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Job Ad ID: 2860

Aquatics Coordinator, Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC)

Salary: $21.00 - $26.85/hr
Location: Chico, CA
Closing Date:

The Associated Students of CSU, Chico is recruiting for Aquatics Coordinator at the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC). This is a full-time, full-year, non-exempt position. The pay range for this position is $21.00 to $26.85/hr; new hires typically start at the beginning of the range. The anticipated schedule is 10:00am - 7:00pm and subject to change based on operational needs.


Associated Students offers excellent benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance with a generous employer contribution toward the cost. Basic life, AD&D, and long term disability are fully employer paid. Retirement is offered through CalPERS. An employee contribution to this defined benefit plan is required in addition to a significant employer contribution.


The Associated Students (AS) is a comprehensive campus auxiliary corporation of CSU,Chico serving thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members through myriad student programs, services and business enterprises. With an annual budget of more than $21M, the AS operates residential and retail dining services, the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC), and administers the contract for the Wildcat Store (bookstore). Additionally, the AS offers a wide variety of services and programs such as: CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education), Child Development Lab, Adventure Outings, Sustainability and student government. Typically, the AS employs more than 100 full and part-time employees and more than 750 students.


In support of campus-wide efforts, the AS is committed to recruiting and hiring candidates who demonstrate and embrace our corporate value and strategic priority of diversity. We take a culturally-informed and identity-affirming approach to all our processes related to employee relationships. We provide timely and intentional opportunities to increase the cultural consciousness and commitment to inclusivity within the Associated Students and actively support University-wide diversity initiatives. Successful candidates are those of diverse abilities and identities who will work to advance policies and practices that will strengthen our organizational culture.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.


To be considered, you must submit an application and cover letter. This position is open until filled; applications reviewed upon receipt.






Under administrative direction, coordinate the WREC aquatics program including, but not limited to, student staff supervision, program development, risk management assessment and implementation, safety classes and training. The Aquatics Coordinator is also responsible for performing and/or securing the appropriate maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the pool (including chemicals), associated equipment, and pool deck.



  • Coordinate the recruitment, selection, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of lifeguards and other aquatics program staff.
  • Train staff as needed. This includes lifeguard monthly in-service curriculum and verbal or physical audits. Maintain documentation as required. 
  • Develop safety program for both campus community and WREC staff. Classes to include, but not limited to, CPR, AED, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and swim lessons.  Regularly evaluate program needs in consideration of customer feedback and industry trends.
  • Develop aquatic programming to include, but not limited to, competitive special events, social events, Wildcat Welcome Week activities, events supporting other WREC and campus programming, and collaborations with University Housing, Adventure Outings, WREC Fitness, and the Intramurals and Sport Clubs departments of Recreational Sports.
  • Collaborate with AS Marketing and AS Operational Programing Services.
  • Regularly evaluate program needs in consideration of customer feedback and industry trends.
  • Develop and maintain training and procedural manuals for lifeguards and safety instructors.
  • Assist in representing WREC staff and Associated Students (AS) in contacts with the campus community, the public, and contractors involved with construction, repair, and renovation projects.
  • Responsible for managing certifications database of supervised employees.
  • Serve as Red Cross liaison on behalf of the WREC.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance of pool and related equipment, including but not limited to, pool deck cleaning, tile cleaning, pool chemistry, pool temperature, pool cleanliness, chemical purchasing, periodic cleaning and maintenance of back-of-the-house operational equipment.
  • Regularly assess pool, pool deck and back-of-the-house conditions. Collaborate with AS Facilities to perform or secure equipment repairs as needed and plan for equipment replacement.
  • Serve on AS and campus committees as appropriate.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



Student staff including Lifeguards, Safety Instructors, and Head Lifeguards.



Work is performed in an office, outdoors, and equipment room environments.  Exposure to outdoor elements, wet surfaces, moderate to loud noise levels, dust, heat, and toxic substances; exposure to electrical and mechanical equipment; contact with staff, vendors, outside contractors, and the campus community.  Hours of this position can vary based on business needs.



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Stand and walk for extended periods; swim (test required); manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 60 lbs.; verbal and written communication; reach, grasp, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb. Ability to move throughout and between different departments and facilities in the organization.



Position may travel annually to conferences out of state. Occasional local travel for trainings and work-related errands.



  • Principles, practices, and procedures of aquatic facility management, aquatic programming, and safety class instruction.
  • Swim to the standards of American Red Cross Lifeguarding pre-requisites.
  • Handling and storage of hazardous materials.
  • Aquatic safety standards.
  • Philosophy and purposes of campus recreation.
  • Safe work standards and practices.
  • Principles of supervision, employee development, and performance evaluation.
  • Direct the planning, organization, and supervision of the aquatic functions of the WREC.
  • Select, supervise, coordinate, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Monitor aquatic equipment and chemical budgets.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and effectively delegate to staff.
  • Develop and implement procedures in the areas of lifeguarding, preventative maintenance, and safety courses.
  • Organize data, maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Use a computer and applicable software in the performance of position’s management responsibilities.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the campus community.
  • Work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.



  • Equivalent of one (1) year of supervisory experience in aquatic management.
  • Graduate assistantship or post-graduate internship experience may be substituted.
  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a major in recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology/exercise science, business administration or related field. Specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.



  • Aquatic experience in a campus fitness/recreation setting.
  • Pool maintenance experience. Current CPO/AFO Certificate.
  • Current Red Cross Instructor Certificate in Red Cross CPR, AED, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22).  Current base level certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22).



  • Post offer pre-employment physical required.
  • Post offer pre-employment swim test to include American Red Cross Lifeguarding pre-requisites.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire, current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor and First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Bridge.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire, current base level certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22)
  • Possession of or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire, a current CPO/AFO Certificate.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  Associated Students will make a conditional offer of employment which may be rescinded if the background check reveals any disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.   Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position. 
How To Apply:

In order to be considered for this position, please visit https://as.csuchico.edu/ and select Apply for Jobs. On the following page, under the Categories drop down menu, search Full-Time. Locate the WREC Aquatics Coordinator posting and select Apply for Job to submit an online application. Be sure to include a resume and cover letter with your application as they are required.


If you have any questions, please contact Associated Students Human Resources at 530-898-4385 or asjobs@csuchico.edu.

Agency: Associated Students of CSU, Chico
Apply To: 400 W. 1st Street

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Contact Name: Kristin Chelotti
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