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Assistant Director for Aquatics

University of Georgia
Job Location:
Athletics - Recreation Services

Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Aquatics is crucial to the successful operation and management of the shared-use Ramsey Student Center. The position reports directly to the Senior Associate Director for Facilities and works as an integral member of the Recreational Sports Staff in pursuing and achieving our departmental vision and mission. The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for the development, management, and successful operation of the Gabrielsen Natatorium. This position leads in the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of one Senior Coordinator, two-shared Maintenance Foremen, Program Assistants, Aquatic Managers, as well as 75-100 part-time lifeguards.

Additionally, this position supports programs sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports, the College of Education, and the UGA Athletic Association. This position also serves as a liaison with the UGA Facility Management Division (FMD) in the management of natatorium operations as well as providing some evening and weekend facility support, special event coordination, etc., as needed. This person will assist with the supervision of swim meets as well as have a strong collaborative approach to working with intercollegiate athletics and various age group swim clubs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Hold or be eligible for certification as a Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, and Certified Pool Operator
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work schedules, and operational needs, including providing evening and weekend facility support and coordinating special events as needed
  • Ability to lead and manage a team including hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of staff members
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different departments and organizations to support programs and events
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Job Duties/Responsibilities

45% | Facility Management

  • Plan, manage, and supervise the daily operations of Gabrielsen Natatorium.
  • Schedule and implement informal recreation activities and events.
  • Supervise aquatic special events conducted by intercollegiate athletics, student groups, university departments and community groups.
  • Coordinate with pool operators regarding pool chemical treatment needs and annual maintenance projects.

45% | Personnel Management

  • Supervise one full-time Senior Coordinator and two-shared maintenance foremen.
  • Actively participate in and promote the engagement, development, and retention of each staff member.
  • Recruit, train, motivate, and supervise 75-100 student lifeguards and aquatic managers.
  • Recruit, train, motivate, and supervise qualified instructor personnel for non-credit instruction including children’s swim lessons, adult swim clinics, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Community First Aid and Safety, WSI, LGI and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Conduct evaluations for instructors.
  • Organize and lead manager meetings, monthly lifeguard training reviews, and plan semester in-service training for all Aquatics staff.
  • Continuously review and update employee manuals.

10% | Program Management, Operations, and Strategic Planning

  • Assist with the development and management of Aquatics budget for programs and facility upkeep.
  • Monitor and maintain program and operating supplies, equipment orders, and student payroll costs.
  • Develop and implement informal Aquatics programming for the Department of Recreational Sports.
  • Serve as the lead on state health inspections.
  • Assist in program planning to incorporate Divisional priorities as they relate to the Student Affairs strategic plan and student learning priorities.
  • Actively incorporate Departmental Vision, Mission, and Values into staff training and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Recreational Sports or Senior Associate Director of Facilities.

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