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Natatorium Supervisor

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Natatorium Supervisor Full Time/Part Time Full Time Job Type Regular Position Summary
Oversees the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and administration of the University’s aquatic facility, which consists of the NMHU Natatorium.

Teaches .25-.50 FTE in the Exercise and Sport Sciences department per academic year, based on department needs and approval (lifeguarding classes, water safety instructor classes, swimming classes, water aerobic classes). Must maintain active Lifeguarding Instructor and Water Safety Instructor Trainer certification.
Oversees the hiring, training, testing, and certification of student employee (Lifeguards) of the facility. Develops and implements various aquatic programs. Ensures that all appropriate water health and safety standards are maintained. Duties and Responsibilities
-Oversees and coordinates the recruitment, training, scheduling, certification, and performance of student employees (Life Guards) of the facility.
-Oversees and coordinates the scheduling of facility and its operation.
-Oversees the maintenance of the pool, to include chemistry, climate control, cleanliness, and related maintenance.
-Ensures that all appropriate water, environmental, health and safety standards are maintained; ensures pools are compliant with all local, state and national requirements and current on all necessary certifications required for operation.
-Teaches swimming and lifeguarding/water safety instructor courses in consultation with the Exercise and Sport Sciences ( ESS ) department. Must teach the Water Safety Instructor course ( HLED 1140) at least once per academic year. Must teach the Lifeguarding course ( HLED 1150) at least once per academic year.
-Supervises ESS students who are practicing in the pool/facility.
-Develops, implements, and oversees a variety of aquatics programs for students, faculty, staff, and/or members of the general public.
-Participates in and teaches aquatic and safety certification training sessions, as necessary.
-Develops and maintains records of operational facility usage; monitors and maintains inventories of pool equipment and supplies.
-Prepares statistical reports on a monthly basis, and prepares data and narrative for inclusion in annual reports.
-Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
-Performs other job related duties as assigned. Minimum Job Requirements
-Education: Bachelor Degree in Human Performance and Sport, Recreation, Sport Administration or a related field.
-Experience: 1 Year of aquatic facility experience. Preferred Qualifications
-Master of Arts Degree

Special Conditions for Eligibility
-Must possess and maintain a Certified Pool Operators License.
-Must obtain and maintain Lifeguard Instructor Certification within 60 days of hire.
-Must obtain and maintain a Water Safety Instructor Trainer Certification within 60 days of hire. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
-Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
-Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
-Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
-Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
-Records maintenance skills.
-Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
-Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
-Knowledge of optimal swimming pool water chemistry, temperature, and cleanliness standards.
-Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, policies, and guidelines for the operation of public swimming pools and public baths.
-Ability to recruit, train, and certify student lifeguards and others.
-Knowledge of the principles and practices of operating a large aquatic facility.
Skills in program planning and development.
-Knowledge of certification standards in area of specialty.
-Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures. Physical Demands
-Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 100 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
-Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
-Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Working Environment
-Work is performed mainly in an office/natatorium (aquatic) setting. Pay Rate $42,140.80 Work Location/Campus Center Las Vegas, NM Campus EEO Statement
New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email

Visit the link below for more information regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity:
Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW
Posting Number AS555P Open Date 10/25/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest; 2) Resume; 3) Names, telephone numbers and email address of three (3) Professional references in online application; 4) Unofficial copies of transcripts. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview. Upload required materials with online application. For disabled access or services, call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. * Are you a current employee of the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you currently certified in Lifeguarding & First Aide?
    • Yes
    • no
  5. Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong candidate for this position

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Are you currently certified in CPR Professional Rescuer?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Do you have 1 year of Lifeguarding experience at the NMHU Swimming Pool?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. License/Certificate
Optional Documents
  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation

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