Full-time Professional Administrative Staff Position. Responsible for the administration, planning, supervision and operation of the Recreational Sports swimming pools. Collaborate with the staff of the University Camp including waterfront activities and the University Camp pool. Position will oversee the development and implementation of aquatic programming. The position will also be required to monitor and reconcile assigned program budget and oversee safety aspects and risk management for the department.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in guiding the Aquatics area in a manner consistent with the goals of the Recreational Sports Department, Division of Student Affairs, and the mission of Sam Houston State University.
Teach and coordinate First Aid and CPR/AED training for the department, including the recruitment of other ARC certified instructors to assist with these classes. Provide suggestions for other areas in the department on how to maintain their own employee database for keeping up with Student certifications.
Responsible for appearance/maintenance needs of the aquatic areas; maintaining appropriate records, and general problem-solving issues. Position is responsible for aquatic area student supervisors and training them as needed to include Emergency Preparedness Drills, Swim & Tread, FA/CPR/AED skills check-off, and evaluation.
Review the needs of all aquatic areas with regards to safety and recommend any equipment needs, staffing, training and operational procedure changes to the Associate Director.
Oversee lifeguard training and in-service.
Schedule lifeguards, water safety instructors, and other student employees, such as maintenance staff.
Manage all aspects of the RSC pool, including pool operations, working with vendors, budgeting, contracts, aquatic programming, and coordinating staffing efforts required to support the program.
Monitor and reconcile program budget.
Promote the Recreational Sports Department aquatics program through various on-campus advertising opportunities.
Oversee most aspects of the aquatic website.
Maintain statistical information, including annual, monthly, individual reports, and record patron participation in the aquatics program area.
Maintain payroll for assigned student employees, including lifeguards, pool managers, and operational assistants.
Develop assessment instruments for aquatics program area. Provide oversight and management of possible American Red Cross Health and Safety classes.
Develop collaborative relationships with affiliated departments and support recruiting initiatives by other departments.
Collaborate with other Recreational Sports Department personnel in conducting aquatic workshops and clinics to support the mission of Recreational Sports. Become a Risk management resource for other areas in the department.
Provide suggestions and recommendations for risk management practices currently in place by other department areas. May participate in Risk Assessment Exercise(s) for the department.
Responsible for maintaining equipment, pool chemicals, and inventory used within the aquatic area.
Travel to the University Camp and oversee lifeguard schedules for our traditions camp (Bearkat Camp) as well as occasionally taking the lifeguard stand while at Bearkat Camp. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle; therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driver record acceptable to the university’s insurance carrier is required.
Must demonstrate organizational, administrative skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, and computer experience. Must be self-motivated with the ability to multitask and complete projects and assignments within appropriate time lines. Must be dedicated to students’ development as part of the department’s mission. Working hours may vary as required including evening and weekend work. Regular exposure to pool chemicals.
This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Recreation Sports Administration, Sports Management, Business, Student Personnel Services, or related field.
Two years supervisory experience in recreation or related field. Prior collegiate experience preferred. Graduate Assistant experience is applicable.
Must have current CPO (Certified Pool Operator), Lifeguard/First Aid, and CPR/AED Trainer, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, LGI (Lifeguard Training Instructor) and WSI (Water Safety Instructor) certifications.
A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Master’s degree in Physical Education, Sport Management, Recreation, Business, Higher Education, Student Development or related field.
Demonstrated success in developing and managing budgets.
Demonstrated experience in a University Campus Recreation program.
Demonstrated experience administering risk management practices for recreation programs.
Demonstrated success in personnel training and supervision of multiple part-time staff.
Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of recreational programs to a culturally diverse population.
Must possess well developed communicative and interpersonal skills essential to working with large and small groups.
Please address required and preferred qualifications as stated in the notice of vacancy listed at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26947.
Applications will only be accepted at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26947.
Application deadline: applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.
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About Sam Houston State University
The Department of Recreational Sports is a vital component of the Division of Student Services. It supports the educational mission of the university by providing comprehensive programs and services to a diverse campus community. Committed to advancing and enriching the collegiate experience, the department enhances campus life through excellence in programs, services, and facilities.
Recreational programs and services include Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Fitness, Club Sports, Aquatics, Special Events, Bearkat Camp, as well as a 365-acre University Camp and management of Johnson Coliseum. Recreational Sports facilities include the Recreational Sports Center, Intramural Fields, the Pritchett Field Sports Complex, McAdams Tennis Center, as well as Sand Volleyball courts and other shared facilities. Marketing, facilities scheduling and maintenance programs support all departmental operations.
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