GENERAL PURPOSE: Under the direction of the Aztec Aquaplex Manager, the Aztec Aquaplex Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the management, programming and daily operations of the Aztec Aquaplex and SDSU’s recreational tennis court facility. This includes but is not limited to the development and implementation of aquatics classes, lessons and informal recreation programs and special events, tennis programming, staff hiring, training, scheduling and supervision, Lifeguard Certification and WSI class instruction, point of sale operations, student development, risk management and assisting with oversight of pump room operations, maintenance and repair.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops and implements aquatics programming including, swimming lessons, classes, special events and informal recreation
Supervises all programs and ensuring that they are conducted in accordance with established and approved rules and regulations that address participant safety as a high priority; ensuring that participants are properly registered and instructors are prepared
Ensures all programs are designed to accommodate beginning, intermediate and advanced participants, as well as individuals with varying levels of knowledge and expertise
Evaluates programs and recommends improvements and innovations to enhance program operations for effectiveness and efficiency
Works in cooperation with the University’s Exercise and Nutritional Science (ENS) department, assists with instructional swimming classes and adaptive aquatics activities as part of ENS credit classes offered
Works with other departments in Aztec Recreation to assist with the coordination of aquatic-based sport clubs, intramural sports, fitness classes and other activities
Works with other departments in Aztec Recreation to assist with the coordination of tennis-based sport clubs, intramural sports, classes and special events
Cooperates with other campus departments such as Housing, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences and Athletics during the summer months to host various youth day camps, swim camps and special programs
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned
Minimum & Preferred Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required in Recreation Administration, Exercise Science, Sports Management or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience in supervising aquatic facility operations, program development, facility and equipment maintenance, staff supervision, and scheduling of a large multi-pool facility desired.
Minimum four years of pool lifeguarding experience required
Evidence of outstanding leadership and accomplishments in an aquatic environment desired
Licenses & Certifications:
CPR for Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and AED certification required
Lifeguard Training certificate
Lifeguard Training Instructor certificate (preferred)
Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certificate
Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) certificate (preferred)
Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification
Starting Range: $22.12 - $25.96 per hour, Hourly, Non-Exempt
SCHEDULE & WORKING CONDITIONS
This is a regular, full-time position. Flexibility and willingness to work long and irregular hours and days, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed by event schedule.
WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work conditions may vary depending upon the location of programs; programs may occur indoors and outdoors, therefore requiring exposure to a variety of elements. While working indoors, the lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. While working outdoors, the work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: sun, heat/cold, dust, pollens and other environmental risks.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical requirements include talking, listening, sitting, standing, walking, manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, use of office equipment including but not limited to computers, scanners, printers, telephones, copiers, fax machines, digital cameras, corrected vision and hearing to standard range.
Depending on program requirements, physical demands may require standing and walking for extended lengths of time and may require lifting, pushing, pulling, moving and carrying items up to 25 pounds.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position. Fingerprinting is required for all employee and volunteer positions that have direct contact with minor children.
About Associated Students of SDSU
San Diego State University, the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located nine miles east of the Pacific Ocean in beautiful San Diego, a dynamic and diverse community of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 34,000 students (25,000 FTEs) on the main campus as well as more than 800 students at the Imperial Valley campus in Calexico. The students are supported by approximately 5,000 faculty and staff. The University currently offers bachelor's degrees in 85 areas of study, the master's in 75, and 17 doctoral degrees.Associated Students of SDSU is an independent student-directed corporation. Over 75 years old and with an annual operating budget of over $20 million, A.S. derives less than 20% of its revenues from student fees and more than 80% from revenues generated by programs it operates including the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Viejas Arena, Aztec Recreation (including the Aztec Recreation Center), SDSU Children’s Center, The Daily Aztec, Mission Bay Aquatic Center, Aquaplex, and the Aztec Student Union Board. Mirroring America’s changing faces, A.S. represents a culturally-diverse student body. The AS employs over 90 full-time staff and 1,200 part-time student employees.