This position will provide overall leadership and direction for all New Prague city and school district aquatics programs, events, staff and facilities under a Joint Powers agreement.
Candidate would be responsible for:
The management of the New Prague Aquatics Center and the existing City of New Prague Outdoor Pool
Implementing a schedule of aquatic and community program activities for birth through older adults
Coordinating maintenance for three community pools
Working closely with user groups (academic, community use, and rental) scheduled in aquatic facilities
Recruiting and managing aquatics events
Preparing bids and applications for events and competitions
Coordinating safety skills training for employees
Administering the department's American Red Cross Licensed Provider agreement
Developing and monitoring an annual budget for aquatic and community programs and facilities
Creating and maintaining staff and procedural manuals
Marketing, promotion and oversight of the physical plant operations
Some evening and weekend work is required
The Aquatics Center is a Joint Powers project between the school district and the city; designed to meet the current and future needs of this community. The facility will enhance the current outdoor pool and is comprised of two indoor pools and a diving well. The facility will open in June 2017.
New Prague Area Schools is a consistently growing district of over 4.000 students, Pre-K through Grade 12. New Prague, MN has a unique identity as a bridge between rural and suburban/metropolitan areas and is located about 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Prague's population grew over 60 percent from 2000 to 2010 and continues to see healthy growth with an estimated 2015 population of 7,508.
I.S.D. 721 is an equal opportunity employer.
Position begins February 1, 2017.
New Prague Area Schools is searching for a proven leader who:
• Inspires trust and models high standards of integrity and personal performance
• Exhibits excellent people skills
• Has the ability to build consensus and commitment among individuals and groups including students, staff, and intergenerational community members.
• Possesses effective communication skills including speaking, listening and writing
• Has demonstrated strong leadership skills
The candidate will have:
A Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree is preferred) in Aquatics Facility Management, Facilities Management, Sports Marketing or related area and/or specialized training, certifications or credentials relevant to aquatics
A minimum of three years of Aquatic management experience
Experience supervising employees and volunteers
Demonstrated communication skills
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or AFO Pool Manager Certification
Must have or be willing to get the following certifications prior to June 1st: Certified Lifeguard Trainer, Lifeguard and Water Safety Instruction
Additional Salary Information: New Prague Area Schools offers a highly competitive salary, commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the experience of the successful candidate. The district also offers an excellent benefits package that includes a public employee retirement plan, 403B, and health, dental and life insurance coverage.
New Prague Area Schools, ISD 721 is a nationally recognized school district that combines the opportunities of a suburban school district with the advantages of a small town district. Our district (population 19,000) covers New Prague, a portion of Elko New Market, Lonsdale, and parts of 10 townships in Scott, LeSueur, and Rice Counties. We are proud to serve more than 4,000 students. We have thre...e elementary schools (K-5), one middle school (6-8), one high school (9-12) and an alternative learning center. Our early childhood programs provide learning opportunities for children (ages 0-5)
and families. Our Community Services department provides programs and services for learners of all ages.