The Graduate Assistant, Aquatics is responsible for management and supervision of the aquatics program within the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports. This includes management of the Bill Powel Natatorium. This person will also assist with daily operations of the Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center. The Graduate Assistant, Aquatics will report to the Assistant Director, Facilities. The position will begin Fall 2017.
Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate lifeguard and WSI staff
Conduct monthly in-services and emergency action plan reviews
Process and maintain bi-weekly payroll records
Maintain and file daily aquatic shift reports
Maintain and file incident and accident reports
Monitor pool chemicals daily and reorder supplies when necessary
Ensure natatorium meets current Kentucky state code
Plan, coordinate, and supervise aquatic related special events
Plan, coordinate and supervise Private Swim Lessons and Learn to Swim group lessons
Assist in supervision, policy enforcement, safety and risk management of the Preston Center
Maintain natatorium, including processing work orders and service requests
Provide quality customer service to all facility patrons
Conduct monthly natatorium audits with Assistant Director, Facilities
Attend facility and departmental staff meetings
Maintain up-to-date natatorium signage, including special facility announcements
Adhere to daily office hours
Assist full-time staff in presentation of various in-service programs
Serve as professional staff (rotating nights and weekends) on duty for overall management and supervision of all staff, programs, and recreational sports facilities to include opening and closing facility and managing customer-related situations and emergencies
Assist with all departmental special events
Performing other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications • Lifeguard, CPR-AED, and First Aid certifications • Knowledge of pool chemicals and pump room operations.
Preferred Qualifications • Previous experience working in a campus recreation setting. • Instructor level certifications (First Aid, CPR/AED, Lifeguard Instructor) • Trainer level certifications (WSI-T or LGI-T) • Certified Pool Operator, Aquatics Facility Operator, or working knowledge of pool chemicals and pump room operations.
Graduate School Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year institution.
Graduate admission requirements vary by program.
Must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum 9 hours per semester) to receive graduate assistantship, stipend, and tuition waivers.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend and Tuition:
• $9,500 Stipend (August – May)
• Out of State Tuition Waived
• Full Tuition Waiver (9 hours during the fall and spring semesters, online class fees not covered)
• Health Insurance (if needed)
• $1,000 professional development
• Summer employment available
• 2 Year Appointment
Eligible candidates must be available to begin work no later than August 1, 2017.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and two professional letters of recommendations to:
Candice Douglas, Assistant Director of Facilities
Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University, with an enrollment of 21,100, is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 60,600 and located approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. Highway 31-W and Interstate 65 intersect with U.S. Highways 68 and 231 at Bowling Green, and the Cumberland and William H. ...Natcher parkways provide additional easy highway access to Bowling Green.
Western's undergraduate division provides four-year programs leading to the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of fine arts, the bachelor of general studies, the bachelor of science, the bachelor of science in nursing and the bachelor of music degrees. Eighty-eight (88) academic majors and fifty-seven (57) academic minors are available. A number of professional and pre-professional curricula provide additional options.
Eighteen (18) associate degree programs are offered leading to the associate of arts degree, associate of science degree, associate of applied science and associate of general studies degree. Three certificate programs are also offered. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
Graduate Studies offers the master of arts, master of arts in education, master of business administration, master of science, master of music, master of public service, and the master of public administration. Western also offers the specialist degree and rank I and II programs. A joint doctoral degree program is offered with the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. Consult the Graduate Studies Catalog for further information.
The mission of the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports is to provide quality programs, services, and facilities that will enhance each individual's opportunity for leisure, recreation, fitness, and wellness in relation to his or her overall personal development.