University Recreation at the University of Arkansas
June 18, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Aquatics, Facility Management
University Recreation at the University of Arkansas is seeking candidates for an Aquatics Coordinator to help them achieve their mission to serve the campus community by providing a diverse selection of recreational opportunities and facilities, which are designed to enhance the quality of life for each participant.The Aquatics Coordinator will assist with the administration and oversight of the aquatics program at University Recreation.
Responsibilities include the following:
Aquatic Facility Management:
Manage the operational aspects of the HPER Natatorium.
Ensure the proper operation and maintenance of the swimming pool and endless pool.
Ensure that water chemistry logs are properly maintained.
Manage the pool chemistry and water level policies and procedures.
Establish and implement swimming pool policies and procedures that adhere to acceptable codes and standards.
Maintain the appropriate certifications for the operation of the Natatorium.
Maintain the appropriate facility usage records.
Schedule all events in the Natatorium, including recreational programs, academic classes, athletic events, and special events.
Administer the set-up, take down, and management of special events including internal and external events, swim meets, and camps.
Serve as the program liaison to the University of Arkansas Women’s Swim Team, the State Health Department, and other related agencies.
Hire, train, certify, evaluate, and schedule lifeguards and pool supervisors.
Schedule and manage the Natatorium and swimming pool maintenance projects.
Maintain Certified Pool Operators certification.
Assist with administration of aquatic programs, including Swim Lessons
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate swim program instructors. Ensure compliance with participation guidelines.
Assist with aquatic needs and outcome assessment. Provide curriculum and guidelines for swim programs based on best knowledge and practices in aquatics areas.
Collaborate with American Red Cross regarding course and program provision. Maintain departmental Authorized Providership status with American Red Cross in the areas of Lifeguard Certification
Provide and instruct American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses (approximately 2 courses per semester). Ensure compliance with American Red Cross course guidelines for course offerings and record-keeping.
American Red Cross:
Maintain departmental Authorized Providership status with American Red Cross in the areas of Lifeguard Certification and Water Safety Instruction.
Ensure up-to-date Lifeguard certifications for University Recreation lifeguards, and provide re-certification as necessary.
Assist with planning and participate in University Recreation’s departmental events and activities.
Participate in the development of learning outcomes, strategic planning and other departmental initiatives.
Assess risk management policies and procedures and maintain program compliance.
Attend College of Education and Health Profession’s meeting, events, and activities.
Serve on campus and departmental committees as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications include the following:
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Sports Management, Higher Education, Parks and Recreation, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education
At least two years of aquatic facility management
Management of part-time employees
Masters degree in Higher Education, Recreation, and Sports Management, or a related field
Experience in the campus recreation setting
Certified Scuba Diver
Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
Certified Pool Operator
Red Cross Lifeguard
Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
Additional information and application can be found at human resources at the University of Arkansas. Applications must be received by July 6, 2018. Applications submitted via email or bluefishjobs.com will not be considered.The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act
Internal Number: NC1112P
About University Recreation at the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship university, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas, and has achieved the Carnegie classification of RU/VH, defined as a doctoral-granting research university with very high levels of research activity. Only 108 of the nation’s top universities hold this distinction. Never before in the university’s history have its students and faculty been more academically accomplished, its facilities more sophisticated, or its research efforts more inclusive. All indicators of academic success are at record highs and climbing. The university’s over 23,000 students come from every state in the country and some 100 nations, and they have nearly 200 academic programs in which to choose. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation’s great comprehensive academies. In 2005 the university concluded The Campaign for the Twenty-First Century, a fundraising effort that raised $1.046 billion dollars.
The University of Arkansas has ove...r 4,000 benefits eligible employees and has been recognized as a family-friendly workplace as winners of the Governor’s Work-Life Initiative for nine consecutive years, receiving the gold award in 2011. This award recognizes employers for establishing and providing resources that support employees in balancing the needs of both work and family.
One of the fastest growing regions in the country and home to two of the Fortune 100 companies, Northwest Arkansas offers one of the finest living environments in the nation with affordable housing, award-winning schools, safe neighborhoods, comprehensive healthcare, impressive cultural and shopping opportunities, places for people of all faiths to worship, some of the best outdoor recreation available anywhere, and a balanced state budget. The region is perennially ranked among the Top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S. by the Milken Institute, and Forbes calls the region one of the nation’s 10 best places for business and careers. The region is incredibly connected – by interstate or a regional airport (XNA) offering daily non-stop jet service to more than 15 U.S. cities. Additional information on the university and its environment may be found at http://www.collegetownprofile.com/arkansas/universityofarkansas/index.html