The purpose of this position is to assist with the management of the Gregory Gym Aquatic Complex including the equipment, capital projects, policies and procedures, events, and personnel. The responsibilities are as follows: • Hire, train, mentor, supervise, schedule, and evaluate a part-time student lifeguarding staff to oversee the Gregory Gym Aquatic Complex. • Oversee daily operations: monitor the Gregory Gym Aquatic Complex and equipment usage, coordinate Informal Recreation activities, conduct inspections and risk management assessments, develop and implement systems, and oversee maintenance and repair needs. • Provide on-site coordination of special events and RecSports’ programs: arrange services, coordinate set-up and take-down, provide event supervision, technical support and evaluation, operate equipment, and work with event sponsors in planning and conducting events. • Develop, interpret, and apply policies and procedures as they relate to the use of the Aquatic Complex, and consult with and respond to participant questions and concerns. • Develop, recommend, and coordinate capital improvement projects, permanent equipment purchases and equipment installations and repairs. • Research, purchase, inventory, and distribute aquatic sports equipment and supplies. • Serve on departmental and national committees and be involved in professional organizations. Participate in goal-setting and future direction planning, write proposals and give presentations, and keep abreast of developments in the recreational sports profession and issues on campus that affect the department. • Serve in a back-up role for other Director I positions within Facility Operations, work on special projects and perform other tasks as assigned.
Application process: Please note that the department WILL NOT review resumes submitted through Bluefishjobs. Interested candidates should review the official job posting and complete an online application here. This is a security sensitive position. Conviction verification conducted on final candidates. The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Master's degree in Recreation, Sports Administration, Student Personnel Administration or closely related field. Experience in a college-level recreational sports program. Experience in facility management, event coordination, personnel administration and/or aquatics. Exceptional interpersonal, leadership and motivational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication, public relations, organizational and planning skills. Technical proficiency.
Experience managing aquatics in a university-level facility, or a two-year graduate assistantship in campus recreation, that included a broad overview of facility management. Lifeguarding, first aid or CPR/AED certifications. LGI certification. AFO or CPO certification.
Additional Salary Information: Additional Salary Information: Excellent fringe benefits package. For more information about Recreational Sports at The University of Texas at Austin, visit our web site at http://www.utrecsports.org.
Internal Number: R_00001092
About The University of Texas at Austin, Recreational Sports
Located in the capital of Texas, The University of Texas at Austin serves as the flagship of the UT system's 15 component institutions. UT Austin has a main campus of more than 350 acres and enrolls over 50,000 students, about 25 percent in graduate and professional programs. Founded in 1883, the University has a long and distinguished history and is considered to be one of the preeminent institutions of higher learning in the nation. Because of its high academic quality and relatively low cost, the University is consistently cited as one of the best values in American higher education by publications such as the Fiske Guide to Colleges, the Princeton Review and the Kiplinger Business Magazine.
Recreational Sports is an agency of Student Affairs and provides university students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities. Over 43,000 students participate in recreational sports activities annually, and each year its facilities record over 3.75 million hours of RecSports participation by students, faculty, staff and other affiliates. As one of the oldest and largest collegiate recreational sports programs in the nation, Recreation...al Sports employs 43 full-time and nearly 1,000 part-time student positions annually. Recreational Sports professionals, support staff and student personnel work together to offer programs in intramurals, outdoor recreation, informal recreation, instructional, sport clubs and fitness/wellness. The department manages numerous recreational facilities, encompassing more than 500,000 square feet of indoor and 40 acres of outdoor activity space.
The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the top employers in Austin and is the largest state government employer in the city with a total of over 3,000 faculty and 21,574 staff members. UT faculty and staff enjoy a comprehensive benefit package that includes access to medical and dental insurance, retirement planning, paid holidays and sick leave, as well as access to an array of services including recreational sports, libraries, museums, food service, entertainment events and continuing education programs.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.