Aquatics Operations Manager

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 19, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Full Time
Aquatics Operations Manager

George Mason University's Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, located on the Science and Technology campus in Manassas, VA, is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for an Aquatics Operations Manager. 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.


Under the direction of the General Manager, the Aquatic Operations Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Center's natatorium. This includes responsibility for operations, leadership, risk management, event planning and management, maintenance, equipment and supply procurement, financial management, and programming. The Aquatic Operations Manager ensures that the aquatics facilities are safe, well-maintained, and adequately staffed for daily use and special events.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in recreation, sports management, fitness, business or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience with database management, electronic timing systems, electronic scheduling software;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills;
  • Substantial experience with event planning and management (swim meets) and space utilization;
  • Ability to promote positive working relationships and communication with a variety of internal and external customers;
  • Proficiency with complete MS Office Suite; and
  • Must be able to work evening and weekend hours.

Special licenses, registration, or certification:

  • Aquatic Facility Operator license or equivalent;
  • Active certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid/AED/O2; and
  • Active certifications or able to obtain in 9 months in American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/ Trainers and Lifeguard Instructor Trainers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant progressive professional experience in aquatic operations and management in a community or University setting (6+ years preferred); and
  • Master's degree, Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor certifications.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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 Mason's 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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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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