INSTITUTION - University of Houston is a Division I university with over 47,000 undergraduate and post graduate students enrolled and is one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, designated as a Hispanic-serving and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution. UH has strong athletic programs and is in the Big 12 Athletic Conference. The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium serves as home to the six-time champion varsity swimming and diving team. Benefits include employer paid health coverage, retirements through the Teacher Retirement System, Power Up Wellness program, professional development opportunities, and staff scholarships available for eligible employees.
DEPARTMENT - Contributing to an institutional culture of care, the Department of Campus Recreation is one of six departments that comprise the Health and Well-being team within the Division of Student Affairs. UH is committed to supporting all students, faculty and staff and is a Jed Campus. Campus Recreation plays an integral role in the well-being of the UH community.
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JOB DESCRIPTION: The Program Manager 2 - Aquatics will assist with the operations and management of two commercial swimming pools, two spas, and one sauna to support comprehensive aquatic programs and events. This position reports to the Aquatic Program Director. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Operate and maintain two commercial swimming pools, two spas, and one sauna. Provide a safe and clean pool environment including pool decks, dive towers, pool surfaces, mechanical spaces, auxiliary spaces, and related equipment.
Operate and maintain water circulation, overflow, and filtration systems to ensure water clarity and provide for the maximum number of filtration cycles. Operate and maintain chemical delivery and chemical control systems to maximize the efficient use of pool chemicals. Ensure proper water chemistry to protect tile surfaces, equipment, and related structures from corrosion or scale.
Assists with supervision and communication with student staff as related to measuring and recording water quality, ensuring adherence with regulatory requirements including American Red Cross standards, swim meet operations, and other events.
Purchase, store, inventory, and control the necessary chemicals and supplies for pool, spa, and sauna operations. Handles hazardous chemicals such as chlorine, muriatic acid, soda ash, etc. and test kit materials and follows safety procedures.
Schedule and oversee maintenance, and repair services with internal and external supports as needed. Serves as the point of contact for technical pool operations to ensure effective, safe, efficient, and uninterrupted operations through adherence to regulatory requirements.
Performs event set-ups including swim/dive/water polo setups and maintains, inventories, and purchases necessary meet operations equipment.
Facilitate day of event operations of major and national swim and dive meets (i.e., Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, Gulf Swimming LSC events, High School Invitational and Regionals), and special events; periodically serve as departmental representative during meets, as well as the designated certified pool operator as required.
Assist with creating, forecasting, monitoring, and allocating the Aquatics budget and capital renewal; purchase and maintain necessary equipment and supplies.
Serve on internal and external committees, work groups and collaborate with campus partners; build relationships with stakeholders and participate in UH events to support student success and to promote Campus Recreation through engagement.
Assess, evaluate, and mitigate risk for program area through direct supervision and management; implement policies and procedures; maintain accurate records; create various reports, and contract agreements.
Serve on rotating on call schedule for pool operations including nights, weekends, and university holiday
A Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Sports Administration, Kinesiology, or related field and one year experience with successfully managing and operating commercial swimming pools. Applies extensive knowledge of standard swimming pool mechanical practices and methods according to local/state and national swimming pool regulations. Candidate must possess current PHTA Certified Pool Operator license and American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification. Additionally, the candidate should possess American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certification; if not already certified, they must be obtained within the first six months of employment. Team oriented ideals, willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn is important in this position.
Applications will be taken until the position is filled with priority review beginning February 26, 2024. Applicants must apply online at the University of Houston, Human Resources page at UH Jobs. Please submit cover letter, resume and list of 3 references with online application. Transcripts will be required upon hiring.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Houston is a Division I college with over 42,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students enrolled. This campus is considered to be one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. The Department of Campus Recreation has a $53 million facility that contains various activity spaces including gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, and an indoor climbing wall. The aquatic facilities recently went through an $8.6 million dollar renovation in June 2015, and include a natatorium complete with a competition pool, indoor spa, and dry sauna; and an outdoor leisure pool featuring waterfalls, a slide, outdoor spa, and sand volleyball. The 70-meter indoor competition pool contains three fiberglass bulkheads allowing for unique set-up opportunities for competitions and recreation. The natatorium is home to the UH Varsity Swim and Dive program, as well as partners with several local organizations.