Aquatics Director

Job Description:

Date posted: October 17, 2023

Location: Notre Dame, IN, USA

Aquatics Director


University of Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Aquatics Director.


Applications will be accepted until 11/6/2023.


Notre Dame Athletics is committed to building a diverse workforce passionate about maximizing the student-athlete experience. Our pillars of Education; Excellence; Faith; Tradition; and Community guide us in the work we do each day. We are eager to attract, recruit, and retain individuals who positively contribute to a collaborative, inclusive working environment where all may thrive.


Building on the University’s Spirit of Inclusion, we are committed to the work needed to cultivate sustainable progress and change. As a prospective member of, we encourage you to apply if you embrace, embody, and demonstrate a commitment to the aforementioned values.


Under the supervision of the Department of Athletics, this position is responsible for the day to day oversight of the Rolfs Aquatic Center. This position will generally work independently and is self-managed. This position is required to display thorough knowledge of State of Indiana regulations to remain compliant with local, county, and state set standards. American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certifications are required. A Certified Pool Operating license is also strongly preferred. This position will be responsible for the administration of a comprehensive aquatic’s operation.


Responsibilities include daily monitoring of the Rolfs Aquatic Center facility and various aquatic therapy tubs while hiring, training and scheduling staff. The pool will need to accommodate all groups and users including the Notre Dame Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Program, faculty/staff/students as well as community members. Imperative to ensure a solid communication and a working relationship with M/W Swimming and Diving Staff to ensure standards are met. Daily operations will consist of pool set ups and breakdowns, chemical treatments, staff scheduling and ensuring water quality meets all state and local codes and University expectations. Aquatics Director will serve as the Meet Director for all intercollegiate events as well as other meets held in the facility such as club sports, outside rentals, etc. This will include making sure staff is scheduled and events are reserved in the EMS System. On home meet days, the Aquatics Director will be responsible for pool preparations, maximizing the student-athlete/fan experience, ensuring smooth operation of all technological requirements such as the scoreboard, timing system, and software. This position will oversee one full time coordinator, two full time aquatic technicians, and one part time front desk attendant. This position will also assist in the oversight of all lifeguard scheduling to ensure consistency in pool operations and safety. Responsible for all administrative duties to include budgeting, contract submission, employee evaluations, implementing policies and procedures and risk management. Responsible for creating an environment that promotes safety, quality, excellence, and supports the mission of the Athletic Department and University of Notre Dame. Work hours are subject to change to meet the needs of the Notre Dame Athletics. Requires availability on select nights and weekends for events. This position will be required to assist with preparation as well as managing home Swim and Dive Meets and other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Facilities.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)
  • Minimum of 5-6 years of appropriate experience in aquatics required
  • Previous facility management experience required
  • Ability to work nights and weekends required
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with coaches, staff, student-athletes, customers, fans, etc. a necessity
  • Proven experience leading and managing a team coupled with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills mandatory
  • Extensive certifications to include: Current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED; Water Safety Instructor/Trainer; Lifeguard Instructor/Trainer
  • Strong background in instruction and ability to teach instruction required
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot electronic timing systems and scoreboard software
  • Possession of valid State of Indiana driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s Degree
  • Expertise with collegiate level swimming & diving technology highly desired
  • Strong familiarity with building mechanical systems including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.
  • Certified Pool Operator/Aquatic Facility Operator



The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey…and we are proud of it!


This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at


Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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