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Assistant Director of Aquatics

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director of Aquatics

Job ID: 257744
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

RAC Operations

Job Summary

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

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in recreation, management, or related field
  • Aquatic certification from a nationally accredited body

Required Experience
  • Three (3) or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated competency of active involvement working on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Membership and active participant in NIRSA

Preferred Education
  • Master's Degree
  • 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

Preferred Experience
  • 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
  • Supervisory experience

Proposed Salary

$49,400 - $56,500

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

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
Application review may begin on May 5, 2023.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

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.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants 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 Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • May be required to maneuver items weighing up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be able to wear a respirator with or without accommodation
  • Evening and weekend work may be required

Background Check
  • Standard + Education

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