Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Aquatics and Safety
The University of Arizona
September 19, 2018
$48,000 - $54,000 annually
Full-time - Experienced
The Assistant Director for Aquatics and Safety is responsible for the design, direction, management and evaluation of the aquatics complex and programs. This includes overall aquatic facility oversight, development and marketing of programs, pool rentals, special events, certification classes, lessons and custom programming. Responsibilities include personnel management, financial management, guest relations, facility management, planning and design of programs and services, safety and risk management. This position will manage all safety training programs for the department, which include CPR and other programs. The Assistant Director provides tactical and operational leadership designed to achieve the Campus Recreation vision. The position requires representation of the Department of Campus Recreation in a fair, consistent, cooperative and positive manner in accordance with Department and University policy. The position reports to the Associate Director for Programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide tactical and operational leadership for the Aquatics program designed to achieve the Campus Recreation vision. Programs include first aid and CPR classes, lifeguard training, WSI, swim lessons, swim clinics, swim lesson youth programs and various special events.
Responsible for the effective management and oversight of program offerings and aquatic facility spaces and achieves exceptional quality, stewardship and accountability.
Plan semester / annual program mix and slate of offerings designed to achieve the vision for Aquatics programs while meeting UA community needs. Work through staff to ensure curriculum design is consistent with best practices and industry standards.
Collaborate with department staff to ensure facility spaces are maintained as needed to meet industry standards for programmatic use.
Create the annual budget submission for review and approval. Manage the program according to approved budget, carrying out best practices in financial stewardship.
Identify standards and coordinate with facility and Facilities Management personnel to ensure proper operation and maintenance of all aquatic facilities to meet and exceed state health regulations and national standards.
Operational knowledge of chlorine systems, pump room equipment, pool chemicals, analysis, troubleshooting, and repairs.
Staff supervision including hiring, training, scheduling, feedback, evaluations, payroll and disciplinary processes for benefited, ancillary, student and volunteer staff. Direct supervision of professional staff (1 coordinator) student coordinators, and indirect supervision of aquatic and safety program staff; students, ancillary, and independent contractors. The development and engagement of student staff is an emphasis.
Develop for review and approval any pertinent program area policies, procedures, processes and training / operations manuals.
Develop or update necessary emergency procedures, safety practices and risk management processes. This includes facility inspections, logs and staff training and development.
Develop marketing strategies, publicity strategies and pricing structures. Collaborate with department marketing staff and/or outside agencies as appropriate to implement strategies. Conduct outreach efforts in order to increase awareness and visibility of the program.
Ensure the highest possible level of customer service in order to provide exceptional experiences through Aquatics programs.
Develop, in collaboration with department staff, appropriate program assessment tools to assess market needs and interests, participant satisfaction and overall program feedback. Report on results, including strategies for process improvement.
Execute equipment and supply purchasing within budgetary parameters according to UA policies.
Inventory and maintain all equipment and supplies to ensure quality, safety and security.
Provide ongoing, semester and annual updates on pertinent measures of success, including participation, assessment data, revenue/financial status and area happenings.
Develop and maintain relationships with Campus Recreation, the University of Arizona and Tucson community as necessary to achieve program success, collaborations and partnerships.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with current and potential participants and alumni in order to maximize program success.
Ensure proficiency in Campus Recreation and University of Arizona policies, procedures and processes.
Engage in Campus Recreation, University of Arizona and pertinent industry training and development opportunities.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA IS AN EEO/AA/ADA EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Master’s degree in recreation, higher education, exercise science, public health, health promotions or a related field.
Three years relevant professional oversight for aquatics programs and facilities and supervision of staff.
Demonstrated experience with program development, marketing, financial management, aquatic facility management, safety and risk management.
Experience with collaborative programming and the ability to form positive relationships.
Must currently hold the following certifications(American Red Cross preferred):
CPR/PR, AED, and First Aid
Blood Borne Pathogens
Certified Pool Operator/Aquatic Facility Operator
Water Safety Instructor
Water Safety Instructor Trainer certification
Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
Experience with a facility management system (Rec Trac, Fusion, etc.)
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