Assistant Director of Aquatics

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Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Physical Education, Recreation Administration, Sports Management, or related field.
  • Experience (typically 1-3 years) working in collegiate or competitive aquatic facilities.
  • Working knowledge of aquatics functional processes and associated operating requirements; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations including technical proficiency in aquatics sports timing equipment, audio/video systems, and event management software.
  • Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of Student Life, including a demonstrated commitment to excellence through anti-oppression, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Working knowledge of aquatic event management processes and activities; ability to plan, organize, and execute events and to coordinate resources before, during, and after an event.
  • Extensive understanding of effective communication concepts, tools, and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
  • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays.
  • Ability to lift up to fifty pounds.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of competitive aquatic events (swimming, diving, water polo).
  • Demonstrated experience using Hy-Tek Meet Manager, Daktronics, and Colorado Time Systems.
  • Knowledge of the prevention and treatment of intentional or unintentional injuries; ability to implement emergency procedures in accordance with appropriate safety plans.
  • Previous supervisory experience (typically 6 months or more).
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI) Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.


Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact


Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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