About Stanford Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
Stanford Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation is committed to providing diverse recreation and fitness opportunities that inspire health and well-being for the Stanford Community. We aspire to maximize fun, friendly and positive interactions in our program and sport offerings. We are looking for a dedicated team member who is excited to develop and grow an aquatics program from the ground up and organize a team that will develop a sense of community at Stanford’s new campus in Redwood City. Are you experienced in aquatics management? Are you a strong manager who knows how to attract and develop staff? Can you devise a strategy to develop a community following with those we serve? If the answer is yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you to inspire a healthier Stanford!
Reporting to the Director of the BeWell Recreation Center within the Department of Athletics, Physical Recreation and Recreation, the Assistant Director of Aquatics and Events is responsible for the strategic development, implementation and administration of a comprehensive aquatics and events program to deliver an excellent experience for the campus community in Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus, scheduled to open in 2019, brings together 2,700 staff in a collaborative environment that reflects Stanford’s culture and mission. The campus will offer amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families.
In this role, you will direct the execution of programs including the aquatics and sports programming, as well as special events at the Stanford Redwood City campus. Specific program responsibilities include:
Provide leadership and direction to ensure that the Redwood City BeWell Recreation Center offers aquatics, sports and event programming that engage participants, promote health and well-being and provide opportunities to enhance the Stanford experience and improve the quality of life.
Ensure effective customer service delivery, evaluation and development of programs, including monitoring and updating of policies and procedures and management of associated risks and liability.
Formulate innovative and creative methods of recruiting, retaining and serving members of the Redwood City campus community.
Recruit, hire, and provide leadership, development and direction to part time staff.
Promote programs to individuals through active, ongoing communications.
Generate revenue streams for program enhancement.
Collaborate with university contacts including, but not limited to, DAPER, all departments housed in Redwood City, HIP, BeWell and other wellness collaborators at Stanford.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience. Master’s degree in exercise related field preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience in aquatics programming, health promotion, and/or wellness coaching.
Demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of customer service.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Highly organized and superb attention to detail.
Interpersonal skills and mature judgment required to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of people, including program areas, stakeholders, vendors, and equipment suppliers, both individually and in groups.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate daily activities including work scheduling, quality assurance, monitoring of activities, and supervision of personnel.
Ability to be resourceful and creative in problem solving while not sacrificing quality, service or safety.
Knowledge of current risk management practices in aquatics programs.
Certifications and Licenses
Current LGI, WSI, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid certification required. LGIT, WSIT, CPO or AFO preferred
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our cultureand unique perksempower you with:
Freedom to grow.We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture.We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you.Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun.Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources.Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
From its founding in 1891, Stanford University’s leaders have believed that physical activity is valuable for its own sake and that vigorous exercise is complementary to the educational purposes of the university. Within this context for human development, it is the mission of Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation to offer a wide range of high quality programs which will encourage and facilitate all participants to realize opportunities for championship athletic participation, physical fitness, health and well being.