Recreational Services at the University of Iowa is seeking qualified candidates to join our elite staff as the Assistant Director of Recreational Services, Aquatics Programs.
At the University of Iowa, Recreational Services is an integral part of the Hawkeye tradition with over 1,400,000 visits annually to our facilities, 650 events or programs, and over 500 student employees. Uniquely serving University of Iowa students, staff, faculty, alumni, retirees, affiliates, and the community; Recreational Services reaches roughly 60,000 patrons.
Our department has a longstanding reputation for being a pioneer and is well-respected locally, regionally, and within NIRSA as leaders in collegiate recreation. The University of Iowa is home to the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, ranked #3 in 2013 by Best College Reviews for 25 most amazing campus student recreation centers. With new initiatives on campus to enhance student success, we are pursuing diverse opportunities to set us apart and want exceptional individuals who can help us advance Recreational Services.
At the University of Iowa, Recreational Services is part of the Division of Student Life, along with 13 other departments all focused on serving the student body and embracing the mission of ‘One Division, One Mission, Student Success’.
The Assistant Director, Aquatics Programs will assist in the programming and operation of aquatics programs and facilities. This position holds primary responsibility for developing and implementing aquatic programs that include the Lifeguard program, Swim Lessons program, American Red Cross certification courses, staff safety trainings, and pool parties. Additional responsibilities include special event management and administration of aquatic facilities at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) and Field House. These facilities include an indoor, 50-meter competition pool, separate diving well, rec pool, and 50-yard lap pool. This position is also responsible for hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, and monitoring aquatic certification records for the hourly Aquatics staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Recreation Administration, Sports Management, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Demonstrated professional experience (typically 1-3 years) in Aquatics programming and facility management.
Demonstrated experience (typically 1-3 years) managing a Swim Lessons program.
Demonstrated experience (typically 1-3 years) managing a team within an aquatics department.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to provide examples of savvy approaches to effectively resolve conflicts or complaints.
Proficiency in utilizing standard office computer software applications.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification.
Master’s degree in Physical Education, Recreation Administration, Sports Management or related field.
Demonstrated professional experience (typically 1-3 years) within a collegiate or university aquatics program.
Demonstrated experience (typically 1-3 years) instructing American Red Cross Certification courses.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) certification.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) certification.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of start date.
The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research institutions with 32,535 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the UI is home to one of the largest and most acclaimed medical centers in the country, as well as the famous Iowa Writer's Workshop. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.