Assistant Director of Aquatics - Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University (Statesboro Campus)
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Salary: $49,400 - $56,500
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 257744
This position is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, direction, and supervision of the Aquatic Center and associated programs. This position will work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, including university units, student organizations, and external groups in the delivery and support of aquatic events and programs.
Recruit, hire, train, develop, and supervise 20 - 30 student staff including graduate assistant(s), lifeguards, and team leaders
Serve on University and departmental work teams and committees, and assist with department and/or facility special events
Manage operations for indoor pools, outdoor pools, hot tubs and sauna including manage physical/mechanical systems associated with the aquatic center including the pump room and maintenance service contracts
Establish the vision, identity, and values for CRI's Aquatics Center and develop strategies that drive growth, continuous improvement, safety, quality of programs, participant satisfaction, and improving administrative processes to increase efficiencies and achieve goals
Provide leadership of program development including strategic planning, marketing, budgeting, execution, and assessment of programs and student learning outcomes
Purchase and maintain aquatic equipment, chemicals, and supplies inventory
Foster community and campus partnerships in support of the Aquatics Program
Serve on departmental Risk Management Team
Assure appropriate risk management standards are in place for all aquatic programs and services to meet or exceed industry standards
Monitor industry trends to make appropriate modifications to current programs, equipment, risk management policies, and operational procedures
Bachelor's Degree in recreation, management, or related field
Aquatic certification from a nationally accredited body
Three (3) or more years of related work experience
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Current Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification
Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, or Lifeguarding Instructor certification
Current American Red Cross Instructor Trainer (IT) for Water Safety, Lifeguarding or First Aid and CPR/AED certification
Three (3) to five (5) years experience in collegiate recreation setting
Experience producing large aquatic special events
Experience instructing swim lessons
Experience managing aquatics facilities including a pump room
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated competency of active involvement working on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
Membership and active participant in NIRSA
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Proven proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
Conflict resolution skills
Apply Before Date
Open until filled. Preference is given in the order of applications received.
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Conditions of Employment
Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
Maintain valid driver's license
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.
Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.
Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
Must be able to lift up to 50 lb. with or without accommodation
Must be able to work evenings and weekends
Must be able to drive a University vehicle
Standard and Education
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University’s academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
About Georgia Southern University (Statesboro Campus)
Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed th...rough integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 690 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds and soaring pines. The historic core of campus is the quintessential college portrait – Georgian-style red brick buildings with white columns around a sweeping, tree-lined circular drive. Beyond this circle, classic and contemporary lines blend to showcase continuing growth and expansion of facilities. Statesboro, a safe and classic Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents, is located an hour from historic Savannah and beach resorts, and just over 200 miles from Atlanta.Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI) is a team oriented/student learning workplace that is currently comprised of 30 full-time professional employees and over 350 student employees. Campus Recreation and Intramurals operates a state of the art, 215,000 square foot facility known as the RAC or Recreation Activity Center. The RAC is the center piece of the 15-acre M.C. Anderson Park which includes lighted fields to accommodate softball, flag football, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, rugby and lacrosse. CRI also operates a 18-hole championship golf course located at University Park approximately 6 miles from campus. The course was rated one of the Top 25 new courses by Golf Digest for 2014. Opened in the Fall of 2015, CRI also operates the Shooting Sports Education Center (SSEC) adjacent to the RAC. It features 30,000 square feet of dedicated recreation space to the shooting sports of archery and firearms. CRI employs energetic and creative people who are highly motivated and have diverse talents. The department is seeking committed professionals to help advance our mission and strategic plan.