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Assistant Director of Aquatics
Other Administrative Positions
BGSU Main Campus
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time

Serving as the chief administrative officer for the aquatics area, provide leadership in aquatic area management and programming in the Student Recreation Center including maintenance, collaboration, staffing, and operation.  In addition, provide leadership and quality year-round programming for youth in grades Pre-School-12.  Serve as the Risk Management Officer for the Department of Recreation and Wellness by providing American Red Cross Health and Safety programming for both professional and student staffs in the Student Recreation Center and Perry Field House.  Review, monitor, and maintain risk management procedures for the department.

Aquatic Programs:

Rental Coordination:

  • Coordinate and oversee all Student Recreation Center aquatic rentals, equipment, and personnel, including aquatic maintenance collaboration and custodial services. May require working a non-traditional schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Schedule and coordinate aquatic instructional, intramural, sport club, intercollegiate, group rental, and program activities in cooperation with other RecWell staff.
  • Initiate aquatics contracts for major rental groups, small groups and individuals using approved template and negotiating rates.


  • Conduct the selection, training, assignment, in-service education, and supervision of all aquatics staff (Aquatics Graduate Assistant, Crew Chiefs, Lifeguards, and additional aquatics staff).

Budget Management:

  • Monitor student employee, instructional, and equipment lines of the Aquatic budget.

Youth & Family Programs:

Program Development and Management:

  • Create, recommend, and implement a comprehensive Youth & Family program plan which considers space utilization, equipment needs, budget regulation, safety and emergency procedures, and quality standards.
  • Plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate Youth & Family programs:  Learn to Swim, Summer Day Camp, and Birthday Party Program.
  • Regularly review and evaluate the effectiveness of all Youth & Family programs.

Staff Training and Policy Development/Management:

  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate Youth & Family program staff (Youth & Family staff, Birthday Party Assistant Director, Birthday Party Hosts/Hostesses, Summer Camp Counselors and Instructors) while maintaining an environment that encourages professional development and personal growth.

Compliance Standards:

  • Monitor and enforce State of Ohio Job & Family summer day camp compliance issues.

Budget Management:

  • Monitor student employee, instructional, and equipment lines of the Youth & Family budget.

Health & Safety Programs:

Maintain Standards:

  • Liaison with American Red Cross to maintain standard of care and compliance issues.
  • Maintain current certifications and updates to properly train Health & Safety Staff with current standards of care within the industry.
  • Regularly review and evaluate the effectiveness of all Health & Safety programs.


  • Schedule and coordinate Health & Safety instructional programming for the entire Department of Recreation and Wellness, as well as the community.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Health & Safety program which considers space utilization, equipment needs, budget regulation, safety, and quality standards.
  • Plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate Health & Safety Programs:  Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Recertification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED Full Course, CPR/PR with AED Challenge, Standard First Aid, Water Safety Instructor Course, and Lifeguard Instructor Course.

Risk Audit Component:

  • Develop and implement Recreational Sports Risk Management Audit Standards.
  • Train all supervisors how to properly implement the Risk Audit to their student employee staff.

Professional Commitment and Service to Campus Community:

  • Serve on a variety of University committees, serve as a resource aid and counselor for Recreation and Wellness student employees, especially those employed in the aquatic, youth & family, health & safety areas.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.  Degree must be conferred at the time of application.

Required experience:

  • 6 months experience with pool management, operation and/or maintenance*
  • 6 months experience supervising staff*

*2 years’ experience as a graduate student equals one year of professional experience                              

Preferred experience:   

  • 1-year experience in youth programming 


Licenses, certifications, or registrations that are required to qualify for this position:

Required within six months of start date: 

  • Current American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding                                               
  • Lifeguard Instructor                                                                  
  • Certified Pool Operator


Preferred but not Required:    

  • Water Safety Instructor
  • LGIT (Instructor Trainer)
  • WSIT (Instructor Trainer)
  • CPR/First Aid (Instructor Trainer)





Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 353. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.


Deadline to apply has been extended to October 19, 2022



Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package.  This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, holidays and parental leave.  For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.pdf (bgsu.edu)

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities:

  • Ability to work a non-traditional work schedule (may include working evenings and weekends)
  • Aquatics programming experience.
  • General knowledge conducting aquatic events (swim/dive and water polo meets)
  • Youth and family programming experience.
  • Positive human relation skills.
  • Aquatic facility management experience
  • Health & Safety programming experience (CPR/FA, Lifeguard Training classes, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience and success in personnel management.
  • Demonstrated communication skills.
  • Strong orientation toward customer service.
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet, and recreation management software.
    • Innosoft Fusion software preferred
    • Connect2Concepts (C2C) preferred
  • Knowledge of promotional concepts.
  • Additional qualities include being: 
    • a team player
    • well organized
    • detail oriented
    • understanding of the commitment to professional development.
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