Job Information

University of Utah Program Manager, Aquatics in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/11/2022

Requisition Number PRN28935B

Job Title Manager, Program

Working Title Program Manager, Aquatics

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. Some evenings and weekends maybe required.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00314 - Campus Recreation

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $45,000 - $48,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Working within Campus Recreation Services the Program Manager, Aquatics manages, schedules, and coordinates all aspects of the Crimson Lagoon recreation aquatic facilities and department risk management/emergency plans. The Program Manager, Aquatics provides guidance, student development, supervision and support to all Aquatics staff, and participants. This position is fiscally responsible for all aquatic budgets and reports. The Program Manager, Aquatics works with internal campus community and external facility rentals assisting with space utilization both inside and outside of the three pools at the Crimson Lagoon. This position assists in the management of all recreation facilities and oversee the department risk management and certification programs. Must possess strong relationship building skills working with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Position works a standard scheduled with some evenings and weekends required.


Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate lifeguard staff and graduate assistant. This includes appropriate training, supervision, mentorship and leadership that incorporates learning outcomes for staff and while providing quality service to the University community.

Program and schedule the Crimson Lagoon to meet the needs of the user groups and maintain recreation space for the University community. Support department diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Lead and coordinate department risk management/and emergency plans and certification courses to ensure compliance with university, local, statewide, and national laws, codes, policies, and standards, resulting in a safe environment.

Respond to all facility, equipment, custodial, and maintenance requests to reduce liability and provide a well maintained facility.

Provide excellent customer service in managing guest concerns in a manner that provides quality service, while ensuring safety for all users.

Manage aquatics budget, including income, payroll and operating expenses.

Problem Solving

The incumbent provides independent oversight and decision making for all activities, programs, scheduling, and staffing for Campus Recreation Services ( CRS ) Aquatics program and facility. Appropriate application of guidelines and policies is crucial, as staff are responsible for making life-saving decisions. The incumbent serves as a liaison between multiple user groups, including CRS , Athletics, Health and Safety, College of Health, Youth Education, PEAK Academy and other University organizations. Communicates effectively with all user groups to alleviate problems that arise in this shared-use facility. Ability to work with multiple levels of personalities and respond to both operational changes and emergency situations.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years of related experience or equivalency. Must possess current lifeguard certificate and CPR for the Professional Rescuer or higher. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams with individuals from diverse communities and cultures supporting department diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Preferred candidates will have Lifeguard Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, Water Safety Instructor certifications.

Applicants must demonstrate organizational, planning and leadership skills, problem solving capability, knowledge of risk management issues, commitment to student development, ability to work as a team member, and interpersonal agility.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.