The Aquatics & Outdoor Recreation Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of University Recreation's aquatics and outdoor recreation programming and facilities, including staff recruitment, hiring, training, and oversight; management of the pool and support areas; and planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating all aquatics and outdoor recreation programming.
Provide leadership in coordinating and promoting a comprehensive Aquatic and Outdoor Recreation program including, but not limited to: swim lessons, the student swim club, outdoor recreation trips, outdoor recreation equipment rental and the ChargerCycle rental program.
Provide assistance in the leadership and development of short and long range program planning.
Knowledge of policies and procedures of current and revised emergency action plans for the Aquatics and Outdoor Recreation programs, create and manage an employee database spreadsheet for incident reporting, and other area reporting on program effectiveness and evaluation.
Supervise the independent contractors who utilize the aquatics area, including private swim instructors, physical therapists, and infant swim resource instructors.
Develop annual aquatics and outdoor recreation program goals and appropriate evaluation and assessment metrics; regularly prepare activity, attendance and other reports.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, develop and evaluate 30+ part-time and student staff, including lifeguards, swim instructors, outdoor trip leaders and ChargerCycle mechanics in accordance with university guidelines and procedures.
Monitor and assist with the aquatics and outdoor recreation revenue and expense budget; develop new and expand existing revenue streams.
Utilize a student development approach when coaching student participants.
Maintain recordkeeping for program evaluations and effectiveness, and recommend solutions.
Assist the Assistant Director of Facility Operations with oversight of the aquatic facility scheduling to ensure that all user groups, both internal and external, receive adequate and appropriate use.
Responsible for inventory and maintaining log maintenance, cleaning supplies and chemicals, in accordance with laws and regulations to maintain a safe environment.
Attend and participate in staff meetings.
Communicate program updates and changes as needed.
Provide assistance and participate in special projects and activities specific to the Aquatics and Outdoor Recreation areas.
Coordinate special events, and responsible for marketing and social media efforts specific to the programming of the Aquatics and Outdoor Recreation areas.
High school education or equivalent
2 years of full-time verifiable related work experience
CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
Lifeguard Instructor Certification
Bachelor's degree is preferred
3-4 years of related work experience is desired
CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Certification is preferred
Water Safety Instructor Certification is desired
About The University of Alabama in Huntsville
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of the nation's premier research universities, offering a challenging hands-on curriculum that ensures our graduates are prepared to become tomorrow's leaders.UAH is a public national university located in Huntsville, AL, which has been named one of the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report. Its students hail from all 50 U.S. states and more than 50 countries. Included among this year’s record-setting enrollment of 10,000 was an incoming freshman class with an average ACT score of 27.6 and an average GPA of 3.88. Once they graduate, these students typically go on to earn a higher average starting ($57,500) and mid-career ($103,900) salary than most of their peers across Alabama.UAH offers 88 degree programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate level, with colleges in Engineering; Education; Honors; Nursing; Science; Business; Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences; Graduate School; and Professional Studies. Its robust academic presence is complemented by a vibrant campus life featuring more than 185 student-run organizations, 12 fraternities and sororities, and 16 NCAA sports – including the only Division I ice hockey team... in the Southeast.The university’s 505-acre campus, which includes 17 high-tech research centers and labs responsible for nearly $110 million in annual research expenditures, serves as the anchor tenant for the second-largest research park in the nation. It also maintains strong partnerships with federal agencies and commercial organizations that include the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Missile Defense Agency, the DIA Missile and Space Intelligence Center, and the U.S. Army Materiel Command. UAH is regularly ranked the best return on investment among all schools in Alabama, and has been named by the Brookings Institution as the best public university in the state based on the economic outcomes of its graduates. Famous UAH alumni include astronaut Dr. Jan Davis, Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, HudsonAlpha co-founder Jim Hudson, and Smarter Every Day host Destin Sandlin.