Aquatics Student Coordinator


Summer 2021

Rate of Pay: 


Application Dates

July 6, 2021 - November 30, 2021

Job Description

Perform a variety of duties to support the Department of Campus Recreation Aquatics program. This position will maintain a high standard of customer service, risk management, professionalism, and respect.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to training, scheduling, providing feedback, and hiring of lifeguards, aquatic instructors and health and safety staff. This position must use problem solving skills and delegate duties as needed to maintain a safe and effective environment for participants and staff.

Duties & Responsibilities

-Attend staff meetings and trainings, including but not limited to:

                *All Staff Training (Fall and Spring Semester)

                *Mandatory Supervisor trainings offered throughout the year

                *Position specific meetings

-Participation in Campus Recreation initiatives and events held throughout the year

-Model department values and expectations

-Serve as aquatics head supervisor when AQ Administrative staff are out of office.  Act as supervisor on call as needed.

-Be able to commit to weekly schedule of 15+ hours per week

-Assist in screening, interviewing, and training new and existing employees

-Assist in semester scheduling of all employees including finding substitutes and covering shifts in emergency situations

-Implement “feedback forms” and draft disciplinary action forms, conduct disciplinary action meetings once approved

-Contribute written work performance evaluations for all Aquatics Supervisors and staff members

-Assist in all planning and facilitation of monthly Lifeguard and Instructor in-services

-Oversee all American Red Cross certification classes

-Oversee the facilitation and preparation of Swim Lessons and all other Aquatic programs each semester

-Perform emergency skills and duties in order to respond to EAP scenarios as necessary

-Maintain the highest level of proficiency in facility policies, emergency response and the EAP

-Knowledgeably explain all Campus Recreation policies and procedures

-Serve as a “first responder” for injuries, accidents and incidences

-Complete accident/incident reports as necessary

-Additional responsibilities as assigned

-AQ supervisory experience including staff supervision and aquatic program management

-Excellent customer service skills

-Detail oriented and self-motivated

-Outstanding leadership, supervisory, and communication skills

-Must be currently enrolled at UA for a minimum of 6 credit hours

-Early morning, evening and weekend availability; flexible scheduling and break availability

Required Trainings/Certifications

Required Training and Certifications *

The successful incumbent is required to have the following certifications and training:


-Valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding (CPR/AED & First Aid); Employees are required to obtain these certifications at their own expense. Campus Recreation offers a discount on certification classes for eligible employees. Other certifications may be considered. Check with your supervisor prior to making arrangements to obtain these certifications.


-All Department of Campus Recreation employees are required to complete blood borne pathogen training within 45 days of hire and renew on an annual basis.


-Complete New Employee training which includes but not limited to Emergency Action Plan, Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy training, All-Employee Security (Computer) Awareness, Online Driver Registration & Golf Cart (if authorized), and Youth Safety Training within 45 days of hire.


Preferred Training and Certifications *

The successful incumbent is preferred to have one or all of the following certifications and trainings:


-American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

-American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

-National Swimming Pool Foundations Certified Pool Operator (NSPF CPO)

- Pima County Certified Pool Operator