Aquatics and Safety Coordinator, Campus Recreation
Description: The Aquatics and Safety Coordinator manages and supervises the Campus Recreation Aquatics program. Duties include:
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.
Works with all UTC Campus Recreation professional staff to advance the department's vision, mission, core values, and strategic plan; and works to support that overall mission of Campus Recreation, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA), and UTC including active participation in Campus Recreation and campus campaigns, initiatives, and projects.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Knowledge of pool water chemistry and preventative maintenance
- Knowledge of student development, campus recreation and aquatics trends
- Ability to work with, support, and encourage diversity/inclusion/equity.
- Program and event planning, customer service, interpersonal, supervision, communication, and conflict resolution skills
Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; and 2+ years of experience supervising staff within an aquatics program.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Recreation, Student Development, Student Affairs, Leadership or a related field; graduate assistantship in Campus Recreation; Administering Emergency Oxygen, Water Front Lifeguarding, Water Front Lifeguarding Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT), Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT), Certified Pool and Spa Operator Certification (CPO), and/or Certified Pool and Spa Operator Instructor (CPOI) certifications; strong student development skills; organizational skills with attention to detail; experience with budgeting, assessment, marketing, and equity/diversity/inclusion practices; and 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.
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