GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is a professional position responsible for administering a comprehensive aquatics and safety program including: creating and implementing programs; hiring, training and supervising student employees; serving as a liaison to other departments regarding safety. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to the Assistant Director of Outdoor Pursuits and Safety
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates assigned staff, including student and graduate assistants.
2. Coordinates comprehensive campus recreation aquatic and safety programming functions, including marketing and coordinating the scheduling and management of pool and courtyard facilities use; coordinating a comprehensive emergency action plan for the department; and collaborating with staff to ensure safety training is provided during departmental and area-specific trainings.
3. Plans, develops, promotes, implements and evaluates events and programs related to the area of responsibility, including aquatics programming, such as learn-to-swim classes, stroke clinics, and pool and courtyard events, and safety programming, such as red-shirt drills, safety newsletters, safety quizzes, and CPR, First Aid, AED and Bloodborne pathogens classes.
4. Develops, implements and monitors the effectiveness of aquatics and safety initiatives.
5. Monitors aquatics program and safety program annual budgets and payroll functions.
6. Maintains program equipment.
7. Educates university faculty and staff, students and the general public about the area of responsibility and related programs provided by the Campus Recreation Department.
8. Researches and applies new knowledge and techniques to current policies, procedures and operations.
9. Promotes program and operational retention and effectiveness through ongoing assessment, intervention, evaluation and participant feedback.
10. Serves as liaison to university faculty and staff, student organizations, external organizations and/or vendors, and the general public.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1.Serves on departmental and university committees.
2.Coordinates and/or assists with special events and activities as necessary.
3.Works outside normal office hours and weekends, as required.
4.Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
1.Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, University policies and procedures.
2.Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations, codes and standards related to the area of responsibility.
3.Knowledge of professional standards and regulations.
4.Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, publishing, and word processing software.
5.Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
6.Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships and work as part of a team.
7.Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
8.Ability to set priorities and complete assignments on time.
9.Ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs.
10.Ability to train and supervise others.
11.Ability to obtain CPR, First Aid, AED, and American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications within three months of employment.
12.Ability to obtain Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification within three months of employment.
13.Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends as necessary.
14.Physical ability to teach and participate in programs.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in sports management, recreation management or a related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: One year of related experience is required. Experience in aquatic programming in a collegiate setting; risk management and safety programming; and/or training and managing staff members is preferred. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications are required within three months of employment. American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification is required within three months of employment. Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification is required within three months of employment. CPO or AFO instructor, Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT), and Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) certifications are preferred.
For more information and to apply, visit the SFA Employment website at http://careers.sfasu.edu/postings. Position should be posted there by April 28th.
Contact Steven Whitman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Additional Salary Information: For more information and to apply, visit the SFA Employment website at http://careers.sfasu.edu/postings/search
Internal Number: E99531
About Stephen F. Austin State University
Stephen F. Austin State University offers nearly 50 graduate degrees, including two doctoral programs, and enrolls approximately 13,000 students. SFA’s beautiful campus is located in the quaint town of Nacogdoches, Texas which has approximately 32,000 residents. Located two hours north of Houston in the Pineywoods of East Texas, Nacogdoches has a low cost of living and a moderate climate with year-round recreational opportunities.