4 Jun 2021

Full Time Coordinator of Aquatics

Duke University – Posted by DukeAquatics Anywhere

Job Description


Requisition Number::  112888
Date:  May 25, 2021


Durham, NC, US, 27710


Coordinator of Aquatics

Position Summary

This is a full-time position under the direct supervision of the Director of Aquatics in the Recreation & Physical Education department. The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director of Aquatics with overseeing the utilization, operation, and maintenance of the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion and Brodie Aquatics Center. This position will assist with the monitoring of all aspects of pool safety to ensure state health codes and university policies are enforced; overseeing membership program for public users, university staff students, and private clubs/groups; and coordinating the aquatic program activities within the overall mission of Recreation and Physical Education.


Essential Functions

· Create and implement successful Aquatics programs; including, but not limited to Group Learn to Swim programming, Private Learn to Swim Programming, Masters Swim Team, Dive in Durham, and Aquatics Special Events.

· Direct oversite of Aquatics programming; including, but not limited to: Group Learn to Swim programming, Private Learn to Swim Programming, Masters Swim Team, Dive in Durham, and Aquatics Special Events.

· Assist Director of Aquatics with delivery of American Red Cross Safety Courses including, but not limited to; CPR/AED/First Aid, Lifeguard, Water Safety Instruction, etc.

· Assist the Director of Aquatics with certifying, re-certifying, and training Recreation Lifeguard staff as needed.

· Assist Director of Aquatics with the development and implementation of monthly in-service trainings for Lifeguard and Swim Instructor staff.

· Develop staff trainings surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion training, customer service training, and similar initiatives.

· Implement engaging programs that promote diversity and inclusion between the Duke and Durham Community.

· Development of post programming review procedures determine effectiveness and satisfaction of all Aquatics Programming.

· Direct oversite of the Aquatics Specialist position.

· Assist the Director of Aquatics with all pool reservations and contracts using Event Management System (EMS).

· Meet program revenue goals set by the Director of Aquatics and Managing Director of Facilities.

· Assist Director of Aquatics with development and implementation of Aquatics department budgets.

· Serves as a liaison between Recreation and Physical Education, Duke Athletics, Student Affairs, and other off campus groups for Aquatics initiatives, special events and reservations.

· Coordinates and adheres to departmental risk management efforts with all Aquatic Programming and Events.

· Assist the Director of Aquatics with coordination of joint activities with other university groups and organizations.

· Assist the Director of Aquatics with scheduling and coordination of Aquatics Staff; including but not limited to; Lifeguard staff, Head Lifeguard Staff, and Swim Instructor Staff.



Knowledge and ability to perform daily maintenance procedures of Aquatics Facilities and the knowledge and ability to monitor pool facility equipment and chemicals. The ability and skill set to work with the public and Duke Community in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner. The ability to learn computer software programming including Fusion, When to Work, Trello, and DigiQuatics; proficiency is preferred. The ability to work in a highly dynamic and diverse university setting. Possess the ability to understand and recognize opportunities of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to serve Duke and Durham communities alike. Demonstrated knowledge and skills to create an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and accepted by all is preferred. Knowledge of current trends in aquatics, recreation, aquatics management, and risk management. Ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with the understanding we serve groups with varying behaviors beliefs, orientations, identities, and or cultural backgrounds. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Education, Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management, or related field is required. A master’s degree from an accredited institution in Recreation, Sports Management, and professional work experience in a variety of aquatics programs is preferred.



At least one year of appropriate experience in a variety of aquatics programs and the ability to demonstrate leadership traits including effective communication, management of workflow, and supervisory skills are required. Two or more years of appropriate experience working in a variety of aquatics programs is preferred along with demonstrated experience in a University Campus Recreation Program and success in development and implementation of recreation and aquatics programs for a diverse population.



· Required:

o Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

o Current American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

o Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Certification

o Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification


· Preferred:

o Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) Certification

o Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) Certification

o Current Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification


Policymaking and or interpretation: Responsible for the development, implementation, and interpretation of the policies and procedures necessary to conduct and manage a safe, healthy environment for the Duke Recreation Aquatics Department


Program Direction and Development: Assists with the direct daily operations of Aquatics facilities, staff, and program. Additionally, is responsible for direct oversite of Aquatics programming.


Supervision Received: Reports to the Director of Aquatics. Day-today functions are accomplished with minimal guidance or supervision in accordance with established policies and directives. Overall guidance is accomplished through supervisor conferences and by setting broad goals and objectives.


Supervision Exercised: Supervision of Aquatics part-time staff, student employees, and full time Aquatics Specialist.


Level of Public Contact: Serves as the public contact for students and other members of the campus community who use recreation facilities and program opportunities. Coordinates programs with other university departments and staff members, as necessary. The position requires exceptional and detailed communication skills.


Monetary Responsibility: Assists the Director of Aquatics with monitoring the aquatics budget and appropriate use of financial resources including purchasing and inventory.


Responsibility of Confidential Data: Has access to record which are confidential data and must be judicious in the discussion of information contained therein. Adheres to laws relating to the confidentiality of information of students.


Marginal Functions of the Job: Performs other work-related duties as directed. The ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Requires evening and weekend work.

Type and extent of instructions or directions normally given to the incumbent of this position by the immediate supervisor Acts independently without the need for daily supervision. Seeks guidance as necessary and keeps supervisor informed of area operations and potential problems. Preforms all other duties as assigned by The Director of Aquatics.

Coordinator of Aquatics


Minimum Qualifications




Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program.




Work requires one year of experience in program administration or OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events.


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

How to Apply

https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-PROGRAM-COORD-NC-27710/737381300/   Please apply through the Duke University Website. emailed applications and resumes will not be considered.

Job Categories: Aquatics Coordinator. Job Types: Full Time.

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