The Aquatics Program Specialist (Coordinator) provides leadership, vision, and supervision for the daily operation and management of the Aquatics Center in the Student Recreation Center that serves over 45,000 users per year.
The Coordinator is solely responsible for personnel management, training, and scheduling for an average of 60 Aquatics student staff. This position also manages supervision of a comprehensive Aquatics program including development and delivery of swim lessons, American Red Cross certification courses, as well as operations of the Student Recreation Center Aquatics facility. The Coordinator works collaboratively with other areas within the Department, Division of Student Affairs, and throughout the University to enhance the users’ experience in the aquatics facilities or while participating in Aquatics program activities. The Coordinator is committed to promoting Campus Recreation values of community, integrity, and development by creating an inclusive environment in department facilities and via programming to a diverse University community.
Some weekend hours dependent on programmatic offerings, University calendar, area requirements, or department/university events are required.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service, and engagement.
Master’s degree in exercise science, physical education, kinesiology, recreation administration, sport management, leisure studies, student affairs, or comparable degree
Two years’ work experience in aquatic operations and programming in higher education
Experience supervising, managing, and mentoring student staff
Experience developing and leading educational trainings
Two-year 20-hr/week graduate assistantship in aquatic programming
Direct personnel management experience: recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, and disciplining
Budget development and management experience
Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certifications
Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) certification
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operation (AFO) certification or direct experience to acquire
Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification
Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) certification
Experience with programming or service delivery for diverse community populations
About Colorado State University
Colorado State is located in Fort Collins, a city of 165,000 – 65 miles north of Denver. The City offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Located at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins, with its ideal climate, provides easy access to numerous activities.
Colorado State University has approximately 33,000 students. Campus Recreation department employs 33 full-time staff (includes support, maintenance, custodial) and over 300 student employees.
Full-time positions include medical and retirement benefits.
Colorado State University is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.