Aquatics Coordinator, Recreational Services, University of Iowa
Recreational Services at the University of Iowa is seeking an Aquatics Coordinator to assist in the programming and operation of Recreational Services Aquatic programs and facilities. This position will have primary responsibility as it relates to programming, aquatic event preparation, and the oversight of all aquatic equipment. This includes responsibilities in training, supervision, and evaluation of part-time Aquatic staff, managing competitive aquatic events for Iowa Swimming and Diving and the Iowa Flyers Swim Club. In addition, this position will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all aquatic equipment and supplies.
The Department of Recreational Services is an integral part of the Hawkeye tradition. Part of the Division of Student Life, the department promotes and coordinates campus-wide competitive and recreational activities. Recreational services works to provide a diverse recreational experience that encourages active lifestyles for the University of Iowa community. The department’s goal is to support the academic mission of the university while contributing to the holistic development of each individual.
About the Division of Student Life:
The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom. One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Recreation Administration, Sports Management, or related field.
Experience (typically 6 months – 1 year) working in collegiate or competitive aquatic facilities.
Working knowledge of aquatics functional processes and associated operating requirements; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations including technical proficiency in aquatic sports timing equipment, audio/video systems, and event management software.
Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of Student Life,
including a demonstrated commitment to excellence through anti-oppression, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Working knowledge of aquatic event management processes and activities; ability to plan, organize and execute events and to coordinate resources before, during and after an event.
Extensive understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
Ability to lift up to fifty pounds.
Working knowledge of competitive aquatic events (swimming, diving, water polo).
Demonstrated experience using Hy-Tek Meet Manager, Daktronics, and Colorado Time Systems.
Knowledge of the prevention and treatment of intentional or unintentional injuries; ability to implement emergency procedures in accordance with appropriate safety plans.
Previous supervisory experience (typically 6 months or more).
Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI) or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
Internal Number: 21003205
About University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research institutions with 32,535 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the UI is home to one of the largest and most acclaimed medical centers in the country, as well as the famous Iowa Writer's Workshop. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.