The Assistant Director of Aquatics and Risk Management within University Recreation (UREC) oversees the management of the indoor and outdoor pools at UREC, as well as the Belk Gym pool. The Assistant Director of Aquatics will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating and supervising 50+ Lifeguards and 10 Head Guards working for University Recreation.This position will be the primary point of contact for the management and daily operation of all aquatic facilities, upkeep and maintenance of the pools and coordinating rentals and reservations utilizing the pools, and will be responsible for developing, growing, and managing the aquatic program. The Assistant Director for Aquatics serves as an advocate for health and fitness within higher education and its support of student development and continual education. This position helps coordinate and implement aquatic programs and services that satisfy the needs and interests of a diverse campus community as determined by ongoing needs assessments. Also, the Assistant Director will maintain accurate program participant and training records electronically, as well as, staying abreast of current trends in the aquatics and risk management field. The Assistant Director of Aquatics is accountable for contributing to a positive, friendly work environment that encourages, enhances and demonstrates collaboration, teamwork and professionalism, and equity among staff, students and patrons on a daily basis. The Assistant Director of University Recreation for Aquatics and Risk Management is responsible for the organization, administration and supervision of the UNC Charlotte Aquatics and Risk Management Program. The responsibilities encompass a wide variety of administrative and supervisory duties in the areas of budget, personnel, risk management, computerized database management, policy and procedures development, assisting with publicity/promotions, programming and fiscal/statistical management. Position reports to the Associate Director of University Recreation.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Bachelor's degree required
Master's degree in Recreational Sports Administration, Physical Education or a related field is preferred. Three years of experience in aquatic administration is required.
Demonstrated Microsoft Office competency
Experience with management and personnel software such as, but not limited to DoSportsEasy, Blackboard, Connect2, Market Place and OrgSync.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and computer skills.
Demonstrated administrative skills in: budget development and fiscal/statistical management; planning, implementing and evaluating programs; risk management.
Ability to motivate and supervise professional and student staff.
Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Experience working in a culturally diverse setting.
Experience working in a university/college recreational sports setting.
Experience and skills in operating Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS operating systems as well as use of Apple iPads
Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and dedication to risk management
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.