The Assistant Director for Aquatics manages and supervises university aquatic facilities, programs, special events and personnel. Reporting to the Associate Director for Facilities Operations, they will provide a diverse array of aquatic programming that will attract participation from a broad spectrum of students and members of the university community. The Assistant Director of Aquatics coordinates scheduling and staffing for pools; development and implementation of the aquatic emergency action plans; facility operations for pools; and all aquatic programming.
• Oversee hiring, training, supervision, payroll and evaluation of all aquatics staff. Staff includes one full-time Coordinator, and 70 undergraduate student and non-student staff in positions including lifeguards, supervisors, and instructors.
• Direct, supervise, and evaluate comprehensive aquatic programming including health and safety programs such as first aid/CPR classes, lifeguard training, WSI, LGI, swim lessons, learn to swim program and various special events.
• Collaborate with other departments and student organizations to offer creative and innovative programs and events including Orange After Dark, Late Night @ the Gym, intramural and club staff on various events, matches and competitions.
• Direct safe operation of Barnes Center and Women’s Building aquatic facilities.
• Develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive emergency procedures and risk management plans for aquatic programs and facilities.
• Ensure proper maintenance of pools and pool areas and compliance with applicable State and County regulations.
• Purchase and maintain aquatic equipment.
• Collect data and conduct program assessment for all Aquatic programming.
• Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sports management, human development or other relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred.
• Demonstrated aquatic management experience including strategic planning, budget management, equipment purchasing and maintenance and risk management.
• Demonstrated success in training and supervision of multiple part time staff in utilizing best practices for customer service.
• Demonstrated pursuit of personal professional development through participation in a national industry association or organization.
• Minimum of 3 years relevant professional administrative experience in aquatics programs and facilities.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, proficient computer skills, ability to use sound management principles, and work effectively with diverse individuals.
• Water Safety Instructor Trainer Certification
• Lifeguard Instructor Trainer Certification
• 1st Aid /CPR/ AED Instructor Certification
• Water Safety Instructor Certification
Only applications submitted through the Syracuse University jobs web site will be considered. In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter for consideration on sujobopps.com.
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