The Student Development Specialist III, will be primarily responsible for supervising and developing a large student staff. This includes teaching certification and re certification classes, evaluating performance, and developing and assessing high impact practices. This position is also responsible for overseeing the mechanical and chemical function of maintaining the pools as well as assisting in the development and implementation of risk management protocols and the area budget.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Five yearsâ™ experience in student affairs work or related specialty area with a bachelorâ™s degree.
Three yearsâ™ experience in student affairs work or related specialty area with a master's degree
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Lifeguard Training & First Aid, CPR-AED, LGI.
Must be able to obtain CPO or AFO within 90 days.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to supervise and evaluate employees.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Ability to keep accurate and up to date records.
Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and/or data entry applications.
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
Attends meetings and conferences concerning students and with student groups at times beyond usual working hours.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Minimum of two years supervisory experience, including at least one year lifeguard experience and at least one year swim meet management.
Experience in pool chemical handling, lifeguard training and scheduling, pool mechanical system, and Aquatic Event Management.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good communication and writing skills, leadership abilities, and budgetary and time management.
Customer service oriented.
Basic plumbing knowledge.
Directly supervises 130 part time staff. Responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling lifeguard and programming staff. Oversees and confirms lifeguard certifications. Trains and manages student staff in operational procedures. Trains students in mechanical and chemical operations through teaching Certified Pool Operator classes. Teaches lifeguard classes and recertification classes as needed. Teaches Lifeguard Instructor classes as needed.
Responsible for overseeing the preparation of pools for daily and program use, including chemical balance, temperature, etc. This includes testing and monitoring testing of chemicals, inspecting filtration, pumps, and chemical feeding systems, and performing appropriate adjustments to those systems. Responsible for overseeing facility cleanliness and sanitation of the aquatic facilities.
Assists in the development and implementation of the aquatics budget. Responsible for the lifeguard and instructor wage budget. Purchases chemicals and supplies for facility operations. Works with university purchasing procedures for capital projects as needed.
Creates assessment program for lifeguard staff using high impact practices and student learning outcomes as defined by Division of Student Affairs. Puts into practice rubrics used in Division of Student Affairs.
Creates and implements emergency action plans for all aquatic facilities. Coordinates with other areas of recreational facilities on emergency action plans. Revises and updates policy manuals including emergency action plans annually. Serves as a contact person for outside vendor for staff skill and knowledge audits.
Assists other staff members with special events, meets, and programs. Maintains a positive relationship with other departments and personnel that will assist in the development, funding, promotions, and/or public relations of the department. Serves on national, university, divisional, and departmental committees as needed. Assists in establishing long and short term goals of the Department. Attends local, state and national workshops and conferences. Hosts and presents at various recreational sports workshops. Interacts with students, faculty and staff for the benefit of carrying out the mission of the department. Performs other related duties as necessary and appropriate for the position as assigned by the Director or Supervisor.
Assists in aquatic event management and facility preparation and rehabilitation for events. Assists with aquatic programming including development and execution of new programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Note to Applicants: For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to attach a letter of application (cover letter), resume, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to the TAMU on-line application. College transcripts may be required for all candidates who receive an on-campus interview. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until position is filled. For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by Thursday, February 21, 2019.
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Internal Number: R-015508
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