The Aquatics Manager plans, organizes, and supervises day-to-day programs and activities in the SDC Aquatic Facility. The Manager should expect to have some time teaching and instructing certification courses as well as ensuring leadership presence during peak times and swimming lessons. Successful candidates will have prior experience managing aquatic facilities and staff. Programming will maintain the highest standard possible while providing a safe and high quality experience for users and members. Support the Director of OR/Aquatics in the administration of adventure based activities and experiences including but not limited to: training and in-services, guard and lesson instructor training.

1. Recruit, hire, supervise, and thoroughly train and develop personnel and volunteers as needed, including lifeguards, swim instructors and student supervisors
2. Direct and supervise program activities to meet the needs of the students and the local community.
3. Manage private and group swim lesson instruction, including staffing and training.
4. Teach CPR-Pro, Lifeguard Certification, and WSI classes each semester or on an as needed basis.
5. Maintain accurate records and data pertaining to user loads, program participation, program assessment and budget
6. Assist with the development of maintenance plans for recurring needs(annual cleaning, tile repair, etc)
7. Promote year round usage of the pool by maintaining current knowledge of new trends
8. Schedule, coordinate and manage regular Aquatic Facility Staff meetings.
9. Responsible for conducting and documenting safety drills, audits, and monthly inservice trainings.
10. Coordinate with other Recreation Services Staff to schedule events including Intramurals, OAP, Youth and Adult Lessons, and Fitness Classes.
11. Coordinate with the IM and Camps Coordinator on summer camp aquatics needs including Hockey Camp, Kermit’s Kids, and Summer Youth Programs.
12. Teach P.E. Aquatic Activity Classes including beginning swimming, intermediate swimming and Lifeguard classes.
13. Create and manage the pool schedule for programs, open swim, lap swim, lessons, and fitness classes.
14. Perform duties with minimum supervision or direction from others.
15. Successfully complete any required safety training.
16. Integrate safety practice into daily activities.
17. Supervision may be exercised over other staff, student assistants and volunteers.
18. Other duties as assigned.



Required Education (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s degree in recreation management, recreation administration or operations, physical athletics administration or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• One year experience in aquatic programming and/or facility management.
• Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
• Prior swim instruction experience with both youth and adults.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Two years current experience Aquatic Programming and/or Facility Management.
• LGI and WSI-T certifications or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
• Competitive Swimming background and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to adapt to frequently changing work environments, conditions and work schedules. Including irregular hours during nights, weekends and some holidays.
• Ability to work from general assignment and proceed with minimum supervision or direction from others.
• Demonstrated ability to efficiently and safely manage a multiple pool aquatic facility.
• Ability to conduct relevant and meaningful inservice trainings and meetings to ensure up to date skills and certifications.
• Ability to teach all levels of swimming lessons, as needed, and spend extended periods of time in the pool.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks with varying completion dates to ensure deadlines are met.
• Excellent risk management skills regarding aquatic related activities.
• Must be able to work weekends and early morning hours as required as a condition of continual employment.
• Understanding of safe operating and maintenance procedures.
• Be able to perform duties in confined space.
• Good physical condition to enable safe, efficient, and sanitary performance of work, with or without accommodation and be able to perform tasks requiring the use of a respirator. The employee must possess the ability to pass a respiratory pulmonary physical exam.
• Excellent work attendance record.
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.
• Ability to use a personal computer and basic software packages.

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Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

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