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Aquatic Supervisor, Aquatic Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology

Job ID: 21261

Updated: September 15, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The University of Calgary Aquatic Centre within the Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Aquatic Supervisor.

The University of Calgary's Active Living department is one of the largest and most diverse recreation departments based on a North American campus. Active Living has a team of 40 full time and up to 600 part time staff. On an annual basis our staff handle 47,000 registrations in over 75 recreational and sporting activities, and provide facility access to over a million users to our facilities: North America's largest Outdoor Centre with climbing and bouldering walls, a gymnastics center, an Olympic sized pool, a fitness center with 200 m track, Canada's largest university racquet center, five gymnasiums and access to the Olympic Oval. They also process 16,000 outdoor equipment rental orders.

Active Living provides all these services while charging one of the lowest recreation fees in North America. Our mission is To enrich lives by providing quality programming and educational experiences which promote and encourage livelong active living for all.

The Aquatic Centre is responsible for maintaining and operating a 50 meter swimming complex under the auspices of the Faculty of Kinesiology Active Living Group.  The Aquatic Centre is open eleven months a year, seven days a week, with an average of eighteen operating hours of patron activity each day.

Special premiums apply for evenings, weekends and overtime.  A daily schedule will be developed for each term of the year to complement the needs of the Centre.

The Aquatic Centre is responsible for maintaining and operating a 50 meter swimming complex under the auspices of the Faculty of Kinesiology Active Living Group.  The Aquatic Centre is open eleven months a year, seven days a week, with an average of eighteen operating hours of patron activity each day.

Schedule will consist of early morning or late evenings, with one day on the weekends.  A typical schedule would be either:

  • Option A: Tuesday to Saturday, with one early morning shift per week (typically a Thursday or Saturday morning 5 am start)
  • Option B:  Sunday to Thursday, with two late shifts per week (typically a Monday and Wednesday 11pm finish)

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

The Aquatic Supervisor will be responsible for developing and maintaining an instructional portfolio, including:

  • Schedule
  • Registration Programing and Stats
  • Website updates
  • Publications
  • Staff and Parent Communications
  • Monitoring Programming Budget
  • The Aquatic Supervisor will be responsible for one of two portfolios:
    • Option A: Youth Programming(Saturday mornings) Red Cross Swim Preschool, Swim Kids and the Synchro Star Program
    • Option B: Adult Programming (Evenings and Weekends) Red Cross Swim Basics, Strokes and Workout (Adults) Red Cross AWSI, WSI, WSIR, Lifeguard & Lifeguard Instructor, Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Recerts, PADI SCUBA certification and the Water Fitness Program
  • Supervising, training, coaching, and mentoring up to 4 regular staff, 45 AUPE students, and a large number of casual staff
  • The Aquatic Supervisor will be responsible for maintaining a healthy and safe aquatic environment according to national and provincial standards, including sanitation and filtration
  • Perform to the standards outlined by the certifying agency to which the candidates lifeguarding certification, swim instructor certification, first aid certification, and other awards held require. (Such as the Lifesaving Society, the Canadian Red Cross, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, RFP etc)
  • Performs as a responsible and professional lifeguard or swim instructor on all shifts, as noted in the PPM
  • The Aquatic Supervisor must be comfortable lifting heavy objects, and working with full P.P.E, including a respirator and/or Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Post-secondary institutional degree, diploma or certificate
  • A minimum of two years relevant aquatic work experience at a supervisory level.
  • Computer competency is expected, especially in the software programs associated with Word and Excel.

Current Certifications: Required

  • National Lifeguard Pool Option (Lifesaving Society), Certification must be current (taken within the past TWO years at time of application) -
  • Water Safety Instructor (Red Cross) Certification must be current (taken within the past TWO years at time of application)
  • Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care, Certification must be current (taken within the past TWO years at time of application)
  • C.P.R.-C - Certification must be current (taken within the past ONE year at time of application)
  • Pool Operators Level One

Certifications: Desirable

  • Pool Operators: Level 2 or 3
  • C.A.L.A. or A.F.L.C.,A. water fitness specialty
  • Lifesaving Society Instructor
  • Bronze Examiner
  • N.L. Instructor/Examiner (Lifesaving Society)
  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer (Red Cross)
  • Assistant Lifeguard or Lifeguard Instructor (Red Cross)
  • C.P.R.: Level C Instructor
  • Standard First Aid Instructor
  • W.H.I.M.I.S.
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Application Deadline:  September 29, 2020

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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