Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety Education, University Recreation

Jun 15, 2017
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Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety Education, University Recreation

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

Position Number: 116218

Work Location: Pullman

Summary of Duties:

This position is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, dismissing, and developing lifeguard staff that will support University Recreation, College of Education, and Athletics for three campus aquatic facilities. This position will also be responsible for the development of aquatic programming including swim lessons, aquatic fitness and safety education.


Staff Supervision (30%)

Responsible for hiring, dismissing, training, evaluating, and scheduling of Graduate Assistant (.5 FTE) and approximately thirty-five facility lifeguards (6.5 FTE). Develops and implements comprehensive training program including WAC required training and certification, emergency response, customer service, risk management, and conflict resolution.

Risk Management (20%)

Responsible for the safety and risk management procedures for all aquatic facilities including involvement of policy development, delivery of staff training, and development of implementation plan.Ensures compliance with WAC in relation to operation of aquatic facilities.

Program Management (20%)

Responsible for development, planning and managing of aquatic programming including youth and adult instruction, aquatic fitness, and safety education.
Responsible for ensuring WAC compliance and proper supervision for all aquatic programming including physical education classes, recreation programming, and all varsity athletic contests.
Responsible for coordination of special events and aquatic rentals.

Fiscal Management (15%)

Responsible for budget development, management, and tracking for aquatic budgets.
Manage, develop, and verify payroll budget in excess of $100,000 annually. Ensure compliance with all department, university, and state policies for payroll processes and regulations.
Manage equipment ordering including items safety equipment required by WAC and equipment required for all University Recreation aquatic programming.
Manage and direct operations for Safety Education (1000+) certifications/year. This includes planning, organizing, implementing, reviewing processes and procedures.
Complete and submit all reports, participant/staff records, inventory in a timely manner.

Collaboration (10%)

Responsible for coordinating facility use and policy development for aquatic facilities shared among University Recreation, College of Education, and Intercollegiate Athletics.
Coordinate aquatic programming needs for each user in of three campus pools.

Other (5%)

Serves on department and university committees as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director.
Lead programs including first aid classes as needed.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Business, Recreation, Sport Management, Higher Education or related field) and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area to include a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Posting Open Date: 06/15/2017

Posting Close Date: 7/5/2017

Open Until Filled: No

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