Job Description: Under the supervision of the Athletics Director and Deputy Athletics Director, the Aquatics Director will be responsible for the safety, development, operation, and administration of the Natatorium, as well as general administration of the athletics & recreation programs. Coaching responsibilities for the Women’s Swimming program will include coordinating the operations, management, coaching and cultivation of a competitive and successful Division III team and set of student-athletes.
- Develop, implement, and oversee aquatics program, including but not limited to lifeguarding; open swim; all rentals; and swim competitions and John Jay swim team practices.
- Ensure that pools meet all health and safety standards including a clean environment, appropriate air and water temperature, chemical balance, and timely pool water testing and backwashing. Secure pool facilities when not in use.
- Advise Athletics Director and Facilities Assistant of safety and repair needs of the pool immediately.
- Hire staff; train, supervise, and evaluate all lifeguards as programs dictate and budget guidelines allow. Ensure that all lifeguards have appropriate and updated certifications on file; provide regular in-service training to staff as needed.
- Complete daily quick checks and red ball drills and weekly full drop drills.
- Assist the Athletics Director in updating the building EAP and building safety.
- Mediate patron and student complaints with the Athletics Director or Deputy Athletics Director.
- Develop recreational workshops for students, staff, faculty, and community members.
- Develop flyers, brochures, advertisements, etc. to promote aquatic facilities.
- Assist in research, facilitation, and building quality aquatic programs that provide customer satisfaction.
- Promote athletics & recreation events through print, online, and multi-media efforts.
- Obtain Certificate of Fitness for Storage and Handling of Corrosives and Oxidizers C-91.
- Coordinate the community memberships process, including maintaining invoices, contact records, and membership cards.
- Participate in staff meetings and professional training as appropriate.
- In the event of mid-to-long-term pool closures, this position will take on responsibilities in the general administration of the athletics & recreation programs, including, but not limited to marketing, special events, sports information, or academic support programs.
- Support the academic success of all student-athletes and demonstrate a strong commitment to their personal and professional development.
- Assist in the planning, management, evaluation, operation, and coordination of all aspects of the Women’s Swimming program.
- Supervise and organize practice sessions, game-day coaching operations, scheduling, and team travel.
- Maintain proper and appropriate discipline among students during athletic contests, practice sessions, and while on trips off campus.
- Supervise the assistant coaching staff.
- Actively recruit prospective students of the highest quality in order to contribute to the program’s success.
- Engage in team fundraising activities and alumni engagement events.
- Take advantage of professional development opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as further success of the Women’s Swimming program.
- Attend campus, conference, regional, and national meetings as necessary.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, City University of New York (CUNY), CUNY Athletic Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division III) policies and procedures.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree required.
3-5 years of related aquatics and head coaching experience preferred.
Certified in first aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and WSI lifeguard training or equivalent.
Certified Pool Operation (CPO) required. Working knowledge of swimming pool filters, mechanical systems and the use of chemicals for swimming pool and water chemistry.
Driver’s License required.
Experience in hiring, supervising, and training support staff and developing schedules to assure all work and work areas are covered.
Excellent customer and staff relation skills required.
Strong organization skills required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Additional Salary Information: Professional Development funds are available for annual training and professional development.
About John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice Athletics Department provides a comprehensive, competitive and fulfilling program in which all can feel pride, commitment and affiliation. The Department represents an exemplary model of intercollegiate athletics where athletic excellence is sought within the context of full support for the institution’s academic mission. Our goal is to attract, retain and graduate the finest student-athletes who in turn become loyal, supportive and proud alumni. The John Jay Athletics Department serves 14 intercollegiate sports and approximately 200 student-athletes. The Department also consists of Recreation and Intramurals, to create an educational environment producing social and fitness rewards.