This position is responsible for the daily operation and supervision of the Reeves Aquatic Center including, but not limited to:
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate all lifeguards and swim instructors. Provide monthly in-service training and staff meetings for all staff.
Coordinate routine cleaning and preventative maintenance of the Aquatic Center. Collaborate with University Facility Management and Energy Management for the purchasing and evaluation of the Aquatic Center and Pool Mechanical Room. Ensures proper operation of the swimming pool filtration and heating systems, including systematic tests of water quality and pool temperature, adjustments of chemical content and system flow, maintenance of required pool logs and successful completion of the D.C. pool inspection process. This position also orders all chemicals and equipment necessary for the successful operation of the pool. Manage facility projects and the scheduling of the annual pool shutdown.
Plan and schedule all aquatic related programming for Recreational Sports & Fitness. Oversee operations of Aquatic events including NCAA swim meets and 3rd party rentals. Manage the day-to-day operations of Aquatic Facility contracts under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director of Facilities & Operations.
Oversee, review, and update the risk management policies and procedures of Recreational Sports & Fitness. Perform risk assessments and facilitate staff emergency preparedness audits. Maintain first aid supplies and accident report records. Manage the Red Cross AP agreement and all safety trainings for Athletics & Recreation.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Competitive Sports & Aquatics, oversees the Aquatic division operational budgets in accordance with procedures and uphold accountability for operating within approved budget limits.
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Recreation Administration, Sports Management or related field or equivalent in education, training and/or experience. At least 2 years of relevant work experience in a recreational aquatic facility. Previous supervisory experience. Good interpersonal and communication skills; The following certifications are required: American Red Cross in CPR, First Aid and Life Saving/Safety Training; Lifeguard Instructor (LGI); Certified Pool Operator (CPO).
Master’s degree preferred in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Recreation Administration, Sports Management or related field. The following certifications are preferred: Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO).
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
Internal Number: 16101
About American University
American University Recreational Sports and Fitness – American University is a private liberal arts university in Washington DC with just over 7000 undergraduates and a total of close to 13,000 students including graduate schools and the law school. With approximately 1,800 faculty and staff, the University offers full-time employees a complete insurance benefits package, a generous 2:1 matching retirement plan and tuition assistance program. Recreational Sports and Fitness is a unit of Athletics and Recreation. American University offers 19 NCAA Division I varsity sports and a wide variety of intramural and club sports offerings. Most facilities are located in or near the Sports Center. These include the Jacobs Fitness Center; the Reeves Aquatic Center, which is comprised of two swimming pools; Bender Arena, made up of four basketball/volleyball courts and adjacent outdoor facilities including an outdoor track, outdoor tennis and basketball courts. The Sports Center facilities are multi-use by design and provide space for Varsity Athletes, Intramurals, Club Sports, academic activity classes and group exercise classes as well as general student workouts and recreation. The Sports C...enter has approximately 10,000 members, including primarily students, with smaller groups of faculty, staff, alumni and community members, with daily average usage of 1,400-1,600 people. We also manage Cassell Fitness Center and Congressional Fitness Center. Cassell is approximately 8,000 square feet of fitness and multiple purpose studio space. Congressional is 1,000 square feet and primarily used for personal and small group training.