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Coordinator, Aquatics

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
$45,000 - $55,000 per year based on qualifications and experience

Job Details

The Office of Student Life is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's Indiana University experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Office of Student Life staff and multiple departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority, and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.

 Recreational Sports is proud to be a department within the Office of Student Life, committed to promoting learning and respect by integrating diversity, equity and inclusion in all programs, interactions, and partnerships. We commit to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment where all people are respected, valued, and affirmed so that they may know they matter and belong at Indiana University.

Recreational Sports is a critical part of supporting student well-being and is a primary entry point at Indiana University Bloomington for supporting students in their health and wellness. Recreational Sports' mission is to connect, inform, and inspire people to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. We serve over 36,000 students, faculty, staff, and public participants annually. Our team consists of 46 appointed staff members, and over 800 part-time student staff members. Our organization fosters a team focused, collaborative work environment that emphasizes strong business practices, operational excellence, and participant development. Our organization is committed to a student development philosophy that encourages student involvement in decision-making and leadership.

Job Summary: 

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the recruiting, hiring, supervision, scheduling and evolution of the lifeguard staff for all indoor and outdoor pools.
  • Assists with the recertification courses of all aquatic hourly staff.
  • Develops and implements aquatic emergency action plans. 
  • Coordinates operations for all indoor and outdoor pools, all aquatic programs, and other participant focused programming.
  • Supports facilitation of outside user groups to ensure maximum use of aquatic spaces, including hosting competitive aquatics events.
  • Assists in the proposal, development and implementation of new programs and activities based on the needs of the users to increase participation and income.

General Responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day operational management of recreational programming staff.
  • Establishes short-term operational objectives.
  • Identifies operational issues and/or areas of improvement and implements solutions to improve processes and/or operational efficiency.
  • Analyzes, monitors, and evaluates performance of assigned staff; establishes work priorities, conducts performance reviews, and provides corrective action as needed.
  • Ensures adequate staffing and effective scheduling; participates and informs employment decisions for assigned staff.
  • Provides direct supervision and oversight of assigned staff and activities; impacts, and is held accountable for, the performance of team and/or assigned staff.
  • Ensures and provides training to assigned staff to improve user support operations; researches and identifies development opportunities for assigned staff.
  • Assist with department-wide special events and provide night/weekend/break coverage as part of professional staff rotation.
  • Keeps next-level leader(s) informed of trends as well as significant problems.


Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education. 



  • Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Recreation, Sports Management, or related field


  • Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Recreation, Sports Management, or related field



  • 2 years of related experience with structured recreational programming



  • CPR/AED within 180 days from date of hire Standard First Aid within 180 days from date of hire Preventing Disease Transmission/Universal Precautions within 180 days from date of hire Currently certified as a lifeguard with a national organization



  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure

Working Conditions: 

This position requires both sedentary work and long durations of movement about the workspace. It requires the ability to move and transport objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds and the ability to swim proficiently. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential tasks with or without an accommodation.

Advertised Salary: 

$45,000 - $55,000 per year based on qualifications and experience 



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900 E. 7th Street
Room M088

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