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Coordinator of Aquatics (Program Coordinator II)

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Department of Campus Recreation within the Division of Student Affairs at Utah State University seeks a positive, collaborative, and dynamic individual to join our team as our Coordinator of Aquatics. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Facility Operations and Risk Management, the Coordinator of Aquatics is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and daily operations of all aspects of the Utah State University aquatic programs, aquatic facilities, and special events. This individual will be a key team member of the Campus Recreation Department, which provides aquatic programs, club sports, fitness/wellness, intramurals, outdoor recreation, special events, extramurals, and collaborative programs.

Program Management:

• Provide leadership and oversee the development and operation of all aquatic programming and staffing including a comprehensive learn-to-swim program, health and safety courses, special events, and lifeguard and safety operations.
• Develop policies and procedures for all aquatics programming and safety protocols. This includes establishing goals, objectives, and priorities for staff.
• Compile, prepare and maintain records for aquatics such as budgets, participation numbers, injuries, incident reports, certifications, revenue reports, etc.
• Maintain records regarding safety inspections, staff training, certifications, and maintenance. Ensures all staff certifications are valid, current, and tracked accurately.
• Assist with collection and deposits of funds, analyzes revenues, and recommends fees and charges.
• Develop policies and procedures manuals and a comprehensive staff training program for lifeguarding, learn-to-swim, health and safety course instructors, and graduate assistant.
• Responsible for inventory, purchasing, and maintaining aquatics equipment.
• Assist in the development and implementation of risk management protocols for Campus Recreation and others using Campus Recreation facilities:
• Responsible for the maintenance of departmental AED's, staff CPR courses, and certification management for Campus Recreation.
• Creates a welcoming environment that promotes well-being, diversity, civility, safety, quality, and excellence.
• Builds effective relationships with various departments across campus.

Personnel Management:

• Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of an Aquatics and Safety graduate assistant, program managers, head lifeguards, lifeguards, swim instructors, health & safety course instructors, and other support staff.

Budget Management:

• Research, develop, monitor, and adhere to the Aquatics budget.
• Oversee Aquatics payroll, tracking, and approvals.

Research & Assessment:

• Evaluate all Aquatics programs and services to determine overall effectiveness and satisfaction to decide on possible changes as deemed appropriate.
• Assist in the development and implementation of Aquatics research and assessment agenda to include development of student and program learning outcomes.
• Assist the Associate Director in program assessment and annual reporting.


• Prepare written communications such as monthly reports, annual reports, participation statistics, etc.
• Actively participate in a variety of Aggie Recreation Center, Campus Recreation, and University committees as assigned.
• Work evenings and weekends when necessary, regarding aquatics reservations and special events.
• Understand and represent the mission and vision of Utah State University Campus Recreation Department and USU Student Affairs.
• This position description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

• An equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a major in sports management, recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology/exercise science, business administration, or a related field.

• The equivalent of two-year full-time professional level experience or two years as Graduate Assistant managing and developing aquatics programming and aquatic facilities during which time the applicant has acquired and demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position.


Required Certifications:

• American Red Cross Lifeguard
• American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (must be obtained within six months of hire)
• American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (must be obtained within six months of hire)
• American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor Certified (must be obtained within six months of hire)

Demonstrate knowledge of the following:
• Administration, personnel & organizational management, budgeting, computer hardware/software operation, principles of superior customer service, and effective marketing


Demonstrate ability to do the following:
• Interpret and apply university, Aggies Recreation Center, Campus Recreation, and USU rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

• Establish programmatic goals, facilitate change, and implement innovative programs and services.

• Oversee the work of others.

• Coordinate the timely completion of multiple tasks.

• Work independently under general supervision.

• Work as a part of a team to reach set goals.

• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

• Generate and follow verbal and written instructions.

• Provide excellent customer service.

• Adapt to changes in the work environment.

• Work effectively in a multicultural environment.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

• Work varying hours including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends


Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's degree in related field
• Three or more years of professional experience managing Aquatics programming in a collegiate recreation setting
• American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer certification
• American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer
• Certified Special Needs Swim Instructor certification- Swim Angelfish
• Active involvement in NIRSA – Leaders in Collegiate Recreation


Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

minimum of $39,015 plus excellent benefits

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

The Department of Campus Recreation at Utah State University is housed in the Division of Student Affairs and is one of the most dynamic growing departments on campus. Home to 18 professional staff members and four graduate assistants, Campus Recreation strives to serve the students with top notch programs and services. With a state-of-the-art facility opened in November 2015, included three basketball courts, three levels of cardio and weight training, a climbing and bouldering wall, two sand volleyball courts, two outdoor basketball courts. The Aggie Legacy Field is 154,000 square feet of synthetic playable surface including two flag football fields, two softball fields, soccer field, rugby pitch, lacrosse field, and ultimate frisbee. Campus Recreation also manages the HPER Building and Fieldhouse which includes six racquetball courts, four basketball courts, two pools, weight training and cardio loft. This is an exciting time to join the Utah State University Campus Recreation team as we continue to grow our programs and develop our students into future leaders.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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