Aquatic and Fitness Center Manager

Miami Dade College
North Campus
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

Job Details

Job Title: Aquatic and Fitness Center Manager
Location: North Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1001517
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




$56,047 - $70,059


Aquatic and Fitness Center

Reports To

Sr. Director of Campus Administration

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status

Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation)

First Review Date

July 26, 2021

Job Summary

The Manager of the Aquatic and Fitness Center is primarily responsible for the overall operation and management of the Center.. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Acts as the budget manager, produces management reports related to budget and external facility use for both the Fitness and Aquatic Center operations
  • Coordinates the schedule and signage for Homeland Security Training, Underwater Rescue Training, Fire Rescue Training, as well as recreational & wellness facilities
  • Maintains a safe and secure environment and daily log on water conditions; and prepares reports on activities and emergencies
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, trains and evaluates staff; and ensures staff keep their certifications current
  • Prepares schedules and duties for the Aquatic and Fitness Center staff; and maintains time report on subordinate employees
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of subordinates including lifeguards safeguarding students and other persons using the swimming pools or facilities
  • Develops and implements new procedures for the Center and supervises the enforcement of rules and regulations relating to pool and diving activities; resolves situations that arise between the staff and the student/patrons
  • Promotes programs and develops marketing approaches to support the Center; and establishes classes and special programs
  • Makes daily inspections of the pool and its equipment and instructs subordinate lifeguards on work problems
  • Presents exercise orientations, fitness assessments and exercise introduction/prescriptions
  • Administers performance tests to prospective lifeguards to determine fitness for the work
  • Handles all matters including paper work pertaining to preventive maintenance (PM) through Pro fitness
  • Oversees the completion of regular maintenance tasks as scheduled; and does a walk thru once per day
  • Substitutes when wellness professor is not available and presents orientation to wellness students as needed by professors
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution and six (6) years of related management experience.
  • Must possess a valid American Red Cross or YMCA Water Safety instruction.
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of CPR, First Aid, and water rescue methods
  • Knowledge of health science
  • Knowledge of budgets
  • Knowledge of operating systems, word-processing and computer software including Excel, Microsoft Word, and Windows
  • Ability to perform fitness assessments and have knowledge on disease prevention
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills in swimming and life saving procedures
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to supervise and train employees including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Ability to deal with problems and provide solutions
  • Ability to plan, supervise and direct the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale
  • Ability to conduct lifeguard training programs
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff

Additional Requirements

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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