The Aquatics & Facility Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include: 1) Management of daily operations of the Campus Recreation Aquatics Center; 2) Developing and directing Aquatic programming including Learn to Swim and Lifeguarding/Water Safety Instructor programs; 3) Supervision and development of 30 student employees working in Aquatics area; 4) Managing Campus Recreation Center facility rentals and aiding in the overall operation of the facility; 5) Developing and managing Aquatic Budget.
NKU Campus Recreation will host an Info Session at the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference on Sunday, February 17 at 3pm in Room 303.
Plan and supervise safe management of aquatic facility daily operations. Operate aquatic facility to meet all applicable state and local health standards. Obtain necessary facility inspections and certificates
Establish, coordinate, and implement appropriate risk management plans for Campus Recreation facilities and programs
Coordinate maintenance and repairs with Operations and Maintenance. Submit and track work orders to completion
Monitor and record daily pool participation statistics for open rec swim, rentals, and special events
Review, recommend, and implement policies and procedures related to the aquatics facility, programs, and staff
Establish and publish an operating schedule that maximizes the efficient use of the facility and reflects established usage priorities. Work cooperatively with representatives from Campus Recreation, Kinesiology, University departments, student organizations, swim and dive teams, and community groups to schedule, staff, and supervise activities in the Campus Recreation Aquatics Center
Responsible for ensuring daily pool cleaning and deck cleaning protocols are completed
Collaborate with the Associate Director of Facilities to coordinate the scheduling and supervision of the aquatic facility by campus and community groups
Develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate group and private swim lesson program
Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate Learn to Swim Instructors
Maintain a year-round private swim lesson program
Develop and maintain a schedule of group swim lessons offered throughout the year
Plan, schedule, and implement American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid, and Water Safety Instructor classes
Direct First Aid and CPR training program for all Campus Recreation staff members. Develop and implement annual CPR class schedules. Train, supervise, and schedule instructors
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, and evaluate aquatic facility staff. Conduct staff training and water safety skills testing
Plan, schedule, and carry out aquatics staff in-service training in accordance with industry standards
Schedule appropriate staffing levels for open rec swim, facility rentals, academic classes, and special events
Maintain records of certifications and ensure all employees have current safety certifications
Assist in managing facility rental and reservation requests for on and off campus groups. Coordinate rental information, set up needs, and space allocations based on established usage priorities
Collect tax-exempt and insurance documentation from reservation groups where applicable. Develop and send rental contracts and invoices in coordination with Campus Recreation Membership Services staff.
Serve on departmental Risk Management Committee
Coordinate set-up, access, and operation of special events. Provide onsite supervision for special events as needed.
Assist with all work orders for the Campus Recreation Center
Assist with ensuring a high level of customer service for all groups and individuals utilizing the Campus Recreation Center
Assist with monitoring maintenance and custodial services to ensure the facility is kept clean and work orders are completed
Develop and manage Aquatic staff and operation budget of over $100,000 in accordance with university and departmental policies
Accurately forecast, track, and record Aquatic expenditures
Monitor and execute bi-weekly payroll information and operating expenses
Properly and responsibly manage university purchasing card for programmatic and departmental purchases
Develop and implement schedule for replacement of aquatics equipment
Cultivate opportunities to expand departmental revenue
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Student Personnel or related degree required.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT)
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT)
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
Aquatic Facility Operation certification (AFO)
Experience with managing the following:
Learn to Swim program
Lifeguard training program
Managing swim/dive meets
Minimum 2 years experience in managing university or community aquatic facilities Minimum 1 year experience supervising employees
All applicants must apply online via the NKU online employment site at https://jobs.nku.edu (when position is approved). Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for references.
Please direct any questions to Shomari Kee, Director of Campus Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will not be accepted through the Bluefishjobs portal.
About NKU Campus Recreation
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. NKU celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—NKU has become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
The Campus Recreation Center opened in November 2016 and with over 160,000 sq. ft. it is the largest recreation center in the commonwealth of Kentucky. As part of the Division of Student Affairs, NKU Campus Recreation seeks to promote inclusive, student engagement through lifelong learning and healthy behaviors.