Assistant Aquatics Director (HR title: Athletics Operations Admin I)
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas

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Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and over 80 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, meaningful research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs.

SMU serves approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students through eight degree-granting schools: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Dedman School of Law, Perkins School of Theology and Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.

SMU is data driven, and its powerful supercomputing ecosystem - paired with entrepreneurial drive - creates an unrivaled environment for the University to deliver research excellence.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical, enterprising leaders in their professions and communities. SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for global impact.

SMU is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

The Assistant Aquatics Director is responsible for assisting the Aquatics Director in the support of day-to-day operations of the Robson and Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMilliion Natatorium/Holt Hickman Outdoor Pool pool in to include coordinating and implementing all operational, logistical, and technical efforts related to the facilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist Aquatics Director with facility maintenance and pool maintenance
  • Assist with scheduling and coordination of outside groups.

  • Assist with Aquatics Director with operations of competition; This includes setup and tear down of meet equipment, entries, and conduct of each session.

  • Assist with camps, to include registration and overall operations of camps and lessons.

  • In absence of Aquatics Director, serve as lead point of contact for daily pool operations/scheduling.
  • Position requires regular evening or weekend work for competition and events.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree is required.

A minimum of one year of work experience is required, preferably in operations for a swim program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills. A strong customer service orientation is essential.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential.

CPO and MPO certification are required. A working knowledge of an NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving program preferred.

A working knowledge of Meet Manager and Colorado Gen7 preferred.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Bend, squat, stand, crawl, climb, kneel
  • Reach above shoulders
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Carry/lift over 50 lbs.
Deadline to Apply:

June 12, 2024

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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