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Assistant Director - Aquatics and Safety

Company: Centers
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, CENTERS remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. CENTERS is currently operating university campus recreation centers at ten site locations within the United States.


The Assistant Director of Aquatics is responsible for the oversight and management of the Marshall Recreation Center Natatorium including scheduling of pool, management of staff, program development and pool operation oversight. This position will oversee the management of the learn to swim program as well as safety certifications and programming.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, train, schedule and evaluate aquatic staff.

  • Assist with the mechanical and chemical pool operations.

  • Oversee aquatic and safety related programming as it relates to participation, revenue and staffing. 

  • Serve as co-chair of risk management committee. 

  • Manage safety trainings, mock emergencies and semesterly audits on behalf of the department. 

  • Manage the department certification database as it relates to operational and program staffing. 

  • Responsible for the management and inventory of all aquatic equipment and supplies.

  • Responsible for all policies and procedures for aquatic areas and programs.

  • Revise marketing publications and handbooks for all program areas.

  • Evaluate performance and program effectiveness.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Administrative Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the preparation, forecasting and monitoring of income and expense budgets as it relates to areas of responsibility.
  • Responsible for the supervision of part-time employees within scope of program areas.
  • Evaluate performance and program effectiveness through regular assessment.
  • Responsible for ensuring areas of responsibility stay in line with current trends.
  • Oversee policies and procedures development for all areas of responsibility.
  • Responsible for supervision, training and mentoring subordinate staff
  • Manage budget, strategic planning, and assessment as it pertains to the program area.
  • Prepare regular written communication such as monthly and annual reports, financial and participation reports and equipment inventory reports.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred or required equivalent experience.
  • At least two years of programming experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a collegiate/community recreation environment, strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience within aquatics.
  • Knowledge of standard practices and demonstrated experience in recreational sports.
  • Leadership and supervisory abilities.
  • Ability to work as part of and lead a team that collaborates effectively with colleagues.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm.
  • Analytical skills to identify problems, assess alternatives, and render consistent, logical decisions.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyle choices.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification (or willing to obtain).
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA Instructor certification (or willing to obtain).
  • Current CPO/AFO certification (or willing to obtain).
  • Current LGI & WSI certifications (or willing to obtain).



Technical Competencies

  • Some knowledge of HR theories and best practices in recruitment and staff development
  • Basic accounting knowledge; capability of understanding budgets
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Professional Competencies

  • Adaptability, analytical & critical thinking, initiative & motivation, planning & project management, decision making & judgment, business acumen, customer service, teamwork, diversity awareness, interpersonal relationships, communication, integrity, leadership, long-term focus, organizational learning & change management 

Human Relations:

Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Work Environment

  • Office environment/ pool environment
  • Non-smoking environment 
  • Moderate to loud noise
  • Local, regional and national travel as required 
  • Evening or weekend work as required                 


Physical Demands

  • Sitting at desk or table for at least 70% of the work day
  • Walking or working with natatorium facilities 30% of the work day
  • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)
  • Occasional bending, stooping
  • Eye-hand coordination (keyboard typing)
  • Hearing and talking

Keywords: Centers, Huntington , Assistant Director - Aquatics and Safety, Other , Huntington, West Virginia

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