This is a full-time position under the direct supervision of the Director of Aquatics. The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director of Aquatics with overseeing the utilization, operation, and maintenance of the Taishoff, Brodie Aquatics Centers and Central Campus Pool. This position will assist with the monitoring of all aspects of pool safety to ensure state health codes and university policies are enforced; overseeing membership program for public users, university staff students, and private clubs/groups; and coordinating the aquatic program activities within the overall mission of Recreation and Physical Education.
Creation and Implementation of successful Aquatics programs; including, but not limited to Special Events, Group Swim Lessons, Private Swim Lessons, Masters Swim Program, Swim for Fitness program, etc.
Serves as a liaison between Recreation and Physical Education, Duke Athletics, Student Affairs, and other off campus groups for Aquatics initiatives and special events.
Coordinates and adheres to departmental risk management efforts with all Aquatic Programming and Events.
Develops and implements programming to determine effectiveness and satisfaction of all Aquatics Programming.
Assist Aquatics Director with payroll responsibilities and assist in maintenance of staff payroll records
Assist Aquatics Director with supervision of semester certifications of CPR/AED/First Aid Courses; along with Child and Infant CPR Certifications as needed.
Assist the Director of Aquatics with Certifying, re-certifying and training Recreational Lifeguard staff as needed. Including, but not limited to; Direction of in-service training, instructor for lifeguard courses, lifeguard re-certification courses, and all other required certifications.
Assist the Aquatics Director with coordination of joint activities with other university groups and organizations.
Assist the Aquatics Director with scheduling and coordination of Aquatics Staff; including but not limited to; Lifeguard staff, Head Lifeguard Staff, and Swim Instructor Staff.
Policy-making and or interpretation:
Responsible for the development, implementation, and interpretation of the policies and procedures necessary to conduct and manage a safe, healthy environment for the Duke Recreation Aquatics Department
Program Direction and Development:
Assists with the direct daily operations of Aquatics facilities, staff, and program
Reports to the Director of Aquatics. Day-today functions are accomplished with minimal guidance or supervision in accordance with established policies and directives. Overall guidance is accomplished through supervisor conferences and by setting broad goals and objectives.
Supervision of Aquatics part-time staff, student employees, and full time aquatics specialist
Level of Public Contact:
Serves as the public contact for students and other members of the campus community who use recreation facilities and program opportunities. Coordinates programs with other university departments and staff members as necessary. The position requires excelled communication skills.
Assists the Director of Aquatics with monitoring the aquatics budget and appropriate use of financial resources including purchasing and inventory
Responsibility of Confidential Data:
Has access to record which are confidential data and must be judicious in the discussion of information contained therein. Adheres to laws relating to the confidentiality of information of students.
Marginal Functions of the Job:
Preforms other work related duties as directed. The ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Requires evening and weekend work.
Type and extent of instructions or directions normally given to the incumbent of this position by the immediate supervisor
Acts independently without the need for daily supervision. Seeks guidance as necessary and keeps supervisor informed of area operations and potential problems. Preforms all other duties as assigned by The Director of Aquatics.
Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Education, Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management or related field and at least 1 year of appropriate experience in a variety of aquatics programs. Current Lifeguard training certification as issued by the American Red Cross. Current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications as issued by the American Red Cross. Current Lifeguard Instructor Certification as issued by American Red Cross. Current Water Safety Instructor issued by the American Red Cross. Knowledge and ability to perform daily maintenance procedures and monitoring of pool equipment and chemicals. Must have the ability and skills to deal with the public in a prompt, professional and courteous manner. Ability to work in a highly dynamic and diverse university setting. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Preferred: Master's degree from an accredited institution in Recreation, Sports Management and professional work experience in a variety of aquatics programs. Two or more year of supervisory experience. Lifeguard Instructor Trainer issued by the American Red Cross. Water Safety Instructor Trainer issued by the American Red Cross. Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification. Knowledge of current literature, trends in aquatics, recreation/aquatics management, and risk management. Knowledge of or ability to learn computer software programming including but not limited to; Fusion, When to Work, and Trello. Ability to keep current with professional development opportunities such as conferences, training sessions, memberships, etc.
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