Aquatics Coordinator

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 05, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 036166 Department Code 40307-7502 Department Recreation Services Job Title Aquatics Coordinator Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours

Primary work schedule:

Sunday: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Monday & Tuesday: 12:30 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:30 pm – 11 pm

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Evening and weekend work required.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Aquatics Coordinator reports to and assists the Assistant Director for Aquatics with the management of the Recreation Services Aquatic facilities and programs. The Coordinator has personnel management responsibilities that include assisting with the training, development and daily supervision of 80 lifeguards, swim instructors and aquatic supervisors. They will assist with developing and supervising a diverse array of aquatic programs that engage a broad spectrum of students and the university community. The Coordinator assists with facility operations and the development and implementation of aquatic emergency action plans.


• Bachelor’s Degree Required, Master’s degree preferred in recreation administration, sport management, leisure studies, physical education, kinesiology, or comparable degree

• Minimum 2 years’ experience managing aquatic facilities and lifeguards

• American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Instructor, First Aid/ CPR / AED Instructor Certifications Required, WSI certification preferred

Job Specific Qualifications

• Must possess strong communication skills

• Knowledgeable in all aspects of pool management and emergency action planning and procedures

• Competent in lifeguarding and aquatic safety skills

• Ability to train/teach others


• Recruit, hire, train, supervise, schedule and perform payroll functions for approximately 80 lifeguards and lifeguard supervisors.

• Assist in the training, supervision, development, and payroll functions of Swim Instructors, Lifeguarding Instructors, and CPR Instructors. Develop and oversee monthly lifeguard staff in-service training program utilizing involvement from student staff. Ensure appropriate staffing for all aquatic programs and activities. Act as supervisor or lifeguard on duty as necessary. Assist in development of a comprehensive aquatic program; including swim lessons and health and safety programs. Assist with creating and conducting a Safety Training program for department student staff to include offering CPR / AED /First Aid classes, lifeguard training certification and re-certification classes. Maintain department certification database and all safety training equipment.

• Manage multiple aquatic facilities to ensure safe consistent operations that exceed applicable county and state health codes and regulations. Assist with maintaining pool equipment and cleanliness of pool area.

• Collaborate with other departments and student organizations to offer creative and innovative programs and events including clubs, intramurals, late night activities and co-department sponsored events. Market, coordinate, and supervise programs and events as needed.

• Assist in creating, editing and implementing aquatic area emergency action procedures. Assist with debriefing incidents and updating procedures as necessary.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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