetings with student leadership, weekly in-service trainings and semester skills testing and orientations
10% Accounting/Statistics: â¢ Develop, administer, and analyze $126,000 aquatics budget and financial records. â¢ Manage student payroll â¢ Purchase and maintain inventory for aquatic facilities as well as equipment and products for swim lessons, American Red Cross courses and more â¢ Implement annual assessment for Aquatics Center that includes 3-year data trend collections, and Aquatic Center Surveys â¢ Maintain usage and statistical data for all programming, including but not limited to, patron usage at all pool events, American Red Cross courses, clinics, special events, etc.
10% Evaluation: â¢ Update and maintain performance plans and reviews for Aquatic staff (swim instructors, lifeguard, head lifeguards, Graduate Assistant) â¢ Ensure facility and equipment replacement plans are implemented and updated. â¢ Develop procedures, protocols, and training to ensure safety of participants and staff â¢ Implement and administer policies and procedures
5% Programming: â¢ Coordinate aquatics promotion to campus via a variety of platforms to include but not limited to, social media, flyers, bulletin boards, tabling, and videos â¢ Send monthly reminder emails to all program areas to ensure CPR and First Aid certifications are up to date, AED maintenance is being completed and everything is properly documented as such. â¢ Collect, revise and track all Incident Report forms and Report of Injuries for the Aquatic Center
5% Professional Development: â¢ Membership in University/Student Affairs Committees â¢ Attendance at Campus Recreation staff meetings and other related activities. â¢ Attend and participate in conference/workshops related to the field of recreation and related fields. â¢ Attend and present at NIRSA regional and National conferences and workshops. â¢ Maintain communication with colleagues in the field of campus recreation.
10% Other: â¢ In accordance with the Division of Student Engagement and Success/Department of Campus Recreation Strategic Plan, other duties as assigned â¢ This position requires a flexible work schedule which at times will require frequent attendance during evenings, weekends and some holidays. Additional hours may be required during peak periods â¢ Other duties assigned
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree in Physical Education, Recreation Administration or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Six years of related experience.
College/university aquatics experience.
American Red Cross CPR/PR, First Aid and Lifeguard certifications
Thorough knowledge of campus recreation as demonstrated by a minimum of 2 years of full-time employment in a college or University level campus recreation program.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Water Safety Instructor Trainer certification preferred.
Masters degree in Physical Education, Recreation Administration or related field.
Past experience and/or certification in AFO or CPO or obtained within the first 90 days of hire
Required First Aid CPR/AED Certification or obtained within the first 90 days of hire
Lifeguard instructor certifications or obtained within the first 90 days of hire
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of recreation program management.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in supervision of personnel and participants.
Skill in administering and evaluating staff.
Aquatic campus recreation programming.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Tarleton State University offers competitive wages, fully covered employee health insurance, comprehensive dental, vision, and life insurance options are also available. Benefits also include paid vacation, paid sick leave, holiday pay, retirement plan, longevity pay and more.
The target base annual salary is $43,620 and may be negotiable based on funding availability and candidate experience/skillset in relation to the minimum requirements of this position.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a completed application for consideration.
â‹Completed online application
Three professional references with complete contact information
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