Summary: The Aquatics Manager is responsible for the daily management of Barefoot Bay, Diamond Lake Beach, the spray park and the Mundelein Community Center indoor pool. This position coordinates, supervises, plans and evaluates all operations associated with the aquatics facilities. This position is also responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and supervising of all aquatic programs and assigned special events. This position also oversees the management of a full-time Aquatics Supervisor. The Aquatics Manager ensures all aquatics facilities are operated in a safe and customer friendly manner, assuring that the facility is clean and adheres to the standards set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Manager must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed to successfully carry out the essential functions of this job. Preparation for events, facility openings, and programs may require extended hours.
B.A. or B.S., degree in Recreation Administration, Business Administration, or related field is preferred.
Minimum of three years of full time experience in the field of recreation is required. Must possess certification in Star Guard Lifeguard Instructor certification within first 90 days of employment. Must possess Illinois Food Handler Certification within first 60 days of employment. Must possess certifications in First Aid and CPR/AED within 90 days of employment.
Must possess CPO/AFO certification within first six months of employment. Certification as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is preferred.
Essential Functions: Plan, implement, organize, supervise, and evaluate all assigned programs and facilities. Develop and implement new programs. Make recommendations for changes and improvements as required to meet the public demand. Adapt recreation programs to meet the needs of individuals in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Oversee the operations of assigned programs, facilities, and staff to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety paramount to performance and delivery. Maintain needed certifications for job requirements – Star Guard Instructor, WSI, CPO/AFO, Food Service & Sanitation, etc. Define personnel and staffing requirements, develop plan to recruit, hire, and train seasonal and part time staff to include contract employment for assigned recreational programs. Provide documentation to support hiring and staffing plans for recreational programming, activities, facilities and special events. Mentor, coach, influence, and evaluate performance of subordinates, with a goal of quality programs and performance. Systematically document performance of direct reporting subordinates, write clear and concise counseling focused on success. Make recommendations on personnel matters involving recreation staff to the Superintendent of Recreation. Prepare and oversee the entire budget process from planning to execution and evaluation for assigned facilities and programs, with emphasis on timeliness and accountability. Manage and directly supervise all payroll activities for the assigned programs. Monitor records of monies received, participation figures, and expenditures within assigned responsibility areas. Complete deposits for aquatics facilities. Work with the Superintendent of Business Services and Technology to maintain proper export of financial and refund transactions. Lead and assist in planning for future recreation programs, facilities, and activities within assigned program areas. Establish deadlines for projects and enforce deadlines for completion. Submit timely and accurate reports to include input for information to be delivered to the Park Board of Commissioners. Continuously seek ways to improve and deliver quality services to both external and internal customers. Quickly and diplomatically attend to questions, suggestions, and/or complaints received from the public. Interpret recreation service to public and participate in community meetings and organizational planning as requested. Keep the community informed of assigned programs, facilities, and events by use of press releases, news media, flyers, and seasonal brochures. Develop, schedule and implement an annual calendar of in-service trainings. Ensure staff attendance. Produce and update training manuals for staff. Train and practice with staff the medical emergency, evacuation and disaster plan so as to be prepared for any and all emergencies. Ensures staff schedules are prepared for areas of responsibility. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Marginal Functions: Hours will vary including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Assist with district wide special events and special projects. Develop appropriate forms and administrative procedures to compliment the registration process. Make recommendations for special programs, discount rates, and special events. Serve on District committees as requested. Assist with emergency procedures and building evacuations. Ensure compliance with safety, health, and loss control policies and procedures of the District. As directed by Superintendent of Recreation, participate in professional committees, conferences, workshops, and classes to improve job knowledge and management skills.