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Senior Coordinator for Aquatics

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
Jul 18, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S12259P
Working Title Senior Coordinator for Aquatics
Department VPSA-Recreational Sports
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The Department of Recreational Sports in the Division of Student Affairs promotes healthy lifestyle choices by providing development, growth, and education for the University of Georgia community through the spirit of recreation.
College/Unit/Department website recsports.uga.edu
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week. Some nights or weekends may be required for special events.
Advertised Salary $46,800
Posting Date 06/18/2024
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 08/05/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who complete the application process by July 19, 2024. However, screening will continue until this position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant's credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated below and a current resume.
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
USG Core Values Statement
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Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.
Position Information

Classification Title Student Services Paraprofessional/Professional
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree
Position Summary
The Senior Coordinator for Aquatics is an integral part of the Recreational Sports Aquatics area and reports directly to the Assistant Director for Aquatics. The coordinator will participate in the programming and daily operations of the Ramsey Student Center Natatorium. This position supports academic classes, varsity swimming and diving team activities, student recreational programming and special events. Primary duties include: recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising a staff of 75 to 100 lifeguards and aquatics instructors; developing and managing revenue-producing aquatic programs; and assisting with the department's safety training and emergency action plans. This employee will also work with two Maintenance Foremen. Additionally, this person assists with providing overall leadership for the Recreational Sports staff in the development and implementation of recreational programs and services for the University of Georgia community.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of aquatics programming and management
  • Evidence of training staff in student learning and development outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships with university students, faculty, staff, alumni, administrators, and the community
  • Proven dynamic and innovative leadership in recreational sports with the ability to work successfully individually and as a member of a team
  • Possess evidence of supervisory experience

Physical Demands

  • Frequently move throughout the 440,000 sq. ft Ramsey Student Center to stand; walk; sit; reach
  • Climb up and down ladders and in small spaces; walk across narrow accesses such as 1.5 ft. widths
  • Operate department owned vehicles to run job related errands
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds
  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and focus
  • Distinguishing between non-toxic air flow and noxious odors

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.
Background Investigation Policy
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

Facility and Risk Management:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of risk management policies and procedures for the Aquatics area.
  • Evaluate existing policies according to industry standards and make changes when necessary.
  • Coordinate the CPR/First Aid/AED training for all Recreational Sports staff members including 30+ Professional Staff and 500+ Student Staff members.
  • Serve as the Co-Chair of the Recreational Sports Risk Management Committee.
  • Collaborate with all Recreational Sports program areas to develop area specific Business Continuity Plans, Emergency Action Plans (EAP's), and safety procedures.
  • Collaborate with other entities on campus including the Office of Emergency Preparedness to create a safer campus environment.
  • Assist in ensuring that all swimming pools and related areas are operating above the minimum standard set forth by local, state and/or national agencies.
  • Assist in ensuring that all aquatic personnel are properly informed and prepared to implement the established emergency action plans.
  • Provide evening and weekend supervision of the Ramsey Student Center and special events conducted in the Recreational Sports facilities.

Percentage of time 40

Program and Policy Management:

  • Manage the Aquatic programs offered, including American Red Cross Safety Programs, and any additional programs to meet the needs of the student body and university community.
  • Recruit, train, motivate and supervise qualified instructor personnel for non-credit instruction including, but not limited to: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Community First Aid and Safety, Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI), and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
  • Conduct evaluations of instructors and programs to assess program quality and receive participant feedback.
  • Assist the Assistant Director for Aquatics in the dissemination of information pertaining to the operation of the facility.
  • Actively participate in the continual process of updating policies and procedures including but not limited to the revision of personnel manuals and training techniques.

Percentage of time 40

Personnel, Fiscal, and Strategic Management:

  • Assist in the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of a staff of 75-100 Lifeguards, Aquatics Managers, Swim Lesson Instructors, Safety Training Instructors, and Program Assistant(s).
  • Assist in the development and administration of budgets pertaining to aquatic programs for the Department of Recreational Sports.
  • Work as an integral member of the Recreational Sports staff in pursuing the departmental vision of providing the best possible recreational learning opportunities every day through excellent facilities, programs, services, and experiences.

Other duties as assigned
Percentage of time 20
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