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Application Procedures: All applicants are required to submit a formal job application through the Texas A&M University Human Resources web site at https://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/106304 posting number S00477FY17. For best consideration, applicants should also attach a letter of application, resume, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to the TAMU on-line application. College transcripts will be required for all candidates who receive an on-campus interview.
Responsibilities: The Assistant Director for Aquatics will oversee all day to day operations of all indoor and outdoor pool facilities of the Department of Recreational Sports including: risk management, pool hours, pool maintenance, chemical treatments, scheduling, lifeguard personnel, equipment and pool policies. Oversee all programming as well as scheduling, preparing, and hosting high profile swimming and diving meets. This person will supervise two professional staff, a graduate assistant, and 120 part time student staff and is responsible for the professional development and training of full time and student aquatic staff. Responsible for the management and administration of the aquatic budget.
Oversee all day-to-day operations of the 4 indoor pools, 1 outdoor pool, and 2 spas, i.e. policies and procedures, coordinating facility use between classes, team practices, programs, events, and recreational users; pool personnel, pool cleaning, water balance and filtration, equipment use, and facility hours, etc.
Host major and national swim meets, i.e. Men’s & Women’s SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Men’s & Women’s NCAA Division I Swimming Championships, High School Invitational and District Meets, Junior Nationals Age Group Swim Championships, including timing systems, media, spectators, facility security, equipment and personnel needs, etc. Oversee all special event activities in the pool areas, e.g. intramural events, recreational programs such as SCUBA and adult learn to swim.
The Assistant Director for Aquatics will supervise and evaluate two professional staff, a graduate assistant, and over 120 part time staff. Responsible for the daily scheduling, coaching, and development of the aquatics staff including in service training.
Oversee the water balance, temperatures, and air quality levels of the pools including all chemical testing procedures and documentation. Develop and administer the risk management policies for all pool areas. Develop rules and regulations for facility usage. Establish procedures and oversee execution of maintenance needs along with maintenance repair & replacement, coordinate all necessary work with all parties that will have to be involved including SSC Services personnel and contractors.
Develop and administer the pool operations budget ($830,000 Revenue & $680,000 Expense).
- Other related duties: Assist other staff members with special events, meets, and programs. Maintain a positive relationship with other departments and personnel that will assist in the development, funding, promotions, and/or public relations of the department. Serve on national, university, divisional, and departmental committees as needed. Assist in establishing long and short term goals of the Department. Attend local, state and national workshops and conferences. Host and present at various recreational sports workshops. Interact with students, faculty and staff for the benefit of carrying out the mission of the department. Perform other related duties as necessary and appropriate for the position as assigned by the Director or Supervisor.
Texas A&M Student Recreation Center: The Texas A&M Student Rec Center is home to one of the premier aquatics facilities in the country. The natatorium houses a 50 meter competition pool and competition dive well and has hosted events from local high school dual meets to the NCAA Division I Swimming Championships. Other events include the NCAA Zone Diving Championships and SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. In addition to the natatorium there is an indoor instructional pool, an outdoor leisure pool and two spas. Programming such as “Adult Learn to Swim” and “Masters Swimming” are balanced with events, Health and Kinesiology classes, Texas A&M Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving practice, Ag Swim Club practice, and open lap swimming. The instructional pool is used for everything from water aerobics to lap swimming to kayak roll. As part of the Rec Center expansion project all existing indoor pools have gone through an extensive renovation and the outdoor pool renovation should be completed by May. An 8 lane lap pool is under construction as part of the Rec Center expansion and renovation project. To serve over 50,000 students, 10,000 faculty/staff, elite athletes, the local community, and host national events, aquatics employs 2 Coordinators, a Graduate Assistant, and over 80 dedicated and well trained student workers as lifeguards, event staff, and student technicians. The Assistant Director for Aquatics is charged with developing staff to the fullest potential with a focus on student development, learning outcomes and co-curricular learning. Recreational Sports is dedicated to providing a high quality aquatics experience for Texas A&M University, the surrounding communities, and swimming and diving, and water polo teams from across the nation. This Assistant Director for Aquatics will be responsible for the day to day operations of all indoor and outdoor pool facilities of the Department of Recreational Sports including: risk management, pool hours, pool maintenance, chemical treatments, scheduling, lifeguard personnel, equipment and pool policies. Responsible for scheduling, preparing, and hosting high profile swimming and diving meets. Responsible for the professional development and training of full time and student aquatic staff. Responsible for the management and administration of the aquatic budget.
For further information you may contact:
Mark Haven, Search Coordinator
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted and reviewed until position is filled. For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by Friday, March 3, 2017.
Start Date: June 1, 2017 (flexible) For more information about Texas A&M Recreational Sports visit www.recsports.tamu.edu Texas A&M University is committed to equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.