Aquatics Coordinator

Job Description:

Date posted: September 20, 2022

Location: 9915 39th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA

The Aquatics Coordinator is a full-time position in the Recreation Department Aquatics Division and is under the direct supervision of the Operations Superintendent. The primary purpose of the Aquatics Coordinator is to provide outstanding service through warm interactions. The secondary responsibilities of this position are, but not limited to:  assisting the aquatics staff in program development and administration; personnel supervision; and aquatic facility administration. Employees in this classification must represent the Recreation Department in a professional manner, while having direct supervision of the Aquatics Supervisor position, members, guests, and program participants. A special emphasis is placed on department administrative operations management, more specifically, aquatic programming,  business operations for aquatic programs and employee asset management.

Job Duties

  • Must be capable of scheduling, training, supervising and evaluating a full and part time staff including the Aquatics Program Supervisor, swim instructors, and aquatic personnel of varying ages.
  • Assist with hiring and training of RecPlex Lifeguards.
  • Act as direct manager of the Aquatics Program Supervisor.
  • Must maintain administrative records and create reports including: attendance reports, program reports, payroll documentation including approval of employee time sheets, accident reports and personnel evaluations; conduct regular performance reviews at prescribed intervals; keep staff informed of regular, new and upcoming activities, events, policies, programs and the like.
  • Must develop and enforce personnel standards, guidelines and qualifications to ensure quality in area of responsibility in the RecPlex.
  • Assist and train supervisor staff with aquatic staff recruitment, scheduling and in-service management, scheduling of all on boarding trainings (RecPlex and Village Staff).
  • Keep track of all aquatic employee hours to stay in compliance with Village policies that are in your area of responsibility.
  • Develop and track aquatic department operational processes to constantly look for improvements that could be made to enhance the overall department.
  • Assist Operations Superintendent with Aquatic Department HR duties as needed.
  • Work with Operations Superintendent to develop, implement, track, and maintain the aquatics budget through collaborative effort.
  • Develop, lead, and assist in the organization and execution of all Aquatic Department program management including assistance in the training of all aquatic staff members.
  • Develop, track, and maintain schedules for the Waterpark.
  • May be asked to assist on deck in a Lifeguard capacity, assist with beach set-up, open water swims, and triathlon set-ups and guarding.
  • Provide adult programming, masters swim, and private lessons as needed.
  • Must coordinate with IT in repair of replacement of Aquatic Department IT equipment as needed.
  • Welcome and respond to calls, questions, concerns and feedback from customers regarding your staff and programs overseen.
  • Attend department, and committee meetings throughout the RecPlex.
  • Must be available for weekend and evening work.
  • Must be able to perform other duties and special assignments as directed by the Operations Superintendent including assignments that may be outside the primary area of employment defined as all other duties as assigned.
  • Must exhibit a teamwork attitude and self-motivation, take the initiative to solve problems and innovate.
  • Must know and enforce all RecPlex, Village and Department rules, regulations, policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines.

Physical Requirements

  • The Aquatics Coordinator has a high degree of interaction and communication with staff and public. Exposure to stressful and emergency situations is foreseeable.
  • The work schedule is subject to varying shifts, but must be available mid-day and evenings throughout the week.
  • The work of the Aquatics Coordinator is performed in an indoor pool environment with exposure to warm temperatures and heavy humidity; noise, slippery surfaces, water and pool chemicals.
  • Long periods of attentiveness, swimming, jumping, diving, standing, sitting, pulling, pushing, reaching, carrying, cleaning, visual monitoring, verbal and written communication, hearing, moving about pool area, moderate lifting 15-50 pounds, moving heavy chemical barrels (15-55 gallons) weighing up to 500 pounds (with proper equipment), is required.

Requirements – educational, certifications and experience

  • Must have one (1) year of aquatics programming experience, preferably in the area of swim lesson programming.
  • Must have or obtain within 6 months, Life Guard Certification.
  • Must have or obtain within 12 months, Life Guard Instructor Certification.
  • Customer service and public relation skills are required.

How to Apply

For those who are interested in applying, visit our website at https://www.pleasantprairiewi.gov/departments/human_resources/employment.

If you have any questions on our application process, feel free to email [email protected]

Contact Information

Tracy Hennessey

9915 39th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

phone: 262-925-6732
fax: 262-925-6788