General Administration Supervisor I / Coordinator I

Fairfax, VA, VA
Apr 25, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : $42,000 - $45,000

Web Announcement :
Coordinator of Aquatics

George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Here at Mason, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. With a student population of over 36,000, representing more than 130 countries, our campus is an organically diverse environment! George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Mason Recreation oversees three facilities on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University including the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC), the Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC), and Skyline fitness center. These facilities boast four gymnasiums, racquetball/ squash courts, several locker rooms, fitness galleries and dedicated rooms for yoga, cycling, group exercise, and marital arts/ self-defense classes. We house and maintain a recreation and competition pool, sauna, whirlpool, and several exterior facilities including a pavilion, turf and grass fields, jogging/ walking trails, and a team challenge course on our Science and Technology Campus. We provide the following programs and services for the campus community: Fitness, Aquatics, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, the EDGE (team building programming), as well as a Summer Youth Camp.

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Operations, the Coordinator of Aquatics is responsible for the administration and management of the lifeguard staff, developing and managing the aquatics budget, assist with the mechanical facets of the pools and spa on the Fairfax campus, swim meet operations and providing customer support. The incumbent will also have direct oversight of various aquatic programs such as Master’s Swim, Swim Lessons, and Safety Classes (CPR, First Aid, etc). This position is classified as “essential personnel.”

Responsibilities: Personnel Management

  • Develop and implement an approved staffing plan for the lifeguard staff. Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate staff in accordance with the departmental and university guidelines;
  • Assimilate and disseminate a comprehensive body of information to employed staff to ensure effective team functioning, employee development and achievement of performance standards;
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and training to all staff. Ensure that all Head Guards maintain a working knowledge of overall pool operations;
  • Plans and conducts monthly in-service training.

    Facility Management
  • Working with the department’s Risk Management staff, provide and maintain a safe and secure facility for customers and staff;
  • Maintains accurate and complete daily chemical, maintenance and safety check logs. Tracks chemical inventory;
  • Maintains daily/monthly/annual documentation of chemicals, personal protective equipment, and pump room operations (i.e. backwashing, chemical dumping, etc.);
  • Provide and maintain a safe and secure facility for customers and staff to include daily safety checks;
  • Compose, compile and present an annual report summarizing the accomplishments and challenges;
  • Coordinates and manages maintenance schedules for spa and pool mechanical equipment to include, but not limited to, UV maintenance, maintenance of chlorinators, weekly cleaning and descaling, cleaning of probes for feeders and hair and lint strainers;
  • Performs minor repairs to pool and spa mechanical equipment to include, but not limited to, replacement of chlorinator tubes and tops to hair and lint strainers.

    Program Management
  • Oversee the scheduling and administration of various Aquatic programs including but not limited to private swim lessons, Masters swim, and certification courses. The Coordinator for Facility Operations will provide assistance;
  • Serve as the aquatics liaison for aquatic events. Coordinates the set-up and breakdown of swim meets;
  • Provides assistance to the Assistant Director, Operations with coordinating, managing and administering all aquatic events;
  • Maintains, operates and troubleshoots all Colorado Timing System equipment and Display Link Software;
  • Coordinates surveys for patrons to help develop and implement aquatic policies and procedures as it relates to customer service;
  • Assists with the scheduling of group visits and rentals. Conducts special events such as pool parties and swim meets.

    Fiscal Management
  • Assist with preparing and monitoring the annual aquatic budget, as delegated by the Assistant Director, Operations;
  • Coordinate the purchasing of aquatic specific supplies, such as lifeguard uniforms, pool and facility supplies, equipment and other items as directed.

    Professional Development
  • Work in consultation with supervisor and Associate Director-EDGE and Outdoor Adventures to assemble an appropriate staff development plan based upon future aspirations and specific areas of growth;
  • Continue to develop professionally through membership and participation in applicable professional organizations and developmental workshops;
  • Represent the department on divisional and university-wide committees; represent the institution on regional/national committees.

    Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Athletic Administration, Physical Education; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in aquatic management, with technical knowledge of swimming pool operations and aquatic events;
  • Must demonstrate a general knowledge of the Colorado Timing System, Hy-Tek Meet Management, and Display Link software;
  • Must be flexible to work some early, late, and weekend hours;
  • Required licenses and certifications for position include: AFO (Aquatics Facilities Operator) or CPO (Certified Pool Operator), LGI (Lifeguard/CPR/FA Instructor) or Lifeguard/CPR training. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Recreation, Athletic Administration, Physical Education or a related field;
  • 3 or more years’ experience in pool operations and aquatic management;
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification (must be able to obtain within 3 months of employment).

Special Instructions : Applicants must apply for this position at by May 18, 2018; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2018-05-18

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