2 Mar 2023

Full Time Aquatics Manager

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District – Posted by THPRD Beaverton, OR

Job Description

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) is looking for an aquatics manager to drive efficiency, innovation, teamwork and commit to delivering exceptional customer service while achieving successful results.   They will lead with integrity, have exceptional leadership skills, and champion the diversity equity and inclusion for the department.

The aquatics manager is responsible for the planning, promotion, implementation, and supervision of all program services and staff at the district’s Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, Aloha Swim Center, Beaverton Swim Center, Harman Swim Center, Sunset Swim Center, and the two outdoor seasonal pools Raleigh Swim Center and Somerset West Swim Center.

This position coordinates district wide aquatic programming.  They will seek measure to improve access to aquatic programs, and coordinate district-wide aquatic special events.   This position coordinates relationships with affiliated aquatic sports groups, the Beaverton School District, and other partner organizations and agencies and is responsible for the overall coordination of district-wide aquatic matters.  The manager will coordinate division wide first aid and safety training. The aquatic manager participates in high-profile confidential negotiations regarding district services and partnerships.

Application and resume required. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position in the application, but we will be reviewing resumes for this recruitment.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter. 


Essential Job Functions


Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Responsible for managing program services and directing the work of employees directly and indirectly. Has authority in employment decisions: hiring, firing, advancement, promotion, or any other change of employment status.
  • Serve as an expert program resource in areas of responsibility; Provide training and technical assistance to district and other agency staff; Manage and prepare assigned special projects that involve leading, directing and coordinating multiple disciplinary teams; Develop, interpret and apply program policies, procedures and associated regulations; Represent the district in a variety of meetings.
  • Manage departmental budget preparation and administration.
  • Direct and participate in the review and evaluation of programs offered to ensure program services meet community needs; Coordinate with other district managers to ensure effective delivery of services districtwide; Implement, monitor and review service delivery processes to ensure services are cost effective and delivered in a timely fashion; Identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Director; Implement improvements; Ensure program services are in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and guidelines.
  • Meet, partner, and collaborate with non-profit organizations, school officials, community groups, and others to develop, provide and promote recreation programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




Knowledge of:

  • Theories, principles, procedures, standards, practices, information sources and trends in the field of recreation and leisure activity programs.
  • Principles and practices of needs assessments, program implementation and program evaluation appropriate to assigned site(s).
  • Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and maintenance of public records.
  • Safety management practices applicable to supervising participants and staff in diverse recreational activities.
  • Pertinent federal, state, local laws, codes, and regulations.

 Ability to:

  • Demonstrate competency in leadership, communication, project management, process improvement, problem solving, organizing, and delegating assignments.
  • Display exceptional attention to detail and time management.
  • Understand, interpret, explain and apply district, state, federal laws applicable to areas of responsibility.
  • Understand the organization and operation of the district and outside agencies as related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Monitor budget with allocation for programs and activities in assigned area.


Education and Experience


Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that would likely provide the applicant with the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

A bachelor’s degree with major course work in a related field, or equivalent work-life experience, and a minimum of seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in park and recreation, including a minimum of three years of experience in management or as an expert individual contributor responsible for leading employees and projects.

Bilingual and multilingual skills are preferred. The district provides a bilingual pay incentive to staff who regularly use their bilingual or multilingual skills!

Licenses and Certifications:

  • A valid Oregon Driver License and good driving record may be required for some assignments.
  • Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP), preferred

We are committed to ensuring the health and safety for all employees and the community. As a part of this commitment, all district employees are required to be fully vaccinated effective October 8, 2021. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment must either submit proof of vaccination, documentation of plans to become fully vaccinated, or request reasonable accommodation for those candidates who are unable to be vaccinated.

THPRD is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, THPRD will ensure that people experiencing disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@thprd.org.

How to Apply

APPLY ONLINE: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/thprd/jobs/3934261/aquatics-manager?sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs   CLOSING DATE: March 20, 2023 at 5pm PST

Job Categories: Aquatics Management. Job Types: Full Time. Job Tags: #Aquatics, administrative, and management. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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