This position is an integral part of the Recreational Sports Aquatics area and reports directly to the Assistant Director for Aquatics. The position plays an integral role in the programming and daily operations of the Ramsey Student Center Natatorium (open 110+ hours per week). This position supports academic classes, varsity swimming and diving team activities, student recreational programming and special events. Primary duties include recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and supervising a staff of 75-100 lifeguards and aquatic instructors; developing and managing revenue-producing aquatic programs; and assisting with the department's safety training and emergency action plans. This position will also work with one graduate assistant and a full time maintenance employee. Additionally, this person assists with providing overall leadership for the Recreational Sports staff in the development and implementation of recreational programs and services for the University of Georgia community.
Priority screening will occur for applicants who complete the application process by 6/9/2019, however screening will continue until the position is filled.
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in recreation or a related field from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of two years work experience managing Aquatics programs and training/supervising Aquatics staff. A Master's degree in recreation or related field is preferred.
Current American Red Cross certificates in Lifeguard Training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer are required.
Current American Red Cross Instructor Certifications in Water Safety, Lifeguard Training, First Aid/CPR/AED, Certified Pool Operator and Instructor Trainer Certifications preferred.
Individual must hold or be eligible for a valid Georgia Driver's license.
About The University of Georgia
The Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Georgia is part of the Division of Student Affairs. The department offers a comprehensive array of programs and services and is housed in the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities, one of the largest recreation centers in the United States.
Founded in 1785, UGA is a comprehensive land and sea grant institution located in Athens, Georgia with 35,197 students (Fall 2014 enrollment) and 9,874 employees (as of August 2014). The university is composed of 17 academic schools and colleges, and offers more than 600 registered student organizations. UGA was ranked No. 18 on US News & World Report's 2016 "Top Public Schools."