This position, under the supervision of the Recreation Services Manager, is responsible for providing aquatic management and program support for the indoor pool at The View Community Center. Duties include scheduling and staffing all aquatic programs, special events, birthday parties, training lifeguards, train swim instructors as well as train swimmers, manage swim team, instructing monthly in-services, and assists in the maintenance of the aquatic facility. Additional responsibilities include supervision of pool support staff, lifeguards, swim lesson instructors, pool rentals, training, and pool operations and mechanical systems.
The selected candidate will be responsible for building and improving the current aquatics programs for youth, adults, and those with special needs. Under direction of the Recreation Services Manager, this individual will coordinate the Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Recruitment and Development programs. The candidate will provide guidance and support for Swim Team operations. Proven ability in the areas of Swim Lessons and Lifeguard instruction, Water Safety and Lifeguard Instructor training, Swim Team coordination, marketing, fiscal accountability, and staff management is essential. The ideal candidate is well skilled at planning and executing aquatic and safety programs that maximize participation as well as revenues.
Degree in Parks, Recreation, Tourism, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sports Management or related degree plus twelve months aquatic management experience that includes one year as a manager or assistant manager or other equivalent combination of education and experience. Current certification as an American Red Cross, Lifeguard with Preventing Disease Transmission, CPR for the professional rescuer, First Aid, Oxygen Administration, and Waterfront Lifeguard. Current certification as American Red Cross. Water Safety Instructor, Aqua Aerobics Instructor, and AFO/CPO certification is preferred in addition.
About Grandview Parks and Recreation
Our history is deeply rooted dating back to the 1800s. Local legend has it that the community’s earliest leaders looked upon the rolling hills of the area and said, “Isn’t it a grand view?” Hence, the name for this quaint community located minutes south of Kansas City along Interstate 49.
Grandview is where 33rd President Harry Truman grew up working on the family farm. Today, the collective hard work from decades of active leaders has put Grandview on the map as one of the highest-ranked school districts in Missouri, home to nationally recognized parks and distinguished police and fire departments.
Growth in Grandview is constant. Exciting projects on the horizon will positively impact the future—like the redevelopment of Truman’s Marketplace underway now and construction of the state’s largest amateur sports complex, Gateway Sports Village, coming in 2017. We have only scratched the surface as the fastest growing city in Jackson County, Missouri.
One of the most attractive qualities about living, working, and visiting Grandview is the ease of experiencing its many amenities. It’s no accident. Grandview executes thoughtful development that influences growth AND works for... everyone. For Grandview, it’s not about fitting the conventional description of a city; rather it’s about devoting efforts to build a genuine reputation on progressive, engaged and desirable development for the people who call Grandview home and the businesses who build here.
Grandview has always pursued the future with immense perseverance and resourcefulness. It is our hard work in response to obstacles that has led us to great victories. Every move Grandview makes as a city government is mindful of our community. Growth is a collaborative process shaped by a true dialogue among public and private partners. There is no better time to be in Grandview. Join this great city as we do the job at hand: Building Tomorrow’s Community.