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Coordinator of Aquatics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Other Business & Management, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with the industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach campus is seeking an energetic, fun-creating aquatics coordinator to lead programming and operations for our soon-to-open brand new, heated and cooled, outdoor pool designed for leisure and play, and exercise. This includes policy development and education, risk management, as well as program design, implementation, and evaluation. The coordinator is also responsible for student employee recruitment, training, supervision, and leadership development.

Primary responsibilities include:

Programming and Risk Management
  • Design and implement risk management policies and procedures for water and surrounding area safety to include lifeguard surveillance and rotation strategies for various use patterns, and emergency action plans.
  • Creation and implementation of engaging, fun aquatic programs and events, to include monthly outreach events, challenges and contests, as well as swim lessons
  • Manage and teach Lifeguard Certification Courses, Water Safety Instructor Courses
Student Development and Supervision (Lifeguards; Water Safety Instructors)
  • Provide leadership for student staff
  • Implement education strategies for student staff to enhance lifesaving, risk management, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Coordinate aquatic facility hours of operation, reservation requests, lifeguard staffing, inventory, etc.
  • Manage marketing efforts via internal communication strategies and social media

Minimum qualifications
  • Genuine interest in student development and well-being, community, and fostering skills and appreciation for lifelong physical activity through aquatics.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Lifeguard instructor and water safety instructor certifications
Preferred qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in campus recreation
  • Management experience
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