University Recreation (UREC) inspires, educates, and empowers the Seattle University community to live happier and healthier lives. In support of the Seattle University mission to educate the whole person, UREC is committed to ensuring the student recreation experience is positive, inclusive, safe, and transformative. University Recreation includes the following program and operational areas: Aquatics, Competitive Sports (intramural sports and sport clubs), Facilities, Fitness, Marketing, and Outdoor Recreation.
UREC is a part of the division of Student Development therefore, we are committed to creating a vital and engaged campus community that challenges and supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to learn and develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead and serve in an interdependent, global society.
At Seattle University Recreation,You Belong. Through our programs, services, facilities, and staff we strive to be intentional in supporting equity and inclusion. We work to create an accessible environment celebrating the diversity of our campus community. UREC is committed to on-going listening, learning, and un-learning. We actively question norms and embrace failing forward to support systemic change. We hold ourselves and each other accountable to address and combat racism, homophobia, ablism, antisemitism, xenophobia, misogyny, and discrimination in any form. UREC believes when people are not only included-but celebrated as their whole, authentic selves- we all can live happier, healthier, more successful lives.
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The Assistant Director of University Recreation, Aquatics & Facility Operations provides primary leadership and support for aquatics and facility operations that includes a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of the Seattle University community, including students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The Assistant Director must have a passion for engaging students in meaningful learning outside of the classroom while providing a suite of high-quality programs and services that support the health and wellness of the Seattle University community. This position is also a member of the department's leadership team and supports the department and university through representation on committees, working groups, task forces, and other roles outside of the normal day to day function as needed.
Schedules, manages, and supervises of all recreational facility spaces the William F. Eisiminger Fitness Center and Redhawk Complex (150,000 square-foot indoor recreation and athletic facility), East & West Pools (two six-lane 25-yard pools), SU Park (multi-purpose field, softball field, and jogging track), and four tennis courts.
Manages Facility Operations and Aquatics budget, working with the Associate Director to monitor and administer agency accounts, gift accounts, and university allocations. Additionally, forecasts annual revenue and expenditures.
Perform ongoing and period assessment of the UREC Facility Operations and Aquatics program, staff, and services offered, with an annual report to the Director of University Recreation.
Revises policies & procedures for the proper operation of Redhawk Center, Eisiminger Fitness Center and outdoor spaces as needed.
Manages the maintenance and daily operation of all recreation facilities including ensuring field lighting schedules are maintained, work orders are submitted in a timely manner, and equipment is appropriately stored.
Manages the maintenance and operation of the aquatics area, including, but not limited to ensuring pool chemistry is balanced and the aquatics area is kept in compliance with best practices and the Washington Health Code.
Collaborates with the Department of Facilities Services and non-university contractors/vendors to ensure the proper maintenance within the facilities.
Assists in budget preparation, financial planning, and equipment/services procurement as needed for facility and aquatic operations.
Enforces rules and regulations specific to the recreational programs and facility. Ensures immediate incident reporting in all areas of responsibility.
Manages access control and communication for outside user groups.
Maintains and administers equipment check-out and sport equipment rental.
Address membership concerns and customer service for all University Recreation members and guests.
Oversees memberships and the rental locker operations.
Provides training, continuing education, & development opportunities for student staff.
Supervision & Leadership
Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises 10-20 Member Services student staff for facility management, facility operations and member services.
Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises 20-25 Aquatics student staff for lifeguarding and swim instruction.
Provide managerial and leadership experiences, and additionally create and promote professional development opportunities for student and professional staff.
Serve on at least one departmental working group (Assessment, Risk Management, Marketing, or Technology, etc).
Assists with the management and implementation of departmental assessments.
Represents the department on division and university-wide committees, and coordinates initiatives as appropriate.
Be an active member in a national organization such as American Red Cross, The Associate of Aquatic Professionals, JASPA, ACPA, NIRSA, etc.
Assists Associate Director of University Recreation as needed, including assuming their responsibilities in their absence.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Understands, upholds, and communicates all department and University Risk Management policies to employees.
Administers educational and programming throughout the calendar year, including, but not limited to lifeguard certification courses, CPR/First Aid/AED trainings, and safety seminars.
Ensures that all staff maintain appropriate certifications.
Member of the departmental emergency response team and designated Building Marshall for the facility.
Assists in the development and implementation of the program’s risk management policies.
Bachelor’s degree in recreation, human development, sports management/administration, or a related field plus a minimum of two years of professional experience in the administration of aquatic programs or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Lifeguard certification issued by the American Red Cross or YMCA or ability to obtain within (6) months of employment.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification as issued by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) or an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification as issued by the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.
American Red Cross Lifeguard instructor certification or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment.
Detail oriented, highly organized individual who has the ability to multitask and the ability to deal with a variety of situations and people in a balanced way.
Strong computer, organization, and multimedia skills.
Minimum of two years of experience with student or volunteer supervision, and leadership development or relevant experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including presentations and group facilitation
Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision and values
All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check
Master’s degree in recreation administration, higher education/student affairs, or a closely related discipline
Three years of full-time professional experience, preferably in a higher education setting, with previous experience in facility operations, aquatics and budget oversight, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Lifeguard certification issued by the American Red Cross or YMCA.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification as issued by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) or an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification as issued by the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA).
American Red Cross Lifeguard instructor certification.
About Seattle University
University Recreation (UREC) includes the following program and operational areas: Aquatics, Competitive Sports (intramural sports and sport clubs), Facilities, Fitness, Marketing, and Outdoor.University Recreation inspires, educates, and empowers the Seattle University community to live happier, healthier, and more successful lives. Whether it is promoting wellness, providing worthwhile recreational activities, or building community, the Department of University Recreation is an integral component of a Seattle University student’s holistic education. UREC is a part of the division of Student Development therefore, we are committed to creating a vital and engaged campus community that challenges and supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to learn and develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead and serve in an interdependent, global society. UREC Values•Student Focused: Students are essential to the success of the department and enable UREC to provide facilities and programs designed to fit the students’ needs. •Community: Building positive relationships through working and participating in recreation.•Proactive: Assessing programs, risk, policies..., and procedures to provide high quality services and programming aligned with the needs of Seattle University.•Learning Focused: Working in UREC provides the opportunity to put skills and education into practice in a mentoring environment allowing for growth and development•Fun: Working in a recreational setting should be enjoyable and rewarding