Aquatics and Safety Coordinator, Campus Recreation - 21000000HD
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Type: Full Time
Salary: Starting at $40,000.00
- Great insurance and retirement benefits
- Tuition remission after 6-months of employment
- Opportunities for academic teaching after 6-months of employment
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 164138
Aquatics and Safety Coordinator, Campus Recreation - 23000000Y3
Description: The Aquatics and Safety Coordinator manages and supervises the Campus Recreation Aquatics program and safety for Campus Recreation.
Aquatics Staff Development
Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates and manages over 40 aquatics and safety student and non-student part-time employees, including Aquatics Student Leads, Head Lifeguards, Senior Lifeguards, Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, and Safety Instructors; plans in-service and coaching sessions with a strong emphasis on skill-development, transferable work skills, staff empowerment, and diversity; develops students in leadership positions through regular meetings and coaching sessions; and engages in departmental training efforts for student staff.
Aquatics Programs and Events
Oversees all programs, events, and rentals within the Aquatics program area; designs, markets, executes and assesses programs and annual events, including 200 + Pool Parties, 100+ Aquatic Facility Rentals, private swimming lessons, youth swimming lessons, adult swim clinics, lifeguard and lifeguard review courses, CPR courses, water aerobics, Swim X, and large events; enters all programs into the Fusion software system for sales and reservations; collaborates with constituents in Campus Recreation, UTC departments, and the local community; and monitors the industry programming trends and implements new and inclusive activities.
Works with the Assistant Director of Programs and Engagement and maintenance technicians to oversee the daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance of the natatorium, including pool/spa water chemistry, preventative maintenance, and large repairs/remodel projects; ensures compliance and maintains records of pool/spa chemicals and chemistry, pool permits, and local/state/federal regulations; maintains a strong working relationship with the Hamilton County Health Department; maintains, repairs, and replaces equipment in the natatorium, including the pool/spa lift, pool furniture, swimming, and safety equipment.; oversees a $150K+ budget, including labor, program expenses, maintenance, and purchasing; and forecasts and monitors all wages and staffing.
Risk and Safety Management
Works closely with the Facilities Coordinator, Assistant Director of Programs and Engagement, and the Assistant Director of Operations to ensure that Campus Recreation's Emergency Action Plans and emergency response plans are effective, up-to-date, and integrated throughout the department; works in partnership with UTC's Safety and Risk Management Department; audits and maintains all student and professional staff member CPR, First Aid, AED and Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) certifications; schedules and staffs regular CPR/AED/FA for the Workplace and BBP courses; oversees the maintenance of all Campus Recreation first aid and BBP kits, bio-hazard disposal, AEDs, and medical response equipment; and monitors changes and ensure adherence to OHSA, UTC, local, state, federal, Health Department, and American Red Cross regulations and standards.
Priority review of candidates will begin on Monday, May 29th
The position is open until filled
The anticipated start date is Monday, July 31st
2+ years of experience supervising staff within an aquatics program
Master’s degree in Recreation, Student Development, Student Affairs, Leadership or a related field
Graduate Assistantship in Campus Recreation
Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT)
Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT)
Certified Pool and Spa Operator Certification (CPO)
Strong student development skills
Organizational skills with attention to detail
Experience with budgeting, assessment, marketing
Demonstrated commitment to equity/diversity/inclusion practices
Extensive knowledge in pool water chemistry, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UTC is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee tucked between the mountains along the Tennessee River. The New York Times named Chattanooga one of the "Top 45 Places to go" in the World. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and the redevelopment of its riverfront. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions.