The Coordinator of Aquatics and Leisure Recreation directs a comprehensive program of instructional services and activities in aquatics, risk management, and leisure recreation. The coordinator reports to the Director of Campus Recreation and serves as a key team member whose contributions assist in the achievement of organizational goals. This position is responsible for the planning, organization, and administration of the Aquatic and Leisure Recreation Program, which includes recruiting, supervising, training, scheduling, disciplining, and evaluating approximately 60 students. This position oversees, provides, and teaches a variety of American Red Cross safety classes for the program and surrounding community. Classes include Lifeguarding, Basic CPR/First Aid/AED, and swim lessons.
Application: All applications for this position must be submitted through the University of Tennessee at Martin Human Resources department website. The posting for the position can be found here: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_martin/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
Bachelor’s degree in the area of recreation, physical education, sports management, exercise science, or related field.
Minimum of two years of work experience in aquatics management.
Current Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, and AED American Red Cross certifications.
Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills with the ability to manage change and direct student employees.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, organize, and plan effectively.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent computer skills with the capacity to promptly learn new computer software programs relevant to the proper management of the department.
Excellent problem solving, decision making, and negotiation skills in a complex environment.
Ability to work with a diverse group of people and the skills to deal with the public in a prompt, professional and courteous manner.
Ability to work nights and some weekends.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to foster a positive, cooperative work environment.
Lifeguard Instructor certification
Lifeguard Instructor Trainer certification
Water Safety Instructor certification
Certified Pool Operator
Internal Number: 19000001AY
About The University of Tennessee at Martin
The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus of the UT System. It is located in Northwest Tennessee about 120 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. Population of the city is approximately 10,000. Enrollment (graduates and undergraduate) in the University is about 8,200.