Coordinator of Aquatics, Campus Recreation

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jun 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Coordinator of Aquatics, Campus Recreation  Requisition # 17000000W5 


This position will oversee the programming and day to day operation of the UTC Aquatic area. Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining a comprehensive Aquatic program, that includes scheduling and staffing of courses in swimming, lifeguarding, WSI, and others.
  • Hiring, training, scheduling and supervising aquatic staff for day to day operations including open swim, special programming, swim lessons, intramural events and pool parties.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and operation of the aquatic center pool and spa.
  • Serving as an integral part of the Campus Recreation staff by assisting with Campus Recreation programs to connect the department to the UTC campus and Chattanooga community.



Bachelor’s degree required, Master's preferred. Must have one-year experience in the field of Aquatics.  Required certifications include Lifeguarding, LGI, WSI and CPR Instructor. Must hold a CPO (certified pool operator) that is current a certification or be willing to obtain certification within 6 months of hire. Must be flexible and available to work nights and weekends, as needed.  Must have valid driver’s license. 

Applicants must submit applications electronically through the UTC Career Site by visiting:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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