The Department of Recreation & Wellness at UNC Greensboro, which is housed within the Division of Student Affairs, is seeking candidates for an Aquatics Intern for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Department of Recreation and Wellness fosters comprehensive wellness by engaging students and the UNCG community in experiential and educational opportunities. We promote lifelong success through meaningful and inclusive programs and resources. We believe a balance of social, mental and physical wellness creates a foundation for successful, healthy individuals. The Department encompasses a number of program areas, including Aquatics, Competitive Sports, Facilities, Fitness, Membership, Outdoor Adventures, Special Events, Team QUEST, and Wellness. UNC Greensboro and the Department of Recreation & Wellness completed construction and began operations of the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness (216,000 sq. ft.) in August 2016.
Reporting to the Aquatics Coordinator, the Aquatics Intern will assist with daily operations and programming within the Aquatics program area. This position will provide an opportunity to work in an impressive, new and award-winning facility, the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness. The Department of Recreation & Wellness is a large, collaborative department, which offers opportunities for involvement with initiatives related to student development, safety education, and wellness. The position also includes development opportunities for personal and professional growth, and funding to assist in achieving related goals.
This is a paid, part-time, 9-month position. Tentative position appointment will be August 1, 2018 to May 10, 2019.
Operations and Programming (80%):
Assist with operations of Leonard J. Kaplan Center’s Natatorium, including a 25-yard by 25-meter lap pool; an activity pool with a zero-depth entry, vortex, and shallow wading area; wet classroom, sundeck, and sauna; and the waterfront space at the outdoor satellite property, Piney Lake
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate 30-35 Lifeguards, Head Guards, and Swim Instructors
Implement and evaluate emergency response drills for student employees
Aid in coordinating the Swim Lesson Program
Assist with risk management planning, and implementation of policies and procedures for the pool
Maintain first aid supplies and needs for the Department
Serve as a lifeguard on duty as necessary
Administrative Duties: (20%):
Assist with equipment purchase, inventory, budget, maintenance, and marketing
Work on a variety of special projects, including planning staff trainings and in-services, developing operating manuals, and staff appreciation and recognition
Serve on Department committees
Execute monthly payroll for student employees
Other duties as assigned
Current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification (or willingness to obtain)
Bachelor’s degree in Sport Administration, Recreation, or related field
Experience working in a collegiate recreation setting and aquatics knowledge
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with diverse groups.
Knowledge of general computer programs including Excel, Word, Power Point, Google, etc.
LGI, WSI, LGIT, WSIT certifications
Swim lesson experience
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of three (3) references to Lindsay Wigderson, Aquatics Coordinator, at email@example.com. For priority consideration, please submit materials by July 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EST; however, review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
UNC Greensboro is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or sexual orientation. Moreover, UNC Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.
UNC Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections. UNCG is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High Research Activity University, and is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Visual and Performing Arts; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 20,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs. Established in 1892, UNC Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.
About UNC Greensboro
Founded in 1891, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a large, urban, public research university with an enrollment of 18,500 students on 210 acres in Greensboro, North Carolina. The population of Greensboro is approximately 275,000, with a metropolitan population in the Piedmont Triad area of 1.7 million. Greensboro offers a superior quality of life, four moderate seasons, excellent schools, and access to arts, outstanding medical care, and an exceptional collegiate environment, with seven colleges or universities in Greensboro. Greensboro benefits from expanding logistics, medical, manufacturing, and educational industries, including an international airport. UNCG is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High Research Activity University.