The Associate Director of Recreational Services, Director of Aquatics Programs at the University of Iowa will oversee the planning, development, promotion, and implementation of recreation and educational programs to engage and develop students and UI Community Members through Aquatics Programs in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) and Field House pools. Responsibilities will include:
Event Scheduling Training, supervision and evaluation of the Aquatic professional and student staff Managing competitive aquatic events including Athletics Coordinating the safety training for Recreational Services aquatic programs
For more information about aquatics programs at the University of Iowa, please visit: https://recserv.uiowa.edu/aquatics
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 14 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 Recreation, Sport Management, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Extensive professional experience (typically 3-5 years) in campus recreation at an institution of higher education involving swimming/aquatic program management. Experience should include researching, recruiting for, and executing national-level aquatics events.
Extensive experience managing performance of professional employees involving the application of performance management system(s), practices, and tools to develop and improve individual, team, and organizational performance.
Extensive knowledge of and ability to ensure safe practices in daily operations and effective maintenance and repair services for facilities
Demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative environment that recognizes and promotes diversity and individual growth in multicultural competency.
Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Certification
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification, or the ability to obtain such certification within 6 months of start date.
Proficiency in the use of Hy-Tek Swim Meet Management Software.
Proficiency in the use of swim timing equipment and scoreboard systems.
Internal Number: 19005256
About University of Iowa
The Department of Recreational Services is an integral part of the Hawkeye tradition. The department promotes and coordinates campus-wide competitive and recreational activities. Events and programs enhance skills, foster life-long friendships, and teach the understanding of true sportsmanship while promoting healthy lifestyle choices. The department has a longstanding reputation for being a pioneer and leader in collegiate recreation and is well-respected locally, regionally, and within the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. But it wasn’t until the construction of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) in 2010 that UI’s indoor recreational facilities moved from the bottom of the Big 10 to one of the best in the country. In 2013, Best College Reviews ranked the CRWC #3 nationally in a publication outlining the 25 most amazing campus student recreation centers.