If you are looking to lead rather than follow, then Texas Tech University and Recreational Sports is the right fit for you! As a team member within the Department of University Recreation, you will be afforded opportunities and experiences in leadership, decision-making, budget creation, and learning experiences through doing rather than watching from the sidelines. Add to these experiences award-winning facilities and the opportunity to work alongside remarkable leaders in recreation and higher education, we believe you will gain the tools necessary to becoming a trailblazer in the field of aquatics, fitness, leisure, and recreation!
Texas Tech University is accepting applications for the Assistant Director – Aquatics & Risk Management. This position will report to & work collaboratively with the Associate Director – Facilities & Project Management. In conjunction with the Aquatics Coordinator, this individual will develop, oversee, and administer a comprehensive aquatic program with certification services that meet the demands of the university community, while maintaining the day-to-day operations of the indoor Aquatic Center & outdoor Leisure Pool.
The successful individual will also promote our department’s mission to include personnel and fiscal management, inventory control, program development/promotion, as well as nurture & and cultivate relationships within the campus and non-campus communities. The Assistant Director will plan, schedule and coordinate all program activities while participating in the enhancement & implementation of program policies/procedures in the areas of Aquatics and Risk Management. Regular assessments of programs to measure effectiveness, and implement new initiatives based on industry standards will be a key component to this position. Budget development & allocation will be included in this individual’s responsibilities as well.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise, evaluate, and mentor one full-time Aquatic Coordinator.
Hire, supervise, schedule, and evaluate 10 Student Supervisors, 4 Lead Staff, and 1 Student Program Manager.
Support the hiring, supervision, training, scheduling and evaluation of a student employee staff of 50 lifeguards; 20 Water Safety Instructors, & 10 Lifeguard Instructors.
Manage the comprehensive cleaning, operation and maintenance of two large Aquatic Facilities.
Serve as the primary pool operator for outdoor bodies of water including spa, 8-lane lap pool, drop slide, three tier wet deck, splash pad, and a 645’ Lazy River.
Serve as the primary pool operator for indoor 50 meter pool.
Inventory and manage all pool supplies including chemicals to support indoor & outdoor facilities.
Serve as committee chair for the Texas Tech University Recreation Risk Management Committee.
Coordinate annual calendar of drills and/or “red manikin” training scenarios with various programs and student staff
Responsible for the tracking of inventory and as needed purchase of all risk management supplies and equipment
Serve as point of contact for all injury reports which occurred in URec programs and facilities.
Develop and administer the aquatics budget of approximately $450,000/annually including maintenance, payroll, and revenue-generating income.
Provide guidance and oversight of all American Red Cross related programs including certification courses, swim instruction, and land-based CPR/AED/First Aid Courses. Teach ARC Instructor-level courses as needed.
Co-coordinate Summer Sports Camp swimming lessons for approximately 500 children
Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sport Management or related field.
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in aquatic management, staff supervision, programming, or instruction.
Graduate Assistantship experience will be considered as 1 year experience.
American Red Cross LGI, WSI Certification.
Ability to independently manage all aspects of comprehensive aquatics programming
Swim school experience
Skillful knowledge of pump rooms & mechanical rooms with the ability to serve as the primary pool operator for an outdoor Leisure Pool and indoor 50 meter pool
Proficient knowledge of risk management issues in aquatics and recreation.
Ability to establish & execute long-range and short-term goals consistent with the department’s mission
Aptitude to build, foster, and cultivate relationships with our patrons & university community
Self-motivated, enthusiastic, service-minded, selfless and adept at problem-solving.
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals & groups.
American Red Cross LGI-T, WSI-T, FA/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator certification, or the ability to obtain these certifications within one year of employment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong public speaking ability.
Ability to work as part of and lead a team that collaborates effectively with colleagues
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of Windows-based computer systems and Microsoft applications
Water Safety Instructor – Trainer
Lifeguard Instructor – Trainer
Internal Number: Req #23513
About Texas Tech University
As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research, and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
Texas Tech University continues to grow and positively impact the region, state, country, and world. Campus leaders focused on student-success through innovation, integrity and collaboration have expanded enrollment to over 40,000 as of 2021.
Texas Tech University Recreation is a recognized leader in the delivery of a comprehensive recreation organization. Blending award winning indoor/outdoor facilities, outstanding professional team of over 25 higher-education and recreation professionals and a diverse line-up of cutting-edge programs and services Recreational Sports welcomed over 890,000 guests to our facilities!