Assistant Director of Aquatics
Company: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Recreation Services at the University of Iowa is seeking an
Assistant Director of Aquatics to assist in the programming and
operation of Aquatic programs and facilities. This position will
have primary responsibility as it relates to programming, aquatic
event preparation, and the oversight of all aquatic equipment. The
Assistant Director will also be responsible for the training,
supervision, and evaluation of part-time Aquatics staff. This
position will also manage competitive aquatic events for Iowa
Swimming and Diving and the Iowa Flyers Swim Club. In addition,
this position will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of
all aquatic equipment and supplies.
For a detailed job description, please email Melanie Bell at
About Recreational Services:
The Department of Recreational Services is an integral part of
the Hawkeye tradition. Part of the Division of Student Life, the
department promotes and coordinates campus-wide competitive and
recreational activities. Recreational services works to provide a
diverse recreational experience that encourages active lifestyles
for the University of Iowa community. The department's goal is to
support the academic mission of the university while contributing
to the holistic development of each individual.
About the Division of Student Life:
The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace
new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe,
and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of
Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation
Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement
and everything in between. We believe in working together as one
team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating
and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and
activities within and beyond the classroom. One of our division
priorities is to advance UI's goals to recruit and retain U.S.
racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.
- Master's degree in Physical Education, Recreation
Administration, Sports Management, or related field.
- Experience (typically 1-3 years) working in collegiate or
competitive aquatic facilities.
- Working knowledge of aquatics functional processes and
associated operating requirements; ability to apply this knowledge
appropriately to diverse situations including technical proficiency
in aquatics sports timing equipment, audio/video systems, and event
- Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of
Student Life, including a demonstrated commitment to excellence
through anti-oppression, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Working knowledge of aquatic event management processes and
activities; ability to plan, organize, and execute events and to
coordinate resources before, during, and after an event.
- Extensive understanding of effective communication concepts,
tools, and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive,
and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the
application of appropriate communication behaviors.
- Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including
evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays.
- Ability to lift up to fifty pounds.
- Working knowledge of competitive aquatic events (swimming,
diving, water polo).
- Demonstrated experience using Hy-Tek Meet Manager, Daktronics,
and Colorado Time Systems.
- Knowledge of the prevention and treatment of intentional or
unintentional injuries; ability to implement emergency procedures
in accordance with appropriate safety plans.
- Previous supervisory experience (typically 6 months or
- Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
- Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI)
Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
- Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification or Aquatic Facility
Operator (AFO) Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months
- In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and
cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and
may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original
posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to
a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will
be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For
questions or additional information, please contact
- Classification Title: Recreation Prgm Asst Director
- Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
- Schedule: Full-time
- Pay Level: 4A
- Starting Salary Minimum: $46,000.00
- Organization: Student Life
- Contact Name: Melanie Bell
- Contact Email: Melanie-Bell@uiowa.edu
Keywords: University of Iowa, Iowa City , Assistant Director of Aquatics, Other , Iowa City, Iowa
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