Wellness and Recreation Center Coordinator of Operations

Position ID: 45536
Georgia Gwinnett College
Wellness and Recreation Center
Position Description
Job Class: 
Recreation Coordinator
Job Description: 

Wellness & Recreation Center Coordinator of Operations

Job Category:



Fitness Center - 7210007


Student Affairs

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.


The Wellness and Recreation Center Coordinator of Operations is responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the Wellness and Recreation Center. The Coordinator is directly responsible for the area of Aquatics which includes the supervision, management, and training of the Aquatics Staff. The daily operations include, but are not limited to opening and closing the facility, ensuring the safety of the patrons that utilize the facility, and the supervision of the interns, student employees, and patrons that frequent the facility. The Coordinator position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Operations.


  • Foster student development and leadership skills for a staff of 40-50 part-time student employees
  • Assist with the coordination of hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation of student employees and/or interns working within the Wellness & Recreation Center
  • Supervise, manage, and train the aquatics staff, as well as directly oversee the Aquatics Area
  • Complete biweekly time-card approval for student staff of 10-20 student lifeguards
  • Provide evening supervisory coverage of the Wellness & Recreation Center and its student staff
  • Ensure that student staff maintain current American Heart Association First Aid and CPR Certifications and lifeguards maintain current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certifications
  • Assist with the design, planning, and implementation of fitness programming that will encourage safe and enjoyable participation for a broad range of students, faculty, and staff
  • Work closely with the Assistant Director of Operations to ensure that daily cleaning and maintenance issues are being addressed in a satisfactory manner
  • Regularly perform risk management audits of the facility
  • Create and distribute marketing and advertising for Wellness & Recreation Center through traditional media and social media applications
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Recreation, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field required
  • At least 1 year of experience working in a wellness, recreation or physical education setting
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, First Aid, & CPR Certifications or ability to obtain certification within 6 months

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience assisting with the management and operation of a campus recreational sports facility
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, & CPR Instructor Certification
  • Current CPO Certification

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and equipment. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Demands

  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds

Work Hours:

Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:




Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Sports and Fitness Administration/Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Health and Wellness, General
Leisure and Recreational Activities, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
2 years
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator