Aquatics Coordinator

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Bloomington, INDIANA
Deadline: 22 Aug 2019

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Aquatics Coordinator
Campus Bloomington
Department Information

Join Indiana University’s comprehensive recreational sports program. Our 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 programs utilize two multi-purpose facilities (housing over 400,000 square feet of activity space), three indoor pools, an outdoor pool complex, an indoor tennis center and numerous outdoor activity spaces. Our team consists of forty-six appointed staff members, seven graduate assistants, and over 1,000 hourly wage staff members. For more information, visit our website: here

Philosophy: 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. A related hallmark is contribution to the professional preparation of recreational sport and fitness professionals. We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fun and exciting environment.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Additional Salary Information: Indiana University provides an excellent benefits package. For specifics on benefit information, visit

Job Summary

The Aquatics Coordinator assists with the management and supervision of the Recreational Sports aquatic facilities, programs, special events and personnel for the students, faculty, staff and public members of IU Recreational Sports – over 1.9 million users annually. This position includes the supervision of 70 lifeguards, 35 swim instructors, twelve head lifeguards, and eight outdoor pool managers at four aquatic locations: the Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center (CBAC) at the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC), Royer Pool and Pool 194 at the School of Public Health (SPH), and the IU Recreational Sports Outdoor Pool Complex. This position coordinates lifeguard staffing for all indoor and outdoor pools; development and implementation of the aquatic emergency action plans; facility operations for all indoor and outdoor pools; and all aquatic programs and other participant focused programming. This also includes facilitating all outside user groups to ensure maximum use of aquatic spaces, including hosting competitive aquatics events at the CBAC. This position reports to the Program Director for Aquatics, works with a highly collaborative aquatic team made up of an Assistant Director of Aquatics, one Graduate Assistant and two Program Assistants, and contributes to all unit priorities. The salary range is $45,000-$55,000 and Indiana University provides an excellent benefits package. This position is similar to “Aquatics Facility Manager” and “Aquatic Coordinator” positions in Parks and Recreation as well as “Operations Manager” or “Waterpark Manager” positions in the National Waterparks Association.

Note: Applications accepted until position is filled. Preferred position start date: Fall 2019.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field and experience supervising part-time/temporary employees and aquatic risk management.

Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI). Current Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Preventing Disease Transmission/Universal Precautions certifications or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment. Knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook). Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and exchange information including ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals, both internal and external constituents.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Recreation or related field in a college/university, aquatic recreation setting. Current certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT), Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT), and/or Water Safety Instructor (WSI). Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Salary Range $45,000 - $55,000
Salary Plan PAE
Salary Grade 2AX
FLSA Exempt
Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Category Recreation/Intramural Sports Management

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 12183P
Open Date 07/16/2019
Close Date 08/22/2019
Open Until Filled No
Posting Disclaimer This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the posting Open Date.
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