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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: East Lansing, MI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Opportunity Job ID: 29369 Positions Location: East Lansing, MI   Job Description     General Purpose of Description:

Positions Location: East Lansing, MI


Job Description



General Purpose of Job:  

Under the supervision of the Programs Manager, oversees the daily operations of the aquatics department.


Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.


    • Oversees and directs day-to-day operations of the aquatic department
    • Provides leadership and guidance to departmental personnel.
    • Assists the Programs Manager in the establishent of yearly department operation and capital budgets
    • Has direct oversight of the budgets for the current fiscal year.  
    • Develop a program plan for all aquatic programming and conducts needs assessments to determine desired aquatic programs of the membership.
    • Responsible for new caregivers orientations, and trains all aquatic staff, assuring that applicable certifications are obtained, and that standards (e.g., Red Cross, safety and Health Department), policies, and procedures are followed.
    • Supervises, monitors, and evaluates the work of all aquatic caregivers to assure programs are run safely and according to accepted standards and employees are achieving desired levels of output and quality.
    • Maintains water quality at Health Department standards.
    • Responds to mechanical emergencies as needed and helps assist with outside contractors to effect repairs if necessary.
    • Recommends for the purchase of all aquatics equipment including Capital Improvement Programs/ Acquisitions.
    • Serves as Lifeguard Supervisor on a year-round basis and establishes schedules for Lifeguard Staff.
    • Ability to teach Group Swim Lessons, Adult Swim, and Parent/Baby/Tot classes, and private instruction.
    • Responsible to see that all work assignments for Aquatics are carried out properly, safely and completely within the allotted time schedule set by the manager. 
    • Attends meetings and seminars, both internally and externally, to further managerial knowledge and professional skills.
    • Maintains a current inventory of supplies and equipment.
    • Ensures that quality standards are met by inspecting completed work.
    • Capable and available to help substitute in aquatics as needed.
    • Participates in performance improvement programs for aquatic caregivers.
    • Assist in special events, overnights and other activities as assigned.
    • Support operations by appropriately representing the MAC in all forums and by demonstrating commitment to MAC philosophy, mission, goals, policies and procedures. 
Job Requirements General Requirements\u2022 Demonstrates knowledge and maintains and respects patient right to privacy by following the HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures. \u2022 Adheres to ICARE values and standards of behavior (Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence). \u2022 Role model behaviors that value the diversity of our associates, patients and customers and supports creating an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and respectful. \u2022 Adheres to established best practices (i.e. Rounding, Thank You Notes, AIDET, etc.). \u2022 Demonstrates commitment to safety by establishing an environment in which safety issues are promptly reported and appropriate actions are taken. Work Experience\u2022 A minimum of 3 years experience in management \u2022 Must have 5 years of lifeguarding experience Education\u2022 Bachelor's degree in recreation management or related field with minimum of three years experience in management of aquatics operations, programming and staff \u2022 Or High School Diploma with 6+ years of experience in management of aquatics operations, programming, and staff \u2022 Certified Pool Operator or have the ability to obtain within 6 months \u2022 Must possess and maintain current CPR/AED certification \u2022 Must possess and maintain current Lifeguarding certification\u2022 Must possess and maintain current Red Cross Lifeguard Management Certification \u2022 Must possess and maintain current Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer Specialized Knowledge and Skills\u2022 Strong leadership skills \u2022 Strong \"people\" skills with the ability to listen and take care of customers needs. \u2022 Excellent communication skills- both verbal and written \u2022 Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to develop and implement solutions \u2022 Ability to formulate, implement, establish systems and procedures \u2022 Excellent leadership skills in the areas of organizing, coordination and communications. Proven ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously. \u2022 Strong team building skills. Creates an atmosphere that supports and encourages high performance, ethical standards, teamwork and continual process improvement. \u2022 A strong commitment for completing tasks on time and following through. \u2022 Leadership style that is proactive, with an ability to identify and eliminate possible barriers to success. \u2022 Customer service focused \u2022 Coaching and mentoring style that will develop others \u2022 Must be able to communicate in a positive manner with staff, the public and other teammates. \u2022 Be willing and able to work well with people of various backgrounds and beliefs \u2022 Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and databased applications.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Family Management/Professional Requirements: Shift Variable Degree Type / Education Level Bachelor's Status Full-time Facility Michigan Athletic Club Experience Level 4-9 Years

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