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Job Ad ID: 1859

Assistant General Manager of Aquatics, Sports, and Special Events

Salary: TBD
Location: Redwood City, CA
Closing Date: August 28, 2022

Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics and recreation program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions and support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives.

Aligned with the pioneering spirit of Stanford University, Stanford Recreation and Wellness is committed to bold and purposeful engagement. We ignite a culture of belonging and wellbeing through movement, adventure, play, and learning. Our fifty full-time staff and over 400 part-time staff manage eight recreation facilities at one of the world’s most beautiful universities.

Hosting over a million visits annually, we work cohesively, lead with courage, and pursue and revere excellence. We are building a community that is inclusive and a diverse team that is committed to excellence. We take risks. We are willing to lead. We do the right thing. We create innovative solutions. We develop our employees. We promote a culture of gratitude and recognition. We have fun. If that sounds like you, join us.

Reporting to the Stanford Redwood City (SWRC) Recreation and Wellness Center General Manager, the Assistant General Manager of Aquatics, Sports, and Special Events oversees the execution of the day-to-day operation of the SRWC pool and the development and management of aquatics, sports and special events.


In this role you will:

  • Coordinate aquatics programming including planning and scheduling lifeguards, classes and instruction. May occasionally provide direct lifeguarding.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, setup and takedown of special events
  • Provide sports programming to the SRWC staff and faculty community.
  • Work with SRWC maintenance staff to keep the pool operational and ensure adherence to facility safety guidelines and cleanliness standards.
  • Provide leadership and supervision of the aquatics and events staff at SRWC, including lifeguards, water safety instructors, officials and other staff.
  • Plan, organize and facilitate training, work assignments, evaluations, and if needed, disciplinary action for personnel. 
  • Ensures staff have and maintain all required certifications.
  • Prepare and monitor the annual aquatic, sports, and special events budget to include staffing and revenue projections.   
  • Input classes, lessons, instruction and programming into the registration system(s).

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience or a combination of relevant education and relevant experience. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience and knowledge in aquatics management.
  • Knowledge of current risk management practices in recreational and aquatics facilities
  • Ability to coordinate daily activities including work scheduling, quality assurance, monitoring of activities, and supervision of personnel.
  • Ability to function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Leadership traits including effective communication, supervisory skills, and the ability to manage workflow.

Certifications and Licenses

  • Current lifeguard, water safety, and AED certification
  • Current LGI, WSI, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, CPO or AFO preferred.

DAPER’s Integrity:

This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for ensuring that their involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations.

Why Stanford is for you:

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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