Reporting to the Associate Director for Facilities Operations, the Assistant Director for Aquatics manages and supervises university aquatic facilities, programs, special events and personnel. The Assistant Director for Aquatics will be responsible for training, developing and supervising one full time coordinator and 70 student lifeguards, swim instructors, and aquatic supervisors.
The Assistant Director will provide a diverse array of aquatic programming that will attract participation from a broad spectrum of students and members of the university community. The Assistant Director of Aquatics coordinates scheduling and staffing for pools, the development and implementation of the aquatic emergency action plans, the facility operations for pools, and all aquatic programming.
Oversee hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, payroll and evaluation of all aquatics staff. Staff includes one full-time Coordinator, and 70 undergraduate student and non-student staff in positions including lifeguards, supervisors, and instructors.
Oversee development of 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.
Develop, direct, supervise, and evaluate comprehensive aquatic programming including health and safety programs such as first aid/CPR classes, lifeguard training, WSI, LGI; swim lesson program including private and group lessons and various special events.
Collaborate with other departments and student organizations to offer creative and innovative programs and events including clubs, intramurals and co-department sponsored events.
Market, coordinate, and supervise programs and events as needed.
Direct safe operation of Barnes Center and Women’s Building aquatic facilities.
Ensure safe consistent operations that exceed applicable county and state health codes and regulations.
Oversee department certification database and all safety equipment.
Develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive emergency procedures and risk management plans for aquatic programs and facilities.
Debrief incidents and update procedures as necessary.
Purchase and maintain aquatic equipment.
Collect data and conduct program assessment for all Aquatic programming.
Assist with supervision of recreation facilities, programs and special events.
Resolve basic patron facility use issues. Interact with facility users, facility supervisors and staff. Enforce established policies and procedures.
Assist with implementing risk management and customer service plans.
Coordinate Emergency Action Plans while on duty.
Supervise recreation facility operations and serve as fulltime staff representative when designated.
Primary work schedule:
8:30am – 5:00pm
Hours may vary based on operational needs. Evening and weekend hours required.
* All applications must be submitted through Syracuse University's online employment site.
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