Director, Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness

Ankeny Campus
Oct 10, 2020
Institution Type
Community College
Position Details

Job TitleDirector, Trail Point Aquatics and WellnessCampusAnkeny CampusJob Number21-A11Employment DateAs soon as possibleJob CategoryAdministrative/Professional PositionsApplication & Position Contact Information

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. Karen Stiles at 515-964-6484 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information

Starting salary: $98,319 (work experience and meeting the desired qualifications listed may be considered in setting a salary above the minimum)
Pay Grade: A9

Job Summary

Exciting opportunity for experienced leader to manage, operate, and lead, a 100,000 square foot Community and College recreation center. Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness opened in February 2017 to serve Ankeny, Iowa and surrounding communities in the Des Moines area, as well as Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students, faculty and staff. This beautiful two-story facility boasts a natatorium with an 8-lane competition pool and zero entry family pool, 2 group exercise and one cycling studio, 3 racquetball courts, state of the art cardio and strength training equipment, 10th of a mile indoor track, 2 full-sized gymnasiums with basketball courts, Physical Therapy pool with office suite, child care spaces for three separate age groups, and family lounge. This facility is adjoining a $40 million Student Center that includes coffee shop, food court, black box theater and conference center. Key operating partnerships include DMACC academic programs for hands-on learning, internships, and employment opportunities, Ankeny Community Schools, and Unity Point Health.

The Director will oversee operation and ensure success of Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness. Responsible for leadership, development and administration of operational plan, budget, facility, program, staff and services. Duties include supervision of staff, strategic planning, new program development, financial and membership reporting, and continuous improvement of facilities and services.

Essential Functions

Supervise departmental staff, recommend personnel actions related to hiring, compensation, performance evaluations, training, leaves, discipline, grievances, work schedules, and assignments, administers personnel and related policies and procedures per collective bargaining agreements and EEO/AA plan.

Oversee implementation, maintenance and evaluation of center programs and membership activities and engage with community for alignment of services. Provide leadership to program launches and new program development. Continuously measures effectiveness and improves current programs such as aquatics, fitness and wellness, youth and family, childcare and membership development.

Oversee management of the building including two pools with related equipment, certifications and supplies, two gymnasiums, fitness rooms, weight training and cardiovascular areas, child care and family spaces, physical therapy suite, multiple locker rooms and administrative offices. Responsible for regular inspection and maintenance of the facility to guarantee high standards of maintenance, safety, and cleanliness and assure that requirements of codes and laws are met fully. Serve as risk management coordinator for Trail Point conducting facility audits including life-safety, mechanical, structural-architectural, electrical equipment, furnishings and technology.

Develop, recommend, implement and administer annual budget for the center. Review and approve all departmental expenditures to ensure compliance with the approved budget. Coordinate procurement of necessary equipment and materials.

Establish and recruit members for Trail Point Advisory Board, DMACC Student Advisory Board, and DMACC Facility/Staff Advisory Board. Facilitate meetings, build support, and act on directives. Oversee and facilitate connections to multiple DMACC academic programs. Establish Trail Point as a student employment center and create opportunities for DMACC internships.

Create and maintain successful and strategic relationships with influential business and civic leaders, members and organizations of the community, and Ankeny Schools, with the purpose of leveraging those relationships to enhance support and advocacy for Trail Point. Serve as “the face” of Trail Point presenting to service clubs, churches, schools and participating in community activities and events.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, Health and Wellness, Business or other related areas. (An Associate’s degree in a related area and two additional years of experience may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree).

Five years successful operations management and supervisory experience in a multi-program recreation/fitness facility or similar community based organization.

Demonstrated competency in strategic planning and implementation.

Demonstrated competence in budget planning, management, and meeting fiscal goals.

Demonstrated ability to develop strong, positive relationships with community advisory boards, business and civic leaders, and provide dynamic leadership to staff, community and volunteers.

Strong communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge of current software applications.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree in Recreation Management, Health and Wellness, Business or other related areas.

Experience in operations and management of swimming pools and aquatics programming.

Experience in operating a membership based fitness/wellness facility.

Physical Requirements

• Lift up to 105 lbs from Floor to Knuckle (19 height)
• Push/Pull 100 lbs
• Lift 70 lbs from Floor to Waist Height and Carry
• Squatting, Bending, Walking & Standing

Physical Demand CategoryHeavyPost offer, Pre-Employment Physical TestPrior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, occasional evenings and weekends.

Posting Date09/30/2020Deadline for Submitting Applications10/18/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.

Quick Link for Internal Postings Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe in detail your experiences that have prepared you to serve as Director of Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * This Director will be responsible for the supervision of 6 fulltime direct reports, three fulltime indirect reports, and up to 200 part-time staff. Describe the scope of your supervisory experience and staff leadership philosophy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What is the largest budget you have been responsible for and how did you manage budget planning and meeting fiscal goals?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe in detail your experience working with community advisory boards, education leaders and business leaders.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe any experience you have with membership driven programs and any success you have had recruiting and retaining members.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How did you learn about this job opening?
    • DMACC Employee Referral
    • Friend/Relative
    • HigherEdJobs
    • CareerBuilder
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Iowa Workforce Development
    • DMACC Website
    • DMACC Applicant Interest Email
    • Other
  7. * Have you completed the DMACC Employment Application (all personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions)?
    • Yes
    • No (If no, please return to the application and complete all additional information.)
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 2
  2. Transcript 3
  3. Other

Similar jobs

Similar jobs