Summary: The Aquatic Coordinator for Programming assumes functional and administrative responsibility of all aquatic programming in the Mizzou Aquatic Center, which includes a 50M competitive pool, diving well, two whirlpools, indoor and outdoor leisure pools and steam and sauna rooms. This position manages aquatic programming including development and implementation of the learn-to-swim program and American Red Cross Health and Safety classes. Additionally, the coordinator oversees the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of Swim Instructors; provide professional supervision of facility operations; and communicate custodial and maintenance needs. This position will assist in the planning and supervision of all aquatic special events and competitions. This individual will have responsibility for direct management of one or more aspects of the department’s mission, critical to facility operation and services.
Responsible for a comprehensive learn to swim program (TigerSwim) including; planning, scheduling, program registration, implementation, evaluation and communication with participants. TigerSwim, featuring American Red Cross guidelines, provides group lessons for children, as well as private lessons for adults and children.
Provide leadership and supervision to the Mizzou Aquatic Institute, our program for American Red Cross Health and Safety classes. The Mizzou Aquatic Institute program consists of instructional classes for staff and university community in Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and First Aid. This person will serve as the department contact with the American Red Cross for scheduling classes, updating staff certifications and instruction.
Coordinator will also have responsibility for supervising Team Mizzou student staff. Coordinator will be responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, coaching, scheduling and supervising all student staff under Aquatic Programming supervision.
Development and implementation of department risk management policies and practices. To include: Assist with all aspects of American Red Cross Lifeguard training and in-service training, and conduct regular risk management evaluations of all staff and facility.
Responsibilities include assisting with daily maintenance of the Mizzou Aquatic Center including water chemistry and pool maintenance, diagnosing issues, assessing custodial needs, and effectively communicating with the Aquatic & Facility Operation staff. Additionally, assist in the professional supervision and support of facility operations including a 300,000 sq., ft. indoor fitness facility and an outdoor complex.
Assist with the implementation of large aquatic special events and completion to include; staff supervision, set-up and tear-down, event problem solving.
Assist, as needed, with all required departmental special events.
As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities is expected in order to serve the customer and maintain the MizzouRec mission.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
A Master’s degree in recreation administration or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
Experience with Colorado Time Systems equipment, Divemeets.com, and HyTek Meet Manager software.
Current American Red Cross certifications in LGI (IT) and/or WSI (IT), CPR-PR and First Aid.
Current CPO or AFO certification (or ability to obtain within a 12-month period).
A minimum of two years working in an Aquatic Center with experience managing a learn-to-swim program with excellent service to the community.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position go to the MU HR WebsiteJob Opening #: 34575
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, current resume, and references. For fullest consideration, applications must be received by Friday, October 16, 2020.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education, work related experience, and current certifications.
Internal Number: 34575
About MizzouRec Services & Facilities
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 265 degree programs — including 30 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 33,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 100 countries. Nearly one-third of freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.The Department of MizzouRec Services and Facilities at MU services the recreational and competitive needs of an active and engaged campus culture. State of the art fi...tness facilities support nationally recognized MizzouRec programs and services. For more specific information regarding MizzouRec facilities, programs, and services, please link to mizzourec.com.