Coordinator of Lifeguards

University of Maryland - University Recreation & Wellness
College Park, MD
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience, the range is $52,000 - $61,000.
Apr 20, 2017
May 20, 2017
Full Time

<p>POSITION DESCRIPTION: Full-time professional exempt staff position with full benefits. The Coordinator of Lifeguards has major responsibility for staffing University Recreation &amp; Wellness aquatic facilities – the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium and Outdoor Aquatic Center. Specific responsibilities include: recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising 130 students employed as lifeguards and head lifeguards for scheduled aquatic recreation hours, programs, and events; coordinating lifeguard and head lifeguard work schedules; assisting the Director of Aquatics with administration of swim meets and aquatic events; and teaching Kinesiology aquatic classes as assigned. Some evening and weekend work is required.</p>

<p>QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have, as a minimum: a Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of full-time or 2 years of part-time experience training and supervising others; two (2) years of experience working in a community/collegiate recreation aquatic environment; current American Red Cross Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor certifications; strong communication and customer service skills. Preferred: Master’ degree, current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer certification, current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification, experience teaching, experience with swim meets and electronic timing systems, experience working with college student personnel.</p>

START DATE: July 1, 2017 preferred.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience, the range is $52,000 - $61,000.

BENEFITS: 22 days annual leave, 14 paid holidays, 3 days personal leave, 15 days sick leave; University contributions to health insurance and retirement plans; tuition remission.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply for “staff” position #100532 through Attach a letter of application, current résumé, and the names, current phone numbers/email addresses for three professional references (one must be, or have been, an immediate workplace supervisor).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: For best consideration, May 3, 2017. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 301-226-4400 or visit

The University of Maryland is an especially diverse community of 45,000. University Recreation & Wellness shares a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and inclusion in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities. (AA/EOE)