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Recreation Coordinator (Aquatics)

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Recreation Coordinator (Aquatics)
City of Durham Parks & Recreation

Position Description

Work, Serve, Thrive.  With the City of Durham  Advance in your career while making a real difference in the community you serve.

A nationally accredited team of passionate professionals devoted to building better lives and a better community through the power of parks and recreation. Our talented team at Durham Parks and Recreation is devoted to community service and provides a diverse range of programs, services, opportunities, and experiences while being united through our core pillars of creating equitable economic impacts; advancing conservation; rejuvenating health and wellness; enhancing quality of life and sustaining social equity. 

Hiring Range:  $54,017.00 - $63,191.00
Workday/Hours:  8:30am - 5:00pm 
                             Monday - Friday with some evenings and weekends required 

We are excited to invite professionals with experience in aquatics, facility oversight, and staff supervision to apply for an opening as the new Recreation Coordinator for Campus Hills Pool at I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center. As the destination for aquatic programs and activities in the center of Durham, Campus Hills Pool is a great place to apply your skills toward serving and benefiting our community. This is an opportunity to work with a highly skilled and dedicated team bringing fun and fitness to Durham residents through engaging and inclusive programming, education, and special events. 

This position is devoted to providing aquatics programming and activities and management of aquatics facilities. Serves as the formal supervisor of an aquatic center overseeing Recreation Specialists and part-time staff. Decision-making involves assisting the Recreation Operations Supervisor in developing, implementing, and supervising a range of recreation programs and services.

Supervises support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, consistent documentation of employee behaviors and work, implementing hiring, discipline, and termination procedures.


  • Supervises aquatics and related program and events; develops program or event plans and schedules; assesses community needs through surveys and other tools; supervises staff and volunteers, including planning, assigning, and evaluating work; evaluates programs and makes modifications; audits aquatic center operations and updates operating policies and procedures; and monitors program or facility expenditures.

  • Recruits, hires, trains, documents staff payroll and performance feedback, and evaluates staff.

  • Supervises facility usage and scheduling operations; ensures facility safety and cleanliness; assesses program and event needs and facility capacity; monitors supply inventories and ensures adequacy; identifies and contracts with vendors, gathering quotes and bids, ordering supplies, and ensuring that procurement activities comply with City policies and procedures.

  • Prepares, reviews, processes, and/or maintains reports, records, work orders, and other documentation; processes rental contracts; maintains databases; processes invoices, payments, purchase orders and deposits; enters, compiles, and reconciles data; prepares information reports; and proofs work for accuracy and completeness.

  • Oversees program and/or facility customer service; responds to and resolves escalated customer service issue; responds to inquiries, concerns, and complaints from residents, contractors, vendors, community groups, City departments, and/or external agencies; and facilitates and promotes programs and events.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

Associate’s degree in recreation, leisure services, or related field.
Four years of recreation program and/or facility management experience.
Supervisory or lead experience.
Valid, unrestricted, North Carolina - Class C driver's license ""or"" if you currently have another states driver's license, must be willing and able to obtain a valid NC driver's license within 60 days of hire.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or equivalent).
At least two of the following certifications upon hire and obtain all others within one year of hire:                                                                                 -
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor (or equivalent)
Certified Pool Operator ( or equivalent).  
Aquatic Facility Operations certification  
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (or equivalent)
Water Exercise Instructor (or equivalent).

Additional Preferred Skills

Experience supporting the operation of an aquatic facility. 
Experience completing performance management system duties such as writing performance standards, completing employee evaluations, and coaching employees. 
Experience in the hiring process, such as conducting interviews, preparing pre-employment paperwork, and/or submitting documentation for hire requests. 
$54,017.00 - $63,191.00/year
Job Type
Full Time Experienced
Durham, North Carolina United States
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