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Aquatic Center Manager
To support the full mission of The Salvation Army the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Chicago exists to express the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army through a safe, enriching and sacred environment where all individuals have access to opportunities to reach their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. The Vision of the Chicago Kroc Center is to touch individuals, families and seniors of the Southside with: Community – Wellness – Excellence – Character – Faith
As a member of the Leadership Team, this position’s duties are integral to the accomplishment of the missions and objectives of the RJKCCC. As a result the individual in this position must be clearly aligned with the mission of The Salvation Army, in a manner such that they can both articulate and advocate for the accomplishment of the Kroc Center’s mission and vision for the community.
Aquatics Center Manager will give oversight for the development of programming and daily operations of the Aquatic areas. This person will effectively manage and supervise all pool personnel including assistant pool managers and coordinators.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A strong commitment to promote the mission of The Salvation Army with a passion for seeing the integration of Christian faith and services in a community center setting.
A philosophy of education and child development which is consistent with that of the RJKCCC and The Salvation Army
A demonstrated ability to manage projects, priorities and programs in a constantly changing environment.
A communication and management style that exhibits the principles and values of the Salvation Army.
A leadership style that fosters team relationships to accomplish objectives and solve problems and crisis in a professional manner.
A service orientation; anticipating and responding to the needs of clients, employees and management.
The demonstrated ability to speak before groups with poise and enthusiasm. Must be able to effectively communicate in English.
The ability to work with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education.
The ability and desire to provide the safest environment possible.
Train, schedule and supervise a lifeguard staff.
The demonstrated computer skills and competency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes and emails.
An extensive knowledge of large community centers offering a wide variety of programs and services.
The knowledge of how to relate to children and adults in a manner that displays a sensitivity to their needs and a respect for their worth as individuals.
An understanding of children’s educational and recreational needs, and appropriate positive discipline methods.
An understanding of how to supervise staff and participants of varying education levels and diverse cultural backgrounds.
An understanding of an aquatic operation.
This individual will only commit Army resources that have been allocated or approved;
This individual will keep the RJKCCC Administrative Staff and Athletic Director abreast of all critical issues and decisions relating to his/her area of responsibility.
This individual will adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position and accurately represent the mission of the RJKCCC and The Salvation Army.
In conducting the duties of this position this individual will not fail to support the mission of The Salvation Army or to accurately represent the mission or teaching of the Salvation Army. This person will not sign any agreements or contracts on behalf of the Salvation Army.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is required to do moderate physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and a PC. They are also required to do swimming activities from time to time and lift swimming equipment that can be heavy. At times they will be expected to participate in community center activities. The work environment for this position includes a community center environment with a medium to high noise level. This employee may be required to drive on occasion. Must be able to lift and carry 40 lbs. Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodations. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodations needed are reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
Grade Level: Exempt Regular Full-Time