The position reports to both the Associate Director of Recreation Services and Assistant Director of Recreation Services and works with the Department of Athletics, Facility Operations, and staff members in the Division of Campus Life. This position receives an annual salary and includes medical insurance and retirement benefits. There is an option for either a modest meal plan for on-campus dining or an end of year bonus. Workweek is Sunday to Thursday when classes are in session each fall and spring. Summer workweek is Monday to Friday. Some evenings are required.
4 Year Degree
We are seeking an energetic person capable of professional interactions with patrons and program participants, as well as, the ability to mentor student employees. The employee should have the capacity to remain organized in a fast-paced work environment and the ability to navigate efficiently between a wide variety of software programs. This employee’s ability to develop and implement inclusive programs and policies; be self-reliant and vigilant; and a willingness to regularly access their own success are vital to this position’s effectiveness. This person should place a high value on regular, accurate, and timely communication.
Manage the aquatics staff and instructor of programs:
Recruit, supervise, and thoroughly train lifeguards, instructors, and student supervisors.
Teach group swim lessons, CPR-Pro, and Lifeguard Certification classes each semester.
Maintain accurate records and data pertaining to user loads, program participation, assessment, and budget.
Manage the Recreational Swim Program including member recruitment and setting program guidelines.
Conduct swim testing for all applicable sports clubs and summer camp programs.
Coordinate Recreational Programs (mainly intramural sports and special events):
Produce select league schedules, tournament brackets, and special one-day event schedules.
Assist in the inventory, and maintenance of all equipment and apparel used for intramural sports.
Assist with supervision of contact-sport leagues and ensure professional presence at others.
Assist with mentoring and training intramural sports supervisors and sport officials.
Provide support for recreation facility scheduling and daily operation:
Assist with facility scheduling meetings, fundamental facility operations, and supervision.
Assist with teaching CPR & First Aid for student staff and outside clients.
Take an active role in implementing the department’s risk management plan.
Participate as an active member of the staff by attending weekly departmental and divisional meetings.
Assist with annual locker renewal and management of locker rooms.
Serve on-call weekends for the department several times each semester.
Conduct outcome assessment for program areas under the position’s responsibility and report out.
Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.
Bachelors’ degree and at least two years of experience with college/community aquatics or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor and experience with swimming lessons and Water Safety Instructor certification or the capability of passing the courses. Experience as a participant or a working knowledge of a broad range of athletics / recreational sports and direct work with college students is preferred. Workweek is Sunday to Thursday when classes are in session each fall and spring. Summer workweek is Monday to Friday. Some evenings are required.
Lafayette College is an independent, highly selective, residential and coeducational institution of approximately 2,300 undergraduate students. Approximately 87% of students live on campus. Lafayette grants bachelor’s degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Lafayette is located in the city of Easton which, together with Bethlehem, Allentown and adjacent communities, makes up the Lehigh Valley. The valley is rich in history and comprises Pennsylvania's third largest metropolitan area, with a population of over 500,000. In contrast to this urban dimension, the Lafayette campus borders on rolling farmland that stretches north to the Pocono Mountains. Easton is less than a two hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia and the Atlantic Ocean.