NC State University is seeking an energetic, innovative leader for the position of Assistant Director, Aquatics. We seek an individual with proven leadership experience capable of working in a fast paced, results-oriented team. The candidate will empower student and professional staff to cultivate world class wellness and recreation programs, services, and facilities that promote and enhance student success inside and outside of the classroom. This position reports to the Associate Director, Wellness and Recreation.
The Assistant Director, Aquatics is responsible for the leadership, programming, and operation of the Casey Aquatic Center (25 yard pool with dive well and a 50 meter competition pool) with emphasis on providing a safe, well maintained, and proficiently staffed environment. This position will provide significant instruction and development of students and manage instructional aquatic programs, risk management, schedules, event management, equipment maintenance, and strategic financial planning and budgeting. The aquatic center is used by students, members, the NC State Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving programs, Health and Exercise Studies academic program, numerous student clubs and organizations, campus partners, youth swim teams and external users.
In order to successfully accomplish this, the following is required:
Provide strategic leadership and supervise one full time professional staff and indirectly supervise lifeguards, aquatics supervisors, lifeguard instructors, swim lesson instructors, CPR, First Aid and AED Instructors, and program assistants. Ensure staff provides the highest level of customer service for users.
Provide strategic leadership for the recruitment, hiring, training, supervising, mentoring, and coaching of aquatics student staff with a focus on student development and learning.
Develop guidelines, procedures, and manage the aquatics center. Document and follow-up all incidents and accidents that occur in the facility.
Manage the aquatic center routine and preventative maintenance plans that include water chemistry, mechanical systems and components, and pool equipment.
Coordinate repairs and solutions appropriately through contact with Wellness and Recreation staff, University Facility Operations, Housekeeping, Landscape Services, or other appropriate agency as needed.
Manage the aquatic center budget. Coordinate purchasing efforts to maintain appropriate equipment/supplies inventory following department and university guidelines.
Develop guidelines and procedures for all internal and external groups utilizing aquatics center to ensure proper compliance with department and University guidelines.
Assess, evaluate, and mitigate risks in collaboration with departmental risk management representatives.
Manage the aquatic center schedule including reservations, rentals, and maintenance in conjunction with the Wellness and Recreation Facility Operations team. Work closely with NC State Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving programs, Health and Exercise Studies academic program, numerous student clubs and organizations, campus partners, youth swim teams, and external constituents to meet the needs of all users.
Serve as the Certified Pool Operator for the aquatic center.
Develop and ensure quality standards are met for the aquatics center with a focus on water chemistry.
Conduct water testing and monitor water quality to ensure compliance with established water quality standards by adjusting chemicals as needed.
Oversee testing and documentation of water tests and the operation of the filtration and chlorination system.
Perform routine maintenance on filtration systems and calibrate automated controls as needed.
Inspect and maintain chemical feed systems, pool filters, and plumbing hardware.
Maintain the appearance and cleanliness of the aquatics center including the pool deck, storage rooms, and pump room.
Promote the aquatic center and programs in coordination with the marketing and communications staff.
Provide expert onsite supervision of staff.
Bachelor’s degree in recreation, higher education administration, sports management, or related field. If in progress, must be completed by the date of hire.
Two or more years of experience in aquatics facility management and programming.
DEPARTMENT REQUIRED SKILLS
Demonstrated ability to collaborate, develop partnerships, and work effectively as a member of a fast-paced, results-oriented team;
Demonstrated knowledge of national trends and best practices in aquatics management;
Demonstrated knowledge of theories and practices in promoting student development and learning;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Demonstrated experience organizing and developing leaders through practical application and learning;
Demonstrated success managing, supervising, and mentoring student employees or other relevant supervisory experience;
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with initiative, critical and creative thinking;
Demonstrated integrity, ethics, and commitment to diversity and inclusion;
Commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles;
Demonstrated experience in aquatic center operations with a focus on water chemistry and pump room maintenance;
Effective organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated knowledge of lifeguard safety skills, aquatic event management, and water safety.
Master’s degree in recreation, higher education administration, sports management, or a related field.
Four or more years of experience in collegiate recreational sports aquatics facility management and programming;
Wake County Pool Operator Certification.
REQUIRED LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION
Lifeguard Instructor (LGI);
First Aid/CPR Instructor;
Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or the ability to obtain within six months of employment;
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO).
Applicants must apply online at NC State University Human Resources https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/143739 (Position 00004841) and should include a cover letter, resume, and list three references.
Review of applicants will begin Monday, May 24, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Jason Spivey, Associate Director, Wellness and Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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About NC State University
About NC State Wellness and Recreation: NC State Wellness and Recreation empowers the Wolfpack community to thrive. Together, we explore and grow in these six elements of wellness: career, financial, physical, emotional, social and community.We value movement and inspire behaviors that improve health and well-being. Our programs, services and facilities enhance academic success by assisting students in developing skills and resilience needed for college and beyond.Wellness and Recreation Mission:To inspire a culture of wellness by providing premier, innovative and inclusive programs, services and facilities that promote healthy, active lifestyles to enhance student success.Wellness and Recreation Vision:To inspire a thriving Wolfpack community.About NC State University:NC State is the preeminent research enterprise and the university of choice for accomplished, high-performing students from around the world. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry and government generate a unique culture of collaboration to address the grand challenges of society. Our cutting-edge, solution- driven research, technology and scholarship result in new ideas, products and services. Our facul...ty, who are at the forefront of interdisciplinary innovation, lead extraordinary programs in learning and discovery. And as the leader in experiential education, we provide relevant opportunities for students to put learning into practice and develop personal and career-ready skills. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity.