SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Facilities
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Graduate of a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, or closely related field; minimum 5 years related experience required in aquatic operation management; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Preferred certifications (or the ability to acquire) include: -Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification within first 3 months. -CPR/AED certification. -Pool Operators Certification preferred. -Valid Illinois driver’s license required. -Demonstrated knowledge, creativity and skill in aquatics programming and facility management as assigned. -Understanding and working knowledge of best business principles, practices, and objectives of revenue generating aquatics facilities and operations. -Supervisory experience required. Must possess the ability to hire, organize, direct and lead the work of subordinate employees for program responsibilities. -Must have good oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis. -Demonstrated initiative, dependability, professionalism, resourcefulness, and management skills with the ability to work in a positive manner with the general public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners. -Must able to read, write and speak in English. -Bi-lingual a plus. SUMMARY: The Aquatics Manager is responsible for overseeing, managing and programming the indoor pool and Family Aquatic Center (outdoor pool). Responsible for all operational, managerial and risk management processes at the Agency’s aquatic facilities. Programming includes swim lessons, specialty classes, and special events. Works with staff to implement systems and procedures to capitalize on group, memberships and daily admissions sales. Trains and educates staff on sales techniques, and guest services practices and standards. This position requires an active and participative management approach and an overall working knowledge of all aspects of Aquatic operations. The Aquatics Manager is under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Facilities but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over part-time staff in related areas of responsibility.
HOURS: The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This will require shift work including weekday nights and weekend hours that will vary depending on the season and workload. Regular weekend hours are expected during the outdoor Family Aquatic Center season which is Memorial Day – Labor Day.
-Trains and certifies seasonal and year round lifeguards in CPR, first aid, and water rescue skills as outlined by Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety & Risk Management Consultants. -Maintains appropriate documentation of safety records, pool records, state reports, staff training, and staff certifications. -Evaluates the effectiveness of all aquatics programs and submits recommendations for fee and program change. -Analyzes and evaluates financial data, usage, industry trends and customer satisfaction. -Works with Facility Maintenance staff to ensure safe and productive operations of mechanical systems, and efficient operations. -Develops, analyzes and monitors project, capital and facility operational budgets. -Provides leadership to staff to ensure communication of facility information and promotion of events. -Directly supervise staff and carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. -Organizes, implements and evaluates a comprehensive selection of aquatic programs designed to meet the needs of the community. -Trains, supervises, and oversees concession staff while effectively and efficiently managing the outdoor concessions stand located within the Family Aquatic Center during the operating season (Memorial Day – Labor Day). Including but not limited to staffing, ordering, supplying and monitoring the daily performance of the operation. -Prepares monthly board reports, bi-weekly payroll, program evaluations, annual reports, and any special reports requested by the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Facilities. -Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules. -Utilizes district’s computer software and systems applicable to area. -Ensures goals are being met within area of responsibility as well as being a productive team member to achieve division and department goals. -Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people. -Must support and demonstrate organizational values and quality standards of the Wheeling Park District.
-Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. -Attends all meetings when appropriate. -Coordinates assistance as needed from Parks for programs. -Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
SALARY: $50,000 - $65,000 DOQ
BENEFITS: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or PPO, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.
The Wheeling Park District is working toward a future where all ages and backgrounds find memorable experiences in parks and recreation. Whether in a class, on a field, in the gym, or at a park, the Park District is dedicated to enriching the community through recreation.