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 Swim School 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. Swim School Program Managers must understand and demonstrate a strong knowledge of Campus Recreation values and assist in holding the Swim School Team accountable for these values. Swim School Program Managers must demonstrate confidence and knowledge of American Red Cross Parent-Child, Preschool, Learn to Swim, and Adult level program, or other certifying agencies standards, and know how to use the material effectively. Program Managers assist with the administrative needs of the swim program by making sure all classes are accurate in Innosoft Fusion and instructor binders, assist with monitoring enrollment and recommending changes as needed, complete private lesson scheduling, and start of each session of lessons. Assist with lesson analysis and make recommendations for growth of the program. Assist with hiring, training or managing swim instructors; including holding interviews performing reference checks, turning in required paperwork filled out appropriately and in a timely manner. Manage swim instructors during lesson times to make sure accurate attendance is taken and group lessons run smoothly. Swim School Program Managers ensure the Swim Instructor schedule is always fully staffed for program needs, help find staffing coverage, make sure WhentoWork.com is always accurate, and act as the face of the program by interacting with participants before, during, and after programs. The Swim School Program Manager is responsible for the inventory and inspections of Swim School equipment and logging inspections. 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. Program Managers must obtain and maintain American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or Basic Water Safety Instructor certification within one year of hire, 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 or McCoy Natatorium (indoor or outdoor). 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