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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

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Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $45,650 to $57,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Campus Recreation cultivates life-long health and active lifestyle experiences for the BC community. We honor the Jesuit Catholic commitment to the formation of the whole person through diverse programming in a safe, inclusive environment.  Campus Recreation serves over 15,000 members on an annual basis, with an excess of 600,000 visitors.  We are currently under construction of the new 244,000 sq. ft. Margot Connell Recreation Center, that will replace our current Flynn Recreation Complex this summer. As of now more than 3,500 members utilize our current facilities on a daily basis; Current facilities include the Flynn Recreation Complex, Newton Quonset Hut, and outdoor recreation fields and courts. 

The Aquatics and Operations Coordinator duties include but are not limited to: Hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and mentoring for both the head lifeguard and lifeguard positions.Responsible for all departmental American Red Cross CPR, AED, First Aid, and Lifeguard trainings. Manages purchasing and maintaining all Lifeguard equipment.Facility supervision, including facility troubleshooting, staffing issues, staff oversight, special events, and customer service, including evening and weekend hours.In conjunction with the Manager, Recreation Facilities Morning follows all state, local, and health codes and regulations in regards to pool operations to provide a safe and healthy aquatic environment.



Bachelor in Recreation Management or related field required, Masters Preferred or equivalent work experience. American Red Cross certifications:Professional Rescuer CPR, AED, and First Aid required at basic and instructor levels. Lifeguard required at basic and instructor levels.Water Safety Instruction (WSI) basic required, instructor preferred or obtained in first three months of employment. Certified Pool Operator's License required or obtained in first three months of employment. 1-3 year(s) experience managing lifeguards, overseeing budgets, and recreational aquatics.Must have experience in aquatic meet management and pool operations. Must have excellent people management and interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated organizational skills.Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to exercise good judgment.Ability to thrive in a diverse student-service environment in a collegiate setting.This position will be expected to perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with all NCAA, ACC and Institutional rules. Responsible for working set shifts:  Sunday- Thursday.In addition, this position requires nights and weekends.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at