The Student Union, Inc. (SUI) is 501(c)(3) nonprofit auxiliary that maintains three major facilities at San José State University in downtown San José, California. These facilities include the Diaz Compean Student Union Building, the Provident Credit Union Event Center, and the Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center. The Student Union, Inc. functions as part of the Student Affairs Division on campus, and is governed by a Board of Directors made up of a student majority, faculty, and administrators.
The Student Union, Inc. of San Jose State University supports the development, growth, and well-being of students and the campus community by providing diverse programs, desired services, and quality facilities to enhance the collegiate experience.
Under the supervision of the Manager Aquatics, the Aquatic Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day aquatic operations at the Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center (SRAC). Applies professional concepts, company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues. Areas of oversight include open recreation swim, pool deck activities, swim practices, lap swim, lifeguard certification trainings, supervision of youth and adult swim lessons, and special event coordination.
Works in a collaborative capacity with other Student Union staff, Intercollegiate Athletics, club sports, other university and academic departments and community groups to support programmatic efforts. Compiles, interprets, and maintains data reports to support different assessment efforts throughout the department.
In collaboration with the Manager Aquatics, this position supervises student employees serving as lifeguards, swim lesson instructors and pool deck monitors. Requires a strong understanding of student development theory and practices to mentor, develop and provide leadership opportunities that can be transferable to student’s lives and professional careers. Works closely with SUI Student Success and Assessment team to ensure for growth and proper training of student staff. Instill the value of customer service standards with students through training and consistent management.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with oversight of daily operations of aquatic area including recreation swim, pool deck activities, swim practices, lap swim, athletics, club sport practices and community swim.
Assists with hiring, training and supervision of student staff working as lifeguards, swim lesson instructors or other aquatic personnel.
Supervise swim lesson program operations, staff training, program planning, budget, recruitment, registration, staffing, and program assessment.
Maintain records regarding safety inspections, water chemistry, staff training, certifications, and maintenance. Ensures all staff certifications are valid, current, and tracked accurately.
Review and maintain safety and emergency policies and procedures in collaboration with the Manager, Aquatics that are in compliance with university standards.
Partner with Manager, Aquatics to create and maintain work schedules for student staff employees.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with the following: Department of Kinesiology, Intercollegiate Athletics, Facilities Services, Student Life and Leadership, Associated Students and other departments as appropriate.
Assists with development and maintenance of aquatic operations and swim lessons budget in collaboration with the Manager, Aquatics.
Assists with oversight of special events in the pool area including set-up, clean-up, and strike down.
Perform lifeguard duties as needed.
Responds and assist in regards to water emergencies and first aid emergencies.
Coordinates with facility maintenance and custodial services to ensure safe and clean spaces.
Partners with SUI Marketing department to support the promotion of Spartan Recreation and its programs.
Partners with all SUI to facilitate an inclusive environment that inspires innovation and effective student development.
Partners with SUI Student Success and Assessment team to ensures learning outcomes are developed and assessed annually for the student staff.
Assists Spartan Recreation team members in supporting all programs, facilities and services.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Facilities Management and Planning - Maintains quality facilities that meet the needs of students and the campus community. Receives work assignments that are subject to a moderate level of control and review. Understands implications of tasks and makes recommendations for solutions.
Fiscal Management - Conducts operations in a fiscally sound manner while participating in sound financial policies. Understands implications of budget and makes recommendations for solutions.
Leadership & Supervision - Collaborates with team members to maintain effective work relationships with people from diverse backgrounds; Maintains dignity and self-control in difficult situations; Supervisory responsibilities may include planning, assigning, and directing work; resolving issues in a way consistent with corporate policies. Focus is on exceptional customer service to all whom we serve
Productivity and Quality of Work - Strives for accuracy and thoroughness; displays commitment to excellence and customer service; looks for ways to improve and promote quality within own work; applies feedback from manager and others to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Communication and Collaboration – Acts & behaves in a manner that reflects respect, courtesy and civility, appreciation, empathy, trust, inclusion and consultation. Establishes and maintains effective work relationships; Understands lines of reporting, responsibility, and accountability.
Diversity and Interaction - Values and respects diversity and individual uniqueness and recognizes the strength these factors bring to the Student Union and SJSU community and learning environment.
Planning and Results - Works on activities to meet Student Union priorities and timelines; works with manager to prioritizes multiple demands for commitment of time, energy and resources; adapts to changing priorities, situations and demands; integrates changes to support the business.
Creativity and Innovation - Works with manager to engage in creative problem solving; thinks “globally”; receives suggestions on how to re-engineer processes; is open and receptive to change and new ideas within the guidelines of the institution.
Compliance for Law, Policies and Codes, and Issues Related to Safety and Risk - Adheres to compliance laws, policies and codes related to not- for-profit corporations, facility safety and concerns, as well as state and CSU mandates. Implements procedures to identify and correct potentially hazardous or unsafe working conditions. Mitigates risk where appropriate through knowledge of policies and procedures
Requires a BA/BS degree in Recreation Management, Sport Management, Hospitality Management, or other related field. Master’s degree preferred.
1 year related aquatic center experience supervising student and/or part time staff.
Current and valid Lifeguard training and First Aid/CPR/AED certification; American Red Cross preferred, or obtain within six months of hire date.
Instructor certified, preferred American Red Cross lifeguard training and water safety instructor, or obtain within six months of hire date.
CPO or AFO required.
Requires strong computer skills including the use of excel, power point, etc.
Requires good oral and written communication skills.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Experience with the administration of recreational activities and programs.
Ability to coordinate, organize and prioritize projects with attention to detail.
Ability to develop effective working relationships with student leaders, faculty/staff, community members and campus group users within a very diverse community.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to supervise students and delegate responsibilities.
Available to work flexible work hours, including occasional weekend, evenings and holiday’s.
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of Section 1 of the California Industrial Welfare Commission Orders.
The Student Union of San Jose State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Employer. The Student Union of San Jose State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected group.
Pay Grade 3 - Hourly Rate:$19.59 - $29.87
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Student Union at SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SU, Inc. employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.
The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the Student Union third-party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.
SJSU NOR SU, INC ARE NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. (E.g. H1-B VISAS)
All Student Union at San Jose State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Statement
Student Union at San Jose State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus.)
Internal Number: 000981
About The Student Union at San Jose State University
Student Union, Inc. of San José State University (Student Union, Inc.) is a non-profit corporation, that maintains three major facilities at San José State University in downtown San José, California. These facilities include the Diaz Compean Student Union Building, the Event Center, and the new Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center.The corporation is completely self-supporting, and receives no tax dollar support from the State of California or the California State University system. The Student Union, Inc. functions as part of the Student Affairs Division on campus, and is governed by a Board of Directors made up of a student majority, faculty, and administrators.The Student Union, Inc. is known for being a great place to work and build a career. We have outstanding opportunities to grow in a sustainable and thoughtful way, to provide vision, leadership, and administrative direction to the recruiting function for a non-profit organization. Enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supporting our community, with exemplary, student-focused facilities, programs, and services, successful candidates wi...ll demonstrate team-oriented leadership, a commitment to collaboration, strong administrative skills, and the experience and ability to inspire, motivate, and communicate effectively with Student Union, Inc. professional and student staff. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, please apply to join our team.