Job Summary: Manages the overall aquatics and outdoor programs and helps with risk management for the department of Campus Recreation. Hires, trains, and supervises head guards, lifeguards, water safety instructors, and outdoor adventures staff. Performs routine maintenance and ensures excellent water quality in the M.C. Johnson Natatorium. Instructional responsibilities include coordinating and teaching the safety programming for Campus Recreation as well as coordinating aquatics classes with Kinesiology.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates all activities, programs, special events, budgets and generate new ideas for the aquatics and outdoor programs. Supervises, hires and trains all staff.
Hires, supervises and mentors one graduate assistant for the aquatics and outdoor programs.
Teaches aquatic classes for community based programs and coordinates all aquatic academic classes with Kinesiology. Assists with all CPRO/FA/AED training of staff
Oversees the maintenance, upkeep and operation of the Lake Sehoy challenge course, dual zipline and recreation area.
Oversee the maintenance, upkeep and operation of the indoor rock climbing wall.
Serves as professional staff (rotating night and weekend) on duty for overall management and supervision of all staff, programs, and facilities to include opening and closing facilities and handling customer-related situations and emergencies. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience managing an aquatic and/or outdoor recreation area. Valid Driver’s License. American Red Cross First Aid training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from a four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Experience supervising at least one graduate assistant or coordinator in a collegiate recreation setting; American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Wilderness First Aid certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA): Knowledge of Aquatics and operating a pool Knowledge of scheduling lifeguards and managing training of lifeguards Knowledge of current trends of Aquatics and Outdoor Recreation Ability to train lifeguards and outdoor recreation staff.
To be eligible for this position, you must apply through the Southern Miss HR website. https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=844&site=1
Applicants who apply by June 24, 2019 will receive priority.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The Campus Recreation Department serves the university community of approximately 16,000 university students, faculty, and staff. The Campus Recreation department has 9 professional staff. Recreational facilities include a 125,000 square foot rec center and three outdoor facilities. Southern Miss is a member of the Conference USA Division 1 All Sports Conference. The Department of Campus Recreation is a member of the Division of Student Affairs. The mission of Southern Miss Campus Recreation is to provide safe, quality, and comprehensive programs, services, and facilities that enhance recreation and wellness for the University community while supporting the educational mission of the university through student learning and developement. For a comprehensive view of Southern Miss please refer to it's website at www.usm.edu.