Job Summary Under general supervision, educates and serves the University community through the coordination and oversight of aquatic programs and facilities within the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness; manages indoor 45-foot by 125-foot six lane stretch pool with diving well and four outdoor pools; recruits, hires, trains, schedules, and supervises student and part-time staff (instructors, trainers, lifeguards, and pool maintenance); serves as co-chair of the risk management committee.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and coordinates a comprehensive aquatic program for University participants; activities include, but are not limited to: adult swim classes, adult and youth private swim lessons and swim clinics. Maintains accurate record of participation in campus recreation aquatic programs and usage of aquatic facilities. Facilitates program assessment, participant feedback and evaluation of aquatic services. Oversees and directs the daily operations of indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities; monitors all aspects of pool safety to ensure that national and state health codes and university policies are enforced; maintains accurate record of chemical readings; communicates with facilities certified pool operator; monitors aquatic budgets; coordinates and supervises facility cleaning and maintenance; hires, trains, schedules, and supervises student lifeguards (40+) and aquatic instructors (15+) for both indoor and outdoor pools; ensures that staff maintains required certifications. Coordinates schedule of pool usage for Division 1 Athletic Varsity Swimming and Diving team for their practices and swim meets; coordinate usage of aquatic facility for a variety of sport clubs.
Coordinates and administers training to student staff and University participants in the areas of cardio pulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillator, first aid, life-guarding, and professional development in-service training for all student staff; maintains instructor certification in these areas through the American Red Cross. Monitors and coordinates purchasing, inventory and maintenance of the department’s first aid supplies, emergency response equipment and aquatic supplies.
Serves as co-chair of the department risk management committee. Includes oversight of a comprehensive risk management plan for campus recreation facilities, programs and operations. Develops and reviews emergency action plan, administrative policies and procedures, participant waivers and employee training. Maintains records of accident/incident reports, employee certifications, training and safety drills. Communicates with University risk management office to ensure compliance.
Oversees the bouldering wall; coordinates setting routes, maintenance and special events in this area.
Represents the department on a variety of University committees and task forces; prepares reports. Participates in the development of learning outcomes, strategic planning and other departmental initiatives. Builds strong partnerships on campus.
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of leisure studies, recreation, and physical education Knowledge of sports and recreation terminology Excellent Interpersonal/human relations skills including customer service Excellent organizational skills and attentiveness to detail Interpersonal/human relations skills Excellent coordination, collaboration, and communication (written and verbal) skills Ability to establish long and short term goals consistent with the vision and mission of the university and the division Ability to relate to students, institutional personnel, and the public Ability to supervise and manage student workers in variety of duties Ability to instruct, teach, tutor, and develop staff Ability to foster an environment of continuous improvement and development of ideas to support diversity and inclusion Ability to develop and implement program and risk management materials Ability to swim and be in the pool some days Self-motivated and energetic Interviewing skills Proficient in personal computer and various software programs Knowledge of student development theories Ability to work a flexible schedule
Bachelor’s degree (with Master’s Degree preferred), supplemented with 1-3 years of experience in collegiate recreation or related area. American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid and Lifeguard Instructor certification.
Additional Salary Information: Applicants should apply online at www.jobs.slu.edu
About Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of... nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good. More information about Saint Louis University can be found at http://www.slu.edu.