University Park Campus
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Campus Recreation
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The Department of Campus Recreation is seeking Penn State students to fill the position of Aquatics Safety Program Manager. Campus Recreation is a department within Student Affairs that provides fitness, wellness, and recreational programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the new expanded and renovated 200,000 sf Intramural Building, the McCoy Natatorium, the 700-acre Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, a Tennis Center including six clay courts and four indoor courts, the White Building, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Aquatics Safety Program Managers must understand and demonstrate a strong knowledge of Campus Recreation values and assist in holding the Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard team accountable for these values. Aquatics Safety Program Managers must demonstrate confidence and knowledge of American Red Cross Lifeguarding and hold a current Lifeguard Instructor Certification and have experience teaching to these skills to their peers and an attention to detail. Program Managers assist with the administrative needs of the all pre-employment screenings, 30-second checks, response drills and in-services. Assist with analysis of information gathered and make recommendations for growth of the program and individual staff. Works closely with the Safety Education Program Manger to ensure equipment is ready for in-service trainings and pre-employment screenings are staffed by Safety Instructors. Send all communication out to potential hires about pre-employment screenings and assist with hiring and training Lifeguards/Head Lifeguards; including holding interviews performing reference checks, turning in required paperwork filled out appropriately and in a timely manner. The Safety Education Program Manager is responsible for the inventory and inspections of all uniforms and recommendations for ordering. Program Managers are expected to respectfully manage disagreements and model positive rapport with patrons (including in online communities), arrive on time for all assigned shifts or secure appropriate coverage, remain calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations, maintain regular and frequent communication with supervisory team, the ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations, use independent judgment and have a strong sense of integrity. Personally and professionally, Program Managers are expected to attend and participate in all trainings and meetings within employee group and department wide, be receptive to professional and personal development, give and receive feedback, balance time commitments, recognize limitations and work to improve and function as a contributing member of the Penn State Campus Recreation team. Safety Education Program Manager must maintain American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor or CPR/First Aid Instructor or Basic Life Support Instructor Certification, completion of Penn State University Bloodborne Pathogens training and both criminal and FBI background checks (obtained prior to first shift). Program Managers can work a maximum of 24 hours (International Students 20 hours) per week during the academic year and 40 hours per week during breaks for Penn State University. Work will take place on the University Park Campus White Building, McCoy Natatorium (indoor or outdoor) and Intramural Building. Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that will include mornings, evening, weekends; some holiday hours are required. All Campus Recreation employees are expected to attend Fall Kick-Off Trainings starting August 23, 2019.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088