This position will be responsible for the successful development of aquatic programs and management of aquatic facilities which include an indoor and outdoor pool located at the Student Recreation Center. This position hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates all aquatic staff members, and develops, implements and promotes aquatic and safety services programs. The position will coordinate educational and motivational efforts and certification for employees in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP), and Lifeguarding. The Coordinator will be responsible for reporting maintenance of the Student Recreation Center pools. This position has primary responsibility for establishing risk management procedures relevant to this functional area and regularly conducts staff training and audits. This position will represent the University at state, regional, and national conferences for the purpose of staying abreast of technological advances in the field of recreation related to aquatics and safety services and will report to the Assistant Director for Facilities and Outreach. Specific duties of the position are as follows:
Personnel Management and Supervision
oRecruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate approximately 50 student employees to include; head lifeguards, lifeguards, student pool operators, swimming instructors, program assistants, and safety services instructors. oEvaluate student employees in accordance with departmentally prescribed procedures on a semester basis. oLead and conduct monthly lifeguard in-service training to assist in maintaining lifeguarding skills and providing skill development, accident prevention, and emergency response preparation. oProvide a diverse offering of educational and motivational workshops and specific job training for student staff to enhance cooperation among departmental program areas. oProvide certification opportunities for student employees in first aid, CPR, AED, lifeguarding, and other related safety services. oCoordinate bloodborne pathogen classes with the Department of Infection Control and offer to student and staff employees.
Administration and Management
oProvide administrative oversight for aquatic programs. oEstablish and enforce policies and procedures relating to aquatic programs and aquatic environments. oAssists in the development of marketing and promotional themes and strategies to promote aquatic programs, safety courses, camp offerings, services, and facilities within the Department. oWork collaboratively with the Coordinator of Promotions and Staff Development on the production of promotional materials for a variety of programs. oDevelop, monitor, and project all budget requests/requisitions associated with the operations and programming of aquatics and safety services. oSchedule student staff to supervise aquatic facilities during all hours of operation. oProvide appropriate risk management procedures in the performance of duties associated with aquatics and general recreational activities. Enforce OSHA guidelines and adhere to national standards and accepted practices in the operation of aquatic environments. oEnsure that the swimming pools comply with health code standards and are prepared for inspections by the Pitt County Health Department. Purchase swimming pool operating permits on an annual basis. oAssist with implementation of departmental and university community aquatic-related programs. oDevelop and expand the group and private swim lesson program for adult and youth. oDevelop and expand the internal aquatic summer camp offerings and university community camp programs. oAssist in recruitment and solicitation of internal and external reservations, summer camps, and other aquatic-related reservation requests at CRW leased or owned facilities. Risk Management, Technology and Assessment
oCoordinate educational efforts for students and users about lifelong skills as they relate to safety, learning to swim, and swimming for fitness. oMaintain current records of the CRW staff's safety services certifications. oMaintain current records of CRW's aquatic and first aid equipment inventory control and audit procedures as it relates to mandated safety replacements. oAssess, recommend, and purchase aquatic and first aid supplies and equipment as needed. oUtilize and create inventory control processes through technology and other digital resource management programs to manage staff certifications, departmental reports, and audit records using sustainable-based efforts. oAssist with the review and maintenance of CRW incident and accident reports. oAssists with data collection, development of data, reports, and assessment related to aquatic programs, safety courses, safety equipment, facilities, and risk management. oAssist with the risk management of aquatic and safety related programs and services, ensuring they are congruent with industry standards of practice. oMaintain accurate inventory and proper loss control practices for the security of equipment. oUtilize the Department's software to meet the needs of Campus Recreation and Wellness for program registration, membership sign up and renewal, the tracking of member visits and transactions, equipment check-out, scheduling, work order tracking, and report/form submissions (Innosoft Fusion, WhenToWork, Connect2Concepts, Smartsheet, or similar). oServe as the CRW departmental liaison with American Red Cross, Department of Infection Control, ECU's Environmental Health and Safety department, ECU Dive Office, and other areas that are relevant to the management of safe water practices in collegiate recreation. oOrder and maintain all CRW AED's and AED supplies. oAssist with providing follow up to participants who have been injured at a CRW program/facility and have filled out an accident report. Keep accurate documentation of the follow up. oCoordinate departmental audits with staff supervisors. oServe on the CRW Risk Management Committee.
Facility administration, development, maintenance, and management.
oEstablish risk management procedures for areas of responsibilities in the form of an Emergency Action Plan. oAssist in facility reservations, supervision, and logistics at aquatic facilities. oResponsible for daily upkeep of the aquatic facilities. oMaintain, inspect, and communicate minor repairs for the aquatic facilities and coordinate with supervisor on major repairs. oDevelop and implement adequate checklists and reports and records regarding facility, equipment, and swimming pool maintenance.
oProvide short and long-range planning and fiscal management related to aquatic and safety program administration and aquatic facility operations. oDevelop, monitor, and project budget requests / requisitions associated with the administration of the CRW aquatic facilities and safety services. oAssist with preparation of the departmental budget with primary responsibility for an aquatic and safety services budget. oResearch, select, and purchase equipment and supplies for the areas of responsibility. oRecommend capital improvement projects by providing research and assessment relevant to area needs and product availability. oCoordinate contracted facility services, such as swimming pool chemicals, and facility maintenance.
Serve in other leadership roles and responsibilities as business dictates. Other duties as assigned
Special Instructions To Application:
In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a letter of interest, a current resume/vita, and a list of three (3) references including contact information.
Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and two (2) signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Kinesiology, or related field. A minimum of two years of professional experience in aquatics is required, preferably at the collegiate level. Experience in hiring, training, and supervising personnel is required. Knowledge is required relating to facility management, risk management, budget policies, and data analysis. Strong written and oral communication skills and computer utilization skills are required. The person must maintain a valid North Carolina Driver's license without punitive restrictions.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 002621
Organizational Unit Overview:
Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW) strives to promote, organize, and administer structured, self-directed, educationally oriented and leadership development programs and service to enhance positive recreation and wellness lifestyles of the university community. Through our strategic alignment with Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL), CRW is committed to imparting a sense of responsible citizenship, providing relevant student leadership experiences, enhancing individual potential, and fostering a lifelong commitment to learning skills associated with physical, social, emotional and mental wellbeing. CRW supports the Division of Student Affairs commitment to purposeful well-being. We thrive to enhance the vitality and resilience of our students and campus community. We value inclusion, respect and equality at ECU.
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