Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020
Recreation & Athletics
Campus Recreation and Athletics
Open until filled, However, review of applications will begin on
$47,500 - $52,000 Annually
Background check is required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director of
Recreation, this position develops and manages aquatics programs
and is responsible for the management of the aquatic s facility.
Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for the development
and management of departmental risk and safety programs for a
diverse recreation and athletics program. The incumbent is
responsible for the day to day operations of a 50-meter aquatics
facility, including, but not limited to, facility scheduling,
lifeguard certification, training and scheduling and aquatic
This position is also responsible for the development,
implementation and oversight of all department wide risk and safety
programs and training. This include, but are not limited to,
management of the Emergency Action Plan, scheduling and managing
training CPR, AED and first aid training for departmental staff.
Working with program areas within the Recreation & Athletics
department to ensure proper training for all student staff.
Program/Operations: Establish risk management policies and
guidelines that are written, implemented, trained and updated.
Coordinates and documents emergency action plans for natural
disasters, drowning, heart attack, diving injury, etc., as
appropriate. Initiate, organize and manage a robust aquatics
program in conjunction with other programmers within the recreation
program on campus; Ensures that staff enforces rules of conduct and
safety in an impartial and effective manner; Sets up and maintains
regulations and conditions conducive to maximum sanitation and a
wholesome environment for the swimming program; Inventories and
evaluates pool equipment quarterly (include rescue, safety/first
aid, activity and events). Researches, selects and purchases pool
equipment and pool chemicals; Establishes future estimated pool
equipment/maintenance needs; Responsible for all risk management
related duties pertinent to aquatic program participants and staff
to include appropriate training and establishment of policies and
procedures to reduce general liability and enhance overall safety.
Keeps up to date on changing federal, state, and local laws
regarding aquatic facilities and emergency response; Serves as the
primary point of contact for all aquatics related suggestions and
complaints, works with students, faculty, staff, and community
members to resolve those issues. Works within the approved annual
budget; Oversees operational expenditures and consults with
supervisor on all major expenses, planned or unplanned, relating to
the operation and maintenance of the aquatic facilities; Prepares
monthly management reports to senior department management staff
for patron usage numbers, energy program results, memberships and
staff payroll totals, etc; Prepares expense & revenue reports for
analysis and makes recommendations for departmental cost
Risk and Safety Programs: Develops, implements and manages
departmental Emergency Action Plan; Works with athletic training
staff to manage EAP at all athletic events; Coordinates and
provides for training for all
student staff in CPR/AED, First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens and
Lifeguarding; Manages all training and certification records for
the department; Develops and implement in service training for all
program areas in the department around risk management/safety;
Point of contact for the department with Risk Services, Campus
Safety and EH&S.
Facility Management: Creates program policies and procedures for
swimming pool maintenance/upkeep guidelines and pool chemical
testing; Enforces cleanliness of the facilities, in a manner
consistent with University and state regulations; Works with staff
to maintain daily and or weekly checklists; coordinates & works
with maintenance when problems arise; Develop awareness in formal
and informal inspection of equipment conditions and needs, report
needs to supervisor; Ensures compliance with all Federal, State &
County regulations; Oversees and manages day to day pool
preventative maintenance for the aquatics complex; Manages facility
use schedules for aquatics center using EMS software; Works with
Athletic Event Operations Manager to coordinate special events in
the aquatics center.
Bachelor's degree in related area and three years management
experience and/or 3 years in professional aquatics management
Masters degree in related field preferred.
Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification required.
Standard First Aid Instructor Certification required.
Lifeguard Certification required.
California Title 22 Instructor Certification (must be obtained
within 3 months of hire) preferred.
Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator Certification
(obtain within 3 months of hire) preferred.
Water Safety Instructor required.
Water Safety Instructor Trainer and Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
(obtain within 3 months of hire) preferred.
Ability to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal Check
Strong knowledge of program activity and industry best practices
Demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the
ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and
externally in non-routine situations required.
Uses highly developed and creative problem-solving skills to
deliver and foster a strong service orientation, program
management, and sound judgment and decision-making; uses strong
critical thinking skills to develop original ideas, in a varied and
challenging environment required.
Previous experience training/certifying lifeguards and aquatics
Thorough demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Experience with Fusion, Activenet or Class software or equal
Demonstrated experience recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating
student staff required.
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