Wake Forest University Department of Campus Recreation is now accepting applications for the position of Aquatics Coordinator.
To view application instructions and complete an online application visit https://hr.wfu.edu/careers. The internal reference number for the position is R0002956. The priority review of applications is Friday, January 22nd. The position will remain open until filled. A PDF copy of the position description can be found HERE.
Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of Wake Forest’s aquatics facilities and programs including: staff recruitment, hiring, training, and oversight; management of pool and support areas; and revenue generation through master’s swim program, swim lessons, summer camps, and rentals. Responsible for establishing and achieving area and employee goals, assessing performance, providing feedback and making data driven decisions. The coordinator increases participation and diversification of aquatic programs and participants. The coordinator will collaborate with Campus Life partners to promote student engagement and foster physical wellbeing by all members of the campus community. Additionally, the coordinator assists the department’s First Aid/CPR/AED training program.
Provide leadership and manage the day-to-day facility operation of Wake Forest Campus Recreation indoor aquatic facilities. The facility includes a 25-yard, 8 lane pool (3 - 11 ft depth) and a 14-person whirlpool
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, develop, and evaluate 40+ part-time and student aquatics staff delivering a high and consistent level of customer service. Foster substantive student employment development. Create and enforce staff expectations.
Maintain appropriate records to ensure all aquatic staff are trained, qualified, and certified in their respective areas including regular in-service & professional development training and audits
Direct and oversee the day-to-day aquatics programs and events including, but not limited to: master swim program, student swim club, swim lessons, aquatic fitness, scuba certification, and social/recreational activities. Develop and market aquatic programs which increase and diversify participation
Oversee aquatic facility scheduling to ensure that all user groups, both internal and external, receive adequate and appropriate use. Serve as the point of contact for groups using the aquatic facilities including contracts, revenue, and risk management.
Design and maintain cleaning and maintenance schedules for the pool and associated support spaces. Ensures facility maintenance issues are addressed in a timely and proper fashion. Coordinate all aquatic equipment purchases and maintenance and chemical purchases and deliveries
Develop annual aquatics program goals and appropriate evaluation and assessment metrics. Regularly prepare activity, attendance and other reports
Monitor and assist with the aquatics revenue and expense budgets of over $125k. Develop new and expand existing revenue streams
May teach and/or coordinate for-credit aquatic courses in the academic department of Health & Exercise Science (e.g., lifeguard certification class)
Creates a welcoming environment for all members of the campus community and is a diversity advocate for under-represented and under-served populations
Assist with First Aid/CPR/AED, bloodborne pathogen, and other safety training for all Campus Recreation staff
Collaborate with Campus Recreation colleagues in the coordination of Summer camp programs and WFU employee family programs
Work a variable schedule including regularly working evenings and weekends
Perform additional duties as assigned
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of 2 years of aquatics management experience. Graduate assistant experience is acceptable
Prior experience with aquatic staff supervision, aquatic facility management, and budget administration
Demonstrated knowledge of aquatics best practices and national trends, preferably in a collegiate environment
Experience developing and delivering both job-specific and professional development training for part-time and student employees
Demonstrated diversity advocate
Demonstrated experience in working autonomously with initiative and creative thinking
American Red Cross Lifeguard certification required
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification required
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor certification required
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification required or ability to obtain within first 3 months
Master’s degree in recreation, sports management, student affairs, higher education administration or other related field. If in progress, must be completed by date of hire
Experience working in a collegiate environment with student staff supervision
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) preferred
Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification preferred
PADI instructor certification preferred
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
Internal Number: R0002956
About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is a leading collegiate university. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest 27th among national universities and is also ranked high for the quality of teaching and value. The University strives for excellence from students, faculty, and staff and promotes wellbeing in all facets of their lives including intellectually and physically. Students are extremely physically active with the majority of undergraduate students participating in 18 different intramural sports and fielding 35 competitive club sports.