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Job Req ID:  93537

Assistant Director, Recreation

The Department of Athletics & Recreation is seeking an Assistant Director of Recreation, which is a specialized position, unique to Johns Hopkins, responsible for managing all aspects of the Ralph S. Connor Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center. Individual will manage all facets of daily facility operations which include supervising full-time employees and student workers, creating/maintaining the EAP and acting as the liaison to campus entities as needed to provide security and safety for the above mentioned facilities. 


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing daily operations of the Ralph S. Connor Recreation Center (open Monday through Sunday 114 hours/week).  Responsible for scheduling and setting up for all activities held in the Recreation Center. 
  • Manages special events for Recreation.
  • Directly supervise two full-time security desk monitors, and 40 student desk monitors, Three bargaining unit equipment room staff and approximately 40 student equipment room monitors. Responsible for recruitment and selection of instructor/lifeguard staff (approximately 25 students).
  • Hire, train and direct 20 student facility managers to supervise the centers during evenings, weekends, and special events.
  • KRONOS manager for bargaining unit employee time records.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the daily operations of the Aquatic Center.
  • Responsible for maintaining water and air quality and compliance with federal, state and local laws (Baltimore City Health Department) for the competition/recreation swimming pool and therapy pool in the Cordish Lacrosse Center.  
  • Supervision would also include troubleshooting mechanical and chemical systems, scheduling maintenance and repairs, monitoring and maintaining the pool filtration system, examining pool water chemistry through testing of water samples (adjust chemistry if necessary), and maintaining accurate water quality record.
  • Develop and implement emergency action plan (EAP) for the aquatic center; conduct staff training and regular emergency procedures practice. Monitor aquatics staff for valid certifications.
  • Department liaison for Campus Safety and Security for the above facilities.
  • Submit service requests for facilities listed above.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment and maintenance budgets.
  • Responsible for inventory, purchase and maintenance of equipment for the recreation center and the aquatic center.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred.
  • 3 years related work experience.


* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Knowledge of facility management software.
  • Must possess knowledge of filtration and chemical injection systems.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of pool chemistry.
  • Knowledge of Ultra Violet (UV) filtration system preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act to assure compliance and public safety.


Required License/Certification:

  • CPO (Certified Pool Operator) preferred or able to obtain immediately.
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid/AED certification.
  • Current Water Safety/Lifeguard Instructor Trainer certification preferred.


Physical Requirements:

  • The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and must take precautions regarding fumes or airborne particles from chlorine/potentially harmful treatment chemicals.


Additional Information:

  • Other on-call staff positions respond to standard maintenance issues in both pool and recreation center.


Classified Title: Recreational Facilities Supervisor
Working Title: Assistant Director, Recreation  
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OG  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus  
Department name: Recreation  
Personnel area: University Student Services 



The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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