Aquatics Team Lead at SAIT

The Athletics & Recreation department is an innovative student and staff-centered department designed to enhance the SAIT experience through sports, activities, courses and extracurricular events. The SAIT Trojans are represented in five major sports, competing with great success at the collegiate level. SAIT Recreation has a wide range of programs and facilities for staff, students and the public with the goal of supporting active and healthy lifestyles.

Reporting to the Manager, Recreation and Operations, the Athletic and Recreation department at SAIT is looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for recreation. As the Team Lead, you’ll coordinate the busy aquatic centre; multi-tasking to oversee the office environment and its operations.

Job Description

  • Coordinate SAIT’s Red Cross swim lesson & Lifesaving Society Aquatic Leadership programs; organizing course materials and preparing the facility for each swim lesson intake and course delivery

  • Attend to all inquiries including those received via phone, email, or walk-in; welcoming, trouble-shooting, and providing information on programs, facilities, bookings, and general information

  • Create and administer the staff and aquatic schedules

  • Facilitate and deliver quarterly staff meetings

  • Assist with hiring aquatic personnel

  • Organize and complete all swim lesson instructor and lifeguard contracts on behalf of the Aquatic department

  • Coordinate and book aquatic rental requests, meeting the groups requirements

  • Track facility rental revenues on a quarterly and annual basis

  • Deliver a comprehensive pool maintenance program; maintaining standards that meet and exceed those set out by SAIT and Alberta Health Services

  • Deliver all aspects of the aquatic area cleaning tasks

  • Assist with Special Events and projects within the department

  • Deliver exceptional service while working in an extremely busy office/aquatic environment, handling constant interruptions

  • Other office related duties as requested by the SAIT Recreation Manager


  • Security Clearance with vulnerable Sector search mandatory. Current within the last three months

  • 2 years’ experience working in post-secondary education; Office Administration or Recreational Management. Previous experience within SAIT would be considered an asset

  • 3 years related aquatic supervision experience

  • RFP Level II pool operations or Advanced Pool Operations certificate

  • Current Certifications for:

    • National Lifeguard award (NLS)

    • Water Safety Instructor award (WSI)

    • Standard First aid and CPR level C

    • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

    • WHMIS

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and the CLASS software system is required. Familiarity with Banner would be considered an asset

  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to work well in a team-oriented environment; maintaining professionalism and placing importance on guest experience while attending to staff, students, and customers

Type of Position: Full Time

Employment Type: Employee

Matthew Achtymichuk