The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management is responsible for the programming and management associated with Foster Recreation Center (FRC) and the Aquatic Center. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management assures the provision of a safe, well-maintained, and adequately staffed environment with comprehensive aquatic programs that enhance the mission of the University. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student aquatic staff. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management trains and evaluates professional and student facility and program staff by conducting routine trainings and safety audits. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management assists with long-range planning and assessment, budget development, goal development, and procurement for the Aquatics Center, facility risk management, aquatic operations training, and maintenance of accurate records.
Description of Primary Duties:
The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Aquatics and Risk Management is responsible for the programming and management associated with Foster Recreation Center (FRC) and the Aquatic Center.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred. A degree with an emphasis in recreation, sport, and/or park administration, college student personnel, student affairs, or other related field is preferred.
Experience: Two years of experience working in an aquatic and/or recreational sports setting is required; experience that includes direct administrative responsibilities in aquatic management and programming is preferred. A strong background in risk management, especially as it relates to aquatics, is preferred. Experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of lifeguard safety skills, aquatic event management, and water safety instruction is preferred. Effective organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Computer literacy is required. A working knowledge of financial operations is preferred.
Certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required. Lifeguard and/or CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Trainer certifications are preferred. Certified Pool Operator/Aquatic Facility Operator is preferred or the ability to obtain while employed. A valid Missouri Driver's License is required or must be obtained within 30 days of employment.
Other: The scope of the position requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, and workshops.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
First date of consideration will be May 21, 2018.
Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
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