Aquatics Coordinator, Campus Life

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Campus Life
CL:Athletics & Recreation
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Oversees the utilization, operation and maintenance of the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) and the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) swimming pools.
  • These two facilities have five separate bodies of water: WPEC Olympic competition indoor pool, WPEC warming pool, SAAC outdoor Olympic pool, SAAC outdoor Teaching pool and SAAC outdoor Kiddie pool.
  • Provides leadership in managing all aspects of pool safety to ensure county code and university policies are enforced; oversees the aquatic users, and coordinates the aquatic activities within the overall mission of the Department of Athletics.
  • Responsible for the management and the upkeep of all swimming pools on campus under the Athletics department.
  • Oversees the policies and procedures development for all areas of responsibility.
  • Manages risk management and safety plans for all swimming pools on campus.
  • Works collaboratively with athletics and recreation and wellness programming staff.
  • Coordinates with athletics to schedule access to the facility for practices, workouts and swim meets.
  • Develops and reviews recommendations regarding short-term and long-range facility projects.
  • Assists in developing long-range financial planning and development regarding swimming pool operations.
  • Researches and develops new initiatives and technologies to improve service, enhance revenue, and system-wide opportunities in aquatics.
  • Prepares regular written communication such as monthly and annual reports, financial, usage and equipment inventory reports.
  • Clarifies and resolves complex problems spanning all aspects of the facilities.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates operational and lifeguard aquatic staff.
  • Teaches safety classes and lifeguard training classes.
  • Creates and updates staff manuals, job descriptions, and staff expectations.
  • Coordinates the swimming pool operating hours and lifeguard schedules appropriately.
  • Coordinates with contracted management companies as necessary for all contracted services.
  • Schedules lifeguard request with internal or external groups.
  • Conducts bi-weekly in-service training for all aquatic staff.
  • Monitors the pool systems; reports hazardous or unsafe conditions to facilities management and submitting work orders.
  • Maintains all chemical log books of water treatment, general maintenance records, and all aquatic facility maintenance requests.
  • Maintains, inventories, and purchases equipment.
  • Collaborates with facilities team to renovate and upgrade aquatic facilities.
  • Maintains policies and procedures in accordance with all affected groups including athletic training usage, ADA compliance, national regulations/health codes, and fire codes.
  • Creates, implements, and keeps current appropriate signage in pool area.
  • Works collaboratively with Campus Services to develop strategic and preventative maintenance plans.
  • Coordinates with outside contractors to schedule maintenance and repairs at appropriate times.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to execute successful intercollegiate home swim meets and external events.
  • Supervises any game day training with student staff.
  • Serves as a host to all visiting staff, teams, and officials.
  • Oversees spectator management including sportsmanship and other needs related to any policies or procedures.
  • Coordinates any game day promotions for events in which serving as the event supervisor.
  • Serves as the supervisor for any and all other needs and issues associated with the event such as weather delays, fan medical needs, parking and transportation needs.
  • Works with internal and external support staff to prepare detailed plans, outlines, and diagrams for distribution to carry out contractual and departmental obligations in conjunction with all aquatic events.
  • Serves on NCAA host management team.
  • Actively assists with all UAA and NCAA championship events hosted.
  • Attends departmental and divisional meetings as necessary.
  • Serves in an on-call function to support operations at the facilities.
  • Serves as a department ranking staff member on duty for operations and facilities; which includes, but is not limited to: serving as a first responder for emergency situations and providing emergency care, providing customer service, resolving conflicts and making decision and judgments regarding program and facility usage.
  • Assist with informal recreation operations and drop in recreation patrons.
  • This position is responsible for the integrity of Emory's intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Emory University.
  • This position is responsible for insuring that his/her involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University's reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni.
  • Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and conference rules and regulations.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in sports administration management, recreation, physical education or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in recreation or intercollegiate athletics facility management and operations.
  • Current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, and Certified Pool Operator certifications.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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