Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management
Missouri State University
April 30, 2018
$32,602 - $37,500 annually
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management is responsible for the programming and management associated with Foster Recreation Center (FRC) and the Aquatic Center. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management assures the provision of a safe, well-maintained, and adequately staffed environment with comprehensive aquatic programs that enhance the mission of the University. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student aquatic staff. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management trains and evaluates professional and student facility and program staff by conducting routine trainings and safety audits. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management assists with long-range planning and assessment, budget development, goal development, and procurement for the Aquatics Center, facility risk management, aquatic operations training, and maintenance of accurate records.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. A degree with an emphasis in recreation, sport, and/or park administration, college student personnel, student affairs, or other related field is preferred.
Experience: Two years of experience working in an aquatic and/or recreational sports setting is required; experience that includes direct administrative responsibilities in aquatic management and programming is preferred. A strong background in risk management, especially as it relates to aquatics, is preferred. Experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of lifeguard safety skills, aquatic event management, and water safety instruction is preferred. Effective organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Computer literacy is required. A working knowledge of financial operations is preferred.
Certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required. Lifeguard and/or CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Trainer certifications are preferred. Certified Pool Operator/Aquatic Facility Operator is preferred or the ability to obtain while employed. A valid Missouri Driver’s License is required or must be obtained within 30 days of employment.
Internal Number: 39586
About Missouri State University
Missouri State (www.missouristate.edu) is a multi-campus metropolitan university system that's devoted to helping the region, Missouri, and the nation imagine and make a better future. Guided by a mission in public affairs, the University is home to more than 20,000 students and offers 150 undergraduate programs and 47 graduate programs, many of which are the state’s strongest and largest of their kind, and includes a progressive environment for research and economic development, a state-of-the-art library and outstanding computer and classroom technologies. A state-of-the-art University Recreation Center opened in August of 2012.
Missouri State offers competitive salaries and superior benefits, including tuition waivers, wellness programs and professional development opportunities.
Missouri State University resides in the heart of Springfield, a vibrant community offering many advantages including superior health care access, excellent public and private schools, and a wide range of entertainment, recreational, and cultural opportunities.
Rated by Employment Review (2001) as one of the Top Ten of America's Best Places to Live and Work, Springfield offers ballet and oper...a companies, theater, art museums, symphony, nearly 50 public parks and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and running.