This is a full-time professional position which reports directly to the Director of Recreational Services. The Assistant Director of Aquatics and Student Development is responsible for a) supervision of Messerly Natatorium, b) aquatic programming and lifeguarding staff, c) risk management for the entire department, and d) supervision of all Rec Center employees.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: 1. Develop Student Learning Outcomes annually. 2. Implement and assess Student Learning Outcomes through Eagle GROW® program performed semesterly. 3. Develop, implement and run the fall, spring and summer Recreation Center employee training for approximately 120 students. 4. Plan retreats and run meetings for Facility and Aquatic Managers. 5. Organize and run the end of the year banquet for all Recreational Services employees. 6. Coordinate the interview and selection process for incoming and current students to work for the Department of Recreational Services. 7. Schedule employees to work during the semester, breaks, special events and facility rentals. 8. Conduct evaluations of Recreation Center staff each semester. 9. Encourage development of students through disciplining and rewarding job performance. 10. Supervise the Facility Managers, Climbing Wall Supervisors, Equipment Check-Out Supervisors, Fitness Center Supervisors, field experience students and summer Facilities/Student Development Intern. 11. Oversee the student run Recreational Services’ employee organization, Rec Council. 12. Maintain and operate a budget for staff development. 13. Review and update the employee manual as well as student staff position descriptions annually. 14. Coordinate participation of multi-institutional studies to gauge learning and preparation of student employees through NIRSA Collegiate Recreation Employability Study. 15. Supervise and direct Facilities & Student Development Intern on operations and staffing focused responsibilities. 16. Work directly with the Sport Management program on providing field experiences and other collaborations. 17. Oversee operations, including incentives, community building, budgeting, and maintenance. 18. Select, train, and provide leadership to area Lead positions. 19. Encourage collaboration with other departments in the division through efficient cross trainings, partnerships, speakers, and other events. 20. Have knowledge of and serve as departmental point-of-contact in all compliance-related affairs (Clery Act, Title IX, FERPA, etc.); incorporate into student employee trainings.
AQUATICS: 1. Interview, hire, train, supervise, schedule, evaluate and discipline Lifeguard, Aquatic Manager, and Learn-to-Swim instructor staff. 2. Plan and implement in-services for Lifeguards and Facility Managers. Attend two out of four a semester. 3. Order and track inventory for all lifeguard equipment. 4. Provide safety education and customer service to the pool users and staff. 5. Implement and assist in the development and review of policies and procedures, employee manual, and student job descriptions annually. 6. Direct, manage, budget and evaluate the Learn-to-Swim program. 7. Create and publicize aquatic programs and events. 8. Schedule American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses for student employees, campus, and community upon request. 9. Schedule Aquatic Managers to attend and supervise all intercollegiate and high school swim meets. 10. Act as a liaison with the Facility Management and Planning staff. 11. Oversee and maintain the maintenance and operations of the aquatic facility. 12. Order and track inventory of all pool chemicals and supplies. 13. Maintain the cleaning schedule in the aquatic facility. 14. Work with and maintain existing relationships with outside pool contractors. 15. Maintain budget within the aquatic area. 16. Coordinate with Varsity Swimming & Diving coaches on practice times, event management, and facility use.
RISK MANAGEMENT: 1. Schedule and teach American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED courses for student employees, campus, and community. 2. Interview, hire, train, schedule, evaluate and discipline certification instructors. 3. Coordinate and organize all student and full-time employee certifications for the department. 4. Conduct risk management training for all student employees. 5. Oversee Aquatic Managers with the supervision of Audit Team and conduct mock emergencies and employee audits each semester. 6. Order and track inventory for all first aid medical supplies used throughout the building and within sport clubs. 7. Process and review all accident/incident forms. 8. Review and update the risk management manual annually.
RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Represent the Department of Recreational Services at special university activities. 2. Support retention efforts through guidance and leadership. 3. Assist in the development of the Department of Recreational Services strategic plan. 4. Serve as a designated member of institutional committees when assigned. 5. Other duties as assigned. 6. Provide indirect leadership of Rec Services Marketing Intern and creating new marketing practices.
Minimum of 2 years working experience within campus recreation or a related field
CPO/ AFO Aquatic Certification Certified Instructor- in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR, AED American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified Experience supervising and training student employees in facility operations
For strongest consideration, interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and 3 references by Sunday, February 23, 2020 to:
Janel Molnar Recreation Center 401 College Ave. Ashland, OH 44805 email@example.com
About Ashland University
Founded in 1878, Ashland University is a private, mid-sized university located midway between Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. Ashland University’s 135-acre campus is home to nearly 2,200 full-time, undergraduate students. Its total enrollment is nearly 6,000 students, which includes graduate programs as well as off-campus centers in Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria, Mansfield and Detroit, Mich.