Recreation Program Coordinator is under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Programs for University Recreation with responsibility for all aspects of aquatics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise and manage daily operations of aquatics;
Responsible for assisting with routine, inspections, maintenance schedules, safety checklists and programs of aquatics;
Assist with development of the risk management plan and implement practices to minimize risk and to ensure that staff and participants adhere to policies and procedures associated with the safety of the programs of aquatics;
Ensure all staff are trained and adhere to the emergency action plan, equipment safety, personal safety, and accident and incident reporting based on university and industry standards;
Update and revise handbooks, waivers, and employee files
Assist in all aspects of program planning and implementation of aquatics;
Responsible for promoting, creating, executing, supervising, and assessing all aspects of the program which may include but not necessarily limited to: swim lesson programs, specialty recreation and/or campus events;
Recommend new or program revisions based on current research and industry trends to ensure attainment of program goals;
Create, identify, and assess program goals and student learning outcomes as well as to be creative and thoughtful in developing comprehensive programming that appeals a diverse student, faculty, staff, alumni, and community constituency;
Supervise the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of aquatics staff.
Supervise the development, implementation and evaluation of aquatics programs;
Assist with budgetary responsibility for aquatics in concert with the leadership team;
As a member of the leadership team, assist in planning, development, implementation and analysis of short- and long-term goals of University Recreation.
Coordinate with University Recreation staff the use and scheduling of all recreational facilities.
Assist with supervision of the development of student leaders for in all areas of University Recreation.
Assist marketing staff with the advertising and promoting aquatics programs.
Assist with management of all aspects of operation during university recreation all operational hours.
Maintain a functioning knowledge of all facility operations and procedures for all areas of University Recreation.
Assure student staff are in compliance with campus and University Recreation student employee and graduate assistant handbooks, policies and procedures;
Remain competent and current through professional development to include self-directed reading and networking with colleagues.
Work collaboratively and effectively with university and community constituents.
Willingness to learn and acquire knowledge of risk management, liability and programming issues to water safety and aquatic programs.
Ability to develop, implement and evaluate informal programming.
Ability to establish and maintain accurate records and reports.
Ability to effectively develop and monitor budget.
Ability to assist in planning and executing sound fiscal management for assigned responsibilities.
Ability to effectively supervise personnel and complete all associated actions in a timely and accurate manner.
Ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse populations.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with local and university community constituents.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Strong interpersonal, organizational and decision-making skills.
Early morning and weekend work required.
Demonstrate a commitment to using technology to support the goals of the department.
Bachelors in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation or related field
Two years of experience working in a collegiate recreation and/or aquatics setting
Current American Red Cross Lifeguard
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)
Must be able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis
Must be able to meet swimming requirements for Lifeguarding
Master's in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation or related field
Austin Peay State University is a four-year public university located in Clarksville, Tennessee. Standing on a site occupied by a succession of Tennessean educational institutions since 1845, the precursor of the university was established in 1927 and named for then-sitting Governor Austin Peay (further honored with "Governors" as the name of the university's athletic teams). Affiliated with the Tennessee Board of Regents, it is now governed by the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees as of May 2017. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and, in 2012, was the fastest-growing university in Tennessee.