The Department of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Oregon seeks a qualified person to assist in the operation of the aquatics program and facility. This position has responsibility for staff supervision and development; recruit, hire, train, mentor, and supervise lifeguards, manage schedules, coordinate and conduct student training curriculum, scheduling, and facilitate a comprehensive lifeguard skills safety audit program.
This position also includes risk management responsibilities and program planning, facilities and budget oversight, serves as back up Pool Operator and assists in marketing and assessment efforts. The Coordinator of Aquatics is the Program Manager for the CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Program. The position reports to the Assistant Director for Aquatics.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education or related field. Two years of progressive responsibility in administration of aquatic facilities, staff, and programs. One year of experience in administering a CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Program. Experience recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising lifeguards. Risk management experience and leadership specific to aquatics facilities, operations and programs. Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
Required certifications or ability to obtain within three months:
Instructor level certification in StarGuard Lifeguard Training and Basic Life Support (BLS).
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatics Facility Operator (AFO)
Professional Competencies: Experience teaching aquatics instructional and lifeguard courses in the university environment. Fiscal oversight experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education, or related field. A comprehensive understanding of university recreation center aquatics facility operations, programs and services. Evidence of leadership experience and a commitment to student learning and development.
The University of Oregon is the only Oregon University System member of the highly selective Association of American Universities (AAU) and is distinguished by the strength and breadth of its instructional and research programs as well as by its sense of community and diverse outreach activities. Located in Eugene, a vibrant city of about 140,000, UO enrolls 24,000 undergraduate and graduate stude...nts. The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is central to student life on campus. A major component of the SRC capital master plan was completed in 1999-2000 and most recently in January of 2015. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation is comprised of four primary areas, each headed by an Associate Director: 1. Recreation Programs (intramural sports, fitness, aquatics, rock wall, informal recreation, special programs & youth camps) 2. Physical Education (academic course curriculum) 3. Facilities, Operations and Services 4. Assessment, Development and Business Services. Physical Education & Recreation reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Life. Other units of Student LIfe include Dean of Students, Career Center, Erb Memorial Union, Holden Leadership Center and Parent and Family Programs. University of Oregon is one of the only large universities in the nation that administers a credit granting Physical Education curriculum within the administrative structure of campus recreation. Over 5,000 UO students take courses each term choosing from over 180 options. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation therefore provides a unique diversity of employment including both academic teaching and recreation leadership opportunities. The University of Oregon has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multicultural competency. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups.