Overview: Join Indiana University’s comprehensive recreational sports program. Our mission is to connect, inform, and inspire people to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. We serve over 36,000 students, faculty, staff, and public participants annually. Our programs utilize two multi-purpose facilities (housing over 400,000 square feet of activity space), three indoor pools, an outdoor pool complex, an indoor tennis center and numerous outdoor activity spaces. Our team consists of forty-six appointed staff members, seven graduate assistants, and over 1,000 hourly wage staff members. For more information, please visit our web site at www.iurecsports.org.
Philosophy: Our organization fosters a team focused, collaborative work environment that emphasizes strong business practices, operational excellence and participant development. Our organization is committed to a student development philosophy that encourages student involvement in decision-making and leadership. A related hallmark is contribution to the professional preparation of recreational sport and fitness professionals. We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fun and exciting environment.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.
General Information: The Assistant Director of Aquatics - Operations manages and supervises Recreational Sports aquatic facilities, programs, special events and personnel for the students, faculty, staff and public members of IU Recreational Sports – over 1.9 million users annually. This position includes the supervision of 70 lifeguards, 12 head lifeguards, 4 aquatic competitive event supervisors, and 8 outdoor pool managers at four aquatic locations: the Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center (CBAC) at the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC), Royer Pool and Pool 194 at the School of Public Health (SPH), and the IU Recreational Sports Outdoor Pool Complex. The Assistant Director of Aquatics - Operations coordinates lifeguard staffing for all indoor and outdoor pools; development and implementation of the aquatic emergency action plans; facility operations for all indoor and outdoor pools; as well as hosting competitive aquatics events at the CBAC. This also includes facilitating outside user groups to ensure maximum use of the CBAC and Royer Pool space during Recreational Sports hours and maximizing all hours of operation of the Outdoor Pool. This position reports to the Program Director for Aquatics, collaborates with the Program Director and Assistant Director for Aquatics - Programming to mentor a Graduate Assistant and two Program Assistants, and contributes to all unit priorities. The salary range is $47,476-$53,000 and Indiana University provides an excellent benefits package. This position is similar to “Aquatics Facility Manager” and “Aquatic Coordinator” positions in Parks and Recreation as well as “Operations Manager” or “Waterpark Manager” positions in the National Waterparks Association.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field and three years of experience supervising part-time/temporary employees and aquatic risk management.
Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor.
Current Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Preventing Disease Transmission/Universal Precautions certifications or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
Knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook). Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals, both internal and external constituents.
Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in recreation or related field; Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and Water Safety Instructor; Certified Pool Operator; experience in a college/university setting; two years of aquatics experience.
Applicants brought on campus for an interview will be required to provide a copy of their college transcripts along with three letters of references.. Please attach an electronic cover letter and resume. Applications accepted until position is filled. Preferred position start date: Summer 2017.
Additional Salary Information: Indiana University provides an excellent benefits package.
Campus Recreational Sports at Indiana University, Bloomington, offers recreational opportunities to its more that 40,000 students as well as its faculty, staff and the Bloomington community. Our division has a staff of approx. 40 full-time personnel, 12 graduate and program assistants and close to 1000 student hourly employees. We provide ongoing training and support for professional development opportunities for the members of our staff.